by Tiffany King
Release Date: August 31. 2012
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.Review :
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.
Cover: Love!! enough said because I just really like everything about it.
Great story with a wicked cool bunch of characters. Kimberly learns that her father is alive and never knew she existed, but she is going to fix that. She is out of her element but she adapts. I loved this about her. She wants to prove to her father that she can hang with him and all the others. That she is not just a prissy girl.
I fell into this story really quick... Tiffany has a great way of pulling you in from the very start. This was an emotional book.. it's enough that you will be laughing and wiping some tears away as well. Amazingly well written Unlikely Allies has a great mixture of amazing characters, adventure, action, love and heart wrenching goodness!!
Mason... *sigh* yeah he is all business and badassness. He doesn't make anything for Kimberly easy. He is there to make sure to point out what she is doing wrong... but you can feel the chemistry between the two from the get go.
You must read... It's great for everyone who likes well just a GREAT BOOK!!