lunedì 22 ottobre 2012

BOOK REVIEW: Unlikely Allies

Title: Unlikely Allies
Author: Tiffany King


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.


When I first started reading this book, I was somewhat reluctant and doubted I would like it all that much. But a few chapters through, and I was totally loving it! One of the most beautiful books ever read! I enjoyed it so much! It made me cry, smile, giggle, chuckle, got me annoyed when either Kim or Mason acted stupidly, got me worried when they were stranded and sick during the rainstorm, got me angry and sad and annoyed when things between Kim and Mason didn't go well after the accident...
I liked Kimberly a lot. A tough girl, passionate, brave, stubborn, sweet, determined, and with that touch of sarcasm that made me smile so often. A kickass heroine!
At first, I didn't like Mason very much, instead. He mostly treated her bad and was a jerk. It all changed the night of the accident. Then I got to know some of his traits that I liked. And he was good for Kim. Until something-I-can't-tell-you happened and he got back being a jerk again.
But the eding surprised me and pleased me.
And there were some hot scenes in the cave... I thought I was going to burn! Wow!
I immediately liked Rick too. A lot! He's a very nice guy and he cares a lot about Mason, Kim, all the kids and Kim's mom.
Kim's mom, Kate, was okay. Just a tad bit selfish maybe, but a nice woman.
Amy was so cheery and sunny and sweet and lovely! I liked her immediately too. And loved the way her friendship with Kim started out, it was like Friends At First Sight. Very sweet! Very different from Kim's friendship with Car. I don't know, I didn't see sparkles there. They were so different. I loved to see Kim and Amy laugh and get crazy together, instead.
Brad and Dan were cool guys too. Very nice. Both of them. And real friends.
Parker, Lyssa, Quinn, and some other kids I can't remember their names were also amazing. I'd like to read more about the characters of this book. I pretty much liked everyone. There was no hateful chick hitting on the good guy, no hateful guy hitting on our heroine. There were no villains in general. And for a change that was good.
It goes straight to my "Favorites" shelf.

***5 stars*** 

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