5++ HUGE SWOONY STARS!!!!!
I. LOVED. THIS. BOOK. *dreamy sigh* Pure, heart-melting perfection!!!
“You’re my world, babe. Mine. Not theirs. They can have me, but they can’t have you, too…. I meant it when I said forever… You are it for me… The me that is standing in front of you right now is not the same me that’s out there in the spotlight… They only get the outside, not the inside. That’s for you.“
This book made my heart deeply happy and left me thoroughly contented and elated. A huge reason why I loved it was that it had one of THE MOST FUNCTIONAL relationships I’ve ever read in it. It was SO refreshing to read a whole book about a functional, totally-in-love couple. I was blissfully wrapped up in their world with the HUGEST grin on my face while reading most of the book 😀
Right from the start, I easily slipped back into Ryan and Taryn’s world. Even though it had been quite a while since I read book 1, Love Unscripted, I had no problem instantly reconnecting with the characters and realizing just how much I had missed them.
The author perfectly captured the thrill of being in a relationship with a mega-celebrity, as well as the gritty realities that come with that world – the paparazzi, stalkers, invasion of privacy, constant media scrutiny – making Ryan and Taryn have to deal not only with their own personal life and issues, but also how all of those were seen in the public eye.
I loved how both of them learned from their mistakes. They weren’t perfect, but they both worked really freaking hard at being functional, at rationally dealing with everything and each other. It was truly a joy to read.
They had their share of issues to work through, but they worked through them so functionally that I found myself constantly wanting to just be like “f*ck yeah!!” It was like a breath of fresh air to see a couple actually talk through their issues, support each other, openly and honestly deal with things, handle things so maturely, and just love each other SO much. Their reactions, concerns, issues were all believable, understandable and I could totally sympathize with everything each of them went through.
Ryan Christensen. Definitely the sweetest and hottest Hollywood movie star to ever grace the pages of a romance novel. *swoon* *drool* *dreamy sigh* He was just so freaking HOT and PERFECT!! It melted my heart how utterly in love with Taryn he was and how completely he was devoted to her. Despite all of the pressures of his very public job, all of the gorgeous women throwing themselves at him, he always and only had eyes for Taryn.
“You’re my everything, Taryn”
Taryn was a wonderful heroine in this book. I loved that she had her own journey to go through as she dealt with the repercussions of being involved with a high-demand celebrity. I love how confidently she slipped into his world. It was daunting but she was strong and held her own and, of course, her deep love for Ryan was seriously heart warming.
I loved seeing them work through the highs and lows of the industry and the highs and lows of a relationship, supporting each other through their joys and fears and continuing to grow stronger and stronger.
I can honestly say that there is NO stupidity in this book. Seriously, you guys have NO idea how HAPPY that made me. I didn’t want to put it down – it kept me flipping the pages and totally engrossed in the story.
This book was filled with feel-good moments, emotional moments, heart racing and heart warming moments, functionality, swooniness, HOTNESS (let’s just say that now that they are traveling everywhere together, they have lots of lots of crazy hot sex and it is on FIRE!!), laugh out loud moments, moments that gave me happy shivers, and moments that made me clutch my heart and wipe my happy tears… and the ending left me with the most complete and contented feeling ever. That isn’t to say there weren’t moments of heart ache, but they were dealt with so well by the characters that it only added to the strength of the story 🙂 … and yes, there was a moment where I actually literally cried out “THIS BOOK IS AWESOME!!!!” when I was reading it right after squeeing loudly and thoroughly freaking my dog out, but I digress…
The ending was absolute PERFECTION!! I couldn’t have imagined a happier or more perfectly beautiful ending for Ryan and Taryn… after I ended it, I just sat there hugging my kindle with the biggest, silliest grin on my face. There are no loose ends, no unanswered questions, just a wonderful, heart warming HEA.
If you want a book that’s going to make you happy and swoony, this is it!! HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!
(But be sure to read book 1, Love Unscripted FIRST!!)
**I also just wanted to thank Tina Reber for giving me an ARC to review and for writing this AMAZING book 😀
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