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Book Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker


Passionate story with twists along the way. Must read for new adult romance fans. This author ranks with some of the best.


Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

17571742After a terrible car accident destroys her life as she knew it, twenty-year-old Kacey escapes to Florida, where she encounters an irresistible man determined to capture her wounded heart.

Just breathe, Kacey. Ten tiny breaths. Seize them. Feel them. Love them.

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.


4 Kitties!



Just breathe, Kacey. Ten tiny breaths. Seize them. Feel them. Love them.

My first book by K.A. Tucker. I always like to start at the beginning with an author when I can. That way you can see how far they’ve come as an artist. Am I alone in that or does everyone like to do that?

This starts out as your typical romance. Girl moves to new city, meets boy and romance ensues. Except, there are some serious twists along the way. I loved that Kacey wasn’t your typical herione and didn’t follow what people thought she should be doing. She is independent almost to a fault.

I really loved Kacey’s relationship with Storm. I love when girls look out for one another. Their bond was strong. Kacey has a hard time letting people in or caring about people in general, but Storm easily opened her up to their friendship. She was so helpful with getting Kacey a decent paying job and making sure her and Livie were taken care of.

Trent Emerson is the perfect love interest. He is mysterious in the best way, but also thoughtful and protective. I found Trent to be a little too protective at times. I know he means well, but I kept thinking he was being a creep. I ended up really liking his character. He and Kacey are bound together and I love that. Trent and Kacey harbor a very special connection and I don’t think that should be taken lightly.

Kacey Cleary’s story is filled with cheese and unbelievable senarios, however Tucker does a wonderful job of making you not care. Storylines with far fetched plots must be treaded on carefully. I felt Tucker made the characters real enough that you found yourself making excuses for the events surrounding the plot. I thought this was a well executed book and would very much like to read more of K.A. Tucker’s work to see how she has grown as an author.

There were some major things that I felt were wrong with this book and some things I did not agree with whatsoever, but the writing style of K.A. Tucker outweighed much of every complaint I had. She is such a strong storyteller, as I was turning each page I couldn’t help but love this book.

What did y’all think about this one?


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