Title: Ten Tiny Breaths
Series: Ten Tiny Breaths #1
Author: K.A. Tucker
Date Published: Dec. 11, 2012
Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance
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 unforgiveable past of his own; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.
My ****4.5**** Star Review
So, I didn’t love the start of this book. It took me a little while to connect to Kacey, especially when she was making some stupid mistakes. I did completely respect her strong will to take care of her sister, however. The only good parts in the beginning were the few glimpses of Trent.
But, shortly thereafter, I was giddy. Trent completely sucked me in! Trent had me laughing. He had me swooning! Oh, and laughing some more.
Then, I started seeing that this was more than a simple romance. There was a mystery to be solved, and it was very suspenseful and angst-filled. Trent started acting a little shady, but you could see his heart. Then comes the shocker, if you don’t figure it out. It was one of my guesses, but I didn’t have it pinpointed.
Nonetheless, I became engrossed in the story and the drama. I even fell for the side characters so I’m really looking forward to the other books written in this series. It’s definitely one to read if you’re into contemporary new adult romance! This was my first K.A. Tucker, but it definitely won’t be my last.