Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Release Day Launch: ARC Review + Giveaway: No Attachments by Tiffany King

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Title: No Attachments
Author: Tiffany King
Pages: 302 pages
Format acquired: eBook (ePub)
Publisher: A. T. Publishing LLC
Publication date: April 30th 2013
Source: Received for an honost review (Thanks, Kelly and Tiffany!)
Buy the book: Amazon



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?
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Review:

I really wanted to love this book, but I just couldn't. I liked it, but definitely not loved.

No Attachments is definitely meant to be an emotional book. It's a book you're suppose to feel in your heart because the characters are broken and lost but as I was reading it, I honestly didn't feel anything. I didn't feel that connection with the characters, they felt so closed off and not real at all. And honestly? I didn't really get the point of the story. Was Ashton's story meant to be heartbreaking? Was Nathan's past meant to be sad? I don't really know.

This book started off strong enough, the first few chapter were fun and engaging but as I read on, I was just bored and slightly confused. All Ashton really wanted was a one-night stand with the TDH (tall, dark and handsome) stranger at the bar but when the "stranger" decides to not sleep with her and extends his stay in the town, Ashton's plan was definitely crushed to bits. I bet you're wondering why Ashton needs to have a one-night stand, well it's because she has a bucket list  she needs to complete; she's trying to "live her life to the fullest". I understand Ashton's need to have a bucket list but what I honestly didn't understand was why she ran away. She actually explains why she did it but I really just didn't get it. She only ended up hurting her father even more by running away. I felt that Ashton was a bit of a coward, she was trying to live her life to the fullest and yet she ran away from her father aka her problem, they reason she ran away. (Note: He doesn't hurt her.) I felt that she needed to be more considerate of her father's feelings because she definitely hurt him. I don't know, I just didn't feel Ashton's character.

Nathan changes temperature faster than a thermometer being dunked into hot water. His golden rule has been to never, ever get attached but his super huge attraction to Ashton shot that rule down. He couldn't help but get attached, especially when they got to know each other. The problem I had with Nathan was that he was a bundle of confused nerves. At first he was cold and cocky but then the next, he was sweet and vulnerable. He's more hormonal than a woman on her period. The fact that he's hot doesn't even console me. Really.

I admit that the scenes between Nathan and Ashton were hot, but that really wasn't enough for me. They were just naughty scenes but they didn't add that spice I was looking for. Their feelings for each other were genuine enough but I didn't feel that sexual tension between them, there was no longing, just getting to know each other and then sexy times and then getting attached. It just wasn't dramatic enough. The whole thing just lacked drama for me. BUT when you find out Ashton's secret you'll be pretty shocked. There will be hints dropped but I didn't get them, let's see if YOU will.

I'm pretty meh with this book. I don't love it but I don't hate it. I think that it really depends on the reader so I'm definitely recommending this to people because others have enjoyed it, I just didn't as much. If you do decided to read it, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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About the author:

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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8 comments:

  1. Just read the review makes me wanna read the whole books...specialy because you say "I don't love it but I don't hate it"...thats makes me more curious :-D

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  2. I've never heard of this before, but the cover is nice. I generally don't venture out of my comfort zone (YA & NA) very often. It doesn't sound like a book for me. Great review though :)

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    1. Thank you, Kim! I do like the cover and I LOVE YA and NA books but this one just didn't do it for me.

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  3. Dying for a copy.Just read the review,,CURIOUS!

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  4. I've never heard of this before. Sounds interesting. Thank you for sharing and the giveaway too!!!

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    1. Thanks for reading! :) Good luck!

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