Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
Series: Ten Tiny Breaths #1
Published by Atria Books on December 11th, 2012
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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.
*I received a copy of Ten Tiny Breaths from the publisher for review purposes.
When Ten Tiny Breaths wasn’t focused on the budding romance between Kacey and Trent, when Ten Tiny Breaths took a breath (ha!) and focused on the meaningful relationships Kacey was building with a fantastic cast of secondary characters, I couldn’t read it fast enough. But every time I began to actually empathize with Kacey, Ten Tiny Breaths took two steps back by encouraging Kacey to rely on a guy to help fix her. [Read more…]