Friday, April 26, 2013

Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths #1) by K.A. Tucker

Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths #1) 

K.A. Tucker 

Pub Dec 11 2012

By Papoti Books 
Kindle Purchase 

Gr’s Summary 

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

The Way I See It 

“Just breathe,” my mom would say.  "Ten tiny breaths...Seize them. Feel them. Love them.”

I don’t ever start my reviews with a quote, but boy oh boy, is this not a doozie!  Ten Tiny Breaths was SOOO GOOD!  After reading it, this story leaves an imprint on your heart!  I’m at a loss for words, I give high praise to K.A. Tucker!  I’ve wanted to read this for so long I was saving up all my pennies until I had enough for my kindle! ;)  (J/K but if I had to I would have without a doubt :)  This was our book club’s read for the month, and everyone just adored it, so I know you will too! 

T-ragic, a split-second decision will alter many lives.
E-mpathy, a feeling that people have lost touch of.
N-auseating, a guardian that should provide protection, commits a heinous act.

T-urbulence, Kace is willing to face what ever it takes to ensure Livies’ safety.
I-nnocence almost lost, Livie would not have blossomed to her potential if it weren’t for Kace.
N-irvana, a feeling Kace never truly understood until Trent stepped into her life.
Y-outh wasted away, Kace grew up to become a guardian and protector of the last piece of her heart. (Livie)

B-old, sisters decide to face the world alone, but together.
R-epercussions, laws broken, and confidences ignored. Trent is willing to sacrifice all, to see his goals achieved.
E-ffort, Trent will stop at nothing to ensure Kace’s happiness.
A-dmirable, the hurt and pain Trent experiences doesn’t go unnoticed.
T-rent, loving and strong, he is the anchor that will root Kace’s heart.
H-earts, two are broken, and it will take these two to come together for both to mend.
S-urviving, it seems this is all they have been doing, upon finally breathing it seems like their lives may begin. Stronger and better, together.

This book will keep your interest from beginning to end page after page.  Even though Kace has lost almost everything, life has given her a second chance.  Livie is truly an angel, her angel.  If it weren’t for Livie’s love, and support, I don’t doubt that Kace would have lasted very long.  I wanted to murder their rotten uncle, and shake their dumb aunt for being a dumb cow!  UGH!!  It’s like...  "WAKE UP LADY!"  That guy your married to is a sleaze bag, GROSS!”  I’m glad they got what they deserved in the end. ;)  Let me take this moment to talk about my insta-love for Storm, from the first moment, I was all in on these two ladies. Nothing on the planet can compare to a true friend.  That type of love is precious and priceless...I was happy that Kace found Storm and vice versa. Trent, wow... Hold on, I need a moment... Okay, he is purrrrrfect!!  Or so it seems!  I won’t get into it, but I will have y’all know, he is perfect.To.Me.  Every aspect of the book was great...All the characters were amazing, even though some didn’t play very big roles, I felt like I got to know all of them very well.  Does that make sense? The ending OMG!!  I wouldn’t change a thing.  It was perfect!!  Unicorns you say?  I love UNICORNS I say!  My point?  Read.This.Book.

My Fav’s

Was a sure fire bet to make my fav’s.  Everyone knows how much I love a girl that kicks butt, and Kace fits the bill.  She feels as though she has lost everyone, but Livie, her angel, and she will do anything to keep her safe. Even though Kace kicks butt, she still has a heart and without noticing lets the most unexpected people in.  I really enjoyed her relationship with Storm growing, and Storm was exactly what Kace needed at the time. Once Kace realized how she felt about Storm, she decides there is nothing she wouldn’t do for her.  It was a special treat to watch Kace heal,  and I’m glad I was able to.

What an amazing guy!! I cant do a whole lot of explaining, why I love him so much, with out revealing spoilers, but I will say this I support him one hundred percent!

My Rating 

4.5 Dropped Quarter, Everglade sunset, Sand bag, Michigan U, Champagne toast, Deep Breath filled stars!! Everyone needs to read this book it is great!!



  1. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! TTB

    One of my Top5 favorite books ever!!!!!

    What a emotional ride this story was!!! I cried like a baby, I wanted to brake things ( I think you know what scene i'm talking about) I feel out of my sofa!!!!! My husband looked at me like I was nuts !!!

    I was like, What ?????? Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! Why did you this to me ?!?!?!?! (I'm such an emotional reader)

    Did you ladies read the 2 scenes in Trent's POV??? Wow!!!!

    One makes you cry and the other one makes you want to fan yourself ;)

    This book deserves a 10 stars in my books ♥♥♥

  2. I only read one of Trent's POV's when he's in "the room" OMG I did the same thing that tricky tricky tricky!!! Yes I loved it!!! I loved the perfect ending too!!! Perfect Perfect Perfect! :)


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