Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Unscripted Review

Hello friends and readers, and once again, thanks for stopping by. I'm part of a blog tour for a duo of writers, and today is the first of a two part feature on my blog. Today I'm doing a review of Unscripted by Natalie Aaron and Marla Schwartz. Tomorrow features an interview and a guest post.  I hope you'll stop by for both! 

During this tour, if you leave a comment, you'll be entered in a contest! Gotta love those, right? I know I do. 

So, let's get started with the Unscripted Review!

Blurb: As a producer on a reality dating show, Abby Edwards knows that true love is a myth. Her career and her friends are all she needs. Right?
When her screenwriter ex makes a hit movie based on their relationship, Abby's faults are projected on screens across the country. Suddenly the fact that her job depends on orchestrating hot tub hook-ups doesn't seem so impressive.
Her friends rally to help. Zoƫ thinks she needs to meet a guy. Stephanie suggests an attitude adjustment. Nancy wants her to get in touch with her inner Goddess. Abby knows they mean well, but she prefers to focus on her work. Unfortunately, she's already embarrassed herself in front of her new boss, Will Harper, who she would find totally crush-worthy if he weren't so irritating.
Abby's about to be reminded that life doesn't follow a script—and good things happen when you least expect it...

My Thoughts:  Love. That four letter word that people fall in and out of. It's used lightly, or it goes unsaid.  Misunderstood or misused. The truth of it is, real love can't be conveyed in a script. 

Abby is your every day working woman trying to make ends meet in the crazy ride of life. There's bills to pay, deadlines to meet, and a job to be done. It's not easy freelancing from job to job. Abby is a character I related to because she's a woman that struggles to find love, find herself, and make sense of love. 

In Unscripted, through Abby's eyes, the readers go through the ups and downs of relationships, work, and life. Everything and everyone around her keeps changing. Relationships fade and die, new ones are formed, jobs are lost and found. Each character leaves their own mark in this story and has an important role.  There's a lot of conflict and emotion. The plot kept surprising me with new things, and the pacing of this story is steady and never left a dull moment. 

I enjoyed this book very much. It was neat to read about a life working behind the scenes show after show in the reality TV world. Abby is faced with different situations and how she handled things gave me quite a bit of admiration for her. The characters have been brought to life in this book. It's easy to feel the things they do, whether it's happy or sad. That's what makes a book so great, when the reader is emotionally involved with the people they're reading about. When the last page is read, it's a feeling of mixed emotions, because I was happy to see how things ended, but it also felt like I was leaving some good friends. 

Unscripted is one of those books I can turn to for a good comfort read. I can't wait to see what else Natalie and Marla have up their sleeves!

Do you want a copy of Unscripted? Here's where you can get it!

I'm glad you stopped by! As I stated earlier, leave a comment in a chance to win, and come on by again tomorrow, when I'll have an interview up so readers can get to know these authors! 

Until next time,

Storm Goddess


  1. UNSCRIPTED looks like a great read. Loved the blurb.