Saturday, January 12, 2013

Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths, #1)

Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
Published December 9th 2012 by Papoti Books

About the book:
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 own; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.

My Thoughts:
After having read several fantastic books recently - I was struggling to find something to read that would live up to my expectations. Then I saw this gem floating around on Goodreads and decided to give it a go. Once I started it, I was unable to put it down. A great blend of suspense, romance, steam, & wit - with a phenomenal cast of supporting characters.

Kacey is a snarky bad-ass who I immediately related to. She had some lines that had me chuckling out loud.

Good money is good money and as long as I don't have to strip, I can handle standing in the middle of a vagina circus.

But although there was humor in this book - it was extremely emotional with some deep issues. Kacey and her sister have suffered a terrible loss and are trying to start their lives over in a new city. Kacey is determined to give her sister a good life, but without letting her guard down.

Until Trent.

Sparks fly when these two encounter each other for the first time and it leaves Kacey literally breathless. But she doesn't want to get close to anyone and will fight it for a little while (thankfully not too long that it became annoying). These two have an instant connection that can't be denied. Trent is swoon-worthy with how he treats Kacey and wants to help her.

Trent's touch is full of life.

"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."

"Give me your heart, Kacey. I'll take everything that comes with it."

This book was extremely emotional and captivated me. Without giving up much of the plot or twist - I will just say that this book is suspenseful with a twist that will have you absolutely reeling.

I definitely highly recommend this one!

4.5 Suns

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