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Book Review: Love Unscripted by Tina Reber

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Book Cover - Love Unscripted

Author: Tina Reber (Website | Twitter)
Publication Date: March 6, 2010


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?

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From time to time, it’s nice to read a story that has this fairy tale like premise in which we can easily slip into and day dream about it. 

Wow. Love Unscripted is rather a lengthy read and definitely has loads of ups and downs. But that’s to be expected since we have an actor and a normal gal as our main characters. I like that the author didn’t prolong how Ryan and Taryn got together as a couple because it will just end up as a “meh” to me. I’ll probably say “Girl, cut the chase. I’m sure that you’ll just end up with that popular dude”. But with Love Unscripted it focused more on the pros and cons that comes from having a relationship like theirs. As the story progresses, it felt like an endless string of different kinds of drama but then I really like how those elements were incorporated and dealt with in the story.

Love Unscripted was certainly an emotion-filled book. It will make readers feel happy, elated, scared, annoyed, totally pissed off and loads of other emotions. It will also make readers daydream about themselves being in Taryn’s shoes. If you were in her shoes, what will you do? How will you react and cope with the changes that are bound to happen in your life? If you like the ordeal of the story, then go try to read this one.

I’m sure if I’m living in Tina Reber’s Love Series world, I’ll be like Marie. Jumping up and down over Ryan and armed with my extensive knowledge about the Seaside books and movie details. Just the typical fan.

Fangirls. With our generation, this element of the story is very relatable. I’m pretty sure most of the Hollywood actors have had their fair share of experiences with these scary situations in the hands of their fans. Some tend to be terrifying, stealthy, delusional and really go way overboard from being a normal fangirl. To the extent that they’re now considered as a threat to these celebrities. Sasaeng, as what they are  referred to in the Korean Entertainment world. It makes me feel sorry for these celebrities who are constantly experiencing this kind of frenzy. It makes me sick.

Most of the people know me as a huge fangirl. I’m attached to loads of fandoms about books, movies, actors and music artists. I admit it that fangirling comes naturally to me. I do the squeals in front of the television, jumping around the house, surfing the internet and keep tabs about them, do the smashing-the-keyboard typing when I can’t control my feels, buying merchandise and other ways how fangirls express their feels.

But I can’t even afford to scream in front of them. Maybe if they’re on a stage and I’m rather far from them, sure I can scream my lungs out. But totally not in front of them. And I’ve already proven that when I was lucky enough to see Taylor Lautner in person. That was totally a monumental experience for me as a fangirl because it’s freakin’ Taylor Lautner, Jacob Black from the Twilight Saga. I was just rendered speechless and had a “shyness” attack. So it really is weird for me on how other people manage to cry, pass out or squeal in front of them. Oh well, levels of fangirling.

Time and time again tabloid and gossip sites have proven how they produce BS stories. I can surely attest to that because of my years being in a certain fandom who knows the ins and outs of it and how these tabloids just crafts their BS stories to create hits in their sites. Most importantly to earn money. “He broke up with her.” “They got together again.” Stop please. I’ll only believe your stories if you have a video statement of them truly saying that. Those are just words. Words that the writers wrote and most probably the general public will eat up. But never the fans who care for these people involved. All they manage to do is create case and unwanted fanwars on the web.

Love Unscripted feels like a standalone book and pretty much ended in a happy note. So, I’m really curious as to what will be Ryan and Taryn’s dilemma in Love Unrehearsed. Less drama, please.




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