Thursday, July 31, 2014

Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

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Rating★★★★★ stars
Date published: September 24th, 2013
Publisher: Atria
Synopsis: Just breathe, Kacey. Ten tiny breaths. Seize them. Feel them. Love them.

Four years ago Kacey Cleary’s life imploded when her car was hit by a drunk driver, killing her parents, boyfriend, and best friend. Still haunted by memories of being trapped inside, holding her boyfriend’s lifeless hand and listening to her mother take her last breath, Kacey wants to leave her past behind. Armed with two bus tickets, twenty-year-old Kacey and her fifteen-year-old sister, Livie, escape Grand Rapids, Michigan, to start over in Miami. Struggling to make ends meet, Kacey needs to figure out how to get by. But Kacey’s not worried. She can handle anything—anything but her mysterious neighbor in apartment 1D.

Trent Emerson has smoldering blue eyes, deep dimples, and he perfectly skates that irresistible line between nice guy and bad boy. Hardened by her tragic past, Kacey is determined to keep everyone at a distance, but their mutual attraction is undeniable and Trent is determined to find a way into Kacey’s guarded heart—even if it means that an explosive secret could shatter both their worlds.

What I Thought:

Why'd I wait so long to read this book?  This book was first published in December 2012. Guess who buried her head in the sand and ignored everything she saw about this book and didn't read it until June of 2013?  If you guessed me, you're right.  Sometimes I can't believe what I miss out on because of myself.  I could have had an a print copy with the original cover.  Now I'd have to pay a kidney for it, but sometimes think it's worth it.

I'm not sure why I wasn't willing to read this book when I first heard about how good it was. After all, it passed the one chapter test. As in, that's all it took to grab my attention and then not let it go.  I was shocked at Kacey's and her sister, Livie's, circumstances and their flight to Miami from Michigan.  

I want to be Kacey.  She's strong, determined, quick-witted, and just all around awesome.  I have no idea how she was able to hold herself together and be after all she'd experienced and lost.  I love Livie too.  I want to take a baseball bat to anyone who'd hurt these two.  Trent was an enigma.  I wanted him, especially since he was so hot.  I loved the back and forth between Trent and Kacey.  They had some hilarious and smoking hot scenes.  There's a certain *ahem* shower scene that had me fanning myself and wiping away tears of laughter.

Ten Tiny Breaths is so awesome.  There's all the different emotions I experienced. The story is gripping and will leave you guessing what's going to happen next.  I'm an avid reader and I sure as heck didn't see the end of the book coming, or a number of the twists.   You're gonna have to read the book to see what makes it so good.  

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About the Author
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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* I purchased a copy of this book.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

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