Friday, May 10, 2013

No Attachments Review

Book Review May 5th

No Attachments

by: Tiffany King

★★★ 4 Stars

Blurb: 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.


*Potential Spoilers*

Ever since I read Wishing for Someday Soon I’ve been dying for something new from Tiffany King. No Attachments was wonderful and as usual Tiffany King can certainly deliver.  I absolutely loved No Attachments, the characters were great and the plot held just enough romance and suspense to keep me guessing. 
Ashton is hiding from a life she left behind. Holed up in a small town where she can work and not have her families’ money or influence following her around. We don’t know exactly why she is hiding or what she is hiding from but Nathan is sent in, by an anonymous source to find and reveal her whereabouts…
When Nathan and Ashton meet, the filters fly free. Ashton is rather drunk at the bar with her friends and ready to cross random sex with a stranger off her bucket list. Luckily for Nathan, he’s prime choice in her eyes. This meeting with Ashton is hilarious because she is brazen and bold  even if it is the liquor talking. It was such an amazing intro to the book. When Ashton asked Nathan to put his trunk in her, I knew each page would continue to wow me, and they certainly did. I really loved the chemistry between the two. For different reasons, neither wants anything serious or permanent. And forming attachments is a big no-no. But we all know you can’t always fight fate.

Nathan has no clue who his employer even is, thus neither do readers. We can assume but it does not become clear until all the secrets are revealed. I was worried, at times about Nathan’s job, and the actual purpose he has for being in town. I was hoping it would not turn into a big overdone ordeal but it was handled gracefully and even Ashton’s response to Nathan’s hidden objective surprised me.  I absolutely loved the added suspense with not knowing what his assignment actually was. At times it seemed that he could be a contract killer as his job was often referred to in an mysterious fashion.  
When you find out why Ashton ran and what she’s running from it’s heartbreaking. There’s no hidden sex tape or abusive parents in her past, rather it is something far worse, that no matter how far you run, it will not give up or let go.  Thus, Ashton’s bucket list. This was the only allusion to something bigger happening. Each item had personal significance for Ashton and watching her cross them off was just as exhilarating. 
What made me bring this down to four stars was Ashton pushing Nathan away without even giving him a chance to be there for her. I understand things from her POV but it was a selfish move on her part because shouldn’t she have wanted to spend any and all time with him she could in case the inevitable happened. 
Ashton runs away to protect those she loves. Her modus operandi may have not been her nicest or smoothest but considering her father has to hire Nathan to find her, it’s clear she achieved what she set out to. 
No Attachments was great and easily attached itself to me. I would highly recommend this if you’re looking for a emotional joyride that will make you laugh, cry and beg for more. 


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