Review: Love Unscripted by Tina Reber

Love Unscripted by Tina Reber
  • Pub. Date: First Published March 6, 2010 /Ebook- Sep. 12,2012 / Paperback Jan 1,2013.
  • Publisher: Atria Books
  • Pages: 592
  • Series: Love #1
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Ryan Christensen just wanted to be an actor. Never in his wildest dreams did he ever think that accepting a role in an unknown film would toss his career into overdrive. His new fame has cost him dearly; anonymity is no longer an option. His fans stalk him, the paparazzi hound him, and Hollywood studios all want a piece of him. Despite all of that, Ryan Christensen craves the most basic of human needs - to have love in his heart and privacy in his life.

Taryn Mitchell, the story's protagonist, is a realist. She's been feigning contentment, running the family pub in Seaport, Rhode Island, while quietly nursing her own internal heartaches. Her feet are fairly glued to the ground and she doesn't buy into all the hype that has descended on her tiny, coastal town. In her world, men are safe if they're kept at a distance.

Fate has other plans for these two when their paths cross one sunny afternoon. A group of female fans has attacked him, leaving his shirt torn, his face cut, and Ryan in obvious distress. Bonds between them form from the most dramatic of circumstances while jealousy, insecurity, and the stress of his celebrity life try to tear them apart.

Through all the tabloid lies, secrecy, and pressure, can Taryn's peace and Ryan's high-profile insanity live together in harmony?

First Line: " You never know which way the wind blows" was on of my fathers favorite expressions.

Review: I am obviously going to be the odd one out in my opinion on this book seeing how it got so many incredible five star ratings on goodreads, one of the main reasons why I picked it up also I had to know what all the hype about this book was and well...I didn't see what the hype was about. I sadly did not see what others saw in Love Unscripted and really just did not like the book at all. 

The book is close to 600 pages it was actually more but I guess it got edited down since I'm reviewing the version I got from netgalley. Anyways it's like the climax didn't even happen until about the eighty percent mark until that point not much was happening. Now I did like the book and was interested in the characters until Taryn and Ryan hooked up. Once they got together the book went downhill for me, it was the same thing over and over, Taryn wondering why Ryan is with her since he is so famous and can have anyone he wants, and then the crazed fans stalking them. It was all just so repetitive, they could have easily taken another 200 or so pages out of the book.

Not to mention the two main characters just felt so unrealistic to me, their conversations bugged me it was so cheesy and corny, and I didn't feel the chemistry between the two. I guess if the writing was better, with believable dialogue, and characters who didn't annoy me so much I might have given this book a better rating. Overall I just had a bad experience with Love Unscripted and it bugs me even more because obviously I didn't see what so many people loved about this book. Anyways just because I didn't like it I'm not going to sit here and tell you not to pick it up because I'm the minority when it comes to this book and my feelings for it, more then likely you will enjoy it.

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