Ryan Christensen is a household name. He gets chased down the streets, is the subject of every woman’s fantasy, and just longs to be left alone. Taryn...moreRyan Christensen is a household name. He gets chased down the streets, is the subject of every woman’s fantasy, and just longs to be left alone. Taryn Mitchell owns a local pub and feigns her contentment. Things are steady and unpredictable, until a movie shooting in Taryn’s town brings Ryan crashing into her life.
Taryn is one of the few locals who doesn’t obsess over the every move of the film and its stars, and when she aides Ryan after he is hunted down like an animal and physically injured, she is the breath of fresh air he has been craving. But Taryn is nursing a heartache, and doesn’t want to get burned again.
Within Taryn, Ryan sees what he has always wanted - a good, down to earth beautiful woman, a place he could settle down and call home and someone to share his life with. And lowly but surely, Taryn lowers her defences and lets Ryan in – to her life, and her heart.
But just because there is obvious chemistry and affection involved, doesn’t mean the road will be easy for the new lovers. Jealousy, Ryan’s lifestyle and Taryn’s insecurity threatens to rip the couple apart.
Love Unscripted is one of those books I really can’t make my mind up about. In a lot of ways, it was a great read. There was good plot turns, interesting characters and a believable romance. But on the other hand, it was vastly over written and the book as a whole could have been a lot shorter. There was a great deal of repetition involved, with Taryn stressing over the same old things, Ryan pacifying her, Taryn getting wound up again. There was no clear resolve for the end of the book, which irked me.
But on the whole, Love Unscripted will appeal to a broad audience. This is the perfect book for when the rain is lashing down outside and you want to curl up on the sofa and disappear for a few hours. (less)
Mimi Burdette is a young workaholic set on showing her father just what she is made of, and igniting some spark in the dull as dishwater relationship...moreMimi Burdette is a young workaholic set on showing her father just what she is made of, and igniting some spark in the dull as dishwater relationship she is having with his right hand man, Dimitri. But before any of that can happen, new neighbour Xander McKinley crashes head first into her life...and dreams.
Xander is a muscly, gorgeous firefighter with an ache in his heart after the death of his father. He has been involved with rich girls before and expects Mimi to be just like the others - spoiled girls who just want to slum it for a little while. But he cannot deny his attraction to Mimi, both physically and emotionally. He starts to fall hard and fast for the woman who climbs a tree for a kid she doesn’t know to help rescue a cat, or who unwittingly disturbs and beehive just to pick some flowers.
Mimi can’t stop thinking about Xander, and how after a few minutes of his company she wants him more than she could ever imagine. One thing she is certain - she can’t pretend Dimitri is enough anymore. And it’s time to take charge, and go after the things she really wants.
Xander and Mimi are two feisty and head-strong characters. I loved their sass and chemistry. Whilst this book is insanely erotic, it is also funny and light-hearted with a heart of gold. This is a perfect book for any romance fans with a penchant for firefighters. (less)