Love Unscripted by Tina Reber
Release Date: September 8, 2012
Format: ebook, 576 pages
Publisher: Atria Books
Series: Love #1
Description from Goodreads:
An A-List Movie Star…
Ryan Christensen just wanted to be an actor. Never in his wildest dreams did he imagine a life where fans would chase him, paparazzi would stalk him, and Hollywood studios would want to own him. While filming in Seaport, Rhode Island, Ryan ducks into a neighborhood bar for a quick escape from legions of screaming fans…and finds much more than he expected.
A Small Town Girl…
Nursing a recent heartbreak, Taryn Mitchell believes men are best kept at a safe distance. But when Ryan Christensen unexpectedly bursts through the front door of her pub, she can’t help but be drawn in by his humor, charm, and undeniable good looks. At six foot two, with dirty blond hair, blue eyes, and an incredible body, Ryan has every girl in Seaport swooning. But Taryn isn’t every other girl.
A Relationship that Doesn’t Follow the Script…
Despite her better judgment, Taryn soon finds herself falling hard for Ryan. But is their bond strong enough to survive the tabloid headlines, the relentless paparazzi, and the jealous fans who seem determined to tear them apart?
I wanted to read this book because I've been in the mood for the celebrity-type love stories lately. Not sure why, but those types of stories have just been appealing to me lately. So I requested on NetGalley, and WHOA, I got approved. The next moment I had to dive into this book (which turned out to be spring break!) I took without a second thought. I was so excited to read this book! And goodness gracious, this book? Is so completely amazing.
This book is long. Like, super long. It took me longer than usual to finish this book, even though reading this is pretty much all I've been doing for days. But even though this book is ginormous, it's also completely addicting. I enjoyed every second I spent reading this! And when I made it to the last page and the story was over...I was not a happy camper. I WANT MORE!
Taryn: She had her good moments and she had her bad moments. But no matter what type of moment she was having, I was interested. I wanted to know what was happening and what would happen next, and her character did an amazing job of drawing me into the story. So while Taryn isn't my favorite female MC to ever exist, I liked her.
Ryan: Ahhh, smexy boy. I'm not even going to deny it, because that's what he is. He is also mine. Whenever it comes to boys, I always say things about them being perfectly imperfect. That's because in real life, nobody's perfect. So what's the closest thing? Perfect imperfection. And I am so glad to add Ryan to the list of as-close-to-perfect-as-humanly-possible boys. He's kind, caring, sweet, but also frustrating. And way too casual about his job. "Oh, I just have to kiss her, but you shouldn't be jealous!" I'd be jealous. But I'd live with it. So yeah. Either way, I HEART RYAN.
Plot. It's a contemporary romance! There are some cheesy moments, and some facepalm moments, but overall, this book is fabulous. The story kept me entertained the whole way through. I. Was. Captivated.
Romance! Ahh, my favorite aspect of most stories. I loved it here! Ryan and Taryn have weaseled their way onto my favorite couples list, that's for sure! they got bothersome at times, but they always worked it out and ended up leaving a smile all over my face. Sometimes, these two don't mix. They let jealousy and insecurity get in the way. But they are so made for each other, the problems are never too large to work through. Gah, I love these two!
The ending. Hi, my name is Jessica, and I need book 2. Everything was falling apart around the end, but I'm still addicted to this story and these characters and NEED to know what comes next. NEED, I tell you. NEED!
Overall, Love Unscripted was a fabulous, addicting story that I enjoyed the whole way through. Even when I reached the end, I still haven't had enough. I need more from these characters, and I can't wait to get my hands on the sequel! Tina Reber did a magnificent job on this book.