Series: Animal Magnetism #4
Published by Berkley on 11/05/2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
He’ll help unleash the new woman in her…
Special Ops soldier Griffin Reid doesn’t exactly have happy memories of growing up in Sunshine, Idaho. He’s only come back to recover from a war injury, and while he refuses to admit he’s in a weakened state, he finds comfort in the last person he’d expect.
Kate Evans teaches fourth grade science in Sunshine, the place she’s always called home. Dreaming of graduate school and a happily-ever-after, she’s desperate to break out of the monotony of Sunshine. Luckily, a certain sexy man has just come back into her life.
To Griffin, Kate as always been his little sister’s friend, but now he’s finding her to be so much more. As both attempt to forge their paths, they must decide if their passionate connection can turn into something lasting…
Just a few weeks ago, I said that Jill Shalvis’s most recent addition to the Animal Magnetism series, All I Want, was my favorite in this series. Well, now I’m saying that Rumor Has It, book four in the Animal Magnetism series, is my favorite. Rumor Has It is my kind of book.
I have to tell you all how much I just loved Kate Evans. You know when you come across a character and you can just relate to her so much. That’s how I felt about Kate. She’s a second grade teacher (I don’t know why it says 4th grade in the description) in Sunshine, and she totally rocks her job. Kate is super smart, particularly in the science department. She’s goofy, too, and when’s she’s nervous she starts spewing science facts. It’s seriously adorable. On top of Kate’s full-time job, she also helps her father take care of her younger siblings. So to say Kate’s life is full of responsibility is to put it mildly. Kate has some ambitions to leave Sunshine for a short time, but it’s so hard to think of leaving her family, who depend on her so much.
Griffin is Kate’s best friend Holly’s brother, and I love a best friend’s brother love story. Anyway, Griffin is pretty awesome, and pretty typical when it comes to Jill Shalvis heroes. He’s alpha, strong, and pretty heroic. Griffin does have some issues with his father, though. They tend to butt heads a lot.
Griffin and Kate together were just too cute, I can’t even. Clearly these two need to be together. They do have some issues, though. Namely Griffin’s indecision about what to do for the future, and Kate’s own hopes for her future. But, well, it is a romance, so it all works out in the end.
Rumor Has It was just absolutely delightful. I adored the characters, particularly Kate, and I loved seeing characters from previous books. Rumor Has It is really just about the perfect contemporary romance.