“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.” (description from Goodreads)
I’ve been a fan of Tiffany King since I picked up her young adult novel Wishing For Someday Soon, more than two years ago. I’ve enjoyed everything I read after WFSS, as well. With knowing King’s writing, and having some of her books as my “go-to” recommendations, I was a little disappointed when I was reading Misunderstandings.
One of the main things I didn’t enjoy about this book was that it kept switching from the present to the past, between each chapter and even within chapters. As the description reveals, Brittni is stuck in an elevator with her ex, Justin. While in there goes over her relationship and its demise. That is where the meat of the story is, but the switching between the elevator and events from two years earlier kept pulling me out of the story.
I also felt that I only got to see the characters on the surface, and what deeper understanding of the characters I did get was just told to me. It wasn’t shown in the writing. I found it hard to care for Brittni or Justin, or their relationship. This also didn’t aid in my connection with everything that happened in the later third of the book when the story started moving forward and stuck to being only in the present.
There is a great story to be told here though. There’s a major plot point that could be used to pull in the reader, to sympathize with both characters (and even secondary characters). Even this wasn’t written much more than on the surface, for me.
Despite this, I know there will be readers who’ll enjoy this quick read. And I will be looking forward to other releases from Tiffany King. I know there’s more to be enjoyed from her Woodfalls Girls books, after having read Cross Country Christmas last year. King fans shouldn’t pass this up, though. Maybe the format of how the story unfolds will be to your liking. I’m just on ereader.
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About the Author:
USA Today Best Selling author, Tiffany King is the author of the Young Adult titles: The Saving Angels Series, Wishing for Someday Soon, Forever Changed, Unlikely Allies, Miss Me Not, and Jordyn: A Daemon Hunter Novel book one. She also has a New Adult title called No Attachments.
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.
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