Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A Tucker
Publisher: Papoti Books
Publication 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 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.
Kacey Cleary is determined to provide her sister a good future even if that means packing their bags in the middle of the night and booking a one way ticket to Miami.
But most importantly Kacy is on the run from her past, her memories, and that one horrible night that destroyed (almost) everything .
Now in a new city Kacey is destemmed not to be the broken shell of her former self and start anew, at least on the outside.
But meeting the mysterious Trent, amazing neighbour Strom and her daughter Mia and awesome coworkers the old kacy starts to peek trough, and for a moment everything seems to be better.
And then, Shit Happens!
Against all expectations,I honest to god loved this book, . I am not a new adult fan nor do I like the stereotypical beautiful girl/handsome guy scheme.
But this book is soo much more than that, the characters are so amazing!
Kacy is fucked up
Being stuck in a wrecked car , listening to your parents and friends draw their last breath and being so broken you cant even move let alone help them, will do that to you.
Stuck with unbelievable rage, Kacy rebuilds herself from nothing. Her only outlet?
Kicking a sandbag and living for her sister Livie
Her plan is simple, get her sister trough school make sure she is taken care of, then worry about herself.
But life doesn't always works that way.
She meets the handsome neighbor next door who pushes all her buttons the right way, I enjoyed watching her struggle against attraction.
I also loved seeing her open up to other people.
I was reading a few reviews, and people had a lot of issues with her rage, they simply couldn't relate to it.
But to me the main thing I could relate to was the rage.
A someone who experiences that type of anger I felt it was very well written.
The other thing I loved was her wit. She was such a smarty mouth I found myself chuckling whenever she interacted with others:
“You don't want me, Ben. I'm seven layers of fucked up with a side of bullshit.”
Wohooo that is one hot piece of a man candy.
Trent is everything a girl would want
Nice, polite, and drop dead gorgeous (yum)
Absolutely fucking perfect!
He could have any girl he chooses, but he wants Kacey.
He is the majorly positive point in her life encouraging her to open herself up, and talk to people.
I don't want to give away too much about Trent, for fear of spoilers.
Lets just say he is perfect...to perfect
I adored this kid
Smart, compassionate, beautiful and only fifteen
She was the constant voice of reason for Kasey.
But she is also suffering, not only throughout her parents passing but also watching her sister destroying herself. But she still stayed strong, it's admirable.
I'm very excited about the sequel starring her.
I really loved the other characters, they rounded up the whole book nicely.
Especialy the shrink!
Wensday is officially ass-whooping day :D
Should you read this book?
It's a book about love and loss about acceptance and forgiving.
"TEN TINY BREATHS.
SEIZE THEM,FEEL THEM,LOVE THEM. "
For those wondering what the watery cover has to do with breathing, it is explained in the book
I almost missed it, kudos to the peeps making the cover