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?
I was immediately drawn into this story. Ashton is young and she’s trying to complete her bucket list, so right away you know something is up. One of the biggest things she wants to accomplish is a no attachments relationship. Just sex. Nathan is on a case and Ashton is his target. He’s supposed to follow her and report her location back to his client, but he finds himself attracted to Ashton in the worst way. He thinks sleeping with her will put an end to his fascination and let him complete this job. They both couldn’t be more wrong about their plans. Without meaning to, the pair finds themselves in a relationship that is much more than either bargained for. But they are both keeping huge secrets.
Nathan is older than Ashton, and his life experience brings something into her life that she can’t ignore. I loved the dynamic between them, and I was rooting for them despite all the secrets and things that could easily pull them apart. I think it’s the obstacles they face that makes their relationship so strong. Tiffany King got a fan in me with this one.
*On another note, congrats to Sheri L. for winning The Other Marlowe Girl in my giveaway last week!