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: Fiction, New Adult
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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?
Rowena: This was just okay. I didn’t love it but I didn’t hate it.
I don’t know what it was but the whole embarrassing themselves with the other witnessing it got to be too much for me. The first couple were cute and made me laugh but as they continued, I kept rolling my eyes because really? Was it necessary?
Holly: I really liked the getting-to-know-you stage of the book. I thought they were both sweet and cute.
Where the story fell apart for me was once their secrets were revealed.
Rowena: I’m with you with the secrets being revealed. I wasn’t a fan of The way Ashton handled her secret. I hated that she took the choice away from Nathan and then I felt like a bitch because of, well, her secret. I felt like because of what her secret was, I wasn’t allowed to think she was a bitch and that annoyed me.
Holly: You’re nicer than me. I didn’t feel bad for thinking she was a bitch. What she did was wrong. But I was also annoyed with him for letting her push him away. He should have fought harder.
Rowena: I wasn’t a fan of that either. It was dumb that he was just waiting for her to wake up and smell the I want to be with him coffee. Especially since it was months and months before it finally happened.
I did like Ashton’s father and Fran from the store. Hell, I even liked Tressa and Britni. They were fun. But there was just something missing from the entire story because even though I read it and enjoyed parts of it, I never fully fell in with the story and I’m not sure why. I never fully connected with either Ashton or Nathan and when I finally closed the book, I was already moved on to the next book. There was no book hangover with this book.
Holly: Same here. I wasn’t impressed with either of them at the end. I actually read Brittni’s story first. I liked it a lot better than this one. I’m definitely interested in Tressa’s story, too. This one just fell flat. Meh.
Rowena: Who’s Brittni’s man? Did her book come before or after this one?
Holly: Brittni’s hero is someone she met in college. No Attachments is Book 1 and Brittani’s book, Misunderstandings, is Book 2.
I’m going to give it a 3 out of 5. I didn’t really dislike it so much as I just wasn’t excited about it.
Rowena: I’d give it a 2.75 out of 5.