Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker


5 stars


My Review:

"Just breathe," my mom would say.“Ten tiny breaths …Seize them.Feel them.Love them."
This book is a story about survival and self preservation, but it is also a story of Love and Forgiveness. What can one person overcome for love. Love of Life, of themselves, of their memories. Can a person come back from that dark place they retreat to once life demands it? This is one of those books that no matter what you THOUGHT it was going to be, it is ten times better and different. It is a very unique and well written book that grabs you and takes you for a crazy ride. The Characters just make you fall in love with them from the start. They are REAL people and you hurt when they hurt. Its just exhilarating to be that deep into a story & this book allows you to do that. After Kacey has lost all the people in her life that matter, save her sister, her life is thrown into shambles when her Uncle attempts to molest her 15 year old sister Livie. She picks up everything they have and drives them to Miami to start over with their lives. Kacey is not the person she was before all this happened. She is cold, hurt, and angry at life. But she is also completely closed off. By not dealing with the Accident she has changed who she is. Enter Trent. Her new neighbor makes her feel things that she hasn't felt in a long time. And that scares her. Trent has his secrets. And those secrets are ones that he hopes stay where they are. Besides that he is amazing for Kacey. You see her start to become the Old Kacey and open up to life again. She is deep into NOT dealing with the deaths of her loved ones and is rather hating life and living in a cold bubble. Though this isn't the right way to deal with it, its all Kacey has. She is hanging on and trying to support her and her sister on her own. The story itself is heartbreaking. I understood her, and that fact took it to another level of its own. Even when a character makes the wrong decision, sometimes you have to just be in their shoes. She makes real life decisions that so many do. To move on we must Forgive. Forgive ourselves, others, life, the world. Anyone we are blaming that are not truly at fault, and sometimes those who are. Forgiveness is a powerful thing. Forgive to live a happy life. This book just blew me away.Book two comes out soon and it follows Livie and I just cannot wait to read that as well <3 K.A. Tucker works literary magic with this book <3


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