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Pub Date 12 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 12 Apr 2024

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The perfect boyfriend only exists on paper…doesn’t he?

Fresh off the heels of a bad breakup, Chloe Anderson poured her heart into penning the perfect boyfriend—and the result was an off-the-charts debut beach read that resonated with women worldwide. Now, Chloe’s scripted hero is headed for Hollywood, with her book destined to become a major motion picture.

When Chloe gets wind that silver screen bad boy Liam Hamilton has been cast as the ideal-in-every-way hero of her novel, she’s horrified by the film director’s choice. How could a player like Liam possibly do Chloe’s perfect hero justice? Unafraid to speak her mind, Chloe lets her executive producer know she’s one hundred percent opposed to the casting. And oops—the call is on speakerphone, where the annoyingly attractive Hollywood star hears Chloe’s unbridled outrage firsthand.

With Liam’s reputation already on the rocks, his agent concocts a PR plan to upgrade Liam’s image while putting the story—and the film—in the spotlight. The catch? During the movie’s filming in Chloe’s cute hometown of Stillwater, North Carolina, Chloe and Liam will fake a wholesome, committed relationship. Both stand to gain something from the arrangement. Liam’s fans will see him in a new light, while Chloe can boost her struggling social media following and further her writing career. What could possibly go wrong?

As author and actor navigate the waters of the PR relationship, they’re unpre­pared when their professional agreement turns into an actual friendship. And when serious sparks start to fly—well, that’s an unread chapter for both of them.

  • Charming contemporary romance
  • Stand-alone novel
  • Book length: approximately 83,000 words
  • Includes discussion questions for book clubs

The perfect boyfriend only exists on paper…doesn’t he?

Fresh off the heels of a bad breakup, Chloe Anderson poured her heart into penning the perfect boyfriend—and the result was an off-the-charts...


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Hunter has a gift of writing heartfelt, beautiful stories with unforgettable, loveable characters. I started reading this book on a Saturday morning and never set it down until the last page was turned. None of my Saturday chores were done, however, my heart was full of this exhilarating, inspiring story.
Chloe Anderson’s debut novel is being made into a movie. Lodger, the main male character was written to portray the perfect boyfriend. Chloe is worried what acter will be chose to play him since she feels he is the key to making the movie a success. In reviews of the book, Ledger has been called the “best book boyfriend of all time.” When the call comes to announce to Chloe that Liam Hamilton will play the all-important role of Ledger, Chloe is stunned. Liam is hugely popular at the box office, however, in real-life his reputation as a womanizer precedes him.
The movie is to be filed in Chloe’s small hometown of Stillwater Bay, North Carolina, where Liam arrives a week ahead of schedule to get the feel of the town. When Chloe notices him strolling through the town, toward her, she dives into a round rack of clothes on the sidewalk to avoid him. Several sneezes later, she peeks out from the clothes and looks right at Liam. This is just the beginning of a wild adventure for them both.
To improve Lian’s reputation, Chloe agrees to a fake relationship with him, that includes numerous social media posts. So many times, I had to pause in reading just so I could catch my breath after laughing.
This delightful, charming story, has many interesting facets, even going back to the childhood of both Liam and Chloe’s family. It was a letdown when the last page was turned. I was not ready to say good-bye to these unforgettable, loveable characters.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Chloe has written her dream man into a character in her first book, which is a bestseller about to be made into a movie. The film is set in her small town, and even on her property, and the handsome actor cast as her dream man is not someone she would pick. In an effort to salvage what she is sure is going to ruin the film, she cuts a deal with Liam in order to get him to spend some time with her, so she can influence the portrayal of the main character. Of course, things don’t go exactly as planned…

Denise Hunter has a way with small town romances, laced with family drama. Her characters aren’t perfect, which makes them even more likeable. I really liked the story and loved the characters, and was rooting for a happy ending for Chloe.

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Let me first say that I have read every book Denise Hunter has ever written, and I will continue to do so. Forever. She is my go-to for a great romance that tugs the heart strings, and she always makes me long to hop into my car and drive to the Carolinas. Denise Hunter has written a many novels, but I believe this one might be her best yet! What a wonderful story! An excellent romance by one of the top Christian contemporary authors, but I think anyone regardless of religion would enjoy the sweetness and the depth (and the man!) of this well-plotted love story. Wonderful, captivating writing gives this novel the ability to pull in any reader. Vivid, descriptive story-telling, with interesting characters that have depth to them, and are skillfully rendered. At the end of the book, they seemed more like friends than book characters to me. I highly recommend this author and all of her other books I have read have been nothing less than fantastic. She is definitely an auto-buy author for me, and I can't wait to own this novel in print. After sending in this review, I now plan to read it all over again!

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Love, Unscripted
This is the second book I have read by Denise Hunter and I really enjoyed it. She has a knack for engaging your interest immediately.
Chloe lives in a small southern town and has written a best seller about the perfect hero and Hollywood is making it into a movie. When she finds out the lead is being played by an actor with a less than stellar reputation she is horrified and doesn’t realize Liam is on the call, too. Not a great start to a working relationship! Will they be able to work together?
Really fun read with great characters.

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I absolutely loved this book by Denise Hunter! Small town girl Chloe just wants the perfect man. So she invents one and writes a novel about him. Her book is a best seller and is being turned into a movie -- cue actor Liam who plays the part well. Too well, it seems. Sparks fly and...well, you'll have to read it to find out. Five stars.

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Chloe Anderson has written a bestselling romance that is now being made into a major movie. She is excited until she discovers the bad-boy actor Liam Hamilton has been cast in the lead role of the perfect boyfriend. Chloe expresses her dismay and disgust to the producer on the phone not realizing Liam is in the room, and overhears her withering feelings. Soon Liam and the cast are out in Chloe’s town to shoot the film and Chloe inadvertently gets associated with him via a paparazzi photo. She and Liam who have had a rocky start, are forced for the sake of the movie to look like they are an item. Chloe hopes she can at least give Liam some tips on how to portray the ultimate book boyfriend and soon they become friends and find themselves falling for each other.

Denise Hunter has penned a sweet romantic story filled with some humor as well as deeper themes of how children are affected by the betrayal of their parents. Liam is dealing with a severely alcoholic mother. Chloe’s father abandoned her for another family. She carries the abandonment into all her relationships as does Liam.

The setting of a beachside town in North Carolina is lovely and Denise handles the issues of a writer faced with watching her novel be turned into a film with the sophistication that can only come from personal experience. The subplot of Chloe’s best friend and her brother also is compelling.

I received a complimentary advance reader copy and this review is my honest opinion.

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This is an interesting read. What starts out as a fake relationship turns into something more serious, but not without misunderstandings and challenges.
This read gives you a true but frightening look at Hollywood and filming movies. I would never survive!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. My opinions are my own.

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Denise Hunter has done it again. This was fantastic. The plot was well-paced and captivating from start to finish. The characters were well-developed; complex, and intriguing. I highly recommend this beautiful telling of the power of love. Many thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the advanced copy of the book.

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Have you ever dreamed of that perfect boyfriend? In Love, Unscripted by Denise Hunter Chloe Anderson pens the perfect boyfriend in her debut bestselling novel. The book is so popular that a company picks up the movie rights and against Chloe’s wishes casts the known bad boy of Hollywood as the lead role. Sparks fly – for good or bad? You will need to grab a copy to find out.

I absolutely love Denise Hunter’s books. Thanks NetGalley and Harper Collins Christian Publishing for my ARC.

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Love Unscripted by Denise Hunter was is so entertaining and the main characters are so much fun. I was hooked on the first chapter. Denise Hunter is one of my favorite authors. Her characters always have such quick wit in their conversations that keep you smiling. Almost like that friend we all have that you feel better after being with them. Her books never let me down.

The plot is a different in some ways from other romances and that makes it more appealing. Chloe is a up and coming author with a book that is very popular and a movie is being made from the book.

Liam and Chloe are the main characters. Liam is a famous actor whose reputation is being destroyed by lies from social media and magazines. Liam has signed a contract to play the lead in the movie. Chloe is less than pleased with the signing because of his reputation After meeting him and having several conversations, they decided for the best of the movie to act like they were in a relationship to get the rumors of his love life down. This relationship continues through most of the filming of the movie. They fooled the paparazzi, social media and family into thinking they were really dating. But soon, real feelings for each other surfaced and confused them both. As the fake relationship is exposed by someone and truth is known by all, their relationship unravels. You will love seeing how this all works out.

"I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own."

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LOVE, UNSCRIPTED by DENISE HUNTER is a lovely read, set in the small town of Stillwater Bay, with very real characters that the author portrays with her great insight into human nature.
When a local girl, Chloe Anderson’s, best selling novel is about to be turned into a movie she is thrilled, excepting for the fact that the actor that has been chosen to play the part of her hero, Ledger Ford, does not live up to the perfect man she has created in her book - the man with whom all her readers have fallen in love. Instead the producers have chosen Liam Hamilton, the “greatest player” in Hollywood, whose bad reputation precedes him……
What we learn from this entertaning story is that people are not always who they seemnto be on the outside. Although Chloe and Liam live completely different lives, they both struggle with rejection issues due to their respective fathers’ abandonment. We also see how famous people’s lives are not their own, and also the fickleness of people in a community. The themes of forgiveness, friendship and family dynamics are very strong.
I do not want to tell you any more for fear of spoiling things for you.
I cannot recommend this beautifully written and entertaining book strongly enough.
I was given a free copy of the book by NetGalley from Thomas Nelson. The opinions in this review are competely my own.

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I loved this rom-com book! It’s about a book being made into a movie, and it really should be made into a movie! It’s an easy read and it kept my attention. I even read while my parents were visiting because I couldn’t put it down. I loved how the antagonism between Chloe and Liam morphed into sparks. I really do hope this will eventually be a movie.

I received an advanced readers copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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An absolute delight! I think I've read almost every book Denise Hunter has written. Love, Unscripted just might be my new favorite (but please don't tell Beau from Falling Like Snowflakes).
This sweet romance features a small-town North Carolina girl who has written a novel that is about to become a movie. Except she isn't thrilled with the casting selection for the hero's role. Insert fake dating trope (which I also adore), and that's where the fun begins.
There's drama, backstories that tug at our heartstrings, complicated family dynamics, a lovely setting, and lots of intriguing details regarding what it takes to film a movie on location.
No spoilers here, of course, so let me just say that if you like wholesome romance with a swoon-worthy hero, plenty of clever plot twists, and a satisfying conclusion, then you need to add Love, Unscripted to your TBR list.
Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the complimentary early copy. All opinions shared here are my own.

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I thoroughly enjoyed Love, Unscripted by Denise Hunter, a fun romantic story about an author with a hit book turned into a movie and the actor set to portray her hero. In order to boost his bad-boy image set by the tabloids, Liam suggests a fake relationship with Chloe, the author. What happens next are all the mishaps and misunderstandings of what goes into fooling everyone to make it look real. I highly recommend this book and all of Denise Hunter’s books! She never disappoints me.

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I have always loved Denise Hunter's novels and her newest Love, Unscripted is no different. I loved it. Five stars.

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Love Unscripted by Denise Hunter is one of her best novels yet. I hope it will be made into a Hallmark Movie!
Chloe Culpepper wants to meet her dream guy and fall in love, but she has yet to meet him, so she creates him in her novel. Her book touches the heart of many women that are longing for the same love and quickly goes to the best seller list. Chloe is so excited when a production company wants to make a movie about her book and film it right in her hometown in South Carolina.
Chloe is so honored and excited about the movie, until she finds out the actor, Liam Hamilton, will be playing the part of her dream man.
Liam Hamilton is a famous actor with a very bad reputation that has been destroyed by lies from the paparazzi and social media. When Chloe and Liam meet for the first time, it is a funny scene and Chloe sees Liam as the arrogant actor she has heard about until she gets know him.
They decide for the sake of the book and his reputation that they will pretend to be in a relationship. Will the media or their friends see the truth, you must read Love Unscripted to find out what happens! You will not be sorry.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Denise is my go-to author for swoony romance and Love, Unscripted delivered. 5 stars!

This standalone romance has everything I look for in a good story, a great meet-cute, witty banter, and a wonderful seaside setting. Typically, I don't read stories that involve "Hollywood" movie making, but I trusted Hunter to do the story justice. She brought a depth of insight into these characters who seemed so opposite but ended up finding more in common than either of them would have thought.

Some of my favorite funny lines,
"So basically your brother wants to beat me up."
"Don't worry, he needs his hands in the kitchen."
"That's good. I need my face in the movie."

I loved everything about Love, Unscripted and highly recommend it to fans of romance and happy ever after stories. I appreciate Thomas Nelson making a copy available for review. All thoughts and opinions are my very own.

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A sweet romance filled with turmoil. Back stories that are heart-breaking. Social media and PR cause much conflict. I was eager to see how the couple would eventually get to their happily ever after. Thanks to the publisher for providing a copy via NetGalley. My review is voluntary.

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I love Denise Hunter! Every story I have read I have enjoyed. Her charming ways of telling a story makes it a pleasure to read. This is an excellent book! I loved the characters and was rooting for them the whole story! I would love for it to be made into a movie like her novel was.

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Chloe wants to meet her dream guy, but she hasn't' met him so she writes a book about him. it is turned into a movie and Chloe doesn't like the man that is given the part of her dream guy. I love Denise Hunter books, they are all good.

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Love, Unscripted
Denise Hunter
Pub Date: March 12, 2024
Harper Colins Christian
Thanks to the Publisher, author, and NetGalley for the ARC of this novel in exchange for my honest opinion.
Denise Hunter has a way with small town romances, laced with family drama. Her characters aren’t perfect, which makes them even more likeable. I really liked the story and loved the characters, and was rooting for a happy ending for Chloe.
5 stars

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LOVE, UNSCRIPTED is such a sweet story. I highly recommend it for fans of Christian romance. As a longtime reader of Denise Hunter's books, I'm always excited when she has a new one out -- and this one does not disappoint. Chloe and Liam will steal your hearts and the plot will keep you turning the pages.
They have a rocky start but are forced to pretend like all is going well. They soon develop a genuine friendship and you can guess where it goes from there.

There is humor within these pages as well as heartbreaking betrayal. The bond that develops between Chloe and Liam feels meaningful in part because each is dealing with a serious issue: Liam with an alcoholic and dysfunctional mother and Chloe with a father who abandoned her family for another family.

As always, the setting selected by Denise Hunter is charming. As a native North Carolinian, I can attest to the fact that she expertly captures the atmosphere and texture of a Carolina beachside town.

The subplot of Chloe’s best friend and her brother was a little distracting at first, but ultimately added to the story.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an advance e-galley; all opinions in this review are 100% my own.

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I absolutely adored this sweet romance of author Chloe and, the actor in HER movie, Liam. Not only Love Unscripted but also life unscripted. A story of learning from a past of hurt to a future of fulfillment. Overcoming abandonment and realizing that "I am enough." Chloe wrote a hit romance novel that's being turned into a movie and she wants the lead to be perfect. Her disappointment in who is chosen is embarrassing as well as just plain funny. But you can't always believe the tabloids. Enter Stillwater Bay and find the journey of a lifetime.

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"I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own."

I really liked this book! Excellent characters all with very relatable flaws. I loved the thermostat game - I’m sure someone is going to latch on to this idea for others - lol! Great, wholesome love story that will leave readers wanting more of Chliam!

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Once again, Denise Hunter pulled me right into another one of her books with a story I never felt like putting down—which is probably why I finished reading it in less than a day. I always enjoy the gentle flow of her stories, but what I especially loved about this one was the relationship between the author heroine and the movie star hero who is playing the lead in a film adaptation of her novel. This story reminded me a little bit of Nora Goes Off Script. A lot of fun elements, but a lot of heart and emotion too. Highly recommend.

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Cute book. I loved it from the beginning. Especially with how they first meet. I really like how their relationship blossoms. How it becomes more than just a farce and cannot be explained away as shallow. Great job Ms. Hunter!!

Thank you to NetGalley for an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

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Very heartwarming, feel good book. I love Denise Hunter’s writing style. It’s warm and genuine. Chloe is an author with a hit with her first novel. It is so good it is picked up to make a movie out of it. The hero in her book is the perfect boyfriend. Every woman’s dream man come to life. Casting for the part of dream boyfriend falls on real life bad boy, Liam. Sparks fly from this point on. This book has it all, romance, trials, wounded and healing of hearts. Wonderful storyline and characters. Would love to see this made into a movie. It would entertain for sure. I was given an advanced reader copy of this very well written book by NetGalley and I am freely sharing my review.

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I’ve read a number of Denise Hunter’s romances and love her small town settings, engaging characters, and heartwarming stories. There is family drama, imperfect and realistic characters, and emotion. I enjoyed this book and recommend it as a feel-good and entertaining read.

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Thank you NetGalley for the early readers copy. I really enjoyed this story of an authors story being made in to a movie. The relationship between the author, Chloe, and her leading man , Liam, isn’t going well. So will this relationship work it’s self out? Only time will tell. But, I think you will love the story regardless of how it works out. I loved my first Denise Hunter book and I can’t wait for another story.

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A beautiful story of forgiveness, self discovery, and learning to trust. Denise Hunter never fails to weave together a story that touches my heart. I know that picking up one of her books will make me feel all the emotions just as this book did. I found myself laughing, crying, and rooting for them to get there happily ever after.

New author Chloe Anderson can’t believe her first book is going to be a movie. That excitement is quickly dimmed when she finds out Hollywood bad boy Liam Hamilton will be playing her beloved hero in the story. After a rocky start to their working relationship, the two decide to put differences aside and work together to make sure the movie is a success. What unfolds is something neither would have predicted. They are both faced with coming to terms with their pasts and facing their futures head on.

This book is a must read! Wonderful characters and so well written that you feel as if you are living it with them. This will definitely be a book I will want to reread later on.

I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher through NetGalley. All opinions expressed are completely my own.

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This was another cute and fun read from Denise Hunter!
I thoroughly enjoyed this one and didn't want it to end!.
So very good!
Wonderful, captivating, and cool characters that you will love from the very beginning.
To me, there's no such perfect anyone boyfriend or not, and Liam seems to be the perfect example of not so perfect. Neither is Chloe.
Of course, eventually, they made me fall in love with both of them, and yes, they sometimes made me grin while at the same time I wanted to shake them silly.
A Hallmark movie could be made from this one in my opinion.
The cover is simply gorgeous.
Another 5 star from me for a very entertaining read. I highly recommend.

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I’ve loved every Denise Hunter book that I’ve read, and when I finish one, I always decide that that one is my favorite. Now Love, Unscripted is my favorite! I adored it! I don’t know about you, but I’ve had plenty of celebrity crushes. My first celebrity crush was Donny Osmond. I was five. Yes, five. Needless to say, Love, Unscripted’s heroine Chloe is living my best life. Though she didn’t have a crush on the star cast as the hero of her novel…

Love, Unscripted is just so charming and gave me all the feelings! Chloe wrote the hero in her book with the characteristics of her perfect man…as if one man could fit her mold. I think we can agree that the best heroes are flawed because that makes them real! Hunter’s characters are so well-written with lots of depth, plenty of good characteristics, and yes, definitely flaws. I could go on and on about how swoon-worthy Liam is, but you’ve got to trust me here and read it!

I just cannot say enough good stuff about this completely captivating novel! It will have you cracking up, and it will have you crying. I realize it’s early in the year, but this is going on my best novels of 2024 list! It will be hard to beat this sweet, clean, small town romance book. I highly, most ardently recommend Love, Unscripted!

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

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I enjoy Denise Hunter's books and this one did not disappoint, and we are with an author, who's book is being made into a movie.

Author Chloe Anderson's book has been chosen, and she is a little upset about whom was chosen to play the hero of her book, and Liam Hamilton is not what she wants.

This is a story of sweet romance, past broken families, and some sibling problems.

Can opposites attract? Well, maybe they really have more in common that they think?

When a betrayal appears, will these two pretend friends be able to repair the damage? Answers come, and thus the page turner!

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Thomas Nelson, and was not required to give a positive review.

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I’ve always loved Denise Hunter’s books. But I thought I knew where this one was headed and that I probably wouldn't love it as much as others. Well, let me tell you – I was wrong!!! It’s not that I didn't know where it was going as much as all that happened between the beginning and the end.
I loved the book and the feels it evoked. I loved learning all about filming a movie and all the many things that went into filming on location. I loved knowing that Denise has had some books turned into movies that that she knew a lot of what she was talking about from first hand experience.
I loved that Chloe was big into being honest above all with Liam. And Liam let Chloe see his real self.
This was a fun book to read. I certainly recommend it!
Thank you to Net Galley for allowing me to read this book. The opinions are entirely my own.

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What do you do when your dream comes true but all the details aren't necessarily what you had envisioned? Denise Hunter's latest book features Chloe, a great daughter, supportive sister and writer. Her first book has been published, resonated with readers and is headed for the big screen. What possibly could hamper this for her? One name: Liam Hamilton, that's what or rather who. He's the actor set to play the lead male character and he's so not the guy for the job.
And so readers get an amusing and engaging story as Hunter unfolds the drama of the situation and how her characters compromise and work together to get the movie to the big screen on time.
Along the way there's falling in love, happy family moments, questions, doubts, realizations and love. Readers will love the setting and get caught up in the characters, rooting for things to work out. Definitely worth the read.
I received an ARC through NetGalley. The opinions are mine and freely given.

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Love, Unscripted by Denise Hunter is a beautifully written romantic story. Chloe knows something about heart break. Rather than wallow in this, she pens an epic story that is being made into a movie. I do love the behind the scenes look at how a book is turned into the big screen. I literally laughed out loud when she found out about Liam being the leading man. That was one of the best scenes ever written. Or maybe the bikini scene? It’s hard to say. There are so many painfully laugh out loud scenes in this book. True to Hunter form though, there are also deeply emotional experiences with a perfect balance of curl your toes romance. I enjoyed the transformation of both characters and the journey they took to get there. Be prepared, once you pick up this book, you will not want to put it down. I highly recommend!

I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via NetGalley and all opinions expressed are solely my own, freely given.

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Thank you Net Galley for the complimentary kindle edition of Love, Unscripted by Denise Hunter. This review is 100% my personal opinion and will contain spoilers of the title mentioned.

This title is set in a small-town where everyone knows everyone and you can garner the feeling throughout the novel. Chloe published her first book and it was being turned into a movie. She had high hopes for the movie and its success, but she had no idea how things were going to go with Hollywood star, Liam Hamilton. He rolls into town to play her idea of what a boyfriend should be in Ledger and she is none to happy about the star as he has quite the past of his own.

Chloe comes to know Liam and realizes the media does not portray him as Liam, but as some Hollywood star moving from one girl to the next. But Chloe has a secret she has never told anyone, except Liam and it is exploited for the tabloids to print. Broken-hearted she doesn't know why Liam would divulge this secret for the world to read, but then she finds out it was her bestie who owns up to the mistake.

After filming is completed, Liam takes the first flight out of this small town and heads back to L.A. Both are crushed from his departure, but neither were willing to swallow their pride and talk through the tiff they had. Chloe did the unthinkable and blocked his number.

I absolutely loved this title. Regardless of the ending, the characters were well developed and loveable. Instantly, I could tell Chloe was going to be a fun character and I could not wait to see the blooming romance between her and Liam, but it didn't go how I expected which is what I loved about it. A secret arrangement to date for publicity purposes and to boost their image was a great idea, until love happened and then the tabloids learned of their scandal. This kept Chloe tucked away at home while Liam darted off after filming was wrapped up.

Denise does a great job of having numerous characters, but really honing in on this pair of Chloe and Liam which I enjoyed. Sometimes too many characters just turns me away from a book because it is too many to keep track of, but when they focus the budding romance on just one couple it makes the story richer. Also, the storyline flows really well, it does have any time swaps which is also complimentary to this novel.

Great read!

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Denise has done it again! A beautiful story of learning to trust, forgiveness, and love in a small town setting. I loved it and I think fans of Denise Hunter will love it as well!

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Love, Unscripted is a story that will take you on a journey, that takes you to a small community, the glamour of Hollywood, a movie set, a family owned restaurant, the paparazzi, and friends determined to help you go through the things you have to go through. I loved reading the book and seeing how it all could blend together, and bring them all to where they are now.
I received an ARC from Thomas Nelson through NetGalley.

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At the reccomendation of a friend, she highly suggests Denise Hunter as an awesome author. Boy was she right, this is am amazing book! This is my first Denise Hunter read. A book for me, that was so difficult to put down, reading it so amazingly fast, as it kept my interest and could not wait to see what would happen in each chapter.

It takes place in a small southern town. The author of a romance novel gets her book made into a movie. All the characters are so heartwarming and this book teaches you to really get to know someone. You really get to learn what goes into the makings of movies. What a wonderful relationship between all of the characters.

Denise Hunter, your book has gotten my attention really big. I plan on reading many more of your books and highly recommend you as a wonderful author.

Thank you to Netgalley for allowing me to read this book prior to publication. It was so much an honor to read : "Love, Unscripted".

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I really loved this story about Chloe and Liam. Hunter always writes the best books. This book showed how important trust is in a relationship. Chloe had a hard time with relationships. When Liam suggested a PR relationship Chloe agreed. Liam was the actor in a movie that was about a book that Chloe wrote. Little did they know that the fake relationship was becoming a reality and how were they going to deal with it. Sean, Chloe's brother was one of those people who couldn't commit to a relationship until he fell for her best friend Megan. THIS IS A GREAT READ.

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Denise Hunter has pinned another winner! Chloe and Liam are adorable and gave me all of the feels. Since Chloe is the author of a best seller turned movie and Liam is the leading man in the movie, I think Hallmark should definitely be grabbing the rights to this story pronto. I love how much research the author puts into her stories. She speaks from experience because she has written novels turned into movies and she always visits the locations of her books. A feel good romance novel, everyone will enjoy!

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I loved watching Liam and Chloe trying to overcome difficulties and hurts from their past. Chloe felt abandoned by her father and was desperate to believe the perfect man existed—she just couldn’t find him. So, she made him up and wrote a book about him. Liam was trying hard not to become like his own father who “loved them and left them.” A couple of twists at the end set up the perfect finale for the story. Engaging right to the end!

I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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Chloe Anderson has no use for smooth-talking, two-timing, handsome men. A string of stalled relationships and a bad break-up inspires her to write the perfect boyfriend into being. Ledger Ford, her fictional hero, captures the hearts of millions of readers and earns her a script and movie deal.

Even better, the movie will be filmed in her small beachside town, and she’ll act as a consultant. When things couldn’t get any better, her agent dropped a casting bomb on her. Liam Hamilton, Hollywood’s biggest smooth-talking, handsome, playboy flirt, won the role of Ledger Ford. To make matters worse, her first meeting with him ends in disaster, and an unwanted photo of their encounter ends up online.

Liam’s agent insists the only way to salvage Liam’s reputation and save his career is to manage the story. And what better story than a fake romance between devil-may-care Liam and squeaky-clean Chloe?

Liam convinces Chloe to team up with him to save the movie from the rabid tabloids and improve her social media following. Now, all she must do is fake a real romance. As they spend time together, a friendship forms—one that seems based on truth, although the entire relationship is a lie.

And the longer Chloe lives the lie, the more difficult it becomes to hide her true feelings—from herself and everyone else.

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I loved the juxtaposition of a hometown girl and a Hollywood bad boy. Readers will relate to Chloe’s struggles with the aftereffects of her father’s choices and the burden of living a lie. Although he looks like a bad boy on the outside, Liam has a heart—one badly bruised by his parents’ choices. Although it’s the perfect beach read, Love, Unscripted isn’t a fluffy romance. Hunter crafts a believable story about two broken people searching for love, maturity, and lasting changes.

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Denise Hunter has been one of my favorites for a long time! (Favorites of hers include Married til Monday and The Goodbye Bride). I loved this one just as much and have already recommended it to several people for their TBR list. My library has a number of patrons who prefer the gentle reads and I know this one will be popular with them. Wish this title had been better formatted for the NetGalley Shelf app.

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Love Unscripted, by Denise Hunter, introduces Chloe Anderson on the opening pages. Chloe’s debut novel is heading for the big screen. She cannot believe it when the actor chosen to portray the leading man in her story is all over the tabloids as a womanizer. After a photograph of Chloe and this actor, Liam Hamilton, shows up in the papers, Chloe knows she has a problem on her hands!

When Liam’s publicist suggests that they actually start “secretly” dating to temper down the gossip, Chloe cannot believe it when she agrees. When they decide to limit the number of people who know about this setup, Liam and Chloe feel like they will be able to keep their secret safe. However, it is definitely easier said than done!

How will Chloe respond when another secret she has been protecting for years suddenly comes to light? Will the fragile relationship between Chloe and Liam survive this madness? This is definitely a tale that will keep your interest until the final page!

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Denise Hunter has a way with storytelling that makes me feel connected to the characters. Chloe and Liam seem to be from two different worlds. Their hearts have experienced pain and loss. As they fake date, walls begin to crumble. Miscommunication or lack of communication plays a big role. Best friends, family, and media influence decisions. Escape to Stillwater Bay, where everyone knows you and life is down to earth, Beneath the Summer Skies. Will Liam and Chloe navigate the challenges? I think you will enjoy Love, Unscripted!

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Mark this another homerun for Denise Hunter. This story is sweet. It is modern. It is everything you want in a wholesome romance. I hope to see it air on the Great American Family channel one day. This story gets five stars from me!
It is a fast read that is easy to follow. The female protagonist, Chloe, is someone you can relate to and get behind. No cursing or spice for those who love good clean romances.
Thank you to the publisher for the ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Denise Hunter molds characters with real time problems, complicated backgrounds and families while letting them tell and show their own stories. I enjoy her writing very much.
Chloe Anderson has successfully published her first novel and is excitedly nervous that it has been opted for a movie and actors are being hired to play her beloved characters. She gets off to a poor start when she is deeply disappointed in the male actor contracted to play her hero.
Liam Hamilton is a bit insulted at the author's reaction to him undertaking a major part in his newest movie. He wants to prove to her that he can take on the part and do a good job. His reputation is scarred, and he needs this movie to boost his career.
I want to thank Harper Collins Christian Publishing/Thomas Nelson for my advanced reader's copy of Love Unscripted via NetGalley. This is my own personal opinion. I like Hunter's development of characters and the situations she places them in. Chloe and Liam both have serious issues that they each come to realize as they get to know one another, hatch out a plan beneficial to one another's careers then move forward to a friendship that borders on feelings that just may change everything.
I like this story very much and the secondary characters helped keep things moving along. There is a nice smattering of humor which I always appreciate. It an excellent read. There are lessons here, the first, don't believe everything that is written or said about other people.

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I have found that I can always count on Denise Hunter to deliver me to a place and people who will teach me and touch my heart. Chloe and Liam's story is in no way is an exception. The locale, the cast of characters and the unique plot are delightful. I highly recommend 'Love, Unscripted.'

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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Do you ever read a book, thinking that you know the ending, but every minute reading the story is a pleasure? This is that book! I loved this sweet story that had passion, sparks, conflict, and everything in between! I look forward to reading more from the author!

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