REVIEW | UNSCRIPTED BY CLAIRE HANDSCOMBE | BLOG TOUR
April 7, 2019
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I WAS GIFTED AN ADVANCED COPY OF THIS BOOK IN EXCHANGE FOR THIS REVIEW, AS PART OF THE BLOG TOUR.
“Nobody is a bigger fan of actor Thomas Cassidy than Libby is. Nobody. That’s why she’s totally going to marry him.
She is going to write a novel, name the main character after Thom, and find a way to get it to him. Intrigued and flattered, he will read it, fall in love with her prose, write to her and ask to turn it into a movie. She will pretend to think about it for a week or so, then say, sure, but can I work on it with you? Their eyes will meet over the script, and fade to black. It is a fail-proof plan.
Except for the fact that he is a Hollywood star – not A list, perhaps not B list, but certainly C+ – and she is, well, not. Except for the fact that he lives in America. Except, too, for the teeny tiny age gap. Not even twenty years! Totally overcomable. All of the obstacles are totally overcomable. It’s all about determination.” – Goodreads
REVIEW | UNSCRIPTED
I read this book incredibly quick, in short bursts over 2 days, which when you have a toddler is pretty impressive & doesn’t happen often! I really enjoyed the writing style & the short chapters made it a speedy read. I liked how the chapters flicked between the four characters, it was really easy to follow along & keep up with who was who, which is something I can sometimes struggle with when it comes to reading, especially if the author doesn’t make it easy to defrenciate.
One thing I will say is that I found the “main” character Libby really annoying, immature & slightly (read as: an obscene amount) cray. I mean we have all had a slight obsession with a celebrity, whether it be an actor, a singer or a movie character (hello Edward Cullen…not Robert Pattinson, don’t ever confuse the two) but her obsession Thomas Cassidy is downright creepy & borderlining on stalker. No, scrap that, she’s a fully fledged stalker. That being said, I couldn’t help but root for a romance to blossom between the two.
I found the ending somewhat predictable which comes with a lot of romance based books, and the same question is brought up around Libby’s own book: is it more realistic to show a love that doesn’t work out, than let everyone get their happy ending? I also found the ending to be quite rushed & as much as I was expecting it, I expected much more of a build up.
With that being said, I did still thorouhgly enjoy the book and would recommend it to people who enjoy a quick, easy read. I gave it 3.25 stars.