From Goodreads: 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?
Tiffany King is breaking into the new adult genre, and I must say, she’s doing a lovely job of it! No Attachments, slated to release at the end of April, is a breathtaking journey through the fragile lives of Ashton Garrison and Nathan Lockton. Told from alternating points-of-view, readers learn these magnificent characters’ fears, deep-rooted secrets, and how far they’re willing to go to protect their hearts. This poignant and often times hilarious novel looks at the gritty aspects of love and learning to let go of the past in order to harness the future.
I absolutely adored this novel. While filled with sexual tension and ultimately, relations, King treads lightly on the topic, making it an art form rather than a vulgar exploration of sex. King gives just enough information without overdoing it, leaving much to the imagination, but much on paper as well. It’s a fine like to walk for authors of all genres, as too much too fast can tip the scales into slutty and trashy, but King’s novel is soft and refined, focusing on aspects of love and romance, and even a prude like myself highly enjoyed it.
Ashton’s secret is hidden through much of the text, but enough foreshadowing leads the reader to see the truth much earlier, and it’s one that will have readers hoping they misread the clues. It’s a raw look at life and love, and while the beginning is light and romantic, the story builds to a crescendo, and readers will want to have a box of tissues nearby as the story takes a turn and all is revealed. I highly recommend this novel to college-aged readers and beyond. Five stars.
I received an ARC of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.