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Review+Guest Post: No Attachments by Tiffany King

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No Attachments
    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


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?
My Review:

 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.

 
~A Day In My Not So Glamorous Life~
By: Tiffany King
Daylight savings sucks. The same thought enters my mind every morning when the sunlight pierces the curtains and fills my bedroom. Not that I was still asleep anyway—the kitten made sure of that. We call him Kitten because he is the youngest of our three cats, even though the big lug feels like a ten pound sack of potatoes when he jumps up on my chest and makes bread dough. For some reason, he feels it's his job to make sure I'm awake. The house is fairly quiet, except for the sound of Mike and Mike in the Morning coming from the TV in the living room. That's part of my husband's morning ritual.
I roll out of bed and drag myself into the bathroom. One thing is certain—this no sleep routine I've been on lately has got to change. Still, after a little freshening up and some coffee, I'm ready for the day. My kids are both teenagers, so for the most part, they are pretty self sufficient, except for the fact that my seventeen-year-old daughter still has me fix her hair in the morning.
"So, I was thinking…" I said as I exited the bedroom. We have what they call a "great room" meaning there is no wall that separates the main living room and the kitchen. I already knew my husband would be at the kitchen counter making my son's lunch like he does every morning.
"Oh, here we go," he teases, knowing he's about to get the complete rundown of the many thoughts and ideas that cluttered my head from the night before. After a little discussion and a quick tidying of the house, he takes the kids to school while I head to my office to give some attention to Facebook, Twitter and the many emails on my iphone. It's amazing how much I have to catch up on from overnight. That is the hardest part of being an author. Marketing yourself is a necessary part of the job, and with that comes countless hours of social media time. Not that I don't enjoy it. I truly enjoy the interaction and I have made some wonderful friends over the past couple of years. I just mean that the idea that I could lock myself away in my office for days on end to write without any connection to the outside world is not feasible. You have to be able to multi-task.
"Sounds like your phone is heating up," my husband states. The joke in our house is that everyone in the family knows what each sound means that comes from my iphone: swish-incoming email, violins-outgoing email, ding-text, da-da-da-ling-Twitter or Facebook mention, and the "Cups" song from the movie Pitch Perfect which is my current ring tone.
"Mm hmm," I answer over my iphone, although I'm not quite sure I heard what he said. It's not his fault. This has just been an exciting week for us. The release of No Attachments has gone even better than expected, and I have just signed with an agent, so my mind is quite occupied lately. I do manage to get a little writing done before I see my husband leaving his desk.
"Holy crap, is it time already?" I ask.
"Yep, time flies when you are having fun," he replies. That's a huge understatement. I felt like I just turned on the Macbook and yet, it's already time to hit the YMCA. We made a New Year's resolution to eat better and to get in better shape. Besides, it's only an hour out of my day. I think I can spare it for better health. The one stipulation being that I won't give up chocolate, I mean—let's not get nuts here.
After we get home, I eat a little lunch with a couple Dove Chocolates for good measure and manage to get more writing done over the next few hours before the kids get home from school. By the time they are finished with homework, I'm ready for a break. Now, one thing everyone should know about me—I don't cook. Either my husband does the cooking or I talk him into eating out. Cooking has just never been my thing. It was understood when my husband and I met, and it hasn't changed in twenty years. That's why we are so good together. I leave him alone when he watches boxing, and he knows I will never cook. Regardless of how or where we get the meal, dinners are the main time that our family spends together without any distractions.
The evenings are up in the air depending on where I'm at with my writing. If I get in a groove I've been known to stay up all night writing. Tonight however, my concentration is still on No Attachments. Social media is still buzzing which requires lots of attention. After 9:00 pm, my husband and I have usually congregated to the bedroom to watch TV, although the multi-tasking doesn't stop. I like to do swag giveaways on Twitter and Facebook during this time because both sites are jumping at this time. It's Thursday which means Grey's Anatomy and Scandal. I freaking love that show. You know the old saying that sometimes we are our own worst enemy? Well, in my case that is so true. By the time Scandal is over, It's 11:00 pm and I've just popped my sixth or seventh Dove chocolate square, finished a Diet Coke, and with that reached a Category five second wind. Great—I'm screwed.

Author Bio:

Tiffany King is the author of The Saving Angels Series, Wishing for Someday Soon, Forever Changed, Unlikely Allies, Miss Me Not and Jordyn: A Daemon Hunter Novel book one. 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.

 
 
 
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12 comments

  1. Great review. I really enjoyed this book.

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    1. Ellen that makes me so happy to hear <3

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    2. Thanks Ellen! I'm glad you liked it too!!

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  2. Thanks for your honest review! I have this one on my TBR pile and I'm pretty excited to read it. I love a book with a plot twist I can't predict.

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    1. I hope you love it as much as I did Kay! Nathan and Ashton are two awesome characters.

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  3. Thank you so much for the amazing review and for taking the time to allow me to ramble on <3

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    1. Aw, thank you Tiffany! I was so happy when KP told me I could still review it even though I was too late jumping on the tour.

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  4. I loved this post! What a cool idea for a guest post. Tiffany seems so nice and down to earth. I am definitely going to have to pick up a copy of this book.

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    1. Yes! CeCe- it's a really cute, good read! And I agree! When I saw this was the guest post I was super excited to read it!

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  5. Very interested and dying to know what the plot twist is. Guess I'll just have to read it so :-)

    BookishTrish @ Between the Lines

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