One picture. One tabloid. Two lives changed forever.
Finian Alexander is one scandalous tabloid photo away from catapulting his acting career onto the A-list. All his bad boy persona needs is an agreeable member of the paparazzi to give him a friendly boost. But vacationing out in the middle of nowhere, the only photographer he knows is way too scrupulous for her own good.
Or is she?
Hailey Summer is desperate for cash—so desperate that she's willing to do just about anything with her photography skills to save her family's cottage and keep her secrets hidden from her sisters. So when sexy and arrogant movie star Finian makes her an offer, Hailey can't resist. But does his proposition take things too far? And when their plans begin to unravel, will Finian and Hailey find the limelight too blinding?
This is the first book in the complete Summer Sisters series, written by New York Times bestselling romance author Jean Oram.
Fall in love with the complete Summer Sisters series:
Falling for the Movie Star (Book 1)
Falling for the Boss (Book 2)
Falling for the Single Dad (Book 3)
Falling for the Bodyguard (Book 4)
Falling for the Firefighter (Book 5)
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Finding Love When You Least Expect It
“I was like an invisible soul no one had noticed for years. And then there you were. Seeing me.”
I truly enjoyed Love and Rumors. It’s a very sweet, funny and heartwarming tale. It’s about two people feeling like they have the weight of the world resting on their shoulders and them not wanting to let anyone down. About learning to open oneself up to other possibilities, sharing the burden and finding one’s self again.
Finian and Hailey partner up in hopes of solving both their problems. What started out as them using each other as a means to an end quickly develops into something more when love steps in.
Hailey tries to deny the attraction but the more she uncovers the true Finian the deeper she falls.
Just when she starts to let her walls come down Hollywood comes knocking and threatens to tear them apart.
The conclusion to Finian and Hailey’s whirlwind romance left me wanting more. I can’t wait to find out what destiny has in store for Maya. (4.5⭐️)
Characters a bit immature
Scenery descriptions et al are good. However, the characters are a bit immature and not quite believable. At turns thoughtful, at turns almost to take off for an exhilarating scene. Then back to silly immature reasonings for their actions. it seems the author is a pantser and not a plotter...
A very enjoyable story, part of a series but is a standalone.
This is the first book I’ve read by Jean Oram. Love and Rumors is a great start to a series that I plan to read more of.
The blurb is pretty accurate so I won’t restate the story here. I would say, though, that I wouldn’t call this a “billionaire” romance – at least not what I think of as a typical one. Finian came from very humble roots and, even though he is a movie star, nothing about him says billionaire to me in the story. I mention this only because I know some readers are getting tired of the billionaire thing and I wouldn’t want someone to miss a good story.
Finian and Hailey dance around each other throughout a lot of the book. They don’t communicate with each other very well at most times but the chemistry between them is hot. They both have secrets that they don’t want the other to find out about. Their path to an HEA isn’t smooth but they do get there.