Book Review: Ten Tiny BreathsAuthor: K.A. Tucker
Series: No but companion novel just published
Genre: NEW ADULT Contemporary
The Setting - Taken from Goodreads
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.
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 Two Cents
I'm not sure what my obsession is right now with the new adult genre. But I just want to warn you, I'm really only going to venture into this genre when a book comes highly acclaimed. Ten Tiny Breaths did not disappoint, especially after the roller-coaster Easy put me through. In a way, I knew what was coming with regards to Trent's true identity. But his motives completely derailed me, questioning and rereading parts of Kacey and Trent's relationship throughout the book. I think a good book will do that to you, especially with a big twist in the ending. I'm tempted to read this one again just to see if I can spot some of the subtleties of Trent's intentions. Whew, seriousness aside, Ten Tiny Breaths is an amazing love story and an even greater story on forgiveness and loss. I loved it. I will CAUTION once again that this is a new adult novel and as such you can expect increased profanity and "questionable" love scenes compared to the YA genre. I highly recommend Ten Tiny Breaths, as long as you read my caution, 4.5 out of 5 stars. You might need to take some extra breaths for the heart-stopping ending...hahahahaha!