Ashton Garrison took off from home and her life of comfort to live in the small town of Woodfalls. She is enjoying working in the town store, making new friends, and enjoying the simple things. All the while, she’s marking items off her list – things she wants to do in her life. One of those things is to have a one-night stand, something hard to do in such a small town, that is until Nathan Lockton comes into the picture, giving her the perfect opportunity.
“Finding a perfect candidate for a one-night stand was slim to none in a town the size of Woodfalls. Strangers are far and few between. Couple that with the fact that he was drop-dead gorgeous and his sudden appearance was like a gift from god.”
Ashton is a really awesome girl; she is a bit of a dork, which made her all the more likable in my eyes. She doesn’t always say the exact right thing and her fumbling and sass was really endearing. This made for a funny first meeting with Nathan. Their interactions in the first scene are hilarious and it is probably one of the most random conversations ever. But I loved every word of it!
What seems like a chance meeting in Ashton’s eyes is really anything but. Nathan has been hired to locate her and give her location to his client (this is something you find out immediately since it’s in dual POV). Once Nathan meets her, she intrigues him. The two of them work out a casual “no attachments” type agreement and decide to have some fun.
“One thing was clear: Ashton was nothing like I expected. How was I going to get her out of my system when everything about her seemed to pull me in?”
“Sure, I liked him, but he was still just an item on my list. I had to stick to our deal, and as long as he could keep his work, we could have our fun and then go our separate ways.”
As the story progresses more details about both their pasts come to light and it makes you question by Ashton left her home in the first place. Nathan wants to find that out and who hired him? There is some mystery there, but I felt like I figured it out pretty early on.
There is potential for lots of feelings and I could see some people getting emotional while reading this story. I would have loved to have been a bit more invested in the characters, but unfortunately it never hit me. I noticed a few things that were really reminiscent of a certain Nicholas Sparks book I’ve read in the past, but it still was very much a different story. This was a cute book and I will definitely be reading more of Tiffany Kind in the future. I haven’t been disappointed so far! :)