Love Unscripted (Love #1)
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?
**ARC was provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!! What a refreshing change from all the angst and smut. This was a beautiful romance between two unlikely people, a small town girl, who was a no one in particular, and a big time someone, a famous movie star, who was every girl’s dream. How they met, fell in love, and made it work was nothing more than amazing!!
Taryn Mitchell was a 27-year-old girl from Seaport, Rhode Island, who owned an ran a pub she inherited from her grandfather, and her parents who recently died in a car accident. Taryn was a beautiful girl with a broken heart. She not only lost her family, but also her fiancé, after she discovered him cheating on her with another women. Taryn put the pieces back together though, and was content and happy just hanging out with her friends and running her pub. She had no interest in romance or men at all for that matter, or so she thought.
Ryan is a famous actor that teenage girls cover their bedroom walls with his posters. He is in Taryn’s small town filming the sequel to his blockbuster movie that made Ryan a star. Even though Ryan is a star, he is really a simply guy who is close with his family and wants just a normal life. The two instantly connect and a relationship develops and love blossoms.
Ryan and Taryn have a normal relationship and try to keep their relationship a secret before gossip magazines and fans interfere in their relationships. They are really adorable together and in love. They spend a weekend in a cabin just the two of them and fall in love.
I really liked Ryan a lot! I love that he was just a normal guy despite being one of the world’s most famous actor. All that was important to him was his family and now Taryn who he would do anything for. I also really liked Taryn’s small group of friends who quickly became Ryan’s friends as well.
I love this book because it taught me some things about relationships; that insecurity is a big obstacle that one person should get past first before being able to have a peace of mind while he/she is in a relationship, that trust issues will never be eliminated but can be reduced to an acceptable level by showing your other half that you really are worth his/her trust and by knowing that words of reassurances are not enough, that a relationship between two lovers can wither every difficulty it’ll face through the help of their family and friends who believe in them and in their love, that there are always people who will always try to break your relationship but you break them first before they even succeed, that love conquers all even if I know that this idea only exists in the movies and fairy tales. At least it exists somewhere, somehow.
I love this book because it made me believe in love even more. I highly recommend it!-Ana @ SoManyBooksSoLittleTime