REVIEW – Love Unscripted by Tina Reber

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Title – Love Unscripted
Author – Tina Reber
Series – Love Series, #1

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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?

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I know that I am way, way late to the Ryan Christensen train, but hot dang, Love Unscripted was awesome! Tina Reber has created a character that I fell in love with, pretty easily, while creating awareness for a larger societal problem at the same time. Love Unscripted is the fantastic up and down romance of Taryn and Ryan, and about what can happen when society idolizes those who are put on a pedestal.

“’You never know which way the wind blows’ was one of my father’s favorite expressions.”

Ryan is a big actor who can’t get away from the fans or the paparazzi, which ends up leading him straight into the arms of the beautiful, Taryn. The heroine of this novel was someone truly special because she was independent and strong, but not without her insecurities. Her vulnerabilities made her a hard match for Ryan, but it was nothing that communication and trust couldn’t overcome, and I loved that about their story. Reber writes this couple in a way that emphasizes the important qualities in a relationship. I really adored how dedicated and down to earth that Ryan was. His character could attain anything material-wise, but what he desired the most was what people tend to take advantage of every day. He yearned for quiet, for peace, and for love…the little things people don’t often think about. However, he never came across as whiny or ungrateful for his position or what he had. I appreciated that readers could get a sense of his priorities through the way that Taryn described and saw him.

“I used to think it was silly; just one of those sayings that we tell ourselves when we don’t think we have control over our own destiny.”

These two are from opposite ends, but there was something that really jives well about them being together. Each could sense what the other needed, therefore providing a perfect balance for the other. As a reader, I thought that Reber did this very well. The struggle and up and down of how to make it work kept me intrigued, especially in the terms of trust on both parts.

“But I’ve since come to realize that sometimes when those winds of change blow, they’re strong enough to toss you into a whole new world, and you really have no control over where you fly or how you land.”

What I enjoyed most about this book was found just in the way Tina Reber wrote it. Though it was longer than the average read these days, it wasn’t filled with fluff or unnecessary angst. Love Unscripted follows the journey of a couple who are determined to overcome the odds. However, it can only be done when working together. I loved the overall message of not giving up and overcoming obstacles; fighting through something rather than throwing it away. I’m really curious to see what else she has in store for these two because I actually thought it was a perfect ending!



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