Of course I would. First of all, the story was great and definitely kept you wanting to listen more and more. Secondly, the narrator was amazing and did a great job with the characters throughout the book. And finally, the love story between Taryn and Ryan was beautiful.
I would have to say Taryn because she was such an honest, independent and realistic character. She never steered away from her morals and roots, which made me resonate with her.
No, I have not, but she's a great narrator! Especially when you have to incorporate a male voice as one of the main characters...it's important to listeners that it sounds as realistic as possible and not fake and she did a great job at this.
I actually experienced both. The story was not one that's too realistic as how often does a celebrity walk into a bar you own and fall in love with a normal pedestrian? But, it does allow you to dream and hope that this might happen. The characters were pure and fun to get to know better. It was a great journey and I really enjoyed the love story as well as the ups and downs between Taryn and Ryan.
It started out really good but got old and tiring to me. That is why the 3 stars. good for half the book.
In pursuit of truth, justice, and an end to spoilers!
I was in the mood for a nice sweet love story, and this perfectly fit the bill. It was just the right amount of sap at the right moment for me.
When you scan the reviews for this book, two things are repeated over and over.
First, that this feels a lot like that old movie Notting Hill. Second, that it’s bogged down by way, way, WAY too much harping about the evils of the paparazzi who hound the poor, woebegone celebrities.
Both statements are entirely true!
If you’re looking for an easy, relatively low-stress love story, then jump right in! If you’ve seen Notting Hill then you know what sort of story to expect. If you thought it was too slow or had too little plot, then a similar audio about eight times longer probably isn’t your cup of joe. This is not a fast-mover, it’s a slow ride. Whether that’s good or bad is up to you.
I really enjoyed this and will definitely listen to the next book, but not right away. I need a break from the crazy amount of whining about how the lives of all those poor, helpless, giving celebrities are ruined because of the press and the ungrateful public. Author, thy need an editor with an iron whip! Or possibly a weed whacker! Yes, the paparazzi are off the wall, but instead of balancing that theme within the story, the story got a bit bashed with that theme. (And um… If it wasn’t for the interest of the public, does anyone think the celebs would be getting those huge paychecks?) I’m only knocking one star off for that, because I still thought it was a great listen. So now I'm the one harping out of proportion! ;)
The narrator was lovely. I thought she sounded just like Taryn, which is perfect for a first-person narrative. Glad to see she's doing the next book as well!
Recommended for lovers of sweet sappy love stories who don't mind taking their time with a listen. Hollywood gossip lovers may be attracted too, although I'm not and still liked this one quite a bit!
I absolutely loved, loved this book! I listened to Love Unscripted and Love Unrehearsed back to back and was still sad to see it end. What wonderful writing!! I felt like I knew these characters and looked forward to every moment I could listen. The narrator, Madeleine Maby is fantastic and made the words come alive. I can't wait for the next book by this author. Thank you for the fun journey Ms. Reber.
Really enjoyed this book. I really like books that are over 15 hours of listening, it means you get more into the characters etc.
Im a fan of the FSOG series and i definitely think this in my top 5 of if you love FSOG you'll love this....
It was very easy to listen to. Defiantly worth a credit in my opinion.
Like the romance, but love the action involved to get there!
There are a few things I want to clarify before beginning my review, since the choice of to be or not to buy usually comes down to these categories for 90% of the population.
1. This book is 22.5 hours long...so if you aren't into LONG books move on!
2. The sexual tension and chemistry were there...but if you are looking for an erotic detailed read move on!
3. It is not a YA book (I was relieved when I finally figured that one out!)
4. The narrator is very good, even fake yawning a word when the script said to
5. Even though this was a story about a mega movie star and a simple girl, I have to say the contrived drama was kept fairly minimal.
Okay, onto the review.
Small town bar owner Taryn gets the shock of her life one day when she opens up her pub door and sees a slew of girls chasing a guy...she instantly gets him inside and realizes it's Ryan Christianson the mega movie star filming locally. She feels the need to protect him and helps him calm down and so the story of the Taryn Ryan relationship begins.
Some parts dragged but for the most part I liked the book. I liked that it wasn't insta-love and we are soul mates and poof it's us against the world. This girl had doubts, this boy has issues, they had to work to get together, but no one was abused as a child or was horribly broken or a virgin, thank goodness. I did get a bit bored with how much the girl doubted everything, but new relationships are hard and I imagine dealing with the mega movie star who can get any girl he wants scenario could make one doubt herself.
There were real life scenarios and nothing too over the top dramatic until the end that is...but you kind of figured something like that was bound to happen. And I am thrilled to report that although this is book 1 of 3 the third book isn't about Taryn and Ryan and book one did not have a cliff hanger ending. I have already downloaded book 2.
I would say it's well worth the read/listen!
No....I hope people don't think this is okay-to treat this woman like this. Sure Taryn jumps to conclusions a lot, but mostly she puts up with a lot of crap and gets very little sympathy for it. She should of told Ryan to f-off along time ago. He hides their relationship from the world and lets his publicist, agent, and the public at large think she's nothing and allows the world to believe he's hooking up with someone else. He makes her wait across the street and watch him schmooze with his co-star who is in love with him. He expects her to be okay with watching him kiss his ex-girlfriend co-star day after day. But when he has his jealous fits over nothing (as far as he knows) he tries to control her and the situation to make him feel better . He was such a manipulative, narcissistic jerk and by the end of the book I was sooooo hoping she would dump him and make him gravel a little.
Not made Taryn such a doormat.
None, but it wasn't the narrator's fault. I even hated Taryn's best friend, Marie--a lot!....if she was my best friend and she slapped me knowing what I'd been through that night I would have punched her in the face and fired her from my bar.
Not really.....it was sooooooo long. I feel the editor could have cut the book down by 1/3 and still told the same sexist story.
I liked this book, but I didn't love it. Reasons: It was too long and I got bored. There is one love scene in the entire book - so not steamy enough. I liked the characters, loved the narrator. It could have been a great book -- the beginning of their love story was entertaining...but the last 1/3 of the book was just disappointing.
A romantic at heart, don't mind hot and steamy. I like alpha male characters to have a male narrator.
I love this book and its follow up "Love Unrehearsed". I've read them both twice now. There are very few books that have gripped me to that extent. The characters are real with good and bad traits, human. Ryan is so romantic, loyal (considering his profession) and hot, and the perfect partner for Taryn. She's hot and smart, to boot. The romance in the book is hot but not too explicit !
"Bared to You" series, by Sylvia Day
I think Books 1 and 2 would make a great film. Tagline - endurance under fire