Published March 6th 2010 by CreateSpace
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Ryan Christensen just wanted to be an actor. Never in his wildest dreams did he ever think that accepting a role in an unknown film would toss his career into overdrive. His new fame has cost him dearly; anonymity is no longer an option. His fans stalk him, the paparazzi hound him, and Hollywood studios all want a piece of him. Despite all of that, Ryan Christensen craves the most basic of human needs – to have love in his heart and privacy in his life.
Taryn Mitchell, the story’s protagonist, is a realist. She’s been feigning contentment, running the family pub in Seaport, Rhode Island, while quietly nursing her own internal heartaches. Her feet are fairly glued to the ground and she doesn’t buy into all the hype that has descended on her tiny, coastal town. In her world, men are safe if they’re kept at a distance.
Fate has other plans for these two when their paths cross one sunny afternoon. A group of female fans has attacked him, leaving his shirt torn, his face cut, and Ryan in obvious distress. Bonds between them form from the most dramatic of circumstances while jealousy, insecurity, and the stress of his celebrity life try to tear them apart.
Through all the tabloid lies, secrecy, and pressure, can Taryn’s peace and Ryan’s high-profile insanity live together in harmony?
Not a YA title!
Another great twisted love story that left me falling head over heels for the main character! Ryan Christensen! Swoon!
The book starts off with Taryn working behind the bar on a typical regular week day. The hub bub in town is that they are filming a major film called Seaside and everyone wants a glimpse of the famous actors. Everyone, that is, except for Taryn. She has a hard time understanding why these woman fall head over heels for guys that they could never have. And if they did, it would be a quick one night stand and they would have a broken heart in the morning feeling used and abused. The last person she expects to save is Ryan Christensen himself, but things quickly turn, when he literally comes flying through the bar.
I could see that his shirt had been ripped; part of his stomach was visible through the large, frayed tear. Oh my God! What happened to this poor guy?
I really enjoyed this storyline, I loved how the two characters first meet. It actually was perfect and helped Taryn see that Ryan was a real person with feelings and fears just like everyone else. I also enjoyed the fact that they did not fall madly in love from the first sighting. They took their time and had a special friendship first. I loved that Ryan did not rush Taryn into anything, he was a real gentleman and only led to me swooning even more!
“I wish I was there with you,” he whispered.
“I wish you were here too,” I whispered softly.
Ryan is not your typical bad boy that you read in most books. He is very sweet, honest and loving from the very beginning. He is actually quite romantic! He plays a bad boy on camera and the writer was wonderful by making him the complete opposite!
“So… am I to understand that you’re mine” I asked teasingly.
“I can be yours if you want me to be, Taryn,” he whispered.”
I loved the secondary characters too! Especially Marie! She is Taryn’s snarky BFF whom tries her darndest to keep Taryn in line. She truly knows what Taryn needs and sometimes she can be hard to convince, but Marie has a special way of doing it…being brutally honest!
“You know what your problem is? You need to get laid,” she mumbled under her breath. “And I’m not talking about the do-it-yourself kind of laid either. Just pick one of these guys and go have meaningless, mind-altering, sweaty sex already!”
There is a second book on the horizon which I believe was slated to be out this month, but word on the street is that Love Unrehearsed is not quite finished yet, But will be out soon!