Title: Ten Tiny Breaths ( Ten Tiny Breaths, Book One)
Author: K.A. Tucker
Release Date: February 12, 2013
ARC provided by NetGalley
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.
What a powerful word. And the most difficult thing for us to do.
Ten Tiny Breaths is an emotional read that will touch your heart and show both sides of a tragic story.
Kacey and Trent have a secretive past that has the potential to destroy their fragile relationship. And when that secret is finally exposed, worlds collide, bringing together two families that must heal before they can move forward.
TTB is emotionally gripping, littered with real characters that have a depth that will leave you spinning. Also, an engaging plot that will stay with you long after you finish reading the last page.
I know this is a short review with not a lot of spoilery--but this is a journey that should be savored without any influence from the outside.
And kudos to the cover artist for Ten Tiny Breaths for capturing the essence of this story.