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Publisher's Summary

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?

©2012 Tina Reber (P)2012 Simon & Schuster

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  • CAROLYN
  • 15-11-2012

A WELL WRITTEN AND NARRATED LOVE STORY

It's a daunting thought when you are about to dedicate 22.5 hrs of your life to a book BUT this one is SO worth it.

Ryan and Taryn's building blossoming romance is so touching and it's also funny, sweet and crazy. It's filled with secondary characters that you will also come to love as the couple journey on the love train. There's not much hot and heavy but if you're a Happily Ever After kind of person then you should like this.

Worth a credit? If you like a chic lit romance then ABSOLUTELY - but beware - once you start it then it becomes a non-stop ride and I've just bought my tickets onboard book 2.

20 of 20 people found this review helpful

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  • NEW NAME
  • 11-07-2014

Not your typical book

There are a few things I want to clarify before beginning my review, since the choice of to be or not to buy usually comes down to these categories for 90% of the population.

1. This book is 22.5 hours long...so if you aren't into LONG books move on!
2. The sexual tension and chemistry were there...but if you are looking for an erotic detailed read move on!
3. It is not a YA book (I was relieved when I finally figured that one out!)
4. The narrator is very good, even fake yawning a word when the script said to
5. Even though this was a story about a mega movie star and a simple girl, I have to say the contrived drama was kept fairly minimal.

Okay, onto the review.

Small town bar owner Taryn gets the shock of her life one day when she opens up her pub door and sees a slew of girls chasing a guy...she instantly gets him inside and realizes it's Ryan Christianson the mega movie star filming locally. She feels the need to protect him and helps him calm down and so the story of the Taryn Ryan relationship begins.

Some parts dragged but for the most part I liked the book. I liked that it wasn't insta-love and we are soul mates and poof it's us against the world. This girl had doubts, this boy has issues, they had to work to get together, but no one was abused as a child or was horribly broken or a virgin, thank goodness. I did get a bit bored with how much the girl doubted everything, but new relationships are hard and I imagine dealing with the mega movie star who can get any girl he wants scenario could make one doubt herself.

There were real life scenarios and nothing too over the top dramatic until the end that is...but you kind of figured something like that was bound to happen. And I am thrilled to report that although this is book 1 of 3 the third book isn't about Taryn and Ryan and book one did not have a cliff hanger ending. I have already downloaded book 2.

I would say it's well worth the read/listen!

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  • Lb
  • 11-11-2012

Great Story!

Where does Love Unscripted rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I think this book along with the second book to this one rank in the top 5 books i love. It is so refreshing to read a well written well thought out book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I think ryan is my favorite. A well rounded man is what every girl is looking for. He is kind sexy thoughtful but not a cheesy way. He is real.

Which character – as performed by Madeleine Maby – was your favorite?

Taryn was my favorite.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When ryan and taryn met, It just feels real, You feel that flirty feeling you have when you first meet someone.

Any additional comments?

This book gave me true feelings. The characters were well thought out and developed.

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  • Tracy
  • 09-12-2012

Immature, Trite Read

A long novel that does not lead far...just trickles on without any large waves of plot to pull you deeper. Immature characters do nothing surprising...Predictable and not a little boring. A book best suited for YOUNG adults. Please no 2nd novel...

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  • Candateshia Pafford
  • 22-11-2012

OMG! So unexpected! So GOOOOOOD!!!!

WOW! I was blown away! I did not expect this. I love Maby narration, so I got this for a road trip. Boy, what great way to spend a credit. Totally worth it. Loved this story. Let me say this right now, THIS IS A LOVE STORY! The basic love story rules apply... i.e. girl meets guy, they get together, break up, get back together.

Now with that said... the basic rules has nothing on this book. WOW... such a good story and sooo freakin real. Ryan is a movie star and Tarren is a regular bar owner that has never seen Ryan's movies. It starts there. U have to get this book. It is very very long, but very very good. Each character is sooooo well developed, you feel like you know them personally. I loved it. Even the side characters are well developed with thier own personalities. Great Great!

Ryan and Tarren have issues ( I will not give it away) that try to tear them apart and it so freakin good, I almost wreaked my car listening to this book! I got soo into this book... I felt each characters pain... and let me tell you... they both had pain... SOOOO goood...

Like I said, Maby is such a great narrator, u just get sucked in. Men sound like men and every female is comeplely different...u can totally tell them apart. Maby is right up there with the Sands sisters. I mean no one is good as Xe Sands but Maby is a very close second...and that is saying alot!!!

This is a great buy/credit... Matter of fact... this is a must buy/credit!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-04-2013

Enjoyed

I was interested going into this book based on the mixed reviews. I found myself loving the book and waiting for the next thing to happen. There were times Taryn drove me nuts with her constant winning over the photographers and fallback from being a superstar but at the same time I could understand why she was overwhelmed. I loved Ryan's venerability in this book and how he put his heart on the line for Taryn.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and would recommend this to other readers.

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  • laurie eller
  • 03-01-2013

a sweet love story

i know there are a lot of "bad" reviews for this book and everyone's entitled to their own opinion, but honestly? i think they're being harsh. tina reber doesn't claim to be a first-class writer and neither did E.L. James from fifty shades. they were just writing a story that they wanted to tell and i for one loved both stories. maybe that makes me a silly heart, but who cares. sometimes escaping the world around us is the best story of all.

there's sweet romance in this book and it's easy to listen to. the narrator did a great job of pulling me in, since i had already "read" these books before they ever came out on audio (but i'm glad they did!).

if you liked the old movie, Knotting Hill, with julia roberts and hugh grant, you'll love this book. it reminded me a lot of that but had more back story. two thumbs up.

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  • L.W.
  • 15-11-2012

Unscripted needs a script

I am looking for a new author I can enjoy. Reviews on this book were good. I have very little vision left and I haven't figured out how to find out if a book is YA or Erotica...I don't want to purchase either. I like a 3 download indept book..interesting characters, dialog, etc. This story has a great setting. I really like the main characters and the accompanying cast of characters. But the dialog was hit and miss...and slow. I thought it might for young adults but no...maybe 20 somethings. I find the dialog juvenile. Teryn is getting upset about a woman he had sex with one time over a year ago...when she didn't even know him and she was engaged to another man at that time. I realize she is gun shy but really who acts like that? And that is just one example. So much was good but the timing, pacing of this romance is just not for me. I am grinding my teeth.

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  • Rebecca
  • 27-10-2015

Great story for teenagers, I'm not one

The story was very boring for me. I had to make myself listen to it. Cute superstar actor meets ordinary girl. Then what? Nothing. Teenage fantasy maybe but not for adults.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-08-2015

Immature Female Lead

Any additional comments?

Taryn is a business owner of a pub in which she meets the movie star. She falls for him and he for her but she knows he's a movie star and have fanatics as fans as well as the paparazzi always taking his pictures and writing stories about him and other women. She starts becoming insecure about these things and doesn't like losing her privacy to these story mongers and fanatics and questions his choice of careers. He likes his career and he's good at his job and yet she's insecure and keeps taking two steps back from their relationship whenever some story crops up that makes her take notice of her lack of self-esteem which makes her take it out on him. If that's the case she should have broken it off with him and settled for Kyle the body guard, that way she can relax and boost her self-esteem by knowing he's not a famous movie star and that he'll follow her anywhere and be her lap dog that way she can stay cocooned in her safe place. She sooo overly dramatic also yes she had an accident and was in a bad place in her mind because of what happened to her and the unexpected news of what else they found out during the exam at the hospital and she tells him ohh I shouldve died so it could sell tickets etc. That to me was so stupid and so immature just wanting a reaction to her suggestion by him that if I was reading the book I would have thrown it against the wall. She is an idiot and I agree with one of the reviewers when she says that the author shouldve done a better job of research as there are a lot of dumb things she does to her characters. Taryn asks Kyle to leave his loaded gun in his car? Not even the police are allowed to do that because if someone breaks into their car they are responsible for having their guns stolen.And here she is telling Kyle to lock it in his car where they have so many people lined up outside trying to get into the bar where her movie star boyfrie0nd is. DUH...! And where that fanatic fan Angelica happened to be also. Hello..? anybody home? where was the editor? Guess he or she is also trying to sell the book despite the inconsistency and stupid decisions of the characters.

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  • Yvonne
  • 28-04-2013

Very addictive

I really enjoyed this book from start to finish the characters develop well and you really feel that you know them as the story unfolds you can laugh and cry just what a book needs hope the sequel is as as good , will see . Thoroughly recommend

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  • Virginia
  • 19-04-2013

Absolutely Brilliant

Really good story, I liked the way it was written, and I was even happier when I realised it was part 1 of 2, with another book in the winds relating to it, which i am looking forward to reading. Just wish a good book didn't finish.

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  • Dobsew
  • 08-06-2013

A bit repetitive

Love Unscripted is a book about most women’s dream, where they meet a movie star who desperately falls in love with them and want to spend the rest of their lives together.

This is basically what this story is all about but it does focus on the issues that come with having a relationship with an extremely famous person. All the paparazzi, adoring and sometimes, crazy fans as well as the lack of personal alone time.

At times I did really enjoy reading this book and if I could rate is 3.75 stars then I would. It doesn’t quite make the 4 star mark with me.

Ms. Reber has created some vibrant and interesting characters who have strong family and friend values. Protection and trust have a strong essence throughout this book. What I had problems with, is that it was a very long book and at times I felt like the characters were going around in circles. This did annoy me at times and I didn’t feel the length was necessary.

That said, overall this is an enjoyable read with funny and romantic moments that did make me want to read more. I will be reading book 2 and hopefully it won’t be as repetitive.

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  • haley
  • 19-03-2016

alot missing

on a story like this you need he pov this story is.just.way.to long there is 2 sides and it's a shame it's all from here's all them hours and I belive pt2 is 14 hrs long and again all from her pov not something I can sit.trough again dreading 14 hrs on part 2 let's get it over and done with.

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  • Yvonne
  • 27-03-2014

3 times too long & whiney

What disappointed you about Love Unscripted?

This book is very long. 22 hours. It is the equivalent of a historical saga but is a draged out whine.It is repedetive

Has Love Unscripted put you off other books in this genre?

Yes

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

I like to finish books I start. I have tried to finish this but 18 hours later i am angry at my good manners/ stupidity at hoping it will improve