While this book can be read as a standalone, I would recommend reading Rumor Has it first before tackling I Heard A Rumor.
The title of this book is perfect because I heard many rumors about the main characters before I really got to know them. Zach and Chante are both dodging the media while trying to leave their crazy exes behind. As we find out, that’s easier said than done.
Chante is trying to put her life back together after a broken engagement. She’s lost her job and any sense of privacy for the time being. Running away from the media circus in her town, she goes to Charleston where she meets Zach Harrington; a man who is trying to separate himself from scandal back home in New York City.
What starts off as a vacation fling quickly turns into something more for both of these characters. However, will Zach stay by Chante’s side when more rumors start to circulate about her? When Zach’s ex-wife starts to wreak havoc, will Chante stay for the long haul and see pass the lies?
I enjoyed this story and loved the chemistry between these two. They had a deep connection which proved to be vital as they had to weather a few storms early in their relationship. They were both scorned by their exes and their reputations almost tarnished. They both knew the feeling of putting their trust in someone and then finding out that everything they knew about their partner was a lie.
This book had quite a few twists and turns as we got to dive into the world of politics. While I appreciated the unexpected turns, some of the drama these two went through seemed a bit unnecessary at times and I felt like some parts of the book dragged a bit. However, I Heard A Rumor was a solid read and Zach and Chante realized that their love was strong enough to withstand any rumors they had to endure.
-Reviewed by Natalya