14 November 2011

Love Unscripted

Book Details

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1128 KB
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1451533969
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English

Book Summary

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? (taken from goodreads.com)

Book Review

Love Unscripted seemed to drag on and on – like forever. There was a great urge for me to cheat and just see how the charade would end. But of course, I did not. So I need to suffer all those unnecessary drama to reach the finale.

Taryn, a pub-owner has never been a big fan of Ryan, a movie star. Unlike the rest of the normal female population, she wasn’t in love with Ryan at first. She hasn’t watched any of his movies. Weird, right?

Although I like the part that they started out as friends and went slow with their relationship. There were doubts on both sides. Taryn was worried that Ryan wouldn’t stay long in their place and would leave after the shoot and Ryan was afraid to let Taryn inside his chaotic world. The romance is well-developed and both have a good head on their shoulders before jumping into bed.

That is why I don’t understand Taryn, she understood who Ryan was and what was she getting into. She knew that paparazzi would swarm wherever they go and would invade their privacy, fans would do anything to get close to her boyfriend – Taryn whines about these almost the whole time in the book. She’s dating an actor! She needs to trust him, Ryan had proved himself in several parts of the book, but she couldn’t let her insecurities go. From an independent woman who lives her life by her own rules, she regressed into a co-dependent, insecure girlfriend.  

On the other hand, I like Ryan. He seemed to be really nice. The fact that he loves the work rather than the attention he gets. He’s very down to earth and places importance on family. He’s monogamous as well after he met Taryn – that’s a rare commodity, even for guys out of Hollywood.

I also like Taryn’s friend. How they support the relationship and try to help the both of them to make things work, those type of people are hard to come by.

I couldn’t say I am thrilled that Love Unscripted is just the first book. Because after reading this, I am off reading star-related genre for a while. I just wished the next book would deal with the trust issues that Taryn has. 

Favorite Quotes

 “I never understood how men could remember all those details about sports but, yet, were incapable of remembering where they set their car keys or wallet.” 

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1 comment:

  1. I have to agree. The drama was an ongoing tangle of unnecessary insecurities. I'm sure , being in Tyran's shoes, reading reports of Ryan on the internet, is hard to ignore. But on the other hand, how many times does he have to reassure her of his love, and not to believe the lies in the media? The biggest disappointment for me was the black moment. She can't tell a movie scene, from an actual couple having dinner? Too unbelievable. I loved Ryan, but for such a long book, I didn't see the character development in Tyran.