Thursday, September 18, 2014

Book Review: Misunderstandings (Woodfalls Girls #2) by Tiffany King

The blurb as seen on Goodreads:
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Publisher: Berkeley Trade
304 Pages

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.

I have a knack for reading books in a series out of order. It’s just this thing I do. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. It worked here. I loved King’s writing and the way she told both the past and present stories. It was a great way to learn about their histories without having the giant info dump.
Imagine having a horrible breakup with probably the love of your life and then being trapped in an elevator with them two years later – after having no contact during those years. Not the most ideal situation. Brittni and Justin have so many unresolved issues based on the ending of relationship neither wanted to end, but either didn’t know how to keep it. 

Brittni fell hard for Justin during college and the two embarked on what appeared to be an epic romance of two people who wouldn’t likely fall for each other. But all too quickly things got out of control. Justin started to wonder if he can really be the guy Brittni needs and Brittni kept secrets – important secrets. Ultimately, they exploded.

While I liked Brittni, at times I felt it was hard to relate to her. She wanted so much for Justin to just know her every thought and every feeling when she was doing anything to hide them. Justin, on the other hand, I fell hard for. I’ve read some other reviews where he gets so much flack for how he handled everything with Brittni, but truthfully, with the secret she kept, he deserved to be angry. 

The relationships and the writing made this a very good read for me and definitely made me want to check out the first book in this series and others from this writer. 
I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in return for an honest review.

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