Yes, I realize that this is past desperately late, but roll with me on it and forgive the lateness. I have set a goal of 100 books to read this year (2013) and so far I am at 50 books read and last month I just found a few gems and thought It’d be fun to do a favorite book of the month or sometimes maybe more than one if I simply cannot decide.
So, for this month I have a book, however there are 2 more in this trilogy that you can read as well.
Tina Reber’s Love Unscripted was hands down my favorite read of February. There were lots of good reads but there was something so compelling about this and I loved how real and honest it all played out. To give you a little background I am going to include the summary off of Chapters.
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 neighborhood bar for a quick escape from legions of screaming fans . . . and finds much more than he expected.A 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.A Relationship That Doesn‘t Follow 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?
What I loved about this so much was the slow build up of Taryn & Ryan’s relationship. I don’t like when authors have this instant over the moon one true love soul mate thing that happens. I don’t know too many relationships that are like that, instant attraction? yes but when I read a book I love the build up. I love the dance before the relationship. Also, considering that Ryan is a celebrity and Taryn is a skeptic a wham-bam one true love would be unbelievable.
Reber nailed the pre-relationship dance and I loved-loved how Taryn’s fears and insecurities would pop up, it read so true. You couldn’t help but fall in love with these two as they struggled to trust each other and struggled to find a way to be together.
The category it falls into is New Adult, so it is intended for +18 mostly due to the smut. Sorta why you don’t let teens read a Nora Roberts book. However, I have to say Reber did a good job with this book in not shoving it down our throats and you can skip over those portions without having to skip 3/4 of book like a lot of other new adult books I’ve read.
If you are looking for a good romance/relationship book I recommend this one!