Editorial Reviews. Unknown. “Sexy, romantic, and addictive, Love Unscripted is a Cinderella Love Unscripted:The Love Series, Book 1 – Kindle edition by Tina Reber. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @ I was told that this book basically felt a lot like Thoughtless minus Denny and boy were they freaking RIGHT!! For those of you who were also. Love Unscripted Tina Reber. Taryn Mitchell is a twenty seven year old tavern owner whose heart has been broken one too many times. Her last.

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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 tiha 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. Nursing a recent heartbreak, Taryn Mitchell believes men are best kept at a safe distance.

At six foot two, with dirty blond hair, blue eyes, and an incredible body, Ryan has every girl in Seaport swooning.

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?


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Rhode Island United States. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Love Unscriptedplease sign up. Please let me know!!! Nivedita You could try ‘To hate adam connor’. See 2 questions about Love Unscripted…. Lists with This Book. I’m sitting here sort of stunned by the exorbitantly high rating this book has received. Truth be told, I’m slightly disgusted. I usually hate not finishing books because I don’t feel I can give them a thorough review otherwise, but this book was chock full of tnia much awful that it’s actually drained me of the desire to read.

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I’ve slogged through my fair share of bad loev for the sake of comprehensive reviews, but I really don’t think I can manage this one. Every time I look at my Unscriptec OK, so Every time I look at my Kindle, jnscripted nearly-irrepressible live to go do something else overcomes me, and I hear my brain screaming at me to just turn on a video game and try to forget any of this ever happened.

It didn’t begin this way. Sure, I recognized from the start the simplistic writing, the stilted dialogue, unscriptedd tendency to get comma placement wrong, and the author’s story-crushing tendency to list everything her protagonist does, but I thought, “Hey, it’s no worse than some of the other books I’ve read. First complaint; it’s just too damn long. I’m a fast reader, so fast that my seeming inability to make headway on this story is actually confusing to me.

When I think of trying to make it all tinaa way to the end, I get that vertigo effect. Then I get scared. Now, like I said before, it doesn’t start off terrible. Mediocre, yes, but not terrible. I was a little wary when I realized that Taryn is apparently the only woman in the entire state of Rhode Island not willing to drop trou for Ryan Christensen, but that wasn’t such a big deal.


A lot of authors aren’t very good at giving their main character a balanced personality. Or any personality at all, come to think of it Anyway, it isn’t until Taryn and Ryan meet that things go from mildly bad to “oh, my tinna, stop. Their smarmy flirting is nothing short of nauseating, and the author gets a serious thumbs-down for employing one of the lamest tactics in writing; the completely pointless “let’s quote our favorite movies to prove we have things in common” ploy.

The scene is bad enough, but when it’s compounded with the author’s blatant disregard for all rules of writing, things get even worse. Reber missed that all-important lesson Show Don’t Tellbecause the reader is continually treated to having the obvious pointed out to them.

Taryn and Ryan are attempting to distract each other while playing pool. After reading lovr both of their attempts which succeeded in making the target lose concentration and thus, miss their shotI was treated to this: Then there’s this little gem. Ryan takes Taryn to have dinner with a couple of his friends, and these friends have a little girl named Cami.

Obviously, this is the part in the book where the author attempts to make her readers swoon over how good Ryan is with children while simultaneously making Ryan more obsessed with Taryn for her obvious knack with children.

Her giggles were precious.

Second, here’s the very next sentence; “They obviously knew each other very well. Some of my other favorite awful lines? Our little game was fun. Is it not enough that we read about them laughing while being flirtatious? Oh, my bad, I thought Taryn wasn’t having fun. I thought she was attempting to draw attention to that fact by laughing, smiling, and playing along. How silly of me. It couldn’t have perhaps been the fact that they were conversing while he walked around her bar? Captain Obvious would love this.

Twice, in just the first quarter of the book, Taryn repeated something she said to someone almost in the same paragraph. Imagine a conversation going like this; “I thought we’d take the boat out on the lake, do some fishing?

It’s just too much for the two of us. I just think it’s too much for just the two of us. Kids in candy stores aren’t generally relaxed, they’re excited, hence the reason you would use said metaphor for someone who is excited. Ryan can’t seem to stop exclaiming things!

I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised since any author who carelessly overuses metaphors, similes, and descriptors is a prime candidate for the overuse of the exclamation point, but it adds another awkward layer to this blunder sandwich! At one point, Taryn is rewarded for a good pool shot with a “Gentle high-five hand slap” a term which, after having read it aloud to my brother, caused him to insist that I finish reading this book, if for nothing else but to glean more gems like that one.

That’s not even the worst of it, however. Even more off-putting is his exclamations of otherwise commonplace utterances.


More often than not, he responds to Taryn’s simple questions and teasing with exclamations. In fact, I think the only times he doesn’t is when he’s been thrown into one of his “brooding” moods by the paparazzi. When he’s not unnecessarily enraged, however, he comes across as so disturbingly exuberant that I couldn’t help but picture him as one of those insanely perky people who are always so chipper.

Come to think of it, Ryan just might be a dangerously unbalanced individual. Several times, within the same page, he will go from this: Oh, and what the hell is with all the reminders? Every other freakin’ page, we’re reminded, via Taryn’s mind-numbingly monotonous inner monologue, just how insecure and “damaged” she is. Oh, there’s no way he wants to be with mehe could have any woman he wants.

Besides, he’ll just end up a cheating bastard like my ex-fiance, Thomas. Yes, I already knew who Thomas was, I did not need the full title. I wonder if, “Ex-fiance Thomas” is his full name Readers only need to be shown something once, maybe twice.

There’s a certain wisdom in the old, “Shake it more than twice and you’re playing with it” logic, and it can be applied to several different areas in life. In writing a book, if you have to tell your readers something more than twice, this the overall feeling they get: Either you’re this stupid or you think we are.

Now let’s talk about how often these dunderheads laugh, chuckle, snicker, giggle, smirk, smile, and grin. Seemingly every sentence uttered ends on a laugh, giggle, or snicker. Reber couldn’t even have the decency to throw in a good “chortle” just to mix things up.

But the people in this book laugh so much one can’t help wondering if maybe they’re high. Or perhaps just simple in the head? At one point, Taryn and Ryan “both smirked and grinned” at each other. I hadn’t realized those two things were separate and could be done simultaneously! Slightly more disquieting than the possibility of synonyms being antonyms was Ryan’s ever-present stalker smile.

Seriously, the guy never wipes the damn grin off his face, and it’s that kind of unconscious antagonism that will end up getting him punched by a girl like me who thinks guys who smile constantly are creepy. Reber isn’t as bad as some, her understanding of certain technicalities is lacking. There are commas where there shouldn’t be commas, open spaces where there should be commas, sentence structure is lackluster at best, there are some spelling errors, and the pace is awful.

As I’ve already stated, the overuse of similes and metaphors is astounding; Taryn’s mouth hangs open “like a fish out of water”, she “gazes lovingly at Ryan”, Ryan “kisses her passionately”. Enough with the descriptors already!

There’s an absurd amount of “whispering” from certain characters, the characters themselves are cliche’s, thus highly predictable, and being subjected to Taryn’s thought processes regarding her doubts is akin to Chinese water torture.