Ok, so this was a toss up between actual length – and how it long it FELT to finish.
Actual Length wise – the longest book I’ve read in the past year was 670 pages. Tina Reber’s Love Unscripted.
And though it was pretty long – and took me over a week to finish, I loved every second of it.
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?
Getting to know Taryn and Ryan was soooo much fun. And they’ve been one of my favorite book couples since. You get the whole movie star – meet’s normal girl and falls in love but there’s more to the story than that. She’s not after his money, as she is pretty comfortable on her own. He is desperate for his privacy back and being with Taryn gives him a semblance of normalcy he’s been lacking since he became a heart-throb being chased by teenage girls everywhere he goes. The whole story is the two of them trying to get to know each other in a strange set of circumstance. Taryn is herself and just tries to give him a normal existence when they’re together – yet she is having to deal with the paparazzi invading her business and her personal life. And when you think that’s bad? In come the crazy fan’s that don’t appreciate Ryan’s new love interest.
I gave it 5 stars on Goodreads – and would re-read it in a heart beat if I ever had the time. And plus, Tina Reber is one of my favorite authors. Especially after meeting her at an author even in Seattle. She’s hilarious and obviously really loves her fans.
Check her Love Series out!
Book 3 Love Unguarded (Due out 2014)