Book Review, Mystery/Suspense

Book Review – Unscripted

unscripted41wkOSa0BxLUnscripted by Davis Bunn

 

Young line producer Danny Byrd is well-known in Hollywood for being someone who gets things done on time and under budget. But when his reputation takes a beating after his partner–and former best friend–makes off with their investors’ money, Danny has but one chance to redeem himself and restore his ruined career.

LA lawyer Megan Pierce has sacrificed years of her life proving herself to her impossible bosses only to find herself disgusted at their snobbery and their specious business practices. When an opportunity to actually make a difference comes her way, she knows she has to grab it–even though she’s not entirely clear what “it” is.

Danny and Megan are each other’s best hope for redemption. What they never could have imagined was that they might also be each other’s best hope for love.

Bestselling and award-winning author Davis Bunn takes you into the beating heart of Hollywood with two characters determined to thrive in a cutthroat business.

 

My Thoughts

I began reading this book completely unsure of what to expect.

I’ve read Davis Bunn’s books in the past….but it’s been a long time ago (telling you how long would be….well, telling on myself…lol). Let’s just leave it at that.

I did enjoy those earlier books I read by him, mostly, but he’s never been one of my top favorite authors. I’ve just found it a bit harder to connect with his writing style, I think.

However, I’m saying all this, because I knew I wanted to read this one…legal suspense thriller and all of that…totally down my alley these days.

This book is all about Danny Byrd. When the story begins, he’s sitting in jail because he’s been betrayed by his lifelong best friend, who also robbed him of a very large sum of money, and then left him to take the fall.

But. A lawyer shows up and tells Danny that’s he’s been cleared, so he gets to leave prison. Only to discover that someone has left him an old hotel to run.

What does this have to do with anything? All the details behind it are very secretive and mysterious. Danny is a line producer, and the next thing that happens to him is that he is given a great opportunity to produce a movie. The catch is that he’s given nothing to go on, so has to come up with everything himself (I think I’m getting this right…some of this language had me just a bit confused).

The results are nothing less than intriguing.

And now, back to the author. He still isn’t one of my favorite authors, but I did enjoy this read, and would recommend it if you like legal suspense and other similar stories.

Disclaimer: I receive complimentary books from various sources, including, publishers, publicists, authors, and/or NetGalley. I am not required to write a positive review, and have not received any compensation. The opinions shared here are my own entirely.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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