REVIEW: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

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“’Oh, Kace.’ Trent’s lips curve and he flashes me the deepest set of dimples I’ve ever seen, buckling my knees. ‘Nothing’s ever been more right.’”

Back of the book blurb:

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, listening to her mother take her last breath, Kacey wants to leave her past behind. Armed with two bus tickets, Kacey and her fifteen-year-old sister, Livie, escape Grand Rapids, Michigan, to start over in Miami. They’re struggling to make ends meet at first, but Kacey’s not worried. She can handle anything—anything but her mysterious neighbor in apartment 1D.
 Trent Emerson has smoldering blue eyes and deep dimples, and 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 desperate to find a way into Kacey’s guarded heart—even if it means revealing an explosive secret that could shatter both their worlds.

Publication Date: September 24, 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781476740324

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A message from the cosmos:

My rating:

I had this book recommended to me by a good friend and now I am forever in debt to that friend because holy fucking moly. This book was just INCREDIBLE. I mean, we should first talk about that cover. So gorgeous. The colors, the font, the image… just all of it. I love it so much.

I normally read new adult romances that aren’t really… tragedy-ridden. I tend to go for 100% fluff all the time and even when the romances are in jeopardy, it’s usually still about the romance and not because of some dark past. I’m not opposed to them, I just go for the fluff. I’m not sure why. But this book was so amazing and the tragic pasts just made the book that much better. The plot was incredible and so intriguing. The pace was just as good, too, and I kept reading this until I finished it because I just could not put it down.

Kacey was a fierce and incredibly strong protagonist. To be in her situation… wow. I could not even imagine. I mean, she did turn to drugs and sex for awhile, but she came out on top… mostly. She keeps everyone at a distance, which is no way to live. Either way, she’s still breathing and that’s all that matters. Her character development was so touching. Kacey is an incredible person.

Trent. Holy moly, let’s talk about Trent. He built me up just to break me down just to build me right back up. He was so gorgeous. And so sweet. And so amazing. And once you find out his reasoning for taking things slow with Kacey, you will scream and cry and then be extremely happy about it. Such an amazing twist!

I absolutely adored Storm. Her witty banter with Kacey just made the book so much better. I love characters that can joke around and just have fun. And that’s exactly what Storm and Kacey did. And the whole stripper/bartender gig just suited Storm so well!

Basically, this review is short and sweet partially because I’m super tired and partially because I’m waiting for my chipotle order to be ready so I can’t really focus. I’m sorry, but seriously, pick up this book! I am SO SO SO excited to read more K.A. Tucker!

Happy Reading!

The Cosmic Reader

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