Thursday, May 29, 2014

Swoon Thursday ~ 5/29/14

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Misunderstandings (Woodfalls Girls, #2) by Tiffany King

 Just when she thought things were going up…

Two years after a devastating breakup, Brittni Mitchell has moved on from Justin Avery—or so she tells herself. But when she returns to Seattle for her best friend’s engagement party, Brittni finds herself the victim of a disastrously timed elevator breakdown. She’s trapped with the last person she wants to face, and forced to recount the past she desperately wants to forget.

She’s going to have to look back…

When Brittni left her podunk hometown for a big city college experience at the University of Washington, hooking up with a guy like Justin Avery was not part of her plan. Between Justin’s attention-grabbing tattoos, cigarette smoking, and bad boy attitude Brittni quickly chalked him up as �Mr. Wrong.” But his charm was unrelenting, and Brittni’s decision to give Justin a chance quickly turned into the worst choice she ever made.

So that she might be able to move forward.

Now she’s stuck with Justin—literally—and the complicated web of misunderstandings that tied up the truth for two years is about to unravel.


The instant our lips touched, any doubts about what kind of kisser he would be flew from my mind like a kite caught in a sudden gust of wind.  His lips were every bit as lush and soft as they looked.  I responded to his touch like I had never been touched before.  My lips felt desirable and special as he treated them like a rare delicacy.  His hands found my hips and he pulled me in closer.  My own hands crept up his chest until they were gripping his jacket in knotted fists. 


My only answer was a nod as I watched his thumb with fascination.  Everything inside me hummed to life.  Slowly, seduced my hand with his touch, running his thumb over each curve.  Desire coursed through my veins and my breathing became labored.  Finally, unable to handle watching his thumb any longer, I looked up to see that his intensity match my own.


I love Tiffany books.  Always sweet stories and characters that I feel strongly for, they are a treat to read.

I so love the idea of being stuck in an elevator with your ex.  Add to that some wild hot attraction that hasn't dissipated despite the misunderstandings and you have a great story. 

Something went down two years ago and we don't know what it is.  We do know that Justin has some serious anger towards Brittni.  The story flips back and forth between the past and present timelines.  Slowly we learn how these two came to be together and the heat that exploded between them.  About a third of the way in, I figured out what the problem was but the details remained unclear.  I was trying to relate to Brittni and some of her bossy ways.  She definitely has the teacher voice down.

I loved Justin in the past so much.  It was hard to understand his anger now but once I was sure I was right about the problem between them, I could see it.  This story isn't about some made-up kinda reason to stay apart but about a real life misunderstanding with real life pain.  Pride got in the way.  Hurt feelings and anger kept them apart.  I did want to smack Brittni for waiting so long to explain.  I get why she didn't at first but two years is a long time to wait.  I guess the pain of his reaction could make a girl avoid, but there was such a strong connection between them that I did want to smack her.

In the end, I was blissfully happy.  It was certainly a great addition to this great series.

If you love a great romance with a side of second chances, then this is a great one to pick up.

About the author:

USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance 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, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.


  1. Nice review, Valerie. And I really enjoyed those two yummy swoons.

    My Swoon @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  2. Funny, you started your swoon with the start of the kiss and I ended mine there :) Here's My Swoon

  3. I am DYING to read this one. Sounds amazing. Love the swoons!

  4. Mmm, lush, that sounds like a nice kiss :D I need to give this book a try!

    Check out my swoon post!

  5. I haven't heard of this series. I'm going to have to read it sometime.

    My swoon is from Adorned by Georgeann Swiger!

  6. Great swoon! I really liked the love in an elevator theme of this story too. Tiffany does write good stories!

  7. Great swoon. I enjoyed this one :)

  8. Loved the Swoon! I enjoyed this one too.