{ARC Review} Misunderstandings by Tiffany King

Title: Misunderstandings
Series: Woodfalls Girls #2
Author: Tiffany King
Published: 6th May 2014
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Paperback ARC provided by author for fair & honest review
Rating: 5/5

Just when she thought things were going up…

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.

An Honest & Emotional Story With A Passionate Romance!!

The story:
This book is almost told in reverse, with the story starting where our two main characters Brittni and Justin broke up two years ago, but we don't know why. Now they are back in the same city for a mutual friend's engagement, and they end up trapped in an elevator together, with so many unspoken words between them.

We then flashback to where it all began when they first met in college. Each chapter then alternates between their tense conversation in the elevator and the past as it all lead up to their inevitable breakup. The audience is left hanging, desperate to find out what caused their breakup and why they are so hurt mad at each other. With all the misunderstanding and miscommunications that occur between them, my heart broke for both Brittni and Justin. When everything was finally revealed I was absolutely shattered and a complete emotional mess!!

The characters:
Justin, the sexy tattooed bad boy, who isn't that bad after all. He's such a sweet guy and he really cares about his family. But while he may not be a player, he does struggle to make a commitment, mainly out of fear of being hurt. And it's this fear that the 'misunderstanding' stem from. He makes mistakes, BIG ones, but I could understand them and truly felt his pain. Justin might be flawed, but it's those flaws that make him so loveable!

Brittni was quite judgmental to begin with, quickly labelling Justin and man-whoring player. She's feisty and quite outspoken, but was able to admit when she was wrong. Brittni's far from perfect. She deals with some heavy issues in this book and seeing her struggle with them made her so much more relatable. I felt her pain and torment, which only made the story all the more poignant.

The romance:
The flashback chapters where Brittni and Justin fall in love where beautiful. When they first meet they both make assumptions about each other, but soon learn they couldn't be more wrong. Their first date was so sweet, as where many of their other scenes together. But what they struggle with in their relationship is miscommunication. Some of the things these two go through ripped my heart to shreds!! But seeing them finally work through it and learn how to talk to one another was so rewarding as a reader.

The writing:
I felt Tiffany's use of flashback chapters was really effective. It created so much suspense & tension and it had me turning the pages so quickly, desperate to find out what the big 'misunderstanding' was!! The pacing was steading, leading up to the climax of the story, which made for a really engaging story.

Misunderstandings is an honest and emotional story with a passionate romance. With it's unique writing style and engaging characters, this one is a must read!

Sexuality: medium / sex scenes (not overly descriptive)
Violence: mild
Language: medium / some f words
Drugs & alcohol: mild 


  1. ha reverse? it sounds the way this story was told is very original. Looks like a very romantic read, a great NA!

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed this too Amy! I LOVED the flashback chapters and agree it was very effective! I was dying to figure out what had happened between them already!


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