Series: Woodfalls Girls,
Published by A.T. Publishing, Self-Published on 30 April 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Love & Romance, New Adult, Social Issues
Source: Inkslinger PR
Place(s) Traveled to: Northern United States // Florida
First Line: “Come on, go,” my friend Tress said, trying to push me out of my chair.
Lately I’ve really been enjoying the emerging New Adult category and have been devouring what books that fit this label as much as I can. So when I received an opportunity to read Tiffany King’s No Attachments I jumped at the chance. In this era where its so easy to self-publish it can be hard to weed out the good from the not so good so its always nice when others point in the the direction of the good.
No Attachments is a fairly typically entry into the contemporary romance genre. Girl meets boy, they deal with an obstacle, and they fall in love. Its one of those books where you know the ending before you start the first page but with a romance its not about the end but the journey. Often the obstacle involved centers around one (or both) main characters lack of communication and if you read this blog regularly then you know how much that pisses me off. Thankfully the central plot conflict in No Attachments doesn’t fall into this but there are omissions made some of which bothered me more than others.
Ashton, the heroine, has a big secret and its alluded to throughout most of the book and when the big reveal comes its not really much of a shock. Though its definitley one that I wish I’d been aware of prior to reading this story. Those that know me well and who have read this book will know why. Nathan also has a secret and like Ashton’s its not terribly difficult to know what it is but at least this one the reader is aware of just by reading the synopsis.
For the most part, I enjoyed this story. I liked the small town that Ashton found herself in and I liked the references to Gilmore Girls. The part that bugged me the most in this book was that central conflict near the end. It just seemed like the issue and the aftermath happened to fast. It was rushed and lacked depth. Based on the subject involved I just expected there to be more and as a reader I felt a little cheated. No matter how that more would have effected me emotionally.
No Attachments isn’t perfect but it is nice to see characters who aren’t horribly broken and in need of that one good person to save them with their love. Yes, the two MCs are flawed but they aren’t broken and if the ending hadn’t been so rushed and simplified I would have enjoyed this book more. But even though this one wasn’t a totally love fest I did really enjoy Tiffany King’s writing style and she will be an author that I will be reading more of.
NO ATTACHMENTS Synopsis:
Ashton Garrison walked away from a privileged life in order to hide from the one thing she’s not willing to face. She knows she left behind a trail of pain, but in the long run, her betrayal will hurt less than the truth. She now has one goal: Live life to the fullest with no regrets and no attachments. She has high hopes that a move to new surroundings will provide the escape she desires, but what Ashton doesn’t count on is how fate always seems to find a way to screw up any good plan. Sometimes, when love comes knocking, the pull is too strong not to answer. Suddenly, what she thought she wanted to escape from is what Ashton now wants more than anything.
Nathan Lockton has one mission: find his target and complete the task he was hired to do—no attachments and no emotion necessary. He’s done it over and over again. What he thought was a typical lost-and-found job has turned into a life examining moment as Nathan is forced to deal with something he has always ignored–his feelings. Now faced with a decision, Nathan must choose to either follow his heart or complete the job.
Love can come when you least expect it. The question is: If the odds are stacked against you, how far are you willing to go for the one you love?
Tiffany King is the author of The Saving Angels Series, Wishing for Someday Soon, Forever Changed, Unlikely Allies, Miss Me Not and Jordyn: A Daemon Hunter Novel book one. Writer by day and book fanatic the rest of the time, she is now pursuing her life-long dream of weaving tales for others to enjoy.
She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.