Series: Woodfalls Girls
Published by: Berkley
Published on October 22nd, 2013
Genres: New Adult
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Ashton Garrison walked away from her current life to escape the one thing she’s unwilling to face. She knows her decision may be selfish, but in the end, leaving will be far less painful for everyone. Now she has one goal: live life to the fullest with no regrets and no attachments. What Ashton doesn’t count on is how fate always seems to find a way to screw up any good plan.
Nathan Lockton specializes in locating a mark. He’s done it over and over again—no attachments and no emotion necessary. What he thought was a routine lost-and-found job has forced Nathan to deal with something he has always ignored—his feelings. He’s never fallen for a target, yet he’s never met anyone like Ashton. Now deep in a dilemma, Nathan must decide to follow his heart, or complete the job he was hired to do.
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?
“There’s a time in everyone’s life when I’m sure they wonder if fate is actually some dude watching from beyond, just waiting for the right moment to fuck with us.”
Ashton has a list and one of her tasks is to have a one-night stand with a stranger. In the podunk town of Woodfalls, everyone knows everyone. So when Ashton sets her sights on Mr. Tall, Dark and Handsome aka Nathan Lockton, all she expects (and hopes for) is a night of passion and no-attachments. But Nathan is not a stranger. In fact, he is sent on a job to discover Ashton and turn her over to his boss. What starts out as a task for both of them to complete, ends up becoming so much more than either of them bargained for.
There are many things I liked about No Attachments.
Ashton is far from seductive and graceful. She is sweet, endearing, and you can’t help but want the best for her. Throughout the novel she is constantly getting into situations due to her two left feet. I found myself laughing and feeling so embarrassed for her.
Nathan, well he is certainly a charmer. He is flirtatious but also really sweet, despite the circumstances. I just have a few problems with him.
First, his age. Nathan is 29, but I kept feeling like he was the same age as Ashton. I’m not sure if it was his pet names for her, or his dialogue in general, but I kept forgetting that he was supposed to be older. I would have liked for his character to have been a little more mature.
I also thought the plot twist in No Attachments was pretty interesting as well. What I expected after reading the synopsis, and what I got, were two different things. I had figured out what the “secret” was early on, but it didn’t take away my enjoyment for how it turned out.The characters were cute and the storyline dealt with a sensitive subject without the intensity that usually leaves me feeling bummed out.
I liked No Attachments. Some parts were a little predictable, and the dialogue was a little cheesy at times but it didn’t ruin my overall experience. I just wished it would have been a little more developed in terms or story and characters.