Sunday, June 29, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway : Five Ways to Fall (Ten Tiny Breaths, #4) by K.A. Tucker

Welcome to our stop on the 
Five Ways to Fall Blog Tour. 

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Five Ways To Fall
Ten Tiny Breaths, #4
by K.A. Tucker

June 24th, 2014

Atria Books

Publisher via NetGalley


Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she’s made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it’s time for a change. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well…aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. Thank God she can get on a plane and leave that mistake behind her. 

Football scholarship and frat parties with hot chicks? Part of charmer Ben Morris’s plan. Blown knee that kills any hope of a professional football career? So not part of the plan. Luckily Ben has brains to go with his knockout looks and magnetism. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny’s Palace, he’s ready to lead a more mature life—until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun. The one he hasn’t stopped thinking about.

If Ben truly were a smart guy, he’d stay clear of Reese. She’s the boss’s stepdaughter and it’s been made very clear that office romances are grounds for dismissal. Plus, rumor has it she’s trouble. The only problem is, he likes trouble, especially when it’s so good-looking…

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Ten Tiny Breaths Series

In Her Wake (TTB, #0.5)

Ten Tiny Breaths (TTB, #1)

One Tiny Lie (TTB, #2)

Four Seconds to Lose (TTB, #3)

Five Ways to Fall (TTB, #4)

Mikki's Review

Squeeeeee!!! Five Ways to Fall was so good!!!

I have been a fan of the Ten Tiny Breaths series since the moment I read the first chapter of Ten Tiny Breaths. From that moment on I have been anxiously waiting  for every release, losing sleep so that I could devour every single book and yes, show up at work looking like a zombie for lack of sleep! K.A. Tucker's writing style is absolutely phenomenal and she is one of the authors that makes my world stop when I read one of her books! I totally forget about the real world and indulge in a perfect reading escape every single time!

Who said that what happens in Cancun stays in Cancun?!?! Well, for Reese and Ben, what almost happened in Cancun plays catch up when they come face-to-face on Ben's first day at his new workplace. From that moment on their relationship develops into something more than neither of them ever expected.

What I loved the most about Five Ways to Fall is the evolution of Reese and Ben's relationship. They started out has friends and it slowly grew into a solid relationship. I am not a fan of insta-love. I am glad that this couple got to fall head over heals in love with each other slowly. Reese had to turn the page of a chapter in her life and Ben had some unresolved issues with his family. When they started to open up about what was going on in their lives, I could see their connection grow stronger with each day that passed.  

Like I mentioned before, I am absolutely in love with this series! Each book was like a breath of fresh air! Kacey, Trent, Livie, Ashton, Charlie,Cain, Reese and Ben are all characters that are funny, lovable and unforgettable! I love it when I can feel the connection to the main characters from the first few pages. I loved the check-in with the characters from the previous books and fell in love with new characters. My favorite was Ben's mom. She was so sweet and I loved the scenes that she shared with Reese and Ben!!! I love her to pieces!!!

The banter between Reese and Ben was hilarious!!! These two are freakin' made for each other! Their chemistry was hot and they made me feel all kinds of emotions! I was cheering for them from beginning to end! Their story was a real page-turner! I am sad to see this series come to an end, but I feel blessed to have found these books. I am a big fan and I can't wait to see what K.A. Tucker will write next!


I give, Five Ways to Fall, by K.A. Tucker 4.5 flirty, heartwarming, entertaining, lovable, brilliant stars!

The Way Ria Sees It
GAH!!!! I’m a mess!!! An AWFUL BALL OF EMOTIONAL TEARS right now…I can’t believe this wonderful series has come to an end IT CANT BE! It has been amazing, truly spectacular. One of my fondest memories of this series is me telling my now fiancé how I needed to buy a kindle because TTB wasn’t available for Nook or iBook he told me it would be soon and to just be patient pfshhh! Crazy guy! Needless to say TTB was the first book I read on my bang spankin new Kindle fire hd(fancy pants, I know)*winky face.  I was a baby blogger back then and now more than a year later it’s so bitter sweet saying goodbye to this amazing group of characters that have stolen my heart okay I’m gushing…K.A. Tucker does NOT disappoint. EVER. Ben and Reese’s story was brilliant I loved every single word were there flaws. Maybe? I dunno…NO!! Who CARES!! This series is a must read I cannot stress enough how much fun it has been reading these books. I can’t wait to see what Tucker has in store for us next her talent in writing is a gift to anyone that reads her books.

F-ury, Reese thought she finally had the happiness she was searching for only to find out it was all a lie.
I-ndecision, never one to actively seek help it pulls on all of Reese’s pride reaching out to Jack.
V-acant, Reese accepts the terms Jack lays out for her with an empty heart there is nothing to do but start over
E-scape, a trip away with her friends on the cusp of a new beginning will end with a very humiliating moment for Reese.

W-aiting, since losing his future Ben has worked tirelessly steering his life towards a new dream.
A-lone, Ben has seen enough to know marriage and commitment is not for him.
Y-earning, his interest was piqued in Cancun Ben regrets not being able to hook up with the feisty girl that owes him a new shirt.
S-urprise, Ben never knew his friend Mason had a step-sister. Coming face to face with a firecracker blond rocks him to the core.

T-rust, never one to lie Ben and Reese build an honest friendship. Ben is not shy when it comes to inappropriate flirting, he wants what he missed out on in Cancun and is not afraid to let Reese know. Reese knows what Ben is about, his good nature and easy going personality is just what she needs to deal with the demons.
O-pportunity, Reese has been hurt by the person who held her heart. With Ben by her side she will seek out small modes of revenge against those that hurt her.

F-amily, there isn’t anything Ben wouldn't do for his mother or his siblings seeing that side of him comes as a major shock to Reese.
A-nnabelle, Reese has suffered through a lot of unnecessary pain because of the secrets that have been kept from her. Soon she will come to find out why her mother is the way she is.
L-oss, confronting his past has caused a painful domino effect for Ben’s mother all the years of suffering have lead to one final shocking act.
L-ove, for so long the house Ben grew up in was falling apart now with everyone under the same roof it is full of the joy that should always echo through the halls. Knowing love is a risk and he would never do the things he grew up around his heart is finally free to have the one person who was able to get past the barriers and keep him in check.

GAH!!!!! This was so good all four books have been seamless. Even though they are all part of a series the stories are completely separate from one and other do I recommend you read them separately? HECK no! One of my favorite aspects of these books has been getting glimpses and little cameos of how the other characters have been doing. Ms. Tucker knows how to weave a story that plays out perfectly like a movie in your mind. All of these books are guaranteed to pull at your heart strings. Every single one has had me balling and smiling like the Cheshire cat.  What else can I say other than GET THIS BOOK NOW!! I mean it!

My Fav’s
I’ve liked him since TTB his charming albeit inappropriate personality suited him. His character begged to have his story written and I’m so glad Ms. Tucker answered the call. He has always been a fun character but in FWtF we get to see inside his soul and the things that lead him to where he’s at in life. Running into Reese in Cancun is the best thing that could have happened to him. Learning about what makes him tick and the magnitude of love he has in his heart is the best thing that could have happened to me!!! LOL Sorry y’all I couldn't resist. ;) Ben absolutely shines and I am absolutely thrilled.

Feisty and never one to back down this girl meets my criteria of girls who kick tail! She was a perfect match for Ben and that’s why Ms Tucker is a genius. I loved every aspect of her personality even the specs of crazy. I’m super glad we got to meet her!
Everyone else
Gah! All of the side characters totally kicked butt too!
My Wish
Fun novellas during the holidays?

My Rating
5.0 Red Paint, Shower, Cancun, Margaritas, Red Shirt, Paralegal, Office Code, Best Friends, Paintball, Facebook, Reaper, Key Lime Pie, Harley, Orange Grove, Tractor, Whiskey, Guitar, Jim Beam, Advil, Go Fish, Rain Storm, Letters, Water Fountain, Love filled stars! This is an absolute wonderful series I am quite sad to see go. Spectacular words aren't enough I don’t hand out 5 stars lightly this is a must read!

About the Author 

Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.


  1. My book boyfriend would have to have what I call the three s's. SWEET, SENSITIVE and SEXY!!!

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  3. My book boyfriendS happen to be sweet, manly, have great sense of humor, and make you feel like your the most special girl on Earth. =)

  4. I like book boyfriends to be smart, kind and show a girl some respect!

  5. Wit and charm with a bit of sarcasm thrown in for good measure

  6. I jsut started the audiobook for this one this morning and I'm excited to listen to it!

  7. I'm pretty excited to pick the series back up! Great review, Mikki!


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