Thursday, May 8, 2014

Review: Misunderstandings by Tiffany King

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.

4 Star Review by Jen Skewes

Misunderstandings is book 2 in The Woodfalls series but can be read as a stand alone.  This is a story about love, second chances, forgiveness, truth and misunderstandings.

Brittni was in love once, with Justin Avery.  She met him while away at college.  Her first encounter with him wasn’t exactly love at first sight.  She thought he was a player and wanted nothing to do with him.  Then she saw a different side of him and realized that mabe she was wrong about him.  She agreed to go out on a date with him which led to them spending more time together.  Everything seemed perfect and Justin and Brittni were in love, until that love shattered leaving them both completely crushed and heart broken.  Britni left town after then and went back home never to think of Justin again. 

It is now 2 years later and Brittni is going back to the town where she first met Justin to celebrate her best friends engagement. The last thing Brittni wants is to see Justin.  But avoiding him will not be easy considering her best friend is marrying his. And unfortunately for her she runs into him on her first day back, in an elevator.  Where they end up getting stuck together for 6 hours.    Oh that doesn’t seem like it is going to go so well.  Two people who claim to hate each other, who have said and done things to hurt each other are now stuck in an elevator after not seeing each other for two years.  Anxiety levels are up and anger is pouring out of both of them and you can just feel the animosity that these two have towards each other.  But as a reader you have no idea why.  You know something happened between them to cause this much hurt and anger but the question is what happened over 2 years ago that has cause these feelings?

As Brittni and Justin are trapped in the elevator we slowly go back and forth to the beginning, where it all started.  We see how they first met, fell in love and what eventually broke them apart. You keep asking yourself why they have so much hatred toward each other? As the time ticks away these two characters find that everything that happened in the past may not have been what it seemed.  Justin was harsh in his words and actions towards Brittni but she also had her secrets.  They come to find that maybe when really happened between them was due to one big misunderstanding.  So where do these two go from here?  Can two people who have this much anger towards each other learn to forgive and move on?  Behind all of that animosity is there any bit of the love that they once shared?  Guess you will have to read it to find out.

Misunderstandings was a wonderful and enjoyable read filled with anticipation and suspense.  There story alternates from present to the past so you find yourself waiting on pins and needles to find out what happened.  You were kept guessing what happened while at the same time falling in love with these two characters.   I felt the love that these two felt when they were together but you also felt the anger and the pain when they are stuck together.  You see how much they hurt each other.  But I think for someone to still be that hurt and angry, deep down there is still love beneath all of that hurt.  They just need to realize that on their own.  I loved Justin and Brittni and I think Ms. King did a wonderful job with their story.  

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