After a terrible car accident destroys her life as she knew it, 20-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, holding her boyfriend's lifeless hand and listening to her mother take her last breath, Kacey wants to leave her past behind. Armed with two bus tickets, Kacey and her 15-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, 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 determined to find a way into Kacey's guarded heart - even if it means revealing an explosive secret that could shatter both of their worlds.
©2013 K. A. Tucker (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
I love to read
breath taking beautiful
you could feel the emotions as the reader read.
she brings the perfect voice and flow.
I listen to and have recently started to write reviews. I've found the reviews have helped me to select books.
Best was how Kasey was able to bring herself back from her own self-induced death.Least was the using the same lines over and over throughout the novel.
No, I've listened to books by K. A. Tucker before.
I've never listened to any of Elizabeth Louise's performances before. However, she did a great job with the right inflections, brought the character's to life and was able to create voices that I was able to follow throughout the novel. I would listen to a book in which she was the narrator.
Yes. Ten Tiny Breaths was worth the listening time. I was able to see just how difficult the loss of family and loved ones can definitely turn a person's life upside down. Why me?, reverberates throughout the novel. When Kasey was able to take her life back after the pleas of her sister, she struggled courageously to stay focused and think towards the future. She wasn't thinking of her future but that of her sister, Livie. She held unto this thought throughout the long road back to living in the present. Giving value back to her life was crucial to her healing from the inside out. The intervention of getting help for the PTSD that Kasey was diagnosed as having, from a professional, who specialized in this often overlooked illness, was her saving grace.
The novel was informative about many issues: survival, accepting help when needed, having a professional who does not give up on a patient but keeps chipping away until the layers upon layers of built up survival skills are finally exposed and broken down to acceptance that help is needed and received. PTSD is now recognized as an illness and is given the importance that has saved many lives from an unfilled life. There is still much learning to be had and accepted by mainstream America. PTSD is real and a life altering illness that can and does destroy lives of those with PTSD and their loved one's. The disorder has been around since the beginning of time, once know as shell shock. Those men and women were never afforded any treatment. They "existed," until death do you part. Provide for the care of men and women who return from a war. Give them the help they definitely need. Yes, expense is a factor. However, these same men and women helped keep America safe and more that deserve the help they desperately need.
I've been an avid reader since I was a child. I love different types of writing styles and I am never afraid to try new authors.
This book pulled me in from the very beginning. I loved all the characters involved and felt every emotion of the book. I would definitely recommend this book to others; it's worth the purchase or use of a credit.
yes, it was written with such thought and understanding.
How it took you from seeing two people broken and finding an understanding of why life is the way it is and bringing them together.
On the beach when trent came back to her.
Storm, she was so determined to find a way for Casey to be healed.
Love the emotions and feelings this writer puts in her books. Can't stop listening to her books once I start.
This is one of the best books ever. I have read and listened to many romance novels and the story lines are often similar. This book however was different. It was a plot like no other. The story pulled me in and grabbed my heart. I am wrapped up in the characters lives. I cannot wait to start the next book in the series.
All business but contemporary fun!
The narrator was too soft spoken for my taste.
The story is indeed a bit stretched, Kacey has gone through so much heart ache in her life but she never dealt with her emotions which led to problems later on. I personally think that Trent's identity is spoiling the story. Without it would have been much more believable.
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
I really enjoyed Ten Tiny Breaths. I thought Kacey, the main character was interesting; the reader can see so much about her the entire time that she doesn't see in herself until the end. She is unreasonable, moody, angry, desperate, and extremely stubborn. I found myself annoyed with her because she refused to cope with her trauma in a healthy way. But that's the entire point of the book. Her road to healing is actually quite nice. Long, but comforting and refreshing.
Enter Trent. Gorgeous, motorcycle riding neighbor living in Apartment 1D. You seemed too good to be true. You save women from snakes in their showers, take a girl to see alligators in the Everglades on a first date, and hang out at strip clubs to watch the bartender (AKA a fully clothed Kacey) rather than the strippers. You MUST have some deep dark secret.
And then, the OH MY GOSH I CAN'T BELIEVE WHAT I JUST HEARD reveal happened.
Seriously though. I was NOT expecting what happened. At all. In any universe. It almost made me bump my rating up to 5 stars. Because that was a brilliant plot twist. That alone should make you want to read this book. Because I was shocked. And I immediately thought "K.A. Tucker FTW". Seriously.
I loved the cast of supporting characters. Storm, the adorable next-door neighbor who practically takes Kacey and her little sister Livie in was such a nice addition to this tale of misery. Storm and her 5 year old daughter Mia are as good of friends as they can be to Kacey, and I loved them for it. Livie helps keep Kacey together as best she can, and is a perfect angel in all circumstances. She is sweet, helpful, and cares deeply about Kacey.
There is some sex in this book, but it's not very graphic. It's fairly mild compared to an adult romance novel, but it's still there. Some heavy language at parts, and adult situations.
I feel like such a dum dum. I’m almost sure the book pretty much spells it out but I still don’t get it!! I’m definitely below smart if it’s so simple! What is the purpose of ten tiny breaths? Seize them, feel them, love them? Ahh! What does it mean??
Anyway good read. I’m with other positive reviews. It’s why I picked it up and glad I did. Tastefully written. Casey and Ben are my faves in this one and Mia the most annoying. Off to read 4 seconds to lose now.
Yes I would. This story was beautiful and tragic, but uplifting by the time you get to the end. I really enjoyed all the characters and can't wait to see them pop up in other books by K.A. Tucker!
I loved the transformation of Kacey throughout the story!
The end, it was perfect! I also loved the part when the truth was revealed, but I won't disclose any details!
I liked that in the end she didn't just choose the guy because that was what was expected, she did what she felt like she needed to do.
I loved how you knew what happened to her throughout most of the book, but every time she told more of the story you were surprised each time.
The ending when she told him she forgave him.
I loved the concept and the story all together. It was a great book.
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