by Jessica Lemmon
This is one bad boy who’s fit to print. A notorious jock tackles life—and love—after football with a type-A journalist in this sexy standalone from the author of Eye Candy.
“Contemporary romance perfection, with just the right amount of witty banter and stomach-flip romantic moments.”--New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne
Barrett: As a former pro football star, I’m used to playing the field. After injuries cut my NFL career short, my second act as a broadcaster ended on live television when a hot mic picked up a little verbal . . . indiscretion. But this latest publicity stunt might just land me back on top—much to the chagrin of Catarina Everhart, the prissy, beautiful journalist who’s been assigned to date a bad boy (i.e., me) and write about it. Catarina swears I’ll never touch her, let alone kiss those full lips of hers. Based on our chemistry, I’m not buying it. . . .
Catarina: Barrett Fox seems to be doing everything in his power to make me hate him. The cocky egomaniac is infamous for his bad behavior, and now, thanks to my boss’s harebrained schemes, he’s apparently my problem. As one fake date leads to another, I start to see a different side of Barrett. He’s close with his family. He does volunteer work. And, okay, he kisses like a dream. Am I really dating Barrett Fox? Or is he playing me? Because suddenly I’m risking my reputation—and my heart.
Advance praise for Rumor Has It
“[Jessica] Lemmon delivers purely delicious fun in this lighthearted contemporary. . . . Hot interludes and a Cinderella-worthy ending ensure this story will capture hearts.”--Publishers Weekly
“A delightful book! I loved every moment. If you like witty banter, romance that sparks, and enemies-to-lovers stories, then this book is for you!”--USA Today bestselling author Kathy Lyons
“Sexy and funny, Jessica Lemmon is a master of sweet romances that make you melt inside.”—Sarah Robinson, bestselling author of Breaking a Legend
“Meet your newest book boyfriend and bestie! Rumor Has It is charming, fun, and downright hilarious.”—Serena Bell, USA Today bestselling author of Do Over
Look for Jessica Lemmon’s standalone romances with heartfelt HEAs:
FIGHTING FOR DEVLIN | FORGOTTEN PROMISES | SHUT UP AND KISS ME | EYE CANDY | ARM CANDY | MAN CANDY | RUMOR HAS IT
This standalone novel includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Catarina is a no-nonsense hard working journalist. Barrett is a former NFL player who is also quite the bad boy. They are placed together on a writing assignment in order to draw in readers and also clean up Barrett's reputation after he insults a female referee. Catarina is, of course, not pleased by this aspect - especially since she has a boyfriend.
This story is a definite enemies to lovers - with a lot more resistance that I was expecting. We have some side stuff with Catarina's boyfriend which I definitely never expect when it comes to romance books. I have a thing for jealousy in characters in my romance books, so this was definitely welcomed.
These two were lovely, and, though I don't think I'd consider them my favorite characters, I did enjoy being welcomed on their journey. I recommend this book for any enemies to lovers fans out there - you won't be disappointed.