Monday, July 8, 2013

Review: Ten Tiny Breaths

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 have been on an angsty book kick. I want to read books that make me scream, cry and laugh. This book did all three. I can't even imagine going through what Kacey went through and still being a functioning human being. Well, she isn't totally functioning, more like coasting.

From the beginning, I just knew poor Kacey was going to be put through the wringer but even I didn't imagine just how deep it would get. The characters of Kacey and Livie were both strong, each in their separate ways. And the cast of supporting characters were wonderfully fleshed out too. 

I sort of predicted what the twist would be but still I was shocked when it did come out. There is all sorts of dysfunction in this book, but that just makes it oh so readable. I admit to being so hooked on this book that I stayed up to the wee hours reading it.  i am dying to get my hands on One Tiny Lie which is Livie's story.

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