No Attachments (Woodfall Girls #1) by Tiffany King
Publication Date: April 30th 2013 by Penguin Group
About the book:
** Recommended for ages 17+ due to sexual situations, language and mature subject matter **
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?
This was a sweet love story mixed with great chemistry and humor.
Ashton and Nathan have instant an attraction and Ashton means to take advantage of that by having a one-night stand with Nathan. A one-night-stand is an item she has marked on a "bucket-list," and Nathan is the perfect candidate to tick off that box. He's a stranger, few and far between in the small town she lives in, he's hot, sweet, and doesn't want a commitment any more than Ashton does. Unfortunately, things don't go according to plan, and what was supposed to be one night turns out to be an affair with funny mishaps along the way.
Unbeknownst to Ashton, meeting Nathan was not a chance encounter. Nathan was hired by someone to track Ashton down when she disappeared. He doesn't know why she disappeared but he decides to find out her secret before turning her in, and again, things don't go according to plan.
I have to say I was completely taken by surprise when I found out the reason Ashton ran. Bowled over. I usually like to have a warning when reading about this subject, because it's something that hits close to home. But I enjoyed the story in spite of expecting something completely different. It was very sweet, touching, and heartfelt. Did I mention hot? Yes, there was that too!
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