Saturday, September 15, 2012

Love Unscripted by Tina Reber

Ryan Christianson is an overnight Mega Star (I kept thinking Robert Pattinson).  He can’t go anywhere without frenzied fans chasing him down.  He is Seaport, RI working on the third movie in a blockbuster trilogy when he ducks into Mitchells Pub to escape some particularly rabid fans.  There he meets pub owner Taryn Mitchell who may be the only woman on the planet who hasn’t seen his movies.  She is aware of who he is because every woman she knows is talking about him.  While waiting for the fans to recede so he can get a ride back to his hotel Taryn takes pity on him and treats him like a regular Joe.  They share a couple of beers and play a few games of pool.  Ryan is smitten from the start.  Taryn has been burnt before but eventually gives into the Christianson charm.  Can a superstar and a small town girl make a go of it?
One of my favorite chick flicks is Nottinghill.  I keep seeing the Ryan Christianson character as portrayed by Robert Pattinson in the Julia Roberts role.  I really liked this story.  It was however really long.  I am not an editor so I don’t know what could have been cut to give the same feel or if indeed anything could’ve been cut.  Do I feel that the time was less than well spent?  No.  I enjoyed every chapter and indeed had several laugh out loud moments.  

My thanks to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster, Inc. for the opportunity to read this in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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