Tina Reber's 5 Loves and a Dud

Our guest today: Tina Reber Why we love her: She's fab with a capital F!

Her latest: Love, Unscripted (out TODAY!)

The Scoop: An A-List Movie Star. . .Ryan Christensen just wanted to be an actor. Never in his wildest dreams did he imagine a life where fans would chase him, paparazzi would stalk him, and Hollywood studios would want to own him. While filming in Seaport, Rhode Island, Ryan ducks into a neighborhood bar for a quick escape from legions of screaming fans . . . and finds much more than he expected. A Small-Town Girl. . .Nursing a recent heartbreak, Taryn Mitchell believes men are best kept at a safe distance. But when Ryan Christensen unexpectedly bursts through the front door of her pub, she can’t help but be drawn in by his humor, charm, and undeniable good looks. At six foot two, with dirty blond hair, blue eyes, and an incredible body, Ryan has every girl in Seaport swooning. But Taryn isn’t every other girl. A Relationship That Doesn’t Follow the Script. . . Despite her better judgment, Taryn soon finds herself falling hard for Ryan. But is their bond strong enough to survive the tabloid headlines, the relentless paparazzi, and the jealous fans who seem determined to tear them apart?

Our thoughts: We think this book is a perfect way to start 2013 out right!

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1. Reading.  I always frown a bit when people tell me they don’t have time to read.   I tend to follow up their responses with “why?” just to see what kind of excuses they can come up with.  I can’t imagine my day without reading something.  A good romance novel is like the word version of a drug to me.  I love being able to escape into different times, different worlds, different cities, and feel as though I’ve lived through an entirely new situation.  I’ve fallen in love hundreds of times, felt the deep emotions of hate and loss and longing, and have the craziest gang of imaginary friends.  Why live just one life if you can have the experience of trying on many?  I’d like to think I’ve improved my reality from lessons learned in fiction.

2. A quick-witted good sense of humor.   I really appreciate someone who can keep up with my level of sarcasm and finds amusement in the quirky parts because life it too short to be so serious all of the time.  If you have a dirty mind to go with it, even better.

3. The simple things.   * Seeing the amazing things my son builds out of Legos or designing the best paper airplane with his dad.  * Camping with friends.  * Watching a herd of deer walk through my backyard.  * Spending a few moments wondering what the dog is dreaming about.  * Shoes that don’t kill my feet.  * Running around in the rain.

4. Mashed potatoes and gravy.  If stranded on a deserted island with only one staple food, this would be my choice.  If I had an endless supply of sweet corn to go with it, well that would just be a bonus.  It’s my ultimate comfort food and rates higher than chocolate (which is a tight second).

5. Electronic gadgets.  I know – it’s a total contrast to my “simple things” love but once you learn to work with the electronic appendages, they do make life simpler.  My e-reader allows me to carry hundreds of books in my purse at a fraction of the weight (can you imagine toting all those books around?)  My cell phone allows me to stay in contact no matter where I am on the planet and has this totally awesome navigation feature that helps me find the local Hobby Lobby store.  I must pay homage to my laptop, which gives me the freedom to write wherever and whenever the inspiration strikes.   Oh, and I must give a shout-out to the inventors of flat screen TVs, WIFI thingamabobs, Netflix, and to Amazon for having the latest episodes of Sons of Anarchy, White Collar, and Burn Notice available at the power of a click.


Guys who wear their pants around their thighs.  Okay, I get the fact that some boys/men have straight hips and a flat butt, but seriously, I do not want to know what type and brand of underwear you are wearing today.  Pull your damn pants up, go to one of the many stores that sell pants in different sizes, and buy a pair that fit your body.  It’s not hard.  You’re already in the store.  Mosey on over to the wall of jeans.  While you’re there, find a belt, too.  Cinch that puppy up.

Thanks, Tina!  xoxo, L&L