19 August 2013

Review: Love Unscripted

Author: Tina Reber 
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 577
Rating: 4 Stars



Synopsis: 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 neighbourhood bar for a quick escape from legions of screaming fans...and finds much more than he expected.

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.
Relationship That DoesnFollow 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?


Review: I actually quite liked this book a lot! Initially, I found some things with the first few chapters to be a little bit on the cheesy side, but as the story progressed and I got to know the characters so much better, I just instantly fell into this world. 

This story focuses on Taryn, and 27 year old bar owner from Rhode Island, and famous movie star Ryan Christensen and their growing relationship. Taryn has to be one of my favourite female leads!After having been through so much, she is still such a strong, and smart person. She seems to always think things through before she goes through with something, it is never done lightly, especially her relationship with Ryan. 
Ryan, on the other hand is this really super sweet and romantic guy. Despite all of his fame, deep down he is just plain guy, who wants to live as much of a normal life as he possibly can. 
I had decided to pick up this book based on the ratings that it had on GoodReads, and based off some reviews that I had read about the book. 

When I first started to read this book, I was a little bit unsure if I was going to like it or not. There were some points in the beginning where I thought that the writing might have been a little bit cheesy, but I decided to keep going, and not let that bother me, and I'm so glad that I did! I ended up really enjoying this book. 

This story follows the growing relationship between Taryn, a bar owner, and major A-list celebrity Ryan Christensen. Their story is told from Taryn's point of view. Initially, Taryn really wants nothing to do with Ryan, and could really careless if his movie was being filmed in town or not.It isn't until a chance meeting, when Ryan is running from fans, that her opinions about him begin to change. 

I really enjoyed Taryn's character throughout the book. She really could have cared less that Ryan was this famous movie star, he was just a person to her, and he was someone that she was willing to take the time to get to know, away from his celebrity status. She was quite a strong character as well. On the other hand, we get Ryan, who from the moment he is introduced in the book, it is impossible not to like him. He is a very sweet and down-to-earth guy, who is struggling with everything that fame has to bring. 

Another aspect of the book that I really enjoyed, was that almost everything was believable and took place at a believable pace. Having being burned in the past, Taryn really took her time in getting to know Ryan, and being able to trust him before moving forward with him. The same goes for Ryan, he wanted to ensure he could trust Taryn, and he made sure that she knew what she was getting herself into, being in a relationship with him. Reber also did a really great job in creating all of the consequences that come with both being a celebrity and what could happen when you're dating a celebrity and having your life presented to the world. 

This was quite a long book! When it came in the mail, I was surprised to see the size of it. Despite it being long, it took me no time at all to read through it. Overall, I really, really enjoyed this book and Taryn and Ryan's story. If you haven't had a chance to pick up this book, I suggest you do, you won't be sorry!  


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