Review+Guest Post: No Attachments by Tiffany King
by: Tiffany King
Publication Date: April 30, 2013
Publisher: A.T. Publishing, LLC
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Source: e-ARC received from author and InkSlinger PR in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 302 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 4/5 stars
I've been hearing so many great things about this book that I knew I had to get my hands on a copy. I was super excited when KP over at InkSlinger offered me the chance to review the book and do a guest post with Tiffany!
We first meet Ashton, who is out with her friends at a bar, hoping to cross off the one-night stand item off her bucket list, which she lies and says is for a study she's doing. I had only read a little bit about Ashton before I knew she had secrets that would play a big role in this book. With a bit of liquid courage, Ashton approaches a tall, dark, stranger at the bar (who is hotness personified) and attempts to strike a conversation and flirt with him. Ashton, while having a fun personality, is nervous and therefore you can't help but laugh at the awkwardness between her and this stranger (Nathan). Needless to say, after quite a few shots, Ashton is not really at her A-game and watching the two interact is priceless.
When we read Nathan's first POV chapter, he immediately lets us know how attracted to her he is. However, he has been burned by love in the past and refuses to let himself get hurt again. He is interested in Ashton purely for sexual reasons. The stakes get even higher when we find out that he is working for someone who has requested he find Ashton and inform them of her whereabouts. We now have a clearer picture that Ashton is hiding out in this small town which begs the question, 'What is she hiding? Who is she hiding from?'
Watching the two interact together was a lot of fun. Their relationship has a fun awkwardness to it- something always seems to go wrong when they see each other. Whether it be face planting in front of the other, allergic reactions, or getting stuck in a frigid downpour, these two are so fun to read about. Both establish early on that they are attracted to each other, but make it very clear they are looking for no strings. She makes him promise he won't fall in love with her, to which he assures her that won't be the case.
Once the two start to get to know each other, shying away from the family and personal issues, they realize they like spending time together and what was supposed to be casual is turning into anything but. Nathan tries to convince himself that once he gets her out of his system he will move on and go back to his life. Ashton knows she is not planning to stick around forever and tries to convince herself that what they have is just a fun thing. All of us readers know better.
I should have seen the plot twist coming, but I definitely didn't. When Ashton's secrets are revealed, I honestly didn't see King going that route. (Though in hindsight, it makes perfect sense) Ashton and Nathan both need to make a decision: Is this relationship really a no attachments one or do they both crave something more with each other? Watching them realize their feelings run so much deeper than mere casual ones, and watching Ashton finally confront her secrets and decide how she's going to continue living her life definitely makes this a must-read book.