Tuesday, July 9, 2013

[Review] Ten Tiny Breaths - K.A. Tucker

Released: December 11th, 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 won; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey's newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.

"Just breathe. Ten tiny breaths...Seize them. Feel them. Love them." 

WOW WOW WOW. Basically, I read this book so long ago but it's just so freaking perfect. I loved every single one of the characters. Kacey with her traumatizing past which shaped her into the person she became. And Trent, who's such a lovable asshole, who seems so strong yet is broken deep inside. The plot was pretty normal but K.A. Tucker formed and created a story that was so heart-warming and emotional. A definite, must-freaking-read.

At first I was only...
by the end I was like...

KACEY OH GOD KACEY. I just absolutely love love loveeee this woman. She's undeniably hilarious, smoking hot and feisty.
"For two years, I haven't given anyone the time of day. Now, here I am, day one into our new life, and I'm ready to straddle this guy on the washer."
All her lines are basically hilarious but that's not the only side to Kacey. We see how she's bottled up all her emotions and nightmares inside of her. It's almost ready to explode. She keeps things to herself and she tries to be strong for Livie, everyone around her and, of course, herself. She pretends as if she's going to be fine even though she's channeling all her rage and feelings in a wrong way. As I quote her, she's "seven layers of fucked up with a side of bullshit." But then comes along Trent. And she goes:
"I think I'm going to fall in love with this man."
Kacey's not the only character with deep, life-altering issues. Trent is just the sweetest. He's a man on a mission. He is on a mission for Kacey.
"I'll make you whole again, Kacey. I promise you, I will."
Trent cares so much for Kacey. He's pledged to make her whole. He's promised to fix her. He's vowed to make her happy. At first, Trent is basically just the hot male that exists in every book. But as we delve deeper into his character, we realize that there's more to him that meets the eye (and that's my cliché line of the day!). But he's coping. He's coping like Kacey but in a different way. He has the most romantic and sweetest words.
"I want to make you smile. For real. Always. We're going to go for dinners, and see movies, and walk on the beach. We'll go hang-gliding, or bungee jumping, or whatever you want to do. Whatever makes you smile and laugh more. Let me make you smile."



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One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths #2) ❊ 5 APPLES!!!
Four Seconds to Lose (Ten Tiny Breaths #3) ❊ 4.5 – 5 APPLES!!!

About The Author:

K.A. Tucker is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from fantasy to chick lit. Kathleen currently resides in a small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures. She has written two series so far, which includes the Ten Tiny Breaths series and Casual Enchantment.
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