Brought to you by OBS reviewer Autumn
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? (Goodreads)
Taryn has not had a perfect life. Despite her beautiful exterior, she harbors a very sensitive soul. She has lost both of her parents and finds comfort in her job and very close friends. She is unprepared for the force of Ryan Christensen when he takes shelter from his rabid fans in her pub. He is filming his current movie in her small town home in Rhode Island and she is very aware of who he is and what the tabloids say about his reputation.
After an afternoon of some billiards and drinks, Taryn begins to think that what she has read about Ryan isn’t necessarily true. Can there be more to him than just a perfect face and body?
Ryan Christensen has always longed for something real. In his line of work that is very hard to find. When he is chased into Taryn Mitchell’s pub, he knows that he has found something that is beyond precious and plans to grab it with both hands. Taryn relates to him like a real person and is unaffected by his celebrity status. As their relationship evolves, can they stay true or have the cards stacked against them from the very beginning?
Why did I wait so long to read this book? Everyone was telling me how fabulous it was and I was a bit resistant. I can now confirm that they were right and I was missing out on a fabulous book!
The characters and their relationships are complex and real. The banter between them makes you feel as if you are actually there and that made the book really stand out. The plot has just enough angst to keep you on the edge of your seat and book in total is so worth reading that you will want to hit buy immediately on the sequel, Love Unrehearsed (Love #2)! I would recommend this book to lovers of the new adult and romance genres. Believe me, you will be surprised in the very best way…