No Attachments by Tiffany King
Series: Woodfalls Girls #1
Also in this series: Misunderstandings, No Attachments, Misunderstandings, Contradictions
Published by Penguin
Publication Date: October 22nd 2013
Genres: Romance, New Adult, Contemporary
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Ashton Garrison walked away from her current life to escape the one thing she’s unwilling to face. She knows her decision may be selfish, but in the end, leaving will be far less painful for everyone. Now she has one goal: live life to the fullest with no regrets and no attachments. What Ashton doesn’t count on is how fate always seems to find a way to screw up any good plan.
Nathan Lockton specializes in locating a mark. He’s done it over and over again—no attachments and no emotion necessary. What he thought was a routine lost-and-found job has forced Nathan to deal with something he has always ignored—his feelings. He’s never fallen for a target, yet he’s never met anyone like Ashton. Now deep in a dilemma, Nathan must decide to follow his heart, or complete the job he was hired to do.
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?
Nathan is in the town of Woodfalls looking for Ashton. He has obviously been hired by someone to find her and though he doesn’t know why they’re looking for her or who the person who hired him is, he does know, once he meets Ashton that he’s not ready to hand her over just yet. He likes the girl a lot, is intrigued by her and wants to get to know her better. After a little time together he finds his feelings for her starting to grow. They each said no strings but he’s not willing to charge out of her life anytime soon.
There were so very many aspects of this book that I liked. I really liked the characters and their personalities – whether they were the MC’s or secondary characters. I really liked the humor in the story as well as the fun mixed in with the deeper emotional parts. I thought that the blend of those two made the book much more realistic to me. Nathan and his kindness, tenderness and thoughtfulness was icing on the cake in this wonderful story.
As we read through the story we know that Nathan was hired by someone to find Ashton. We know that Ashton’s been on the run for 4 months and has a bucket list that she’s trying to complete along with the help of her friends. I quickly figured out what Ashton was running from and just waited to find out how it would all play out. I knew once Ashton found out that Nathan had been hired to find her that sparks would fly but luckily it wasn’t the harsh and angry scene that I thought it would be.
The story gets very emotional as the story moves on and it’s quite sad in parts. Though the story went in that direction, and it was something that I hadn’t expected, it was still written tastefully and I ended up liking the book all the more for it. I didn’t feel that the author had just thrown it all in there for reactions sake but to truly show how much the MC’s loved each other and the lengths they were willing to go for each other.
No Attachments is a very sweet love story between two people who think they know what they want from life – but find in the end that they need the exact opposite. I highly recommend this story and I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Rating: 4 out of 5