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Giveaway: 15 ARC copies of Rumor Has It by Jill Shalvis

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I’ve read this and really liked the heroine. She’s taking care of her entire family – her recovering alcoholic father; her teenage sister who dresses inappropriately is always unhappy; and her younger brother who reminded me a tiny bit of Charles Wallace in A Wrinkle in Time. Her character arc was learning to let go of her family and all her safe harbors and take a risk. The risk wasn’t on Griffin Reid whose storyline was a little less interesting to me, but on herself. I think Shalvis fans will enjoy this book. You do not have to read the previous Animal Magnetism books to understand and enjoy this story.

Blurb:

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…

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143 Comments

  1. Amy Keating Casey
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:02:25

    Amy is a great and loyal friend…plus she is as sweet as the things she bakes! :)

  2. fran
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:04:35

    sounds interesting I want to give it a read!

  3. CrystalGB
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:05:14

    Crystal is a good cook and baker. :)

  4. EGS
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:06:19

    Maybe something ridiculous, like I’m a long-lost heiress.

  5. Rebe
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:07:43

    Hmmm… a rumor? Okay, Rebecca is a tough but fair professor.

  6. Dee
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:08:52

    I love this series and cannot wait for this one! Good luck to everyone entering!

    A rumor about me? Um…Dee is friendly and loves soccer ;)

  7. Kristi
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:11:16

    Kristi is a secret princess from Castelonia!

  8. Tays
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:12:31

    Tays is still knows some disney songs from when she was a kid.

  9. Chelsea
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:16:05

    I think a good rumor would be Chelsea reads a ton and sometimes foregoes other chores to do so!

  10. AnneM-SC
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:17:48

    Anne is a “Professional Romance Fan” (ProRo)! :-D

  11. Sally W.
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:18:42

    Sally really has an eye for gardening.

  12. Valeri
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:19:36

    Hmm, a rumor huh. I can actually cook, just don’t do much of it.

  13. Erin Thompson
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:21:30

    Erin is not a procrastinator and gets things done

  14. Shannon H
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:25:13

    That I am great at everything? Or maybe just the best college grad ever so please hire me

  15. LoriS
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:25:29

    Lori isn’t a mean mom at all. Nope, no she isn’t.

  16. LisaA
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:27:05

    I enjoy bad Lifetime romcoms :)

  17. Kate K
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:28:06

    I’ve love to pretend I had a mysterious past.. so mysterious that no one dare ask..

  18. Kim Perry
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:32:12

    Kim is a great baker.

  19. Ashley F
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:33:52

    I am a secret blogger (to my friends and family).

  20. Brandalynn Johnston
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:35:39

    Rumor has it if I had the time I would love to learn how to knit.

  21. Jenna
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:39:41

    Jenna is a really great kisser!

  22. MaryC
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:51:17

    Mary can always be found with a book.

  23. library addict
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:57:41

    Love this series.

    Kelly is a big list maker and always organized ;)

  24. Tammy
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 10:57:50

    The most loyal & trustworthy friend to have.

  25. Sneha
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:01:01

    Sneha loves to sing in the shower!

  26. Ana
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:03:42

    Ana has read all the books in the library. (kids at school ask me if I have all the time!)

  27. Jenn @ Lost in a Great Book
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:04:15

    Rumour I’d like most? Jenn is so calm she once delivered a litter of kittens while reading a bedtime story to her nieces.

  28. Moran
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:07:47

    Moran is a secret millionaire LOL

  29. jules
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:13:00

    Some of my former students started a rumor that several co-workers and myself spent our evenings partying in the clubs instead of grading papers and getting work done for school. I laughed so hard when one of my students told me that because a) I am not into clubbing and b) the only partying I did on a regular basis included a red pen and large stack student projects with me fantasizing that I would finish grading quickly so I could go to bed by 10 pm. Not quite the glamorous life that my middle schoolers thought teachers had :)

  30. Norma
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:13:07

    Rumor has it that Norma is the best cook. You should invite her to a pot luck.

  31. Pamiam
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:16:16

    Hmmm How about the rumor that Pam is the best gardener with her vegetable garden. Just don’t tell my tomatoes since they would dispute it.

  32. AmandaS
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:16:19

    I haven’t yet read this series but I can’t wait!

  33. Nikki H
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:17:18

    Nikki has really been productive in the year she’s been retired.

  34. Vicki A
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:23:44

    Vicki is really confused by these comments and spent too much time trying to figure out what they had to do with the giveaway book. ;-)

  35. mari
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:27:10

    Rumor has it Mari has a great part time job!

  36. Diana Silva
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:28:48

    still on my to -read list!
    http://booknerdloleotodo.blogspot.com

  37. leftcoaster
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:31:23

    Yes please on the book giveaway. I can’t figure out where the whole rumor thing is coming from. Must’ve been a rumor.

  38. Samantha
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:31:24

    I looooove Jill Shalvis – her books can make any day better.

  39. Kim
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:31:40

    Perhaps something totally outlandish like Kim is an undercover operative on special assignment.

  40. JessiG
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:31:56

    I’ve heard that Jessi is dating someone…

  41. susan
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:32:18

    I like to keep a low profile, to keep the rumors away.

    Really enjoy this series.

  42. Shannon
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:57:34

    Love Jill shalvis

  43. Lozza
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 11:59:02

    Lozza is a badass of urban fantasy heroine/Navy SEAL proportions.

  44. JoJo
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 12:00:12

    Hmmm…maybe that I’m writing the next NYTimes best seller.

  45. Faye
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 12:00:31

    Faye is actually a graduate of Hogwarts and veteran of Dumbledore’s Army, working as an undercover Muggle.

  46. Carrie
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 12:09:24

    I’ve been waiting for this book ever since I read Animal Magnetism.

  47. Lea
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 12:12:42

    I’m really excited to read this book! I love Jill’s books.

  48. Kristin W
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 12:15:24

    I love Jill Shalvis! And Kristin is an excellent driver ;)

  49. Sharlene Wegner
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 12:24:19

    How about a rumor that I am losing weight? Maybe it will come true! Can’t wait to read this!

  50. Amber
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 12:31:20

    I’ve never read anything in the Animal Magnetism series, but it looks interesting! Rumor has it my house is always clean.

  51. Carol
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 12:37:56

    I am secretly in love of … (who must not be named)!!! jajaja

  52. Jolanda van Kleef
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 12:41:23

    How about the rumor that Denmark is part of the US or Canada? *sniffs*

  53. azteclady
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 12:46:26

    If it had any basis on truth, I’d love to spread around that a reader (or reader group, perhaps book bloggers?) had started a new readers’ community à la GoodReads, without the amazon influence.

  54. Justine
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 12:46:34

    Rumor has it that I am a code ninja. But I’ll settle for being a spreadsheet ninja. :)

  55. Karen Toner
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 12:47:04

    I love this series.

    Did you hear the one about how I don’t have time to read or watch endless hours of Big Bang Theory reruns because I am so busy feeding the homeless and saving stray dogs?

  56. Christine M.
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 12:53:22

    Christine is a badass roller derby girl. :)

  57. Kelly B
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 13:04:23

    Rumors…about me?! Who is spreading rumors about me?! Ok, what did I do now? Sigh :)

  58. leslie
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 13:08:45

    Great giveaway! Thanks.

  59. cyclops8
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 13:08:59

    That I can whip up a homemade meal in minutes.

  60. Billie
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 13:14:59

    Love Jill’s books. I would love to win this.

  61. Kristin
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 13:16:14

    I would pick that I don’t volunteer anymore because really, enough already.

  62. Jen G.
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 13:20:19

    I’ve heard that I’m intimidating, which I kind of like.

  63. Stacie Joseph
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 13:26:00

    Stacie sings throughout the day about random activities as though she’s in a musical.

  64. laurla
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 13:29:21

    please please let me win!!!

  65. Brandy J.
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 13:37:08

    Hmmm. Brandy has a soft heart. She’s a sucker for a kitty in need.

  66. nan
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 13:38:00

    Rumor has it that Nan is… a Jill Shalvis fan. Really looking forward to this book.

  67. Valentina Rodriguez
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 13:59:18

    Rumor has it that I’m an amazing mom!! So excited for this book! Loved all her other books ❤️

  68. Rachel
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 14:33:43

    Rumor has it…I stayed up way too late reading.

  69. Cheryl McInnis
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 14:43:24

    I’d like someone to start a rumor that I am an amazing housekeeper…so not true, but I wish it was!

  70. Glittergirl
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 14:52:21

    Glittergirl is a really good party planner :-)
    p.s. I gave my alias for my FB name with DA — oops! I am a fan Lenna Hendershott

  71. JenM
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 15:06:56

    Jen can’t respond to rumors right now because she’s out of town on a dive trip.

  72. Kelley
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 15:11:31

    Kelley is an amazing cook!

  73. TrishJ
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 15:13:32

    I LOVE this series. Um, a rumor?? Trish can really keep a secret. (The stuff I know!!)

  74. erinf1
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 15:14:00

    as long as no one called me out on it, that I’m a great cook! (which I’m not at all :p)

  75. Carol
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 15:14:44

    I’d love it if people said I’m a quick learner!

    (Thank you for this giveaway!)

  76. Maureen
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 15:30:09

    Maureen loves a great deal.

  77. kp
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 15:31:50

    Kathy is a great friend to have!

  78. Mirmie
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 15:40:22

    Love, love, love this series!!

  79. samantha
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 15:49:04

    It sounds good!

  80. Marcy Shuler
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 15:55:05

    Marcy is planning her move to Sunshine, Idaho to stalk hot guys. Shh….LOL

    bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

  81. Sandypo
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 16:03:41

    Any company that hires Sandy will be lucky to get her!

  82. Airam
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 16:04:51

    Airam is crazy good a throwing knives. Hardly ever accidentally slices things off of people, it’s usually intended!

  83. Lobo
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 16:06:30

    L. is a fitness guru.

  84. Elise Staples
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 16:10:04

    Elise has fantastic taste in nail polish colors.

  85. Anne
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 16:16:52

    I’ve read at least a dozen of Jill Shalvis’ books and really enjoy her stories. Would love to win this one!

  86. Maria
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 16:19:20

    Maria won the lottery and is living the great life.

  87. Michelle W
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 16:32:44

    A rumor…..maybe I am organized and remember things. Thanks for the chance!

  88. Megan
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 16:36:40

    A rumor? Megan is a great friend. :)

  89. Suz Glo
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 16:38:17

    How about “Suz is like a vault. No secret that goes in ever comes out.”

  90. Collette
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 16:46:24

    Yes, that was Clive Owen begging Collette for her phone number but she declined as she is so happily married.

  91. Holly
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 17:32:52

    I’d like the rumour to be that I run marathons.

  92. Angela
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 17:40:31

    I’d like a rumor that I’ve won the lottery – and for it to be true.

  93. Jill B
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 17:42:56

    I would love to start the rumor that I am a former spy. I would seem so mysterious.

  94. Kate M.
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 17:50:24

    Love Jill Shalvis’s books!! Can’t wait for this book to come out and would love to win this giveaway!

  95. MissE
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 17:51:57

    A rumor about me? It wouldn’t be bad to hear that people are talking about what a wonderful job I do with my yard. Clearly, I must spend hours and hours slaving away at it.

  96. Sandra
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 17:54:48

    All the interesting (and sexy) rumors are true LOL

  97. Jess1
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 17:58:28

    She likes to do yoga. Thanks for the giveaway!

  98. Julaine
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 18:03:54

    Julaine knows WAAAY to much about the world’s modern monarchies and their historic jewelry collections.

    Any other rumors are just lies, I tell you, lies.

  99. Ivy
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 18:07:29

    I’ve always wanted to be considered mysterious…if it was rumored then who knows…

    I always enjoy Jill Shalvis. Thanks…

  100. Sofia
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 18:09:10

    I am actually a Bollywood actress living incognito in the U.S.

  101. Tasha W.
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 18:09:39

    A rumor I would like spread about me is I’m dating Hugh Jackman. Don’t tell my husband though ( or Hugh’s wife, for that matter). I love Jill’s books! It seems I’ve been waiting for this one for a long time!

  102. Celine
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 18:11:01

    A rumor like I’d like spread about me is that I’m not actually a geek; I just pretend to be one on occasion.

    I can’t wait to read this one! It’s one of my favorite Shalvis series.

  103. Becca
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 18:19:46

    Becca secretly writes fairy tales, even though her kids are all grown up.

  104. Shawn S
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 18:23:00

    I picked up Animal Magnetism at the library because the cover was cute. Dell and Jade’s story turned me into a Jill Shalvis fan. I love all her books but these are my faves.

  105. Sherri
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 18:32:02

    Just starting this series. Looks like this will be another winner.

  106. Ada H.
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 18:41:21

    I’d love for someone to spread a rumour about me that I’m the coolest thing since sliced bread :)

  107. Lea
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 18:45:41

    Lea is kind hearted, despite her big mouth.

  108. Andi Maples
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 18:48:10

    Rumor has it that Andi is the life of the party.

  109. May
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 18:49:44

    May is a great Mom!

  110. SaraC
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 18:53:47

    Sara has a great sense of direction!

  111. Sandy Xiong
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 18:56:44

    Rumor has it that Sandy is a better cook than at baking

  112. Nicole
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 19:14:53

    Rumor has it that Nicole has discovered time travel and will be recruiting for a trip to Regency England to kidnap one of the many unattached dukes or earls that apparently wander around the countryside.

  113. Jenn C
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 19:49:03

    Hmmm…I’d love the rumor that I’m an amazing author make it’s rounds…Maybe one day…

  114. Lisa
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 20:00:53

    Lisa is a great friend.

  115. Lynnette
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 20:17:07

    Lynnette is super-organized in all aspects of her life. . .

  116. Patti (Caught in a FAB Romance)
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 20:17:59

    I love Jill Shalvis’ books – I’m always excited when she has a new one coming out :)

    A rumor? Hmmm…Patti manages to effortlessly juggle it all – work, family, and a rollicking social life. AND, she also knows how to fly a helicopter and runs a panda sanctuary in her back yard. (Go big or go home, amirite?)

  117. Karina G.
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 20:24:06

    A rumor I would like spread about me, hmmm… That there’s a lot more to me then having my a book in my face. Which is mostly true! :)

  118. Andrea @ The Bookish Babe
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 20:25:40

    Andrea is completely comfortable in awkward social situations.

  119. Victoria Zumbrum
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 20:29:58

    Victoria is a hopeless romantic. Thanks for the giveaway.

  120. Karen W.
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 20:33:23

    Love this series. Rumor has it that I’m a book geek… Don’t know where anyone got that idea! ;-)

  121. bn100
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 20:34:14

    am a good friend

  122. Texas Book Lover
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 20:38:20

    I really want to read this series!

    Good rumor huh? How about that I’m a great mom!

  123. Denise Van Plew
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 20:46:56

    Does she not do anything but read also really at cooking.

  124. sara
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 21:07:20

    Rumor has it Sara is an excellent baker!

  125. Zoeypeacock
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 21:13:54

    That I am really good at saving money. Boring, but… Yeah.

  126. Kimberly C.
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 21:16:32

    Rumor has it that if Kim is there, fun will be had by all…and she bakes the best lemon pound cake you’ve ever tasted.

  127. Liz C.
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 21:38:59

    Rumor has it that Liz has no books to read so of course she’ll take any off your hands. ;)

  128. Nicole
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 21:50:40

    Nicole is the cutest hoarder ever.

  129. Tory
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 22:17:27

    Rumor has it that Tory is a secret baby of an amnesiac princess and a secret spy cowboy SEAL :)

  130. Anita H.
    Sep 23, 2013 @ 23:25:57

    Rumour is that Anita is a big softie….can’t resist a good Jill Shalvis book!

  131. Ducky
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 00:37:16

    I don’t think I have ever read this author, sounds good.

  132. Lia
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 08:16:04

    Lia will be performing a duet with Eddie Vedder during his next world tour.

  133. TerryS
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 10:16:29

    Can’t wait to read!

  134. sarah
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 10:20:36

    Rumor has it…that sarah can speak every language in the world.

  135. Christina
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 17:43:12

    Rumor has it Christina is a great dancer!

  136. Jessica
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 17:53:46

    Jessica does nothing but read (and eat and sleep) all day!

  137. Barbara Elness
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 18:30:49

    I’d love the rumor about my extreme intelligence and great beauty spread far and wide. Of course I’ll have to hide if anyone shows up to verify the rumor. :D

  138. Amanda
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 19:25:49

    Amanda is a world famous author

  139. Zora
    Sep 24, 2013 @ 20:16:53

    Rumor has it that I am not from Earth:)

  140. Jenny Dauksa Schaber
    Sep 25, 2013 @ 03:22:48

    Jenny gives great advice.

  141. Nicole C.
    Sep 25, 2013 @ 21:19:49

    I don’t know a good rumor that I would want spread about me.

  142. Anne Chai
    Sep 25, 2013 @ 22:07:26

    Rumor has it that Anne has a sexy dragon tattoo.

  143. Nancy B
    Sep 26, 2013 @ 01:39:26

    Nancy is an awesome friend that you can always count on.

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