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?
©2012 Tina Reber (P)2012 Simon & Schuster
I think I love this more than Christian and Anna. Witty characters and sense of humor. Loved the characters and all their relationships together. Erotic without being explicit.
I purchased this book based on positive reviews and finished it because of a type A personality that refuses to quit. I enjoy long books, but only when there is a reason for the length.
9/10s of this book was a cycle of predicability and melodramatic inner dialogue. A valid plot only surfaced in the final few hours, which would be okay if the book was 5 hours, instead of 22. The main characters rushed into "love," sat idling at monotonous trust & celebrity issues for over 2/3s of the book, and then flew through a series of significant events in the last few hours. The book lacked consistent character development, completely failed to engage me as a reader, and left me shocked by the number of positive reviews it received.
No, at least not for a long while. Author needs some seasoning if writing this type genre.
Keep the female lead character consistent. She starts off independent and strong, then meets the book's love interest and she becomes insecure and passive. Both romance leads seemed immature.
Narrator did okay with story line.
Readers be aware this is a romance story about 26/27 yr olds. Perhaps suits a younger reader demographic. Not very inviting for those who have lived a little more.
The story is a little obvious and it was difficult to jeep listening some times. It could have ⅓ of rhe length and still communicate its mais messages. I lime long books, like rhose from Kristen Ashley, but this story is not so catchy.
It is a nice romance but, not so hot, not so surprising...
40 year old, fairly new to the Audio Book crowd, that love Corky, Contempory Romance Novels and a few nail biters. I dream of writing too..
The lead character had to many hang ups...enough said. She had no faith in herself at anytime
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.
If there was actually a story line.
Narration was fine
The plot was different , I could see where it could of been made very interesting.
This book is below YA, way too immature for my taste. Tarren was so selfish and pathetically uncaring about Ryans fans to the point it made me mad. Big slap in the face to any young reader who has a crush on a celebrity. Poor poor Rich beautiful people - its terrible you have to put up with people adoring you! Made me wanna puke!Hes a gorgeous actor, shes a gorgeous pub owner who also happens to have several other business going and a gorgeous home with a incredible roof top get away and never has seen one of his movies... umm this is a cartoon ..nothing realistic about it!
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.
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