Tuesday, October 22, 2013

BOOK REVIEW...One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths #2) by K.A. Tucker

Title:  One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths #2)
Author:  K.A. Tucker
Publication Date: Published June 11th 2013 by Atria Books
Goodreads URL: HERE
Plot:  Livie has always been the stable one of the two Cleary sisters, handling her parents' tragic death and Kacey's self-destructive phase with strength and maturity. But underneath that exterior is a little girl hanging onto the last words her father ever spoke to her. “Make me proud,” he had said. She promised she would...and she’s done her best over the past seven years with every choice, with every word, with every action.

Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and she’s dead set on delivering on it: Rock her classes, set herself up for medical school, and meet a good, respectable guy that she’s going to someday marry. What isn’t part of her plan are Jell-O shots, a lovable, party animal roommate she can’t say ‘no’ to, and Ashton, the gorgeous captain of the men’s rowing team. Definitely him. He’s an arrogant ass who makes Livie’s usually non-existent temper flare and everything she doesn’t want in a guy. Worse, he’s best friends and roommates with Connor, who happens to fits Livie’s criteria perfectly. So why does she keep thinking about Ashton?

As Livie finds herself facing mediocre grades, career aspirations she no longer thinks she can handle, and feelings for Ashton that she shouldn’t have, she’s forced to let go of her last promise to her father and, with it, the only identity that she knows.


“1. I’m brilliant 2. I’m charming 3. I’m hung like a thoroughbred 4. I’ve stopped all philandering 5. I’m highly skilled, as you’ve learned the other night. P.S. Stop staring at my hands. I know what you want me to with them.”

The good: Fast, easy read. Plot was decent and characters were fairly likable separately.

The bad: Had some typical, common elements that I tend to see in New Adult books. The main two things though that turned me off the most were the love triangle and repeated cheating. Love triangles make me anxious and stressed while cheating pisses me off really bad.

My thoughts: 
"Ten Tiny Breaths" had a lot of potential for me BUT... even though I liked the plot and the characters individually, I didn't like Ashton and Livie together. Their relationship was a constant back and forth whiplash in the face and their cheating was the nail in the coffin in my book. I can't stand characters who don't know what they want or if they do, they're too afraid or chicken sh*t to go and pursue it. Gah, I SWEAR I was practically like this during the entity of the story:

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  “Life has a funny way of creating it's own tests. It throws curve balls that make you do and think and feel things that are in direct conflict with what you had planned and don't allow you to operate in terms of black and white.”

My Rating:
-Overall : 7
-Plot : 7
-Writing : 7.5
-Characters : 7.5
-Cover : 8

Where to get your copy!:
Barnes and Noble

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