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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 tha...more
Paperback, 668 pages
Published March 6th 2010 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
OK, so....I'm sitting here sort of stunned by the exorbitantly high rating this book has received. Truth be told, I'm slightly disgusted. I usually hate not finishing books because I don't feel I can give them a thorough review otherwise, but this book was chock full of so much awful that it's actually drained me of the desire to read. I've slogged through my fair share of bad stories for the sake of comprehensive reviews, but I really don't think I can manage this one. Every time I look at my K...more
Aestas Book Blog
Jul 20, 2012 Aestas Book Blog rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of Thoughtless/Effortless
Recommended to Aestas Book Blog by: KarenH
Shelves: favorites
"I don't want anyone else - just you. And no matter where I am, wherever I go, you're the only one who is holding my heart." ~Ryan

I was told that this book was basically "like Thoughtless minus Denny" and boy were they freaking RIGHT!! For those of you who were also fans of Thoughtless, remember those heart racing moments where you just had to keep turning the pages and probably couldn't stop even if you wanted to?? Well oh boy does this book have you doing that too! I swear I barely bli...more
Karla
I read this book based on all the great reviews.. I'm still trying to figure out the hype. It dragged on forever, touching on every possible thing that *could* have happened. The writing style was very free flow, weeks pass in a couple of paragraphs - or minutes take pages and pages. I remember getting to the last page, seeing the words "sequel" and thinking.. wtf? why?

As a love story, it’s got a lot of intrigue, and the concept/star-aspect was novel to me, but both of the main characters were s...more
Lady Beulac
Unfortunately I'm not going to finish this book. It's that simple.
Overly polite, quirky and enthusiastic people freak me out. This is similar to the dialogue throughout the eternally long book:

Ryan: Good Morning, my love! Do you want some coffee?
Taryn: Oh, I can't believe you asked you huge, handsome movie actor! Yes, I would love a cup of coffee...are you really talking to me?
Ryan: It's just so hard...will you really give up your life for my undeserving self?
Taryn: Darling, how could you ever...more
Araxi
Ok so what is with the high ratings Goodreads?? I have never felt so let down by reviews and I'm still struggling to understand the love for this book.

Love Unscripted was like, literary blue balls. The book is 670 pages long and there is no climax to the story until about 85% into the book. What the hell?!?! You could have pulled about 300 pages and it wouldn't have affected the story at all. It was torture, but I felt like it wouldn't be fair to write a review, to warn my friends unless I saw...more
Morgan: Read, Eat, Dream
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Love Unscripted by Tina Reber is one of the BEST books I have ever read. I am obsessed with this book. In fact, I could easily become one of the crazy stalker fans you read about in this novel. I didn't just like this story… I was completely overwhelmed by it.

What makes a book AMAZING?
In my opinion, when reading an amazing book or watching a fantastic movie, the reader/audience "becom...more
Joe
I'm a guy who never writes reviews, nor do I read Romantic or erotic novels. However I was intrigued to find out what the hoopla was with 50 Shades of Grey. Thank goodness for my kindle, or I would of received a bunch of crap from family, friends and co workers. When I finished the last book in the series, I wanted more....

Next read pointed to Love Unscripted, so I purchased it. I was so wrapped in the characters, I couldn't put this book down. This book is so well written, characters so real, a...more
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
I think I'm going to put this book on the shelf for the time being. I'm at 30% and having a difficult time staying focused or interested in the story.

I think this is one of those books that work when it's cold outside, you're snuggled in a blanket, and in the mood for a long, well written, but drawn-out story. That's not the mood I'm in right now.
Taryn at My Secret Romance

Review posted on My Secret Romance

MERCY!

This is how a romance novel should be written!


What a refreshing read! Love Unscripted is not a lust at first sight romance story. And thank goodness for that! There are too many of those reads out there.

Nothing comes easy in life. Anything worth having is worth fighting for. The love Ryan and Taryn share is definitely worth fighting for and anyone could see that. Love Unscripted is sexy and addicting! There's a thick aura of sensuality surrounding the sto...more
Alex Jones
Sep 02, 2012 Alex Jones rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: No one.
Dear. God.

Where do I even begin with this book?
I only got about 25% of the way through the story before I did this:



How does this book have so many good reviews?
The dialogue was absolutely horrible.
Every time Ryan opened his mouth, he exclaimed it.

Ryan: Oh Taryn you're so cool!!!!
Ryan: Omg, like, awesome!!!!!
Ryan: I like love you!!!!
Ryan: Omg Taryn I want you, even though I can have any woman in the world, I want your boring, bitchy ass, self!!!!!

Plus everything he said was so corny and over-exag...more
Sylvia
I'm looking forward to the second book. I did have a little issue with Ryan (won't spoil), but he redeemed himself at the end. :)
P.A. Lupton

I couldn’t help but think of the lyrics to Michael Buble’s Home when I read this book: “May be surrounded by, A million people I, still feel all alone… I just wanna go home.” This is how Tina Rebar portrays her hero Ryan Christienson. He’s insanely famous, woman all over the world worship him, and yet he’s the most lonely man on the planet. His dream is to just a have a nice quiet weekend with his family at home, without being bothered. I love how she shows this side of being a celebrity.

Taryn i...more
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Review of 2nd reading, one year later: First thing you need to know about Love Unscripted by Tina Reber, besides that I absolutely loved it even more the second time, is that it is L-O-N-G. This is not a bad thing! Not at all. This is a like reading a book trilogy all in one. And I would have been happy and satisfied if it ended after Love Unscripted. But when you find out there is a sequel, you just want to “squeeee!”

I read Love Uns...more
Allison
Oh, it pains me to give this book only 2.5 stars. LU started off as an awesome story. I would rate the first half of the book 5 stars. The tension, romance, banter, playfulness of Ryan and Taryn were so believable and honest. I loved it and thought I'd found a new 5 star read.

The book went MAJORLY downhill from there. All of the things I loved about the characters just stopped. It seemed like a different writer was writing the rest of the story. It drug, and drug, and drug into repetitive bored...more
Paula

I'm going to DNF this one. I might go back to it one day - yeah probably not. I keep asking myself if I got a bad unedited copy because there are so many great ratings for this book. This book is so ridiculously long that it made my head hurt trying to get halfway through it. Now, I am one for seeing how a romance builds up but this is just over-the-top corny at times...and boring. I don't want to know about these characters daily routines. I don't want to know Ryan's schedule. I don't want to k...more
Jess-i-ca ~The Gif Witch~
This book was long...I mean wayyyyyyyyy too long for the storyline...It was hard for me to get into and the excessive use or words killed it for me.
Taryn was sooooo annoying at times...
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Tammara
Fun, romantic contemporary romp. I loved Ryan and Taryn's building relationship. The insecurities they each felt when they were separated - Ryan filming on location with a gorgeous actress (with whom he had history) and Taryn living her (previously quiet and private) small-town bartender life, felt very real. Reber does a great job of contrasting the pleasure and pain of being rich and famous - or being loved by someone who is.

I'm ready for the second helping!
Stacia (out of inspiration)
Feb 03, 2012 Stacia (out of inspiration) marked it as did-not-finish
DNF. I was hoping for another incredible book like How to Kill a Rock Star, but I'm not getting the same vibe. HTK was incredible, this one is just...boring.

The main character seems like a bit of a contradiction. He's supposed to be shy, yet he exclaims, snickers and smirks a lot...
Karen
OMG, I'm completely and utterly drained... the last few hours of this book has torn my heart to shreds!! I need time to recover here. Review to follow... just know, it was good.

"Taryn Mitchell," he said, looking me in the eyes. "I love you. With all my heart."
I felt all the blood rush from my body and surge right into my chest. All this time I waited for a man to say those words to me and mean it, and now I was hearing them from the one person I had hoped would say them.
I gazed into his eyes a
...more
Sara
This started out slow, got okay and got slow again.

Honestly I liked the characters all of them; Ryan, Taryn and her friends. They weren't bad, the story wasn't bad, it just wasn't for me. It was long, too long in my opinion. Too much filler where it could have been easily wrapped up in a sentence or two not numerous pages. The detail was numbing and the exclamation points were just too much. I lost track of the story and started counting how many were on a page and then in a paragraph...were th...more
~Tina~
Love Unscripted begins the story with our, ever so jaded, Taryn Mitchell, who's heart got crushed by her latest love and is quickly annoyed by the new 'visitors' in town. She's never even read the books or seen the first movie, so why should she care now? She's quite content with running her bar and being at peace with the whole non-dating bit. That is, till trouble walked (or flew) in her bar. Taking her heart and life as she knew it, to a whole new dimension...
~Ryan Christensen never thought t...more
Blythe Jewell
So, since I got my Kindle I've gone a little crazy with the freebie or super-cheap self-published books. I read that damned 50 Shades trilogy, which was terrible but also had some elements that got under my skin, and I suppose I was looking for something completely different to take the edge off. Well, I found it.

Because... Edge? There is no edge here. This is a bland story about bland people doing bland things in the blandest of ways. The only thing that's really exciting about any of it is the...more
Lauren (Sugar & Snark)
I know a lot of people are really loving this series. And I can understand why, the idea behind this book is appealing. What woman doesn't fantasise about meeting their favourite Hollywood crush and having them fall madly in love with them! SWOON!

But while I really wanted to like the book and it did have potential, the author just waffled on and on! This book could have easily been 200 pages shorter and it would have been the better for it. Eventually the book went form being exciting and romant...more
Isha
2.5 stars
So I started reading this book because of the amazing reviews , and because the storyline seemed interesting. well , once i started reading it , i liked it ,initially. I liked how they built up the hype for Ryan christensen's character. The protagonist and the narrator , Taryn Mitchell seemed like an emotionally cut off person ,initially, because of her past bad experiences, which seemed very justified and warmed you up to her. Although why every romance novel's heroine has to be traged...more
Haley
1.5 stars? I've only ever given a couple one-star reviews, and I hated every second of those books, so I have a hard time ranking this one that low. The two-page scene where Taryn was FURIOUS with Ryan to the point of hanging up on him and ignoring him honestly boosted the rating. More honest emotion in that scene than I'd seen. But then it ended.

Me, right now:



While reading:

Honestly. So far this book is killing me.

I want to like it SO MUCH. It has a higher-than-four-star average rating, the des...more
Sandra
This review is also available at My Fiction Nook.

1.5 stars, rounded up, since it wasn't the worst book ever. How this book received so many 5 star ratings, I simply don't know. On one hand, the story kept me engaged (like a trainwreck you can't look away from). On the other hand, it needs some serious editing, not only for the content but also for grammar and spelling.

It mostly reads like a fan fiction, pairing a Mary-Sue insert (presumably the author) with a hot, young movie star who doesn't l...more
Amber Conaway
Absolutely Love this story. The love story is one of those fairy tales we all dream of. I'm completely in love with Ryan! I wish I could have one of my very own. Can't wait for the sequel to come out! Hurry up and finish already Tina!!!!!!!
Anne OK
Aug 11, 2012 Anne OK rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Anne OK by: Ann (BA) GR friend
Shelves: 2012-reads
I really enjoyed reading this book – no, it wasn’t a perfectly written story BUT how often does a reader find those anyway? And yes, some situations definitely strained belief on the reader’s part – but this is fiction after all. What I found most exciting was the fact that I loved the characters so much, both lead and secondary, throughout the entire book. It was pleasant to also watch the slow and comfortable build before this couple arrived at the “seal the deal” moment. I enjoyed every littl...more
Sheri
I had a love/hate relationship with this book. I absolutely loved the first half, so I'll start there. Taryn is a fantastic character. She is a small-town girl who is tough, self-sufficient, and level headed. She is fun, not a Tom-boy but not girly-girly either. I love, love, love Ryan. He is a big shot movie star who does not like the fame. He has groupies following him everywhere, but deep down he's a quiet romantic who would like some privacy. When the two meet, it's just awesome. The two tog...more
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"I can be yours if you want me to be, Taryn," he whispered.”
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