Sunday, September 2, 2012

Unlikely Allies by Tiffany King

Goodreads description:

Eighteen-year-old Kimberly gets the shock of her life when she learns the father she thought was dead is not only very much alive, but never even knew she existed. Angry with her mother for lying all these years, Kimberly flies to Colorado to meet the father she knows nothing about before heading off to college in the fall.

Her father’s world turns out to be nothing like she expected. Rather than the typical nine to five lifestyle, Kimberly’s father runs a summer foster camp that teaches young children skills to build their confidence and self-esteem. The Colorado Rocky Mountains are a different world than the sunny shores of California, taking Kimberly completely out of her element, and causing her to second-guess her spur of the moment decision.

Never being one to quit anything, Kimberly is determined to show her father that a surfer girl can fit into this rugged mountain wilderness. That is if she can deal with Mason, an arrogant nineteen-year-old guy who has made it his mission to point out every mistake she has made since her arrival. While she would love nothing more than to rub it in his know-it-all face, Kimberly can’t deny the feelings he stirs up inside her, or the chemistry between them, even during their verbal assaults.

When a tragic accident leaves them stranded in the mountains, Kimberly must use her shaky skills to save Mason and survive the elements. Suddenly, fighting is the last thing on their minds as they must rely on each other if they want to live. In their struggle for survival, they realize what they thought they knew about each other isn’t true after all.

Mary's Review:

First, I want to thank Tiffany King for giving me this book to review.  It was very kind of her.  Second, I thought Tiffany King could not get any better as an author...well, yet again, I was WRONG!

Best Part:  Mason! Mason! Mason! Boy oh Boy do I love a fictional hot boy and Tiffany King knows how to write 'em!!!! I mostly love the interaction with Mason and Kimberly.  It was funny, heartfelt, aggravating and perfect for them.  Also, Kimberly was amazing! She came to camp unsure of herself so much but by the end of the book you saw that, despite everything, she was growing up.  I loved that!  On top of that, I loved that this book was actually believable! There was no supernatural beings, just a boy, girl, a whole camp of kids and love.

Not so great:  Without giving away to much (because I do not want to spoil it) I did not like Mason's attitude at times.  Of course, I understand why he did what he did, but (as a female) it just ticked me off! I eventually got over it! =)

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