Ten Tiny Breaths

Ten Tiny Breaths

A Novel

Book - 2013
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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 neighbour in apartment 1D.

Trent Emerson has smouldering 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.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2013.
ISBN: 9781476740324
Characteristics: 280 pages ;,21 cm

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springclouds
Apr 11, 2019

Ugh.

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RosaReads2
Dec 06, 2018

I'm so happy that I've read recent releases by Tucker prior to reading Ten Tiny Breaths. I would have had a hard time picking up anything else by her after reading this one. The brusque narrative by a hurting heroine was not enjoyable to follow. Even harder, because there really wasn't a softening of her character until the last 10% of the book. Also, the constant ogling and objectifying monologues had me cringing. I can see why some readers really enjoyed this story, since it was published during the height of the New Adult genre with big "reveals." This story fits within that niche, but overall it's not that strong of a story or was it very well-developed. I had a hard time believing the strength of a relationship and vows of everlasting love after only knowing each other for a short time and little dialogue. Tucker's recent works are some of my favorites and have demonstrated her growth as a writer. This particular story just wasn't for me.

LoganLib_Ashlee Jun 04, 2018

A good stand alone novel to read if you want something a little different rather than a standard romance novel.

VaughanPLAlexK Dec 13, 2016

K. A Tucker tells the story of Kacey, a young girl involved in a drunk driving accident that claimed the lives of the people she cared most about. Traumatized by images of her loved ones as they took their last breath, Kacey and her sister, Livie, run away to Miami to escape their lives and start anew. It is there that she meets Trent, her gorgeous neighbour, who seems to be just the right mix between nice guy and bad boy. Still affected by her past, Kacey is determined to keep everyone away, but Trent is desperate to get in – even if it means shattering both their worlds.

A great start to the Ten Tiny Breaths series.

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music_boook_lover
Jan 16, 2016

should I read in her wake before reading this???

aemerced May 16, 2015

I am happy to find out this is a series.

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coatestm
May 06, 2015

Quick and enjoyable read. The characters are flawed but likeable. Not a deep plot but kept my interest.

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gr8_reader
Nov 24, 2014

a little too pat - both implausible and predictable - but not a bad read... enjoyed it for the most part...

LaughingOne Jan 01, 2014

This is a gripping novel and, just like in real life, bits and pieces of the back story come out a little at a time, leaving the reader marveling at how the young women have coped (or not). There are many surprises in this novel, and they all contribute to a very satisfying read.

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Feb 03, 2016

23287004043010aly thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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CrazyLovergirl22
Jul 26, 2014

``This isn`t quiet fair yet``,he murmurs.

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