LOVE UNREHEARSED (Love 2) by Tina Reber-Adult Contemporary Romance
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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.
I'm going to start by saying, if you haven't read LU1, don't read this review. I'm going to try to keep this general and spoil free, but I may say things that you learn in book 1. So, come back to this review after you've read book1.
It seems that I've been waiting for this book for a very long time. I can honestly say that, LU1 gave me one of the biggest book hangovers I've ever had. So, going into this book, I was a bit nervous, but also anxious to see if Taryn and Ryan could really make it work. Despite the fact that I held my breath through the first quarter of the book, I loved it! Without giving too much of the story away, I'll tell you why.
Taryn. Ok, I almost hate to say this, but she drove me nuts in the first book. BUT, in this book, I really grew to like her. After learning more about Ryan's lifestyle I really felt like she became less needy and more apart of his life. She made adjustments to her routine and made it work for them. That said, there were some moments that, in my opinion, were very valid issues. I felt like they handled them well, together. Obviously I don't live a celebrity lifestyle, but I felt that the events that took place seemed very realistic. I appreciated that.
Ryan. I just love him. Yes, he's sexy. Yes, he says things that melt your panties off. But, what I love the most is the way he loves Taryn. There is nothing sexier than a guy showing his girl how much he loves her. Ryan puts Taryn first. Always. That to me, is what makes this book so great.
It was nice to see some returning characters. I liked the side story with Marie and I still love Pete. There were some big surprises and new developments in this book as well. I can say that I was shocked by one big revelation. I even went back to see if I had missed some hints.
Some highlight moments that melted my heart: their Skype "conversation" was pretty darn hot, the rain scene, Taryn's shoes, napkins, the bonus chapter, and of course the epilogue. It was perfect. What I loved the most was...that even though there were insecurities and dramatic moments, you never doubted their love.
You will root for this couple to make it work in a complicated world, where the odds are against them. Ryan and Taryn remain one of my favorite couples. I wasn't ready for the story to end. Thank you Tina, for giving me a great love story that has truly captured my heart.
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