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It Took A Rumor Thanks to a flamboyant small town gossip blogger Ivy Turner s lily white reputation has just been unceremoniously muddied Rumor has it Ivy has succumbed to temptation and slept with one of the Death

  • Title: It Took A Rumor
  • Author: Carter Ashby
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  • Page: 151
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Thanks to a flamboyant, small town gossip blogger, Ivy Turner s lily white reputation has just been unceremoniously muddied Rumor has it Ivy has succumbed to temptation and slept with one of the Deathridge brothers Sources can t confirm which of the four, sexy cowboys she s taken up with, but everyone in town is weighing in.Ivy would gladly step forward and defend her goThanks to a flamboyant, small town gossip blogger, Ivy Turner s lily white reputation has just been unceremoniously muddied Rumor has it Ivy has succumbed to temptation and slept with one of the Deathridge brothers Sources can t confirm which of the four, sexy cowboys she s taken up with, but everyone in town is weighing in.Ivy would gladly step forward and defend her good name, except that the rumor happens to be true Perplexed that her little indiscretion has somehow made it into the public eye, Ivy sets out to find the rumor s source In the process, she becomes the unwitting keeper of all the Deathridge brothers rather formidable secrets Now, not only does she have to keep taking hits to her reputation to protect the brothers, but all these secrets and lies are keeping her from exploring her burgeoning feelings for one of them But if Jake, Cody, Dallas, and Boone think that Ivy s patience is limitless, they re in for a shock Because when Ivy breaks, she s taking everyone down with her.

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    1. Jen on said:

      3 Gossip Loving StarsIvy Turner's managed to lead a drama free life up until now. She left her small ranching town in Oklahoma for college life and an eventual M.B.A. Now back in town to help run her family's ranch, her life's suddenly turned upside down with one tawdry post on a popular town gossip blog.…Obviously, there’s something behind this rumor, and my feeling is that Ivy is most definitely guilty of sleeping with at least one of the brothers. And oh my, that certainly was a large box [...]

    2. 1-Click Addict Support Group on said:

      If the Fair Grove, Oklahoma rumor mill is to be believed, Ivy Turner is a bit of a floozy. I mean, one woman caught red-handed with four different cowboys? Brothers, no less. If that's not a small town scandal, I don't know what is! Ivy, of course, knows that the rumors are unfounded. However, she's unable to defend herself because she's somehow found herself the keeper of secrets for all of the Deathridge brothers. To set things straight would mean to betray their trust, and that's just somethi [...]

    3. Tami on said:

      This review is based on an ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest opinion.3.5An astonishing example of a tyrant of a father forced this rumor to take place. If you are THAT interested in someone you shouldn't lie about doin the nasty with her. Ok I would hope he'd be proud enough to say something but when faced with his choices realistically I understand the lie, but I want a man's man for a H.

    4. Amanda*Tears & Lipstick Smears Book Blog on said:

      ★Received a copy from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review★Never having read a book by Carter Ashby I wasn't sure what I was in for. I can't say I was disappointed. The writing was great and the storyline flowed easily enough. It is written in many POVs so that did take some getting use to. In order to truly grasp the storyline I felt they were necessary though. I enjoyed getting inside each characters head. It gave me a better understanding of the type of person they were. Let's just [...]

    5. A. Powers on said:

      With all of the scandals going on around the small farming town, somehow it’s Ivy’s fling that made it into the public rumor mill. Word on the local gossips vlog is that Ivy is sleeping with one of the Deathridge brothers, her lifelong neighbors and sons to the most terrifying, stubborn man in town. But Ivy can’t deny the rumor – because it’s true. However, she’s hiding secrets for all of the brothers, and to tell the truth would mean exposing secrets that aren’t hers to reveal. I [...]

    6. Curly Carla Celebrity Readers on said:

      celebrityreaders.wordpressFavorite Quotes: It didn’t much matter what he wore, his baby face held all the allure of a piece of candy from a stranger in a creepy van. She’d set herself apart by choosing career over family, as if one couldn’t have both, and was therefore outside their sphere of interest.“First, we see that woman was created from man. That she was made equal to man, but for the purpose of supporting him.” Ivy sank into herself a little. It was so conflicting, hearing thos [...]

    7. Tia on said:

      A murder, a mystery, an abusive dick, a dozen or so secrets and one nosy ladyYeah this book was okay but like everything and the bathroom sink was in this novel. It was just way too much for me to follow to actually enjoy it. Heck, there was 10-15 different characters and they were all intertwined. So too much distraction for me to be completely happy with this novel, as is, it's 2 star book.

    8. Jae on said:

      It was okay.A bit over dramatic at times but it was not too bad. So I managed to finish it eventually.

    9. Nikki on said:

      A Not-Quite Review forIt Took a Rumorby Carter AshbyRANT Normally, when I read a book for review, I put on this imaginary “reviewer’s hat.” I keep an eye out for everything from poor editing and plot holes to f-bombs and more. I then take those notes and try to calculate to whom- both within my circle and on the internet- I’d recommend a given work. Essentially, when reading an ARC or another piece, knowing I will be writing a review, there’s a completely different mindset involved.W [...]

    10. Sarah on said:

      Ivy has grown up in the small town of Fair Grove, Ok. After coming home from college and live life on the straight an narrow she is now faced with being the brunt of gossip by an old biddy who has nothing better to do then what seems like ruin her life or at least her reputation. She seems to be the keeper of all the secrets and she is starting to get to her breaking point will she be able to keep everyones secrets and protect those close to her or will she loose it and loose it all?Jake being t [...]

    11. Caroline F on said:

      " was hardly an affair. They'd had one momentary lapse in judgment. One illicit moment." This novel initially comes across as a sweet, small town romance but I was surprised to find that it was far from it!Ivy Turner has been running her father’s ranching business since her mother passed away. She’s college-educated and came back from the big city with more polish than the farmgirl who left. Every year, they make an offer to neighbouring rancher, Gideon Deathridge, to buy their property but, [...]

    12. Christy on said:

      What a fun read!Ivy Turner has returned home after getting her business degree in college, to help her widowed father run their ranch. For years, they have attempted to buy a portion of the neighboring ranch from the Deathridges, but the patriarch refuses to sell. And seems to hate them. Soon, Ivy is the object of the attention of everyone in town as small town gossip Myra - who has a website with video blog no less - announces to everyone that Ivy is sleeping with one of the four Deathridge bro [...]

    13. Romance Readers Retreat on said:

      I found this novel was quite different from what I usually read, in the respect that it's not an out and out romance or a thriller, it's more like a game of Chinese whispers with more to uncover than anyone could realise. It has a bit of everything, it's got secrets, lies, mystery, humour, heartbreak and of course, a little bit of forbidden romance.Ivy Turner is the current victim of her small town's gossip mill. The question on everyone's mind is which of the Deathridge brothers is she sleeping [...]

    14. Faith89 on said:

      copy received for honest reviewI thought this was going to be a light fun read. This book was both light and then it had some heavy things happening, It deals with gossip, infidelity,murder, and a whole lot of other things in a small town. Anyone who has any experience with dealing with small time life can relate. Ivy Turner's life was turned upside down when her life became fodder for a gossip blog. In know time at all Ivy has 3 secrets in addition to her own to protect. I loved Ivy, she was sm [...]

    15. Lyndsey Fairley on said:

      Wow, wow, wow!! Ivy Turner and one of the Deathridge brothers. Which one was it? Between Jake, Dallas, Cody and Boone many secrets are revealed to our little Ivy, but how many secrets can she keep and not crack? I loved this book. A first read by this author but definitely not my last. It was full of everything you could want; mystery, forbidden love, laughs and heartbreaking moments. I loved getting into all the brothers heads and not finding out the answer to our question but gaining more righ [...]

    16. Linda Rea on said:

      What a funny story! Ivy Turner is the center of small town gossip and she hasn't even done it. Jake Deathridge is one of four sons working on the ranch and under the iron thumb of their father. Myra the town gossip has been writing how Ivy is seen all over town with each one of the Deathridge boys at one point or another. The only one Ivy is messing around with is Jake but she ends up keeping secrets for all of them and her friend Molly until Molly ends up dead. All hell breaks loose after that [...]

    17. Rexanna Ipock-Brown on said:

      Cowboys behaving badly? I'd say the whole town had some behavior issues that made one of the most interesting reads I've had in awhile. Ivy is the perfect heroine. She is smart, cute, and goes to church while questioning what she is told. I loved her. She tries to be a good girl, in spite of what the town's rumor mill says. But, when the rumor mill is upstaged by murder, we find out Ivy is also a strong woman.The book explores her relationships with the town and her family. I was intrigued by th [...]

    18. Gabby Hillier on said:

      It's killing me to see all these 4 stars like did we even read the same book people!?!?!? This book has everything in it mystery, lies, secrets, romance, heart break, death!!!! Come on people what more do you guys want. I love Ivy she's strong willed, passionate, and driven. With all of her outstanding qualities she is also stubborn and hotheaded. With rumors flying all around her dosent help matters much either. But among all of that she's a great friend who tires to juggle everyone secrets onl [...]

    19. megan wykle on said:

      I absolutely loved this book about the small town rumor mill. The characters are so likable and genuine. The plot has many twists and turn, as we try to figure out which Deathridge brother Ivy Turner has her hooks in. Hilarious at times, this story deals with real issues like adultery and realizing ones sexual.orientation. This is my first book by this author and I can't wait to read more.I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

    20. Mia on said:

      cowboys and drama! I loved this book! so much drama for one family, but I absolutely loved that everything resolved in one way or another by the end of the book. first book by Carter Ashby but definitely not my last!

    21. Barbara Abney on said:

      Awesome story! Poor Ivy! Keeping so many of the Deathridge boys secrets! This book has it all! It has secrets and lies and murder and romance and steam and so many twists! I could not turn the pages fast enough! Highly recommend!

    22. JamieLeigh on said:

      Good readAlhough there was a lot of drama, this was a good read. It's well written with mazing characters & I can see future stories coming about this family.

    23. Sheila Cohen on said:

      Quick read. Romance novel. Not bad, not great. Some parts didn't make a lot of sense.

    24. Amy on said:

      Carter Ashby doesn't just tell a story with this book, she immerses you in a drowsy southern town, plops you in a verdant pasture, hoists you on a horse, and makes you feel as if you are right there with Ivy and those Deathridge boys.Ivy has lived in her small town her whole life, aside from a few years in college and business school. Her father, a fair, reasonable man, never demanded that she return and work on the family ranch, nor did he place any expectations on her. Perhaps that's why Ivy i [...]

    25. Bella'sBlog on said:

      This was my first time reading anything by Carter Ashby and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this touching story. This story has everything in it that makes a good story like mystery , death ,secrets, romance, lies, heartbreak,and even death. Carter Ashby has given us a story that will have you on the edge of your chair waiting to see what happens next ,with the twists and turns that run through this whole story will have us on a journey of romance . I couldn't wait to see which brother Ivy [...]

    26. Karen Hrdlicka on said:

      WOW! Carter Ashby's book It Took a Rumor took me by surprise. It has been a while since I could not put a book down and go about my day, instead finishing the book in one day. Ms. Ashby's book totally blew my well planned day, of getting something done in my house, out of the water. I found myself putting it down, only to pick it up minutes later to read "just a little more." I was recommended the book by a friend who said it was a great read and I was not disappointed. Several things drew me in [...]

    27. Stephanie Bolen on said:

      Oh, the wonders of living in a modern small town. Instead of a gossip column, the local busybody has a blog/vlog. I love the realistic characters. But the plot has been done to death.

    28. Crystal Spieker on said:

      What harm can one little rumor do? If you live in a small town and find yourself rumored to be sleeping with one of the towns infamous Deathridge brothers it can do quite a bit of harm! Especially if the rumor is true! Ivy Turner has returned to her small town and family ranch from college, and has taken over the business side of the ranch. Unfortunately, this work puts Ivy in the direct path of all the Deathridge boys as their ranch borders the Turner’s. The problem for Ivy isn’t just that [...]

    29. Talk Books To Me on said:

      CAUTION…Gossip hurts people. Don’t gossip. Don’t listen to it, share it or start it…the outcome can be very, very, very destructive. Just a side note: Our old pastor told us the story of a group of church gossips who loved to talk about the “what’s what.” Well, it turns out one young married man had his car seen parked several times at the home of a young woman in town. The gossip got back to his young wife (and new mother) who was battling post-partum depression. When he came home [...]

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