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3.56  ·  Rating details ·  122 ratings  ·  26 reviews
One of Hollywood's hardest working women is about to discover there's a lot more drama behind the camera than in front of it. . . Faith "Freakin'" Sinclair probably shouldn't have called her boss a perv. . .or grabbed his "privates." But as creator of the hit dramedy Modern Women, she'd had enough of his sexist insults. Now she's untouchable in the industry--not in a good ...more
Kindle Edition, 308 pages
Published August 1st 2013 by eKensington (first published January 1st 2013)
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Margreet Asselbergs
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it

'Modern Women' has been Faith Sinclair's baby since its inception. She created it, lobbied it, sold it and worked it for as many years as she cared to remember. The TV show was her life! But her sexist boss apparently does not take too kindly to being grabbed by the balls....literally....because she now finds herself outside of the studio gates, without an office, a job.......a show! After spending some time aimlessly floating, Faith pulls up her bootstrap
May 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Faith Sinclair was on the top of her career path, when she made the mistake of grabbing her boss by the "cahoonas" to make a point that he was being a sexist pig. As the producer of a top rated TV show, Fatih now finds herself blacklisted. Jobless, Faith unintentionally enbarks on a journey of discover.

If that isn't enough, something strange is happening with all her credit cards and bank accounts leaving her without access to her money.

Deciding the only way back to the top is to convince “Alex”
Nov 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
If you're looking for an entertaining chick lit romance that will tickle your funny bone, then Unscripted by author Jayne Denker is the book for you!

As the creator and executive producer of a hit TV drama/comedy, Modern Women, Faith Sinclair is at the top of her career ... that is until she gets into a knock-down drag-out argument with her boss and grabs his (ahem) balls ... now she's persona non grata in Hollywood and has to find a way to get her career back on track. Faith embarks on a journey
 Lori (Ficwishes)
Jun 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Netgalley for providing an ARC for a fair and honest review.

This book was irreverent, unpredictable, and just what I needed.

The opening sentence of this book really sets the tone. "Usually, grabbing a man's balls can take you far in this business."

Faith Sinclair has struggled to make her own way in Hollywood. Having a famous director mother, Faith could have skated by on her name alone, but Faith wanted to make it on her own. She wanted to stand on her own two feet. After creating
Mireille Duval
Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, read-in-2015
Well, this cover is misleading! This was not about college-aged people falling in love in the grass! But I enjoyed reading this book a lot. I always have a soft spot for Hollywood TV shows stories, like they're long, delightful RPF written just for me. I loved Faith, who was a great main character. This book is really her story, more than a romance - I loved her character arc, I loved how she had built her own TV show, I liked her relationship with her mother and how it evolves, I liked her pric ...more
Emsy Van Wyck
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-at-fff
[ARC received from NetGalley for fair and honest review.] Five thumbs up for Jayne Denker's sexy romp through Hollywood highs and lows, Unscripted. After reading Jayne Denker's soon-to-be-released Down on Love (21 Nov 2013 pub date), I really wanted to read some of her other books. Luckily her publisher had one, Unscripted, available for review.

What a difference between the two books - Down on Love the quintessential small town romance with Unscripted set in big, bad Hollywood. But what they bot
Tina "IRead2Escape"
Hotness rating 2 out of 5

3.5 Stars

Unscripted is the 2nd book I've read by Jayne Denker and I have to say I'm quickly becoming a fan. Her books are sweet and fun to read. This story is peppered with laugh out loud one liners and more than a few hilarious supporting characters.

Faith Sinclair is at the top of her game, or at least she was until she'd had it with her boss and grabbed him by the balls to get her point across during a meeting. She figured she would give him a few days to calm down, a
Glynis Astie
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
How many books begin with a woman grabbing her arrogant boss' private parts? I'm a huge fan of Ms. Denker's and the start of this book only made me appreciate her writing even more. Faith struggled to become a successful TV creator/producer without enlisting the help of her mother, an iconic director, only to be undone by the aforementioned gaffe. Desperate to save her show, her career and her pride, she embarks on a journey to track down the actor whom she is convinced can fix everything. Barre ...more
Jessica Terry
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was my first time reading this author's work and I can sum up what I thought about it in five words:


I loved the book! It was funny, engaging, well-written, and just entertaining as heck. My face was glued to my phone as I read most of it at work yesterday. I loved the inside/behind-the-scenes perspective of the running of a television show, and by a woman, no less. I loved Faith, even though her stubborness seemed to be a tiny bit to her detriment at times. (And there is no W
Nash Norden
Sep 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Faith Sinclair, a producer of a top rated TV show is now in trouble after she made a mistake by grabbing her boss’s privates. Now she found herself jobless and blacklisted. Faith needs to get back on her feet. And to get back to her show, she needs to convince Alex, a former star of her show, to come back.

Unscripted is a light, cute read with bits of romance and Hollywood scenes. I was hooked with Unscripted from the very beginning. I love the story line, the dialogues, characters and I love Fai
Mar 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I though I would be disappointed in the beginning.
why would I buy it I'm first place? I don't know maybe the author and reviews.
As I read, I started to enjoy it far more than expected. Also, I really like the character. First her than the others.
the story was different and very fresh. it seemed to be light but it went deeper.
Faith was someone strong and with a big ego. Thinking that all her life was about a show. And things got better or worse. She saw everything in a different light, took thi
Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Fun read!

This was a fun read with an amazing female character. Faith is a strong, no holds barred woman who goes after what she wants. I can't wait to read more of Jayne Denker's books!
Keris Shay
This was cute and funny. I thought it was going to be more romance but it was more about Faith growing within herself. I loved perfect Mason and enjoyed the LOL moments. I'm not huge on constant flashbacks, but they did not super annoy me. It was a good relaxed read!

ARC provided by NetGalley
Janice Salotti
Oct 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite good.

This was fun and quick to read. I thought Faith referring to Mason as "Mr. Professor Mason Mitchell" was amusing as she first used it sarcastically. Faith finds herself banned from the studio where her show is filmed and herself repulsed by the changes made to her show. When she attempts to coax a fan favourite actor back to the show, and secure her job again, her life is turned upside down.
Many amusing conversations and narration make this rom com quite a lot of fun. I appreciated t
Debbie Knisleu
Oct 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My life is a reality show

It was funny, outrageous and sweet. Loved when she grabbed Randy you know where, but also loved Mason and Faith’s discovery of each other. Dealing with Alex, who thought he was IT, but lost it when he could no longer control Faith. Glad to see they killed off his character. And don’t forget Kaylee, Jamie, Mona and Dominick.
Avis Dillon
Nov 11, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Please note that the one star is only my note to myself (in case I forgot I downloaded it once) that this is a book that is written in the first person...which I NEVER like to read. I did not read this, and if you don't mind first person stories, it may well be a good novel, but not for me. ...more
Paula Ratcliffe
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Sometimes expectations really color your view of a book. I went into this one expecting romance to be the focus of the book. There definitely was romance, but I think the focus of the book was Faith's personal growth. When you add in the first person POV, the pretty much perfect guy paired with the heroine full of flaws, and don't forget the moments of humiliation... that reads more like Chick Lit to me, and Chick Lit is not my favorite genre.

I felt like there was a lot of time and detail spent
Kathryn Biel
Apr 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the third book of Ms. Denker's that I've read and she has yet to disappoint. A little more 'in your face' than her sweet, small-town Marsden series, Unscripted is a funny look at some behind the scenes of the Hollywood TV scene. From the first paragraph, I was hooked. Seriously, one of the best first paragraphs I've ever read. A closed-door romance that will have you cheering for Faith. This is romantic comedy and chick lit at its finest. Ms. Denker is a go-to author for me, and Unscript ...more
Dec 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
Hmm. Overall the story was good but I was expecting a romance and got more of a coming of age story - except the main character wasn't a young twenty-something, but rather a thirty-something having to re-evaluate her life and priorities. If you go into it wanting that type of story, you'll be fine, but I was almost halfway finished before I felt engaged, and the main character was pretty selfish for most of the plot line. ...more
Apr 06, 2015 rated it liked it
It was okay

First of all, this held my interest and I read it in one day so that's a plus. It was fun, and funny, and I liked Faith for most of the book. She was a tv producer who made some questionable choices and ended up co-teaching a class at a community college. Mason, the professor, seemed almost too good to be true at times. Unfortunately, I felt like I was reading a backstory for a tv show, complete with a season finale cliffhanger.
Jan 24, 2016 marked it as dnf-did-not-finish
The last book I picked up I DNF’d at chapter six. I couldn’t get through chapter one in this book. Told in first person, the heroine’s generic bravado (“I’d gotten even closer to him . .. and grabbed his ball-sack”) and trite characterization are too much too stomach. DONE
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
2.5 stars. Clever writing, douchey heroine, tedious pacing.
Debra Blum
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great story, great characters and dialogue. I would read more by this author. The only thing that was bad was the cover! Very inappropriate for a college professor and an almost forty woman!
Ellen (more books, please)
Dec 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, e-book
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Jayne Denker is the author of romantic comedies. When she's not hard at work on another novel (or, rather, when she should be hard at work on another novel), she can usually be found frittering away stupid amounts of time on Facebook. Check in with her there (“Jayne Denker Author”) or on Twitter (@JDenkerAuthor), or at her blog, ...more

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