This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.This is a review of Rumour Has It by Jill Mansell. When newly single Tilly Cole impulsively quits her London job for a fresh start in the small town of Roxborough she finds she’s arrived in a hotbed of gossip, intrigue and rampant rivalry for the most desirable men. Tilly has no intention of joining in – she’s just happy with her new Girl Friday job. Then she meets Jack Lucas. Jack is irresistible… and he’s got his eye on Tilly. But there are shocking rumours about his wicked reputation. Tilly doesn’t want to be just another notch on anyone’s bedpost. But is she being mature and sensible – or is she running away from the love of her life? Aaaaahh. Is my first thought when I think of a Jill Mansell novel. For me, tucking into one of her novels lavishes me with a feeling akin to getting into a warm bath, or snuggling under a feather duvet when it’s snowing outside. Okay, okay, I know I’m gushing already and I apologise, but seriously. What a joy. I’ve found it quite difficult to review this book because as a reviewer (and a wannabe author) I am used to reading critically. However that was impossible with Rumour Has It. I was so swept up in the story that I purely enjoyed it without thinking of what I would write for my review. Which at the end of the day is just what you want from a novel.