Ten Tiny Breaths review

Ten Tiny Breaths
By K.A. Tucker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Australia
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 breathe, 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 neighbour in apartment 1D.

Trent Emerson has smouldering blue eyes and deep dimples, and perfectly skates that irresistible line between nice guy and a 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 heart- even if it means revealing an explosive secret that could shatter both their worlds.

My review
Plot: Kacey was the only survivor when a drunk driver smashed into their car killinh her parents, best friend and boyfriend. She spent months afterwards in hospital and rehab and found it very hard to cope with their deaths and turned to drinking and going to the gym. Kacey and her sister were sent to live with their Uncle Raymond and Aunt Darla. But they soon decide that they are better off by themselves after their Uncle pays a visit to Livie’s room and that he has gambled the money that they were left away. So they hop on a bus to start a new life in Miami.
Here they meet Storm Mathews and her daughter Mia and Trent Emerson. Both are their neighbours and both carry secrets, which Kacey can handle as she has many secrets of her own. But what will she do when she finds out that Trent has the biggest secret at all and it will flip her world upside down.

What I liked about the book: I really like the storyline in this book. Although I kind of guessed where the book was going it was still a really interesting story that didn’t really give too much away. I think the characters work very well together and I loved that they all had their own little secrets that they try to keep hidden from one another. I also like how the book was divided up into the stages of grief and I think each one was represented appropriately throughout the book.
I also admire Trent’s dedication to what he is doing. I can’t really explain it more without spoiling it but what he does is simply amazing and I don’t think many people would go to the lengths that he does for what he has done.

What I didn’t like about the book: I didn’t like that I didn’t really get to know Livie but I suppose that we will get to learn more about her in the books to come.

Favourite character: This is a really hard question as I really liked Storm, Kacey and Trent. Storm because she is just one of those fun characters that you instantly love and want to be around. She is doing the hard yards for her daughter so that she doesn’t miss out on anything and she is the nicest person to be around until you mess with her and then it’s on.
I love Kasey because she has overcome so much since having that car accident, with the biggest thing being that she was able to learn to trust people again and let them touch her. She is a really strong female and many people would admire her. She also has this feistiness about her which means that there will never be a dull moment around her.
And then there is hot as Trent. Every girl would love to have him in their lives. Yes he has secrets but doesn’t everybody. He has made the biggest changes in his life trying to atone for what he has done wrong and I know not many people, if in his shoes, would do the same thing.

Favourite part/quote:
“And you must be Princess Mia? I've heard about you."

Her lips pucker and she leans out just a bit further from Storm's cover. "You have?!

He nods. "Well, I heard about a Princess Mia who likes ice cream. That must be you, right?"

She nods slowly and whispers, "Did you hear that, Mommy? People know I'm a princess!” 

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Rating: 5/5