Saturday, November 30, 2013

Book Review: Ten Tiny Breaths

Title Ten Tiny Breaths

Series Ten Tiny Breaths, book 1

Author K. A. Tucker

Release Date December 11, 2012

Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s working hard to bury the pieces left behind—all but one. Her little sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it together until Livie is no longer a minor, and then they can get the hell out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

But when Uncle Raymond slides into bed next to Livie one night, Kacey decides it’s time to run. Armed with two bus tickets and dreams of living near the coast, Kacey and Livie start their new lives in a Miami apartment complex, complete with a grumpy landlord, a pervert upstairs, and a neighbor with a stage name perfectly matched to her chosen “profession.” But Kacey’s not worried. She can handle all of them. What she can’t handle is Trent Emerson in apartment 1D.

Kacey doesn’t want to feel. She doesn’t. It’s safer that way. For everyone. But sexy Trent finds a way into her numb heart, reigniting her ability to love again. She starts to believe that maybe she can leave the past where it belongs and start over. Maybe she’s not beyond repair.

But Kacey isn’t the only one who’s broken. Seemingly perfect Trent has an unforgivable past of his own; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.

Ten Tiny Breaths has been on my to-read shelf for a few months. It would probably still be sitting there if it weren't for the fact that I was approved to read the second book on Netgalley. Sometimes the universe gives us the push we need to get where we're going... or to read what we should be reading. Or something like that.

Overall, this book is pretty great. The writing is enjoyable. The pacing is absolutely perfect (you're thrown right into the middle of things and you learn the back story along the way). I absolutely adored the characters, especially Storm. The actual story itself was wonderful. I loved the overall message of forgiveness, not for the other person, but for yourself.

Even in all that greatness, though, there is the one thing... I had the "big secret" figured out early on. Even though that was the case, it had the opposite of a normal effect on me. Instead of becoming slightly bored with the book, it intrigued me to read more and find out if I was right and what would happen if I was. The more I read, the more I needed to find out. It was truly a good read.

I am thrilled to start the next book that centers around Livie.


5 out of 5 stars

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