REVIEW: One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker

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“Because you're not a one-night girl, Irish.' Leaning in to place a kiss on my jawline, he whispers, 'You're my forever girl.” 

Back of the book blurb:

Livie has always been the stable one of the two Cleary sisters, handling her parents' tragic death and Kacey's self-destructive phase with strength and maturity. But underneath that exterior is a little girl hanging onto the last words her father ever spoke to her. “Make me proud,” he had said. She promised she would...and she’s done her best over the past seven years with every choice, with every word, with every action.
Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and she’s dead set on delivering on it: Rock her classes, set herself up for medical school, and meet a good, respectable guy that she’s going to someday marry. What isn’t part of her plan are Jell-O shots, a lovable, party animal roommate she can’t say ‘no’ to, and Ashton, the gorgeous captain of the men’s rowing team. Definitely him. He’s an arrogant ass who makes Livie’s usually non-existent temper flare and everything she doesn’t want in a guy. Worse, he’s best friends and roommates with Connor, who happens to fits Livie’s criteria perfectly. So why does she keep thinking about Ashton?
As Livie finds herself facing mediocre grades, career aspirations she no longer thinks she can handle, and feelings for Ashton that she shouldn’t have, she’s forced to let go of her last promise to her father and, with it, the only identity that she knows.

Publication Date: January 14, 2014
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781476740478

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A message from the cosmos:

My rating:

Well I’m certainly on a roll, right? Two 5-star reviews in a row. So, I really enjoyed Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker, the first book in this series. However, this book just blew me away. I’m not sure what it was about this, but I just really really really loved this one.

The environment/plot was probably one of the main reasons why I enjoyed this book so much. I am in college, as well, so I related a lot to Livie’s problems—not being sure that the major you’re pursuing is what you actually want to do, not being prepared for the work load and how to balance that as well as a healthy social life. Along with what happened in the past, Livie has it tough. She works through it though, like the strong woman that she is. Livie is such a great girl/character. Her character development is incredible. Especially from how she was in Ten Tiny Breaths. She finally got over all of her insecurities. She became a strong, independent woman and I am so proud of her.

Ashton was… wow. He is my dream man. The cocky, beautiful player-asshole. Of course, the player-asshole is only a front and he’s actually extremely caring and just wants to make everyone happy. I love it when guys can dish it out and also take it when others dish it out to them. It’s a very attractive quality. K.A. Tucker has a thing for the tragic backstory and that’s exactly what Ashton had, which, of course, just made me love him even more. Livie’s beautiful, broken man. Ugh, I love it.

All the other characters in the book made it that much more fun. Reagan, the crazy hilarious roommate; Connor, the faux-love-interest; Ty and Grant, the fun eating club members. It was just an extremely fun cast of characters. Tucker truly did amazing with this one. I am so excited to read the rest of the series as well as her other series. She is truly an amazing writer. Sometimes the things she says can pull you out of the world, but give it a couple more sentences and you’re right back in.

Definitely check this, as well as the first novel Ten Tiny Breaths out. You will not regret it.

Happy Reading!

The Cosmic Reader

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