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No Strings Attached was a very sweet and very short novella that I really enjoyed. For a novella it managed to fit everything in and didn’t feel rushed. Everything made sense and it didn’t suffer from its lack of content at all.
Stories like this have been done time and time again. Friends turning into lovers is probably one of the most popular storylines in romantic literature. Did No Strings Attached do anything different from all the other books out there? No not really, but it felt different which has everything to do with the characters and the way they behave.
Hayden is getting over heartbreak but has just one night left in the US before she embarks on a trip of her dreams to the Sudan where she has been hired to take photos for time magazine. She wants to spend her last night getting rid of the memory of her cheating ex-boyfriend and for that she needs a man. She heads to her friend Jace’s bar to find one and to confront him about why he has stopped speaking to her. Jace is devastated that Hayden is leaving him to go to a country where there is a lot of danger. He has only just realised that he is in love with her and has no idea what to do about it.
I liked Jace, he was so scared for her safety and wanted her to stay in the US with him but knew this was a dream come true for her so had no choice but to let her go. He knew he could try and convince her but chose not to and I really liked him for it. Hayden was also cool. She has feeling for Jace but doesn’t dwell on them she wasn’t sulky or depressed about it so she sets her sights on another man and doesn’t think about Jace. It sounds like a weird thing to say but I liked that she wasn’t so hung up on him she couldn’t function. She wasn’t looking for love from this random guy just one night that she couldn’t get from Jace.
The romance was super sweet and really hot. There was a ton of chemistry between the two characters and I loved reading their interactions. The intimate scenes were well done and I liked the build-up. The ending was super sweet and I am glad the author ended it the way she did.
No Strings Attached was a short and sweet novella that I really enjoyed. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.The publisher provided me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review