Review: Love Unscripted (Love #1) by Tina Reber

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Love Unscripted by Tina Reber
Book: Love Unscripted
Author: Tina Reber
Publisher: CreateSpace
Date Published: March 6th, 2010
ISBN: 1451533969
4 out of 5 Stars
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?
I really enjoyed reading this book and didn't really have a whole lot of issues with it.A great deal of the book seems to be character and relationship building, which is good since by the time that any conflict came around I was pretty emotionally involved in their relationship. The buildup to them getting together makes their story feel believable, and I love that their relationship seemed so easy and natural.

Probably my favorite thing about this book is how well the author got all of the little everyday nuances of a relationship right. I loved the easy going nature of their relationship, all of the little inside movie jokes, teasing, and kicks under the tables.

Taryn is kind and sweet, and understands the peace Ryan craves better than anyone else. Ryan was really sweet too and I enjoyed his character a lot, especially the "take charge Ryan". Both of the characters seem to be really down-to-earth and likable.

Overall, it's just a really good love story. Although I did like the buildup of their romance, I think it went on just a little too long. That was the only thing I had issue with in this book.

I believe that the author's website says that the 2nd book 'Love Unrehearsed' will be released sometime this year and I definitely want to read it to find out what happens next.
Reviewed by Chrystina

SAHM to four rowdy kids. Avid reader and blogger.

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