When a one-night stand turns into an online photo scandal, Sophie Tucker and Luke McGraw become campus celebrities overnight for all the wrong reasons.
Sophie Tucker can’t wait to start her freshman year of college—she has a full scholarship to her dream school and her sights set on landing a coveted staff writer position on the college newspaper. But when a scandalous photo from a one night stand she barely remembers is posted on The Score List, a new tabloid-style gossip site the campus is buzzing about, Sophie realizes her freshman year isn’t going to be what she imagined. As more photos are posted, Sophie decides to use her journalistic prowess to take down the anonymous person behind the site.
Luke McGraw is that guy—the vice president of his fraternity, the online editor of the school newspaper, and the one every girl wants to date. When a photo of Sophie, the girl he hooked up with the night before classes started and can’t get out of his head, shows up on The Score List, he knows that he has to find out who is behind the site—both to avenge Sophie, and to save the reputation of his fraternity.
When Sophie and Luke realize they’re both investigating, they decide to team up. But focusing on the investigation instead of each other proves difficult, especially when neither of them are sure the other can be trusted.
In a story full of the scandal, mystery, intrigue, friendship, and cheeky, sexy romance, Making Headlines channels Veronica Mars and Greek, in the companion novel to Taking Flight.
Author: Erin Brown
Genre: Contemporary Romance Mystery, New Adult
Published: October 7, 2014
Rating: ♨♨♨ 3 of 5 cups (Fun, witty and with an exciting plot line. College life can definitely put a cramps in a girl's social life especially if she ends up being denigrated on an infamous website that victimizes female college students. Sophie and Luke are an unbeatable journalistic sleuthing team who seems to heat up whenever they're in the vicinity of the bedroom, or the library or the... just read the book you'll love the mystery solving aspect as well)
Making Headlines was a fun, zippy romantic mystery set in the setting of college life. Sophie Tucker has just started out her freshman year and had everything planned on how it was all going to go. Her year starts out with a bang, she happens to have inaugurated the infamous Score List, web addition. The Score List has always been an urban legend, some say its literary at the Delta Tau's fraternity basement. But Luke McGraw and his brothers have long denied its existence. In fact, Luke happens to be the guy Sophie had hooked up with that ended her on the list. Both are dismayed with the notoriety the list was getting. Both are also journalism majors and are both on the school paper. For Sophie, the ramifications are more serious. This literary derails her plans including her bid for her sorority which she happens to be a legacy to. Her mother isn't happy with that one. But intrepid Sophie never let that bother her, instead she hit two birds with one stone. Along with Luke's help, they decided to expose the people behind the list. The twist and turns of trying to find out the mystery of The Score List, drags them to a surprising conclusion. Making Headlines was a good read, in fact the amateur sleuthing of both the main characters along with their ever supportive friends is the main draw to the story. Sophie is an unusual female lead, in fact most readers would probably not identify with her at all. She is a go-getter, career driven, liberal in her outlook on relationships and is a big flirt. She is also ruthless when it comes to digging up clues to breaking the story. Luke was a bit more the typical male lead, understanding, sweet, supportive and definitely attractive. The relationship aspect was dealt in a realistic manner, there was no rushed insta-love nor a forever kind of moment promises. It was more an HFN rather than HEA which suits the story just fine. The mystery aspect as very well done including how the it was solved in the end. Enjoyable and engaging!
Erica Brown Bio:
Erin Brown is a writer, Whedonite, Whovian, yogi, HGTV addict, and connoisseur of The CW’s TV line-up. She was born and raised in Arkansas, lived in New York City for five years, and recently moved to Singapore, where she lives on the beach, which is completely wasted on her because she is a ginger and the sun is not her friend. She is the author of Taking Flight and Making Headlines: A Taking Flight Novel. You can follow her on Twitter @erinbrownwrites.