Author: Tina Reber
Series: Love #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Review Copy
Published: March 6, 2010
Author's Website: http://tinareber.com
Buy Links: Amazon
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?
This is the kind of story that sticks in your brain and with you for quite awhile after you are though reading it, very… interesting and unusual compared to what I normally read (all good things). It was fun, funny, sensual, exciting and romantic with an edge that keeps you turning the pages. It also had excellent characters and vivid descriptions, so great at times they make you feel as if you're a voyeur! Any romance reader will be HOOKED on Love Unscripted :)
Taryn is a beautiful, independent and strong woman that takes no crap from men or anyone in general. She has her own business and some great friends that are always there for her. Taryn has some insecurity issues that are to be blamed on past experiences, specifically men, which tend to really throw off her thinking process, driving her thoughts in various directions and leaving her befuddled. Especially when it comes to a certain hot bodied, handsome, amazing actor hottie named Ryan.
Ryan is a HUGE movie star. He lives and loves acting. It’s a dream come true for him, he just cannot stand the way his fans practically brutalize, stalk and gossip constantly about him and whoever he’s around. Once and awhile everyone just wants to be left alone, left in the peace of their own thoughts and actions. One day some of his female fans end up chasing him straight into his peace (unknowingly), right into a woman that is all he’s ever wanted and more. Only thing is, it’s not a small task to convince her or to gain her trust, after all we know what the gossip columns say…