Title: No Attachments
Author: Tiffany King
Series: Woodfalls Girls #1
Publication Date: October 22, 2013
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
** Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations, language and mature subject matter **
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?
Ashton walks away from her privileged life and hides out in a small town. She has her reasons and they are legit. I kind of want to kick myself for not realizing what they were until later on. Nathan was hired to find her, but he didn’t count on developing feelings for her in the process. Told from both point of views, it’s rather entertaining to watch them try for a no attachments relationship when it’s so obvious they are falling for each other.
My favorite thing about No Attachment, hands down, is the relationship Ashton has with her two friends. They are hilarious, and the banter between then often reminds me of how I talk with my friends. I had quite a few laugh out loud moments.
As far as New Adult goes, I think it’s a winner. You have the sexy times, but they don’t over power the story. And there is some build up between the two! Sexual tension instead of... Wham bam “I’m too much of a dick to” thank you ma’am. Imagine that!
Both Ashton and Nathan have gone through some rough stuff in their lives, and they are both scarred from it to an extent. There are some sad moments, but No Attachments didn’t make me sob or anything. King has a way of writing about those tough subjects, while keeping it positive and light. It’s one of the things I like the most about her books, and I’ve come to know it as part of her style. I don’t always want to bawl my eyes out when I pick a book containing upsetting things. Her stories are always so full of hope, I think that’s what it is. It’s the brighter side of bad.
I’m pretty excited to pick up Misunderstandings, the sequel, because it follows one of Ashton’s friends that I loved so much. If you are looking to try a New Adult that’s not shitty, I’d recommend giving No Attachments a try.
About the author:
USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her
dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance 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, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.
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