Thursday, September 12, 2013

Book Review: One Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths #2) by K.A. Tucker

One Tiny Lie

Published June 11th 2013 
by Atria Books
Galley for Review

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.

The way I see it

APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE, RoundOfAFreakinPlause!! Three cheers! Hip Hip Huzzah! I’m crying I’m laughing and I flippin TWEETED about it! What? You heard me. Say it again... “I Tweeeeted!” Ria! It was too perfect again whats up with that? “Phfdfhfhdfhfh” Thats what I say! There.Is.No.Such.Thing. Everything about OneTinyLie made me smile! Okay not everything cause there where times I wanted to shake Livie. Then I would have to defend her to myself, because lets face it Ashton is like Kacy and Storm always say sex on a stick!
Hard to resist. Either way this book will entertain you and pull on your heart strings. Unputtadownable you WILL be fighting to stay awake through the night for this one ;)

O-ppressed, Livie has set her plan in motion and her true self is hidden due to the fact that she has a preordained future for herself.
N-aive, unaware of life and choices Livie lets go for one night and her decisions will haunt her for the time to come.
E-ducation, its always been Princeton. Livie has lived her life for a goal that is more her parents wishes rather than hers.

T-ense, wanting something is so different than something that she knows is good for her. The feelings that pull Livie towards Ashton are nothing like the feelings she has towards Conner.
I-ntrigue, the things Ashton makes Livie feel have her confused, she cant deny the pull he provides. Livie knows she must run but her curiosity has her glued to the spot. 
N-ovelty, being with one person is new to Ashton but Livie has consumed his thoughts, his heart, and his soul.
Y-earning, for something that is wrong, something that will hurt so many people around them. Ashton and Livie are left with a want that runs deeper than reason or common sense.

L-ies, everything Livie has ever thought of herself. Livie’s goals her wishes and the things her heart craves all push her towards being a deceitful person. A person full of secrets and guilt.
I-ndifference, Ashton has a way of pushing his true feelings aside and masking his heart for everyone. Trying to push Livie has proven fruitless she has consumed him. No longer able to hide his feelings and no longer able to push her away. Both are forced to bare their souls to each other.
E-scape, everything comes to a standstill hearts will break, friendships will be strained. A victim, a boy finds his freedom, in his heart away from the evil that has haunted him his entire life. Seeking his sanctuary he finds it with the one that holds his heart. The pieces of the puzzle start to come together and he realizes where he belongs. This union is his happiness and Ashton will do whatever it takes to hold on to this. Forever.

Gahh!! Still so emotional about this book Ms. Tucker has really out done herself on this one. Could there be more? Cain Seemed particularly enigmatic I’d like to see where his character could go? I have fallen so HARD for all of these characters. I want them to find their hapiness and hold on to it forever. I’m sure you can tell based on this review but in case you missed it...Read this book! You.Will.Not.Regret.It.

My Fav’s 
She was so real! I know I know how can someone who’s perfect be real? I’ll tell you I know how Livie feels...I am the same way. I FEEL EVERYTHING. My heart swells constantly and easily I want nothing more than the happiness of those I love. I understand Livie to the core. I wish she had been more up front with Conner. Given her circumstances (Ashton) she is forgiven. Never knowing what its like to feel for a boy could cause moments of insanity where morals go out the window. Truly it was always Ashton, Connor was unfortunately there trying to make things easier for Livie. Never challenging her, he could never be the one for her. I hope to one day find out if she finds herself and what she wants to do for the rest of her life.

WOW. HAWT. Complex and all the while hiding his most amazing redeeming qualities. His whole life has been planned out for him. Ashton has never fought his fathers wishes, Livie will put a thorn in that paw. Unable to deny his feelings towards her, his whole existence changes all he wants to do is love and protect this girl who has stolen his heart and his soul. Revering her from a distance is the most difficult thing he has ever done. Broken and alone Livie provides him with a serenity he has never experienced. Ashton will do whatever it takes to see to her happiness.

Dr Stayner
OMG I love this MAN! Livie mentions him taking care of everyone she loves and bringing them back to her. I.Feel.The.Same.Way.About.Him.
I just had to mention him because he is a breath of fresh air. His unconventional ways reaching to those that need him most. I deem him my modern day Mary Poppins fixing people wherever he goes. Sigh...I hope to see more of his magic.

My Fav Kacey Moment!

Gahhhh I love this girl. CheeseCake intervention! Jello Shots! Stayner’s minion! So many things! I just love her to pieces! Thank you Ms. Tucker for introducing her to us!!

My Rating

4.5 Princeton, Jello Shots, Mediterranean Model, First kiss, Irish Dare, Missed Practice, Stollen Kisses, Halloween Party, Broken Engagement, Freedom, Livie Girl, Forever Girl filled Stars!! Don’t miss out on this amazing entertaining heart warming read!! In other words DO.IT.GET.THIS.BOOK.NOW!


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  1. I adored this book, too, and parts of your review made me laugh out loud. Great job. I know you're likely looking forward to Four Seconds to Lose just as much as I am. :)

  2. I loved this book too! Although my praise was pretty much gibberish, I love he way you used the titles to describe both Ashton, Livie, and the book itself. I can't wait for it to come out in paperback!


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