Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

Posted June 20, 2013 by Bee in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

Ten Tiny Breaths

by K.A. Tucker
Series: Ten Tiny Breaths #1
Published on December 11th 2012
by Atria Books
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Amazon | Goodreads

Also by this author: One Tiny Lie, Four Seconds To Lose, Five Ways To Fall, Burying Water

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 unforgiveable past of his own; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.

5 Stars

I… I just… Okay I can’t do this right now… I need a minute okay?

30 minutes later…

Yeah, 1 minute, 30 minutes… whatever. If you’ve read this book, you understand. If you haven’t, you will when you have. This book is so… my god I still can’t find the right words.

Another 15 minutes later…

Okay I’m ready now. This book was heartbreaking and so beautiful. It’s one of the best I’ve read this year. While I was reading, I was laughing, crying and speechless. It was both sad and uplifting. It’s a story about coping with loss, grief, regret, making mistakes and trying to fix them. But it’s also a story about friendship, forgiveness and love. Brilliant, just… brilliant.

Ten tiny breaths … Seize them. Feel them. Love them.

I didn’t understand that at first, but I did once I finished the book. I get it know. So does Kacey. Kacey is the main character in this story. Four years ago she was in a terrible accident in which she lost so much. Since then, she has never been the same. But she still has her sister Livie. They move to Miami to escape their aunt and uncle and to start over. That’s not easy, of course. They meet their neighbors, Storm and her daughter Mia. Storm helps Kacey get a job as her co-worker. A bartender in a strip-club. And they meet Trent. The hot guy from appartement 1D. But Kacey still has to deal with her past and she doesn’t let anybody come to close to her. Somehow Trent finds a way to crawl under her skin, but he too has some skeletons in his closet. I can’t talk about that because it’s a huge spoiler and you have to read the book and feel everything without knowing what’ll happen. So no more about that. The writing was excellent. Absolutely without a doubt. This woman has a lot of talent. Can’t wait to start the sequel.

I loved Kacey. She was so awesome, seriously. Yeah, she has some major issues to deal with, but that’s understandable, isn’t it? She went through a lot and honestly, I don’t blame her for coping with it the way she did. I wouldn’t even have survived it. She really is tough. Oh, I love her sarcasm and the fact that she can kick some ass, literally.
I also loved Livie, although we didn’t get to know her that well. Still, she’s cool for a fifteen-year-old. Oh and Storm. Who would’ve thought that a blond barbie with huge tits who works in a strip club could be so awesome? But she is, she really is. She’s caring and nice and so sweet. She’s a great friend and an even greater mom. I really love her.

Now we talk about the guy. The hot guy from appartement 1D. He wasn’t what I expected. At all. At first, I thought he’d be one of those hot guys that fixes the troubled girl with sex. But he’s not that guy. He’s a sweet, caring and loving man and a gentleman. I never would’ve guessed that. But… no I can’t talk about that because it’s a big fat spoiler, so I’m not going to say anything. But in the end, my opinion about him is still the same.

Basically I loved all the characters. Cain, the owner of the club where Storm and Kacey work, is so cool. He’s not a stereotype! Hurray! I loved them all and I will remember them for a long time.

By writing Ten Tiny Breaths K.A. Tucker crawled under MY skin and it didn’t let me go. I don’t think I’ll forget this book anytime soon.


About K.A. Tucker

K.A. Tucker is the USA Today bestselling author of 11 books, including Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water.

Born in small-town Ontario, K.A. Tucker published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader, and currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

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