I feel a bit weird that I didn't like this book since a lot of people have. I haven't even finished it. The story line was slow, I didn't get the chemistry of the two main characters. I was just waiting and waiting to see if I would like it more, I will finish it however I am not motivated too. bummer.
I was very disappointed in this story. I prefer strong heroes and heroines, and I found these two wimpy and whiney. If you want to listen to a story about the poor actor who loves to be an actor but spends his time whining about the price of fame, and the girl who decides to be the one to keep the big bad paparazzi out, go for it.
I can't believe this book gets any positive ratings - it is terrible. Taryn and Ryan fall in love and from there every mediocre happening in their lives turns into a life and death issue. I can't believe the mundane things in the book that becomes "issues". Really, really not worth it!
Total disappointment and also amazement at the useless issues.
I have just finished this book and am downloading the next 'love unrehearsed'.
My favourite part about this book was the characters. I enjoyed the character development and at times was laughing along with the conversations between friends. I enjoyed the storyline and am looking forward to finding out more about what happens in the next book.
What i didn't like was the 'paparazzi is bad' agenda of the novel. I felt there could have been a little less of this.
At times I also felt that the reader (listener) wasn't given enough credit and the story was really spelt out so the point the author was trying to make was really obvious. I think the book could have been a little shorter if this wasn't case.
I have read other comments that the book was really long but I didn't mind the length. I like to read a series of books, so it wasn't an issue for me at all.
But they are my only two criticisms and I'm buying the next book as I write - so definitely think it's worth a listen.
I didn't love this book, but I couldn't stop listening as I had to see how it finished so I definitely enjoyed it.
This was a very entertaining listen. At times the drama between the characters was a bit much but overall a good listen.
mother, wife, artist
I think i would give the author one more try..
Okay, so the book starts off great, really great, you can see these characters in your minds eye and it is attractive..but as the story moves on I found the female lead to be a bit annoying and pathetic...I did like the story twists although they were not exactly shocking..but to me the book started off hot and ended with a wimper...so i gave it a 3 star rating..not sure if i will buy the next book in this series..
Listen on people!
My first listen of a book by Tina Reber. Enjoyed very much! Romance at it's best. An easy romance with great interaction between the charactors. Also listened to "Love Unrehearsed", the 2nd book in the series. Equally as good!
....You won't be disappointed - Try these 2 books, if you like Romance.....
Well worth a couple of credits.
Hope more is added from Tina Reber.
This was a cute story. A nice love story. Likeable characters. But it could have been told in about 1/3 of the time. Way too many discussions on how she knows someday he will realize he belongs with a starlet not her. The villains in the first half of the book disappear in the second half with no further comment and new villains take their place. Not sure why. And both main characters spend a bunch of time talking about trust but both lie to each other.
At it's heart this is a simple love story. Boy meets girl, lots of angst on both sides, boy and girl are separated by forces beyond their control, boy wins girl. A story most romance writers tell in 8 or 9 hours -- 10 or 11 hours if there are lots of explicit sex scenes, which this did not include.
So, this is an entertaining book. Just way too long.
I really enjoy this narrator. She does a very good job.
Say something about yourself!
The good thing about this audiobook is at 22 hours long it mildy entertained me through a few days of tedious work. The bad thing is the extremely corny dialogue. It was like the melodramatic conversations in Days of Our Lives. I laughed out loud several times at the constant references to "with all my heart" and "to my very soul". The parts I enjoyed were the insights into the movie star lifestyle though I don't know how accurate they may be. The narrator does a good job with the very clunky conversations.