Sunday, September 30, 2012

Unlikely Allies by Tiffany King ~ Review & GIVEAWAY


I have totally enjoyed hosting the tour for Unlikely Allies by Tiffany King.  Tiffany has a way will books and every stop has been wonderful!  If you missed any of the stops this last ten days, you can check them out below.



The tour giveaway is posted again below.  It ends TODAY at 12PM EST, so make sure and get those last entries in.  Tiffany is giving away a Kindle Paperwhite with an eCopy of Unlikely Allies.

Now for my stop today, I have my review to share with you! 


Source:  Received an eBook copy from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

My Summary:

Having just discovered that her father never even knew she was conceived, Kimberly leaves California to spend six weeks with her Dad in the rugged Colorado mountains.  Not expecting to be roughing it at a summer camp for foster kids, Kimberly won't give up when the resident Greek God, Mason, doesn't think she belongs there.  Their verbal battles have sparks flying that neither of them can deny.  And when their lives are on the line, they must pull together just to survive.  But then what happens on the mountain didn't stay on the mountain.  Now, can they live with the outcome?



My Thoughts:

 

5 stars - Sparks fly between these two very strong main characters and hold on for the ride cause this book rocks!

Kimberly is a strong, confident eighteen year-old who is facing a huge shock.  The father she didn't know anything about, didn't know anything about her either.  Although Kimberly is firmly set on the path she intents to follow now that she has graduated, she decides to spent time getting to know her father.  This story follows her journey as she discovers a man to call Dad, a love of the mountains, a change of heart about her career, and a love she can't lose.  There's no way that doesn't change where Kimberly's life is going.  

I loved the characters in this book.  Tiffany is a strong character writer.  I always love her characters.  Kimberly is different from other characters that Tiff has written in that she is already in a good place.  She was raised by a great mom, who though she lied to her about her dad, she loved her.  Kim has graduated from high school and has been accepted to college.  She has a bright future ahead of her.  Mason, on the other hand, grew up in foster care only really getting a break when he meets Rick, Kimberly's father.  Despite his difficult start, Mason is also strong. He has pulled himself up to be a counselor at the camp, graduate from high school and is attending community college.  When these two meet, the sparks fly.  It's clear from the beginning that they are both attracted to each other.  Amy sees it clearly but these two are both in denial.  I love how Kimberly holds her head up despite Mason's criticism.  I love how Mason is the one to show his emotions.  I love how there is no distracting love triangle going on.  I love these two characters together.  The only part of the book that didn't soar by was the part when they weren't together.  

I loved the secondary characters.  Rick, Kimberly's Dad, is fabulous.  Really enjoyed him.  Amy is the bestest besty ever!  Loved her comments! So fun.  I don't think we really got to know Kimberly's mom very well.  She's there in the later part of the book, but really Kimberly is still dealing with the lying thing, keeping her mom at arms length.  

The story was fast paced and made some turns I wasn't expecting at all.  I loved the time they spent on the mountain.  It was by far the best part of the book.  The last third was hard for me but I totally see why it was necessary.  It still pasted by quickly and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole thing. 

Thinking this is the BEST Tiffany book that I have read so far.  If you like a fast paced, yummy romance, then this one is a great choice.



****GIVEAWAY****

US only - this is for a Kindle Paperwhite and an eBook copy of Unlikely Allies.  See rafflecopter below.




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30 comments:

  1. Unlikely allies sounds good! :))

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  2. This book sounds amazing! I really can't wait to read it :) ;)

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  3. Seems like you really enjoyed this, will be sure to add it into my TBR.
    Alex @ Possession of Books

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  5. I'm definately putting it on my TBR list which is getting awefully long. I love sitting by the ocean and reading while listening to the waves crash. This sounds perfect for reading on my new Kindle I hope to win. Thanks for the chance.

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  6. This book sounds really, really good!! And honestly, if you gave it 5 stars how can I not want to read it. We do tend to love the same books!! The characters all sound fabulous and I love a good fast paced story that has unexpected twists. They are the most fun to read!!

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  7. Very excited to read it - I love her books!

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  8. Great review, Val! Your love for this story was very clear and you painted a lovely picture of the story.
    So happy you loved if!

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  9. Tiffany is a great character writer. You definitely care about what happens to them in her books and you can't help but feel so many emotions while reading her books. I loved Wishing for Someday Soon and Forever Changed. I'm really looking forward to reading this one too! Great review Valerie! This has been a great tour :-)

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  10. Thanks for the review! I've loved other books from Tiffany King and this one sounds great too. I love it when the sparks fly!

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  11. I love Tiffany King!!! I can't wait to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway

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  12. Anytime another blogger gives a book a five star rating I want to read it!

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  14. Ooooh, yummy romance, sounds delicious!

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  15. I've been meaning to get this book . Its in my amazon wish list. I loved waiting for someday soon and this one sound really good too.

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  16. Sheesh lets try that again ;) Thank you so much for the amazing review Valerie!! I feel super giddy that you liked it!!

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  17. Wow! Just Wow! If Tiffany wrote it,it's a must read! Love ya,sugar!

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  18. I've heard a lot of good things about this book, but have yet to actually read it. Thanks for the awesome review; I'll definitely start scheming to get my hands on it.

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  19. it sounds awesome!!!! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  20. I'm ready for a good exciting romance. Sounds like this book could just be the one I'm looking for.

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  21. Adding to my tbr pile. Sounds amazing.

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  22. This book looks great, thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. Hmm I haven't seen this book around. Sounds awesome though!
    And thanks for the giveaway :)

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  24. I have not read a book from this author yet, but the summary sounds great, I've added it to my never ending TBR pile :)

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  25. This sounds great! Cannot wait to read it! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  26. Sounds good! That is an awesome prize. I cant find the question though.

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  27. Really like the cover, sounds like a great book and I look forward to reading it. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

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  28. Glad I didn't missthis one! Book sounds great. :-)

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  29. Glad you loved it and you did a great job on the tour! *high five*

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