Saturday, January 18, 2020

#ARCREVIEW: Love, Unscripted by Owen Nicholls

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Love, Unscripted by Owen Nicholls
Publisher: Randon House Publishing - Ballatine
Release Date: Feb 11th, 2020
Format: egalley*
My Rating: ★ 1/2 
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Owen Nicholls' Love, Unscripted is an uplifting love story, following film projectionist Nick as he tries to understand the difference between love on the silver screen and love in real life. Perfect for fans of David Nicholls, Nick Hornby and Laura Barnett.
For film projectionist Nick, love should mirror what he sees on the big screen. And when he falls for Ellie on the eve of the 2008 presidential election, it finally does.
For four blissful years, Nick loved Ellie as much as he loved his job splicing film reels together in the local cinema. Life seemed... picture-perfect.
But now it's 2012, Ellie has moved out and Nick's trying to figure out where it all went wrong.
With Ellie gone and his life far from the happy ending he imagined, Nick wonders if their romance could ever again be as perfect as the night they met.
Can love really be as it is in the movies?
I kind of have a beef with this book, because one I couldn't stand the main character at all. He was very woe is me, why did she leave me? But I also don't think this book should be labeled a romance. I think we are supposed to assume there is a HEA, but it is not spelled out at the end of the book. If there is no HEA, it's not a romance!

The book is done in three different timelines, which honestly I found a little annoying. There is 2008 the night the couple met, the present time, and then there's little intermissions during their relationship that shows where their relationship was starting to crumble. I didn't really care for this, and honestly as soon as I was interested in Nick's present life, i was thrown back into the past.

I have to admit I really struggled with this book a lot. I just don't think it was for me, and it's really hard for me to like a book when I don't really care for the characters. It's not clear in the ending, but honestly I hope these two DON'T get back together.

*I received a review copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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