Unscripted - Nico Jaye An ARC of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Teddy Carbone runs the Oasis, a community theater in Heartsville. When the owner dies, Teddy learns he is now part owner, along with Carter Monroe, the deceased owner's nephew. When Carter mentions selling the Oasis, Teddy realizes he has to do everything he can to show Carter that the Oasis is worth keeping.

Of course, they hook up. Right out of the gate in this book. It's a bit sudden and unexpected. And I wasn't really thrilled about it. The story is told solely from Teddy's POV. Teddy was sweet, somewhat shy and just a lovable guy. And he had a great family. I didn't really connect with Carter, probably because of the lack of his POV. At times, it felt like he found Teddy charming, in a slightly condescending way, but I don't think he was meant to be seen that way. He was a bit standoffish, even though it was obvious he liked Teddy.

But it all somehow worked. I enjoyed the book and can't wait to read the rest of the series. Heartsville has a warm sense of community and I love stories like that. This book seems to take place around the same time (Fall season/Halloween) as [b:Bookmarked|26854872|Bookmarked (Heartsville)|Piper Vaughn|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1444191875s/26854872.jpg|46787565], which I thought was fun. It kind of tied the books together, in a loose way.

This review cross-posted at Gay Book Reviews