• Rumor Has It

  • An Animal Magnetism Novel, Book 4
  • By: Jill Shalvis
  • Narrated by: Karen White
  • Series: Animal Magnetism, Book 4
  • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-05-13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (300 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.
©2013 Jill Shalvis (P)2013 Tantor
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5 out of 5 stars
By Felicia The Geeky Blogger on 01-02-14

Favorite in the Series

Read/Listened for Fun (Audible/Paperback)
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Overall Rating: 5.00
Story Rating: 5.00
Character Rating: 5.00

Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Rumor Has It is my favorite in the Animal Magnetism series so far.

Overall Thoughts:I loved how awkward Kate was and how guarded Griffin happened to be. This book just hit all my contemporary romance triggers and I enjoyed every minute of it. I also love that this book really delved into PTSD and how it can impact a person. I thought Jill tackled that with brilliance and didn't make it a handicap for Griffin. All around this was a great book!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated by Karen White/Length 9 hrs and 17 mins.


I enjoy Karen's narration of the Animal Magnetism series. I have enjoyed every one and look forward to the next one! I think she a great match with Jill's writing.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Jennifer on 09-05-14

Love it when the gal gets her long time crush.

I LOVE it when the girl gets the guy she’s had a big crush on. Love it! And Jill Shalvis writes this romance trope well!

What do you get when you take a 2nd grade teacher and an ex-Special Ops soldier and put them together? A hot (not sweet!) romance in RUMOR HAS IT.

Everyone in Sunshine calls Kate sweet and it drives her nuts when Griffin, who happens to be her BFF’s big brother and her all time crush, calls her sweet. She doesn’t want Griffin to see her as sweet because if he does then nothing will happen between them. Griffin is a known bad boy when it comes to the ladies and after Kate has spent the last few years taking care of her dad and two younger siblings she wants a little something for herself. That being a hot night with Griffin because she knows he won’t stay in Sunshine for long. He’s only here for his little sister’s wedding after all.

Kate has been putting off going to California for a masters program she keeps getting invited to take part in. She’s a 2nd grade science teacher and she loves her job and would love to do the program. But she feels she has to stay in Sunshine to take care of her family. Her friends and family have been telling her to go, the program is only a year-long and they can manage without her. But Kate won’t listen.

Griffin is back home in Sunshine for the wedding between his little sister, Holly and his BFF Adam. He might be out of the military but he had jobs offers coming in and he will only be home for a week or two, tops. But then he runs into Katie but she’s not just his little sister’s BFF, she’s all grow up and calls herself Kate now.

Kate and Griffin have off the page chemistry. They are just what the others needs. Their HEA has a few bumps along the way and it was fun to take the ride with them. RUMOR HAS IT is now my 2nd favorite in the Animal Magnetism series by Shalvis.

Karen White continues to work her narration magic with the people of Sunshine, Idaho. Karen really does have the right voice, timing and sass to bring these fun heroines and heroes to audio book lovers.

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