Thursday, March 21, 2013

BOOK REVIEW...Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths #1) by K.A. Tucker

Title:  Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths #1)
Author:  K.A. Tucker
Publication Date: February 12, 2013
Goodreads URL: HERE
Plot:  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.


"Hatred is good.Forgiveness is bad."


 One day while browsing NetGallery I came across this book and decided to take a look because the title and cover pic looked interesting. When I read the synopsis I still wasn't sure but BOY AM I GLAD I took a chance to request this book from Atria Books and read it for a review!!

This book is definitely a brilliant read! I am not familiar with K.A. Tucker's work but this book definitely came out of left field and took me by surprise. 

The character of Kacey Cleary is so tragic yet heartening. Being the only survivor from a car crash that took the lives of her parents, best friend, and boyfriend, Kacey takes her little sister under her wing and runs away to Miami after catching her uncle trying to molest her sister, Livie.

Kacey's an emotional mess and so I was quite concerned with how she was going to take care and provide for herself and Livie. HOWEVER, along the way of course, she meets Storm and her five year old daughter Mia AND her totally hot neighbor Trent and they make a new life for themselves.

This story to me brought up themes of healing, forgiveness, and ultimately for Kacey to let go of everything [her anger, her bitterness] and just LIVE.

"Ten Ten Breaths" was such an emotional read for me. I lost my brother in a tragic event [not car crash] so relating to that pain that Kacey hit home for me. I cried so much because of the similar thoughts and feelings of what she initially went through and how she deals with things.


My Rating:

-Overall : 10
-Plot : 8
-Writing : 8
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 9

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