Title: Ten Tiny Breaths
Author: K.A Tucker
Release Date: December 9th 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 the 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 neighbour 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 unforgiveable past of his own; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.
Wow I loved this book. Ten Tiny Breaths will definitely be somewhere on my Top 5 Favourites.
This isn’t your average love story. It is a story filled with heartbreak and pain. It is one of those stories which the characters were completely real, and you can truly believe it. I had such a strong connection with each character. K.A Tucker did an amazing job at bringing them all to life.
Kacey is a girl trying to recover from a terrible car accident, which killed her parents, boyfriend and best friend. She thinks she is unfixable and has tried to get over her pain through drugs, alcohol and sex with no avail. Even with all her issues though, she is such a funny and likeable character. I found myself laughing at her sarcastic nature throughout the book. With such serious issues she had a way of lightening the mood.
After her 15 year old sister Livie is almost molested by their legal guardian, Kacey decides its time to escape from their past lives, move on and create new ones. The bond she has with her sister has no bounds. Kacey would do anything for her and to give her a better life. It’s at their new home that they meet Trent. This ‘boy next door” is the first person to stir some emotions and feelings that Kacey has kept hidden since the accident.
Trent; I instantly loved him. While he has his own issues to deal with, he always seems to make Kacey his first priority. She has such a difficult time opening up to him, I found myself glued to the story to find out what would happen.
I have never had such a dramatic experience in my own life. However I found the way Tucker has written it I could truly understand how it affects a person and their entire life. I loved how Kacey was written as such a strong, independent woman who can still smile and laugh; and could seriously take on nearly anyone she meets.