I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I Heard A Rumor by Cheris Hodges
Published by Dafina on November 24, 2015
Genres: Fiction, Romance
Pages: 368 pages
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Chante Britt is nobody’s fool—and she’s definitely not standing by her cheating ex-fiancé and current mayoral candidate, Robert Montgomery. Too bad he chose to tell the media otherwise. To escape an onslaught of prying reporters, Chante flees to her grandmother’s South Carolina beach house. But when she meets Zach Harrington, she may be out of the frying pan and into the fire. The man is arrogant, way too forward—and way too sexy…
Newly divorced and dealing with a scandal of his own, Zach should stay clear of all women. Yet something about Chante draws him in—maybe it’s the drink she throws in his face after his too-hot-to-handle surprise kiss. Still, Zach firmly believes they can help each other take the edge off. And once he gets her to agree, what could have been a fling promises to be much more—until their personal and public dramas catch up with them. Will past wrongs keep them from finally having the love that’s right?
Rumors. Rumors. Rumors. Rumors destroy lives. Rumors cause pain. Rumors steal identities, but sometimes rumors can take a person to a place you never imagined.
I HEARD A RUMOR by Cheris Hodges is a romantic novel based on he said she said conversations and conniving interactions. The drama inspired by Author Hodges makes you think twice about your relationships and if you truly know your mate.
I was hesitant about reading the second novel in the series since I have not read the first installment. However, Author Hodges does an excellent job of providing the history of the characters, but I will read the first novel because I want to see just how dirty some of the characters were in the first novel.
The only issue I had with I HEARD A RUMOR was the quick decision by the main character, Chante, to retreat and become quickly involved with someone else, Zach. It did not seem realistic since Chante as well as Zach were both dealing with relationship issues. Since Chante is an outstanding attorney, I also expected her to be able to withstand a little bit more heat from the rumors before retreating. Several times throughout the novel, I wanted to strangle some of the characters with their rumor spreading and low down dirty ways. I couldn’t wait to see how Author Hodges made sure they got every bit of what they deserved.
Initially, I thought this would just be another girl meets guy love story. Author Hodges made this novel more than the typical love story and provided a well-written novel with several twists and turns based on rumors. The love scenes were steamy but tastefully written so that the reader could experience the same feelings as the characters.
I HEARD A RUMOR keeps you wondering what else could happen to the characters. Can Chante and Zach live their lives after the rumors? Or has too much damage been done for either character to recover and move on? Do the rumors continue to spread and wreak havoc on innocent people? I HEARD A RUMOR is worth reading to find out.
Reviewed by: Carmela