Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Book Review: One Tiny Lie

Title One Tiny Lie

Series Ten Tiny Breaths, book 2

Author K. A. Tucker

Release Date June 11, 2013

Livie has always been the stable one of the two Cleary sisters, handling her parents' tragic death and Kacey's self-destructive phase with strength and maturity. But underneath that exterior is a little girl hanging onto the last words her father ever spoke to her. “Make me proud,” he had said. She promised she would...and she’s done her best over the past seven years with every choice, with every word, with every action.

Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and she’s dead set on delivering on it: Rock her classes, set herself up for medical school, and meet a good, respectable guy that she’s going to someday marry. What isn’t part of her plan are Jell-O shots, a lovable, party animal roommate she can’t say ‘no’ to, and Ashton, the gorgeous captain of the men’s rowing team. Definitely him. He’s an arrogant ass who makes Livie’s usually non-existent temper flare and everything she doesn’t want in a guy. Worse, he’s best friends and roommates with Connor, who happens to fits Livie’s criteria perfectly. So why does she keep thinking about Ashton?

As Livie finds herself facing mediocre grades, career aspirations she no longer thinks she can handle, and feelings for Ashton that she shouldn’t have, she’s forced to let go of her last promise to her father and, with it, the only identity that she knows.

I devoured Livie's story much faster than I did Kacey's. Okay, it wasn't that much faster. I finished One Tiny Lie in two days where Ten Tiny Breaths took me three. Still... it certainly seemed a lot faster to me. That being said, it's absolutely safe to say that if you enjoyed Ten Tiny Breaths, you'll enjoy this one. In fact, I'll even say that I enjoyed this one slightly more than the first.

This story picks up a few years after the first and is centered around Kacey's younger sister, Livie. While we do see glimpses of Kacey/Trent, they certainly don't steal the show from Livie. Normally, I don't know how I feel about another book (or show or movie, etc.) starting from a different perspective than that of the first book. However, I love it here! The Kacey/Trent story wrapped up in the first book, but everyone else was left wide open to have their story told. And K. A. Tucker is taking advantage of it and performing flawlessly!

The next book in the series centers around Cain and I absolutely can't wait to read his story. I would say that it's official... K. A. Tucker is certainly on my list of favorite authors.


5 out 5 stars

* This book was received from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. *

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