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Davis Bunn is the award-winning author of numerous national bestsellers, with sales totaling more than eight million copies. His work has been published in twenty languages, and his critical acclaim includes four Christy Awards for excellence in fiction. He and his wife, Isabella, divide their time between England and Florida.


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ISBN-13: 9780800727871
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 569,050
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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Davis Bunn (www.davisbunn.com) is the award-winning author of numerous national bestsellers, with sales totaling more than 8 million copies. His work has been published in 20 languages, and his critical acclaim includes four Christy Awards for excellence in fiction. He and his wife, Isabella, divide their time between England and Florida.

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Unscripted 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
FHlady 15 days ago
This was definitely a new genre for me from one of my favorite authors. I have read many of Davis Bunn's Christian fiction series, but this book is definitely general market contemporary. It is a clean read, quick read which I definitely enjoyed. Danny Byrd has grown up as a foster kid along with his best friend J.R. They have gone in to business together as an agency for producing Hollywood films. But Danny now finds himself in jail and J.R. has absconded with every bit of their assets and set Danny up to be the bad guy. Someone sends an attorney, Megan Pierce, to represent him; and he also discovers that he has inherited half ownership of a lodge in San Luis Obispo, California. This was an interesting storyline as it takes you behind the scenes in film production and shows the dog eat dog attitude of those involved in it. There was also a hint of cozy mystery in determining who was helping pay for all the good things that were happening to Danny. A touch of romance between Danny and Megan was the icing on the cake. Realistic characters both main and secondary and a good plot made this a good read. **I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Publishing through NetGalley. Opinions are mine alone. I was not compensated for this review.
Libbymay117 19 days ago
Unscripted was not a bad book, It just wasn't magnificent. Things I liked. I liked... Megan. I liked Emma. I liked Robin as little of a character she was. I liked JR even though he was a bad dude. I loved the scenes where they were shooting the movie. Those were powerful and beautiful and honestly, I wish the whole book was written in the style that Davis slipped into when he was writing the movie shots. I liked the main plotline, even though there was so much legal movie jargon that I felt was absolutely unnessacary, because I'm not looking to legally make a movie of my own. However that is a personal opinion and if a reader enjoys legal battles and law sort of books then this will be fun for them. Things I didn't like. I didn't like the attempt at inner character conflict. Somehow I found it impossible to connect with the character and understand what in the world he was going through. It felt too much like telling vs showing what the character was going through. The romance between Daniel and Megan was so... little. There was no dynamics, no spark. The book said they were in love and so they acted in love. I don't know. It wasn't very believable. Also call me old fashion but the way that Daneil so easily allowed Megan simply to take the wheel and drive his life rubbed me wrong and I didn't like that simply because it seemed like a forced agenda rather than something that actually came naturally. All in all it wasn't a bad book and I enjoyed reading it when I sat down to do it. Would I recommend it, someone? If they mentioned that they enjoyed movie production books, then yes. Otherwise, it just goes on the shelf. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and a positive review was not required.
millstreetreader 22 days ago
Having sold over 8 million copies and won 4 Christy awards, Davis Bunn is a celebrated author that knows his craft. In his latest book, he takes on both Hollywood and the legal system that supports it. Main character Danny Byrd has chosen a life of integrity, despite his broken upbringing in the foster system. When his faith in the one friend who knows his whole past is shattered, Danny finds his faith in himself also shattered. But a mysterious rescue from jail and an even stranger inheritance give him a chance to start again. When others show their faith in his ideas, he takes a huge leap and decides to give a young, unknown musician a chance to tell her story through a made for tv Valentine's Day movie. At the same time, lawyer Megan Pierce sees a road "less traveled" and takes it. Is this the way for someone who loves the movie industry like she does to serve its legal needs without being caught in the cut-throat, rigid system of Hollywood's current legal bosses? She hopes it is and along the way she will be able to give Danny the support he needs. There are a lot of unknowns in this book, as I guess there are in real life. Sometimes all those questions made me feel lost in the story. Why did Danny's friend betray him? Who wants the cable network's Valentine show to fail? Why? Who left Danny an odd inheritance? Who hired Megan in the first place? And perhaps the biggest question, "How can you pull a movie together in under a month with an unknown, untested lead character and NO SCRIPT? But as I said earlier, Bunn is a talented writer and he weaves all the questions into a surprising, but satisfactory ending. I received a copy of this novel from Revell Reads. All opinions are mine.
summer_no9 27 days ago
This book was a wonderful writing and compelling to read with that also had a great story telling and also will easy moving your feeling and your emotionally going through with all that happen to the characters to all secret for what happen in this story and finding the true or what went wrong. This book had a best story that willing to keep you turning in very page with adventure till the end. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. “ I received complimentary a copy of this book from Revell Reads for this review”.
directorgirl11386 28 days ago
"Unscripted" takes the reader into the film industry. It describes the deception, betrayal, and backstabbing. We are taken into Danny Byrd's life who is trying to redeem his career but ends up in jail for a crime he didn't commit. His partner ran off the investor's money.  In the first few chapters, we are with Danny in jail. He is mysteriously released from prison and given ownership of a hotel and a second chance in the film industry. He meets attorney Megan Pierce. She helps him out with his film.  I can tell Bunn wanted the reader to feel Danny and Megan are growing to love each other.  This is my first Davis Bunn book and it won't be my last. He did a fantastic job of developing relatable and likable characters who you are rooting for. The information about the film industry is pretty dead on. It was a fun mystery, suspense and a hint of romance. Themes of trust, give and walk away from things that hold her down and make you unhappy. I would really suggest getting this book.  Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review.
Virginiaw 28 days ago
I really enjoyed learning a bit about how the money is gotten for a movie or tv show. I also enjoyed the romance and seeing a young girl get discovered. I liked the romance and the little bit of mystery behind who was helping Danny. This story made me laugh and cry. I received a copy of this book from Revell for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
Fitzysmom 28 days ago
I've enjoyed reading books by Davis Bunn for years. His writing has been in different genres and I can always count on a good read when his name is on the cover. Unscripted is mostly in the contemporary fiction category but it also has hints of suspense and romance. The story centers around Danny Byrd who is a line producer in the film industry. Can I just insert in here that I had no idea what a line producer did? Now I do so I'm going to also count this as educational as well as entertaining. (It's my excuse for my reading habit and I'm sticking to it!) When the book opens we find Danny in the midst of a scandal that lands him in serious trouble ultimately leading to jail. As the story progresses Danny's life up to this point is unfolded for us. He's been through the wringer but along the way there have been pivotal people that shaped his beliefs in himself and others. One of those people is Megan Pierce. She's an attorney from LA that has been hired to represent Danny. There is an attraction between Danny and Megan right from the beginning. But they both feel like the timing is just wrong. The story that unfolds is that of redemption, overcoming, and acceptance. This turned out to be a beautiful story. It wasn't as heart pounding as some of Mr. Bunn's stories are but it was definitely worth the read. It is more of a glimpse into a life type of story than an escalating plot. If you are looking for a gentle read that is filled with real life troubles that are overcome with hope then this is the perfect book for you. If you're looking for an excuse remember that you can call it educational reading. It is a fascinating look into the inner workings of making a movie. I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
ARS8 28 days ago
I was not sure what to expect going into this novel, but I was pleasantly surprised and very much enjoyed this story. Getting a peak at the goings on behind the scenes of Hollywood was like looking into another world. There is much involved and a lot of work to try to pull off that movie magic. Danny Byrd is a character who has been betrayed and falsely accused. That is where the story begins. As we go through the story we get to know him and his character and why he was in a lot of demand in Hollywood as a line producer. Megan Pierce is a lawyer that is tired of the favoritism and schemes of her LA law firm. Megan explains some of the shenanigans her bosses and coworkers did and what she described was ruthless. Megan is looking for a new start and becomes the lawyer for Danny Byrd. There is quite a bit to this story, even a little bit of a mystery as the characters and the reader are left in the dark on some of the plot points. At times I was confused and wondered if I missed anything as I reread a section, but I just think that was how the story was written. The chapters are relatively short and that kept the story moving at a fast clip. As a movie goer and a TV show watcher, I guess I never put too much thought on how all the movie "magic" happens. There is a lot of work and a whole lot of people that need to work together to produce a good movie and I liked getting a behind the scenes look at that. I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
ChewietheMouse 29 days ago
“Unscripted” is a standalone novel by Davis Bunn. It tells the story of a wrongfully imprisoned filmmaker, a lawyer dissatisfied with her job (and her life), and what happens when they are drawn together to try to make a made-for-tv movie. This story drew me in immediately. The plight of filmmaker Danny Byrd seemed to be hopeless at first, but circumstances quickly changed as unseen forces began to intervene in his life, and the reader begins to experience hope along with Danny. I had trouble putting the book down, as I was so eager to see what happened next. This seldom happens with non-thrillers, and is a testament to Mr. Bunn’s ability to keep the reader engaged in the lives of his characters. The story was fabulous. I learned quite a bit about the filmmaking process, including the on-set aspects, the behind-the-scenes aspects, and some of the legal/contractual aspects I had never considered before. I found all of this fascinating, as it was explained as the story (and the film in question) progressed. I almost felt like I was right there with the characters, trying to create something magical in a very short time frame. There were plenty of characters, and all were well-drawn and distinct. Watching Emma bloom before my eyes was lovely, as was watching Danny open up to Emma and learn to trust in the general goodness of people again. Through the characters, the author subtly explores such themes as forgiveness, hope, and second chances. Personally, I would love to see a sequel covering Emma’s continued career in film and music, and possibly a redemption storyline for actor Alex Cross. A prequel about Jennie Finch’s life and early career would also be fascinating. The romance between Danny and lawyer Megan was, for the most part, enjoyable and believable. I would have liked a bit more conversation between them to show how they were drawing closer to each other. It seemed that there was an initial mutual attraction that was beginning to grow, and should have been allowed to continue on its course. After all, both characters were under a lot of stress, were working insanely long hours, and had only limited time to get to know each other. Instead, Megan delivers an ultimatum that doesn’t seem organic to the story up to that point. I think the reader should have been shown some of Megan’s frustration prior to her outburst. Despite this odd interlude, the relationship deepens as both characters mature and come to terms with things about themselves. Overall, I liked their dynamic; I would simply have omitted the odd bump in the road in the development of the relationship. Enough was going on in the book that this was not needed, and did not help the flow of the story. I rated “Unscripted” a bit lower due to his issue with the romance, but immediately bumped it right back up due to that fact that, this one small thing aside, I absolutely LOVED this book. It is my favorite of my recent reads, and I highly recommend it. So…read it for yourself, and come back to comment with your thoughts. I’d love to discuss the story with other readers. Five out of five wedges of the always-popular Gouda!
Blooming-with-Books 29 days ago
Not to be missed! Unscripted By Davis Bunn Danny Byrd's life and reputation have been destroyed by the betrayal of his best friend. He knows that he'll never achieve his dreams of being a producer. Worse he is bankrupt, his business owes money everywhere, and he is sitting in jail assigned a public defender who could care less. Megan Pierce has worked hard to make a place for herself in the law firm where she has been made senior associate. But all the hours and the elitist attitude of the partners and their A-list Hollywood clients. When she is offered a chance to defend a client who has been unfairly accused she takes the case and changes her future in the process. When Megan and Danny come together for a project that offers Danny a second chance they could change not only their world but that of a hurting young woman. Emma has a talent and voices her pain through her music - Emma's gift speaks to Danny and he knows that Emma has to be in his new project. But can a disgraced line producer and an unknown teen create something that will give them a future that seems to be a dream that will never be fulfilled? Davis Bunn has a way with words and he isn't limited to one genre. The characters seemingly come to life and leave the ties of the page behind. Danny is a layered and complex individual who is dealing with the issues of his past that he thought he'd long left behind. But when he faces an unexpected betrayal he has to deal with what is missing in his life. Fortunately, Megan Pierce's parents offer the young producer their friendship and a willing ear to hear what he needs to share. This book is contemporary fiction and it is excellent reading. This isn't high-intensity reading but rather fiction that deals with the every day, with living life. I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher with no expectations but that I provide my honest opinion. All thoughts expressed are my own.
Librarycataloger 29 days ago
Many of our perceptions about the film industry come from what we see in movies or on televison. Author Davis Bunn shares a fictional inside-look at what happens behind the scenes in Hollywood and Los Angeles and it is intriguing, to say the least. Danny Byrd was successful and enjoyed a good reputation until his partner and best friend took off with their investor's money. Suddenly, Danny finds himself in jail, in need of a lawyer, and attorney Megan Pierce thinks that he just may be the client she has been looking for. Megan is sick of the tactics that some successful law practices choose and she is seeking to justify why she should remain a lawyer. The story that Bunn tells in Unscripted shows just how far we sometimes fall and how hard it is to climb out BUT it proves that it is possible to be redeemed! Even when hope seems gone and our efforts seem useless, redemption is possible! And it is never too late to find friendship, loyalty, and romance! Bunn is an accomplished author but he is also a script-writer so his knowledge of the film industry adds authenticity to this story that is filled with betrayal and suspense.. For me, however, this is a story of learning to accept, forget, and forgive or as Annie mentions on page 178, 'A chance to love through sorrow. Turn the corner and stop making it about yesterday. Make it about tomorrow.' I enjoyed Unscripted and I recommend it to readers who enjoy legal thrillers and Christian fiction. I received a copy of this book from Revell and I am voluntarily sharing my own thoughts in this review.
PrincessGlor 30 days ago
This was an interesting read for me. It is different from most of my usual reads. For most of the book, I wasn’t invested in it but I was curious enough to keep going. Once all the pieces started coming together, I was more invested but overall I didn’t love it. The legal aspects of the novel reminded me a bit of a John Grisham book and the entertainment angle was different. The book moved slowly for me. I did like most of the characters especially Emma. I do think my husband will enjoy this book so I am passing out on to him next. I will be interested to hear his take on it. I received this book through the RevellReads program and was not required to post a positive review. All thoughts are my own.
SemmieWise 3 months ago
** “Growing up, Danny had known a lot of guys who wanted to do good, and failed. But giving up on the rage or the hurt or the drug of choice was too big a step. They could be just as addicted to anger as they were to their high. It had come to define them.” ** Davis Bunn takes a deep dive into the film world with “Unscripted,” a tale filled with movie-making magic, betrayal, deception and backstabbing. When Danny Byrd’s film partner absconds with their investment money, Danny finds himself in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. But one day he finds himself mysteriously released from prison, given 51 percent ownership of a hotel he’s never heard of, and a second chance in the movie industry if he can make a movie with a quick deadline and a low budget. What develops is an intriguing story as he meets attorney Megan Pierce, who takes a big chance with her career to help Danny, and 14-year-old Emma, a starlet just waiting to be made. “Unscripted” offers a great look into the film process, from production to legal matters to stars and their management. Bunn has extensive background in the industry and you can tell. He also fills his story with several intriguing, mysterious circumstances that leave readers guessing until the very end. Sometimes, however, I did feel Bunn left out too much information for too long that could leave the plot lines and character development a little confusing at times. Throughout their journey, Danny and Megan grow in their relationship both professionally and romantically, although I feel the author develops their professional connection better than their romantic one. However, that still doesn’t prevent the reader from rooting for these two to find love with one another. “Unscripted” contains just enough romance, just enough inspiration and just enough mystery to appeal to fans of many different genres. It also contains several deeper themes, like not letting your past define you; learning to trust (as former foster kid Danny struggles with); always make the best out of what little you are given; some burdens can’t be carried alone; and walk away from the chains that hold you down. Overall, “Unscripted” is an enjoyable and intriguing read. Four stars out of five. Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review.
Bookworm_Debbie 3 months ago
WOW! This is an extremely deep contemporary novel! I was drawn into the lives of the people in this story from the very beginning. Their personalities are so varied that I was caught up trying to understand each of them and their emotions throughout the book. I loved the way that the core group of characters had each other’s backs and were working together to pull off an amazing feat. I was fascinated with the descriptions of film making. It gave me a glimpse at the world behind the shows and movies that I’ve seen. I also was caught up in the legal meetings and all the details involved with them. I love it when a book touches me emotionally to the point that I’m reaching for tissues. This wonderful book has done that. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All of the opinions expressed are my own. Disclaimer: *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*
Ellen-oceanside 3 months ago
UNSCRIPTED...David.Bunn Danny’s reputation in the movie industry is in jeopardy. In Hollywood one never knows who your friends are. When one he thought was a Friend takes off with the investors money. We meet Meg, who wants to prove herself. With the two of them can they retrieve and still come in on time. Good story of the movie industry, with action, well done Given ARC for my voluntary review review and my honest opinion by Net Galley Revell.
SusanSnodgrassBookworm 3 months ago
'Danny's life, career, and professional standing had all been destroyed by one word.' Danny Byrd has spent time in jail as a juvenile, robbed a bank, but now, as a grown man, he is on the docket again, but he's innocent this time. He had a good reputation until now and his career and indeed his life, needs redemption. Danny teams up with a lawyer, Megan Pierce and it turns out both of them could stand a good dose of redemption. But sometimes God gives us more than we need. He's just good like that. Unscripted is a story of pain, loss, great challenges and redemption. And while this setting is not my favorite, it is told well and full of insider information on the film industry. And it carries a great message. Recommended. *My thanks to Revell Publishing for a copy of this book. The opinion stated here is my own.
amybooksy 3 months ago
Davis Bunn’s newest release, Unscripted, is a little bit different than what I am used to reading. The characters were good getting to know. There is a lot of drama between them. I felt like I could relate to what they are going through. I believe many others would too. I am giving Unscripted three and a half stars. I would recommend it for readers who enjoy stories of redemption, second chances and moving on from the past. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
Christianfictionandmore 3 months ago
This book gives insight into the movers' and shakers' world within the film industry; a world I am glad to enter only in the pages of a book. The story focuses on producer Daniel Byrd and attorney Megan Pierce, both who desire to achieve top quality, but who also desire to avoid the trappings of the power mongers. Together, along with director Greg Riggs, writer Annie Callow, newcomer Emma Sturgis, and a very special cast and crew, they work to create magic that is not often found on today's screens. The theme of healing from childhood wounds is strong in this story. While Megan's parents represent Christ to Danny, as did his last foster father, Christ is not credited with much of this healing. That was a bit disappointing. The book does tell a solid story with great characters. It is filled with visual and auditory images that reach deep into one's soul. I would recommend it as a good read, one that will work well in secular markets. I am grateful to have received a copy of Unscripted from Revell via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. I was under no obligation to provide a positive review and received no monetary compensation.
Randi_AMDFT 3 months ago
Based upon the description of this book (not to mention several other great reviews I'd read), I really wanted to enjoy this book. Unfortunately, I just could not get into it. The story starts as we meet Danny Byrd in jail for a crime that he didn't commit. Right away, I was absolutely intrigued but it didn't hold my interest for long. Pretty soon, he was released from jail, had inherited a hotel... and I found myself wondering what had just happened and what I had missed. It seemed like everything happened really quickly in the beginning and I found myself a bit lost. There were also a lot of characters to keep up with and it took me a bit to really keep up with who was who. For these reasons, I just really didn't connect with the characters or the story myself. That being said, I did enjoy the behind the scenes look at what it takes to make a (fictional) Hollywood movie. I can't speak to how accurate everything actually was as that's not my area of expertise, but it sounded very well researched and accurate to me. (I am semi familiar with LA and noticed a few familiar places being mentioned so that certainly added some credibility to the story too.) I think anyone who is interested in how movies are made might really appreciate that aspect of the story. The writing was good, the story was interesting enough... I just couldn't get into it myself. Many have really enjoyed it and perhaps you will too! For me, it was just okay! **I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own.
Belovedbrat 3 months ago
Title: Unscripted Author: Davis Bunn Pages:368 Genre: Christian fiction Rating: 3 stars Publisher: Revell Unscripted is my first book by Davis Bunn and while it was a well-written story the author's writing style just wasn't for me. Danny is accused of a crime he didn't commit. Megan is the lawyer that first hears about his case and while she can't take the case she finds a lawyer who can. I do have to say that Unscripted is a story about second chances as well as learning to trust God. Both the main characters don't realize it but they both have a chance and second chance. Though with Megan it doesn't seem like it. Even though I didn't really like this one. I am willing to give another book by this author a try. I'd recommend this book to fans of the author as well as for fans of Christian fiction. I received a copy of this book from the publisher a part of a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
NadineTimes10 3 months ago
In some ways, this novel reminds me of an earlier one I enjoyed, My Soul to Keep, by the same author: an underdog film situation, with a team of people determined to create something big, surprising, and rather impossible in Hollywood. This novel's opening chapters, with a lot of technical talk, didn't pull me into the story or characters that well, but my personal interest in filmmaking kept me reading. While there's a romantic thread and suspense woven into the plot, I wouldn't say those elements are on the level of romantic suspense, here. The romantic side in particular wasn't the most convincing for me, as I didn't get a compelling sense of chemistry between the characters, despite the narrator's declarations of their love. Also, I wasn't the most moved by the film story within this story, although the characters clearly feel it. Nevertheless, I've been reading this author for enough years to know that whatever he says, he's going to say it well, with good descriptions and turns-of-phrase that will keep me on my toes. And, my goodness, I so love the book cover! It strikes the right serious tone in clear but unassuming, deftly blended green and gold, with a contemplative hero looking out over Hollywood from behind Hollywood, where the lights make a statement without a bright and glamorous feel. Excellent imagery! _________ Revell provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for an honest review.
Lori782 3 months ago
I enjoyed the setting of this book which was about Hollywood and the filming industry. It was real interesting to see how movies were made. While there is no cussing, there is abandonment, depression and drug abuse is mentioned in the book. I thought the author did really well with these topics. While these characters are not perfect I did appreciate Davis has written them with flaws, and has given each one hope in the process and a chance to redeem themselves. Dear Readers God is there and He's everywhere! He is our redeeming hope. He won't leave us to fend for ourselves and the author has done a fabulous job in portraying all of these things. Now, I will admit that there were some places in the book that dragged for me but there were some interesting scenes mixed in as well. I too had to start this book twice because of the scenes that drug for me but in the end I did manage to finish it. I still deemed that this book wasn't my cup of tea but I still recommend it because others might enjoy it My thanks to Revell for this book. NO compensations were received. All opinions are my own.
Sprinkle23 3 months ago
Unscripted by Davis Bunn is a stand-alone, contemporary fiction novel. With smooth prose, authentic characters, and a compelling start, Unscripted entices the reader into the glamour and complexity of Hollywood. The characters in Unscripted are perhaps its brightest star. Megan, one of the main characters, was strong, smart, and easy to admire. Her personality fit flawlessly with her profession and situation. Even the secondary characters perfectly suited their roles and enhanced the story in a meaningful way. Annie, Jennie, Myron, Louisa, and Lane, were just some of the likable secondary characters. Add to the characters, a mystery and a dash of romance, and you have a good book. I recommend Unscripted by Davis Bunn to readers who enjoy contemporary fiction with strong characters and an interesting setting. There are subtle Christian values and brief mentions of Megan’s father’s faith, but it’s a light thread, not “preachy” at all. Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own.
benhli38 4 months ago
The latest from Davis Bunn is a tale worthy of an Oscar nomination. It feels about as fast paced as other Davis Bunn books do to me. That's a good thing too. It reminds me of James Scott Bell's books I've read before. Altogether, the book is a wonderful read. Bunn has written numerous books which are worthy of becoming movies, and he has had numerous books gone to being made into movies as well. This particular book sees a line producer who has made a name for himself, both in being honest as well as in how he handles other people. Framed for the actions of his soon-to-be-former friend, Danny Byrd, becomes a client to Megan Pierce. She is a lawyer on a fast track to making partner in her own law firm, but not at the price she's willing to pay. So, when Danny inherits part of a hotel things have a chance to turn around for both Danny as well as Megan. But not without a threat on both of them. Can they make it through their ordeal? Davis Bunn has written, as I said, numerous books which have won him awards and printed in multiple languages around the world. While I have enjoyed reading what I feel are all of the books he's written so far, I always feel honored to read the books that make it into my hands. But hands down I say He's on the same level of a writer as James Scott Bell. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell for a fair and honest review.
AngelN1 4 months ago
I read Unscripted fairly quickly. Anyone interested in how movies are made might be interested in this story, as the details of the film industry are prominent. For me, the main characters weren't fully fleshed out. I like the idea of a redemptive tale, but this story seemed to rush the changes for all of the characters, to the point that it didn't seem very believable. The details of movie-making were believable and interesting, but they seemed to take center stage at the expense of the characters. This is an okay book, but it could have been more with more character development. It reads more like a Hallmark movie: pleasant, but without enough real-life depth. I actually think it would make a better movie than book, and that is an unusual comment for me, because I prefer books to movies. I received this book from the publisher, Revell, for the purpose of writing a review, but all opinions are my own.