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?
1. How much do you love the cover for No Attachments?
I absolutely love it!! Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations has yet to disappoint me with any of her amazing covers. No Attachments holds a special significance for me, so I'm super excited it that it is wrapped in such a fabulous cover.
2. Which quotes or lines from in the book best defines your main characters?
Ashton is a very independent person which is good and bad for her. Her reasons for what she has done are unselfish in nature, but have also allowed her to keep anyone from getting close to her. Nathan has been burned by love in the past and for that reason has trust issues. The point is that their relationship changes them both which is what real love does.
Ashton: "Really?" I asked as a warm feeling that had nothing to do with my fever spread through me. I knew I shouldn't be happy. I should be keeping him at arm's length, but the idea that he wanted to stay made me feel warm and fuzzy inside.
Nathan: The moment I touched Ashton, I realized that getting her out of my system was easier said than done. In my stupidity, I'd convinced myself that once I had her it would curb the desire that crackled like a live wire between us. What an idiot. After lying with her curled up in my arms for the third night in a row, losing myself in her body yet again, it had become glaringly obvious that getting her out of my system was like trying to get off crack.
3. How many titles for the book did you go through before settling on No Attachments?
As strange as it may sound, I had the concept for the book worked out in my head before I started writing. The title, No Attachments, developed naturally because of the dynamic between the characters that I wanted to establish within the story. It just seemed to be a perfect fit.
4. Are there any fun facts about the book you can share with us?
LOL, I was actually nervous about writing No Attachments. Up to this point, I have written solely within the YA genre. Even though I have had plans to branch out into the New Adult genre for a while now, I wanted to ensure that I could write adequate steamy scenes (wink-wink). I know that may sound silly, and at first I thought it would be a challenge, but come to find out sexy scenes are a ton-of-fun to write.
5. Were the characters names set in stone from the very beginning of the story or did you go through a couple before settling on Ashton Garrison and Nathan Lockton?
Initially, I said hell with it and wanted to name them Edward and Bella. I'm kidding of course. I really just wanted names that were not too common, but also nothing so outrageous that you've never even heard the names before. I knew an Ashton once, and like the character, she was a bit of a fireball. As far as Nathan, the name just sort of came to mind as I was writing for whatever reason.
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.