Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

March 9, 2013
Title: Ten Tiny Breaths
Author: KA Tucker
Published: Papoti Books | Dec 11, 2012
Genre: Contemporary, NA
Series: Ten Tiny Breaths
Ten Tiny Breaths
One Tiny Lie

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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 unforgiveable past of his own; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.

Ten Tiny Breaths. Seize them. Feel them. Love them.

     I've had Ten Tiny Breaths since January when it was in the hype but didn't pick it up then because I had just finished Hopeless and my emotions were all over the place. Now was the perfect time for me to read and appreciate this wonderful story created by KA Tucker to the fullest. I literally have no words to describe how much the story touched me, I knew what was going to happen and I wasn't going to give it a high rating because of the predictability but the last 20% of the book was so intense and it brought out such strong emotions from me that I couldn't help myself giving it a perfect well deserved rating and some more.

     Kacey has a dark past and she doesn't share it with anyone. She has a 15 year old sister to take care of after her parents death and is working hard to make Livvie happy and live her dreams. I went in blind, didn't read the synopsis and it was so worth it. I enjoyed the story more because I never had any preconceived notions. Kacey is one of my favorite character, her past had made her tough and strong, and for me she sounded like someone from the hood. I have never read about anyone like her and I loved that, I loved that she was bold, trained in fighter gyms and can fight off any hulky man. How awesome is that! And then there is Livvie who is complete opposite of her sister; everyone called her an angel and it was a perfect title for her. I loved both of these sisters.

     Kacey's new neighbor, Trent reminded me of Andrew Parrish from The Edge of Never. He's one of those guys that make you swoon and you don't even realize it until he says the perfect thing and suddenly you're head over heels in love with him. Yup, those one! Kacey and Trent didn't have a normal relationship because Kacey always wanted to move forward with their relationship and Trent always wanted to slow things down and help Kacey move on from her past. There was frustration, tension and arguments but then there were sweet texts, cheerful happy dates and hot steamy make out sessions that made everything better. But the ending was just terrible, I cried with them and wanted them to work it out, but it was rough and I'm so ecstatic that they have a HEA. That's all I ever wish for.

     If you haven't catch on yet, then I'll say it. Ten Tiny Breaths by KA Tucker is a Must Read. It has the perfect amount of sad and happy moments. It is a book about moving on, living your life to the fullest and to remember the good memories and letting go of the ones that hurt you. To forgive, let go and just feel. I loved every thing about it and highly recommend it to every single person who loves to read. KA Tucker is someone to watch out for and I can't wait to devour Livvie's story.



  1. I haven't heard of this book before, but it sounds great. I love the cover. I just read a book named Eleanor and Park and for me it was just so beautiful I haven't been able to pick up another book yet. This sounds like a good one to read next. Great review and I'm so glad I came across it :)

    Brittany @ bythelamplight

    1. I have heard so many things about Eleanor and Park and I can't wait to read it. I'm happy that you loved it so much that couldn't find a next book to read. That happened with me when I read Hopeless. You should definitely give TTB a try, you'll love it.

  2. I've seen this around so often but really don't want to pick it up for some reason. I think it's because of it being New Adult. Your review really makes me want to read this though, partly because of what you said about the ending. I am a sucker for bittersweet endings, although I always prefer a happy one.

    1. It does have a happy ending for the couple but path the path is rough. You should give it a try, maybe you'll end up liking this NA.

  3. I LOVED Ten Tiny Breaths! It was such an unexpected awesome read! I saw it on good reads and picked it up thinking it'd be okay but K.A.Tucker is an amazing author. I am so looking forward to Livie's book. She was a great sister. I also raed that the author has a 4 book deal and is going to write books for Ben and Cain as well :) awesome review Aman!

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

    1. I didn't know that! 4 book deal is so awesome! I don't remember who Ben & Cain were and I'm thinking really hard. Still I can't wait to read more books by KA.

  4. I'm so happy you enjoyed Ten Tiny Breaths!!! Now that you mention it, Trey does remind me a bit of Andrew! Great review :)

    1. Whoops I meant Trent lol.

    2. haha now that you mentioned Trey, I can't get the sinners book out of my mind. I bought his book and I'm so pissed that I can't read it. Still waiting for Eric's book.

  5. I love going into a book with zero ideas of how it might go. I think it makes me enjoy it more. This is one that I have heard a lot of good things about. I know I have at least one of the authors other books. I just need to make sure I grab this one!

  6. Wow, the cover really is awesome! The story sounds intense and disturbing.

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