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About Love Unscripted
Evie Jennings doesn’t believe in happily ever after—it’s been a year since moving home to Los Angeles to gather the pieces of her broken heart after her divorce, but she is only going through the motions. That is, until a chance encounter on her college campus brings about an unexpected turn of events: Evie finds herself face-to-face with the heartthrob whose poster decorated the wall of her teenage bedroom. And he’s desperate for her help.
Hollywood sensation Ridge Dashly is facing a career crisis—a bad review threatens his A-list status. Desperate to win back the favor of the media and his fans, Ridge reluctantly agrees to enroll in college, never dreaming he’ll meet someone who can see past his fame to his true self.
As their paths continue to cross, Evie’s seeming disinterest intrigues Ridge, and the pair form a tentative friendship that slowly grows into something more. But when confronted with the unrelenting paparazzi and the nagging shadows of their pasts, will they follow everyone else’s script or fight for their own happy ending?
When I read Love on Pointe last year, I knew that I wanted to read Evie’s story soon. I’m so glad that Tiffany Odekirk didn’t make me wait too long!
Love Unscripted opens with Evie in one of her classes at UCAL. It’s a film class and the guest that her professor is interviewing happens to be the one and only Ridge Dashly. He a movie star, one that Evie and her twin Emmy had a poster of growing up. But Evie’s not looking for love. She’s not sure about anything in her life. Evie’s character made me think. She’s had a hard last couple of years with an accident, a divorce, moving back to LA from Provo. And she’s dealing with some anxiety as well as her family wanting her to be the person she used to be. A person long gone.
Then she meets Ridge. I love the way they met. Him hiding in the bathroom she was using on her way to her next class. He wants to stay in the bathroom, but Evie needs to get going. So she gets resourceful and is able to escape. Ridge is not what I would have expected him to be. He’s a star, but he’s really down to earth and kind. I loved the way he was always going out of his way to make life better for Evie. Even if it met staying away from her.
In the book Ridge starts off as Ridge, but as the story went along, for me he became Bridger. And as Evie says, they’re two different people. I loved the way his persona kind of melts away as the reader reads more of the story and gets to know him better and he becomes just him.
The plot was great. Evie needed a lot of closure in this one and she got it. There were so many things at the beginning that she was conflicted about, and those things all resolved themselves by the end of the story.
If you love great romance books with great characters, this one’s for you! And bonus, it’s clean and sweet, just the way I like them to be.
I was sent a copy of Love Unscripted as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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