Author: Tina Reber
Pages: 668 paperback
Reading Level: Adult
Review Source: Author
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Summary: (from goodreads) 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?
The story is told by the characters, realistically detailed and with a different concept from other romantic stories. This is not about the feelings themselves but the relationship development and obstacles that need to be dealt with. Taryn is the heart broken owner of a bar that gives shelter and protection to Ryan , an actor trying to hide from the overwhelming fans and paparazzi, from that moment on the relationship starts developing. The insecurities and previous bad relationships add to the background where the circumstances create stress and jealousy to almost break them apart, but their love grows strong and wins at the end.
Good book is you like romantic novels, and are not affected by the overpowering size of the book and bypass the over detailing of the first chapters hence the slower developing beginning.