My not-so-secret affair with romance novels
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?
This was my first time reading Tiffany King’s work, so I had no idea (until after I finished the book) that No Attachments is her first foray into the new adult genre. Knowing that now, I have to say that this was a wonderful debut.
Ashton, the female lead character, has a secret that forces her to leave her privileged life for a small Gilmore Girl-esque town. Her male counterpart, Nathan, is just doing another job, but his latest target is unlike anything he ever expected.
I really enjoyed this story, especially because it was told in alternating POVs. Nathan is charming, sweet, and good-looking to boot. While I clearly have a little crush on him, Nathan & Ashton are both very lovable characters, so I liked that we got to see both their perspectives.
This book was paced perfectly. While it was light in the beginning, Ashton’s secret lends a little bit of drama. The big mystery keeps you guessing long enough to maintain your interest but there are also plenty of laugh out loud moments interspersed throughout the story – many of them at Ashton’s expense! Although I giggled a lot, I’ll admit that I had the urge to cry when all was finally revealed.
No Attachments was a great read. If you’re looking for a love story about reconciling one’s past to meet the future, then I highly recommend this one!
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Tiffany King is the author of The Saving Angels Series, Wishing For Someday Soon, Forever Changed, and Unlikely Allies, Miss Me Not and Jordyn: A Daemon Hunter Novel Book 1. 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.