PJV Quickie: No Attachments by Tiffany King was a well received contemporary romance novel by me as a reader. I was looking for a little romantic getaway and No Attachments was just what I was looking for. Tiffany King is a good writer, who created memorable characters, which is the most important factor to me within a romance. Aside from creating memorable characters she also did a good job of conveying emotion between those characters to make this novel a very romantic read. I was disappointed in the silliness of the circumstances of the novel and the dialogue, which repeated ideas over and over again between the characters.
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No Attachments by Tiffany KingSeries: Woodfall Girls #1
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on 2013-04-27
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?
Review: The book centered around two characters Ashton and Nathan. Ashton has set up shop in a small town and made friends quickly, confiding in them that she has a Bucket List. On her bucket list is a one-night-stand. Her friends push her toward a handsome stranger at the bar and Ashton fumbles her way into his heart, one silly “date” after another. But, it is reiterated over and over again that Ashton can’t fall in love, or more importantly Nathan can’t fall in love with her. She tells this to him over and over again. Ashton and Nathan are a cute couple, they have fun and their fun translates to you the reader. Their dilemma of a “no attachments” relationship is kind of silly at times, but how they do manage to fall in-love is great to read. I enjoyed reading about Nathan and Ashton and King’s style was easy to read and well-paced.
I mentioned earlier that Ashton repeatedly told Nathan that he must not fall in love with her. This was an all stop moment for me, each time it was mentioned. And it was mentioned a lot. King kept the big secret, which in my opinion wasn’t that big of a secret since Ashton was completing a Bucket List – and there was only one reason that she could be doing this. When it was finally revealed what Nathan’s secret was, it just seemed a bit unrealistic…even though it was rather a romantic coming together. Which while this does happen a lot in romance (the author keeps the characters apart so there can be a forced moment of anticipated reunion) I like for the separation to make sense. These were the only dissatisfying points of this novel though and overall the enjoyability of the novel made up for these issues and they could be mostly ignored. If you are looking for a deep, emotionally driven contemporary romance, give No Attachments by Tiffany King a try.
Recommendations: For fans of contemporary romance, with a bit of a “sick lit” feel. Adults only, there are some naughty times, intended for the mature reader.