Series: Love #2
Published by Atria Books on September 14th, 2012
Genres: Adult, Contemporary
There is no rehearsal for true love.
When A-list film actor Ryan Christensen ducked into her pub to escape his screaming fans, never in a million years did Taryn Mitchell think her life was about to change forever. But now, eight months later, after a whirlwind romance, Taryn wakes up in Ryan’s Hollywood hotel room to find a diamond to die for on her left ring finger—and her face splashed across the cover of every gossip magazine.
Ryan’s very public proposal is catnip to the tabloids, his management team is worried, and Taryn must figure out how a small town girl like her fits into his glittering world. What does it take to make a relationship work amidst telephoto lenses, daily on-set temptations, and jealous fans who will stop at nothing to keep you from walking down the aisle with the man of your dreams?
With no script to follow and no chance for a dress rehearsal, Taryn and Ryan will be forced to take the plunge and risk everything to make their love last.
“Love Unrehearsed” left me a tad confused emotionally. One side of me was so happy for Ryan and Taryn, but another side of me was sick off all the self-doubt, then another side of me had a lot of laughs. Hmm… Not only did this book leave me confused but somehow I have acquired a multiple personality disorder. Anyway.
I’m a sucker for a good love story with a little drama. I’m not talking about someone hiding a second marriage, or being a top secret government clone kind of drama but a tiny bit of jealousy, a wee bit of possessiveness and the occasional cat fight (can’t help myself). And while “Love Unrehearsed” made for a very cute love story I couldn’t get with the level of drama Reber kept throwing at me. I get that she was trying to show us how “hard” it could be to be in a relationship with a celebrity but I seriously felt like Tar and Ryan never got a break. It seemed like every two pages fire and brimstone was falling from the sky just for them. She was hit by a car, attacked by a body guard, assaulted and arrested in PARIS! If that isn’t enough for you, trust me there is plenty more.
Some of it was gripping and sad and amazing, but the majority of it just overloaded and irritated me. I get it, being with a actor is hard, I’m not slow I figured that out with the first book.
But even with my irritation I can’t help liking the book. It has a really cute story (once you get to the bones of it), the characters were funny, sweet, and real. The writing was smooth and detailed without being overwhelming and I seriously love the relationship development between Ryan and Taryn. They may have fallen in love quickly but they worked hard at developing that relationship and growing as people, and I am a sucker for growth, and character development. I wish there was less drama, but c’est la vie, it was still a pretty good read.
(that is the only French I know and I found a way to work it into a post! hahaha!)
*I received a copy from the publisher for a honest review*