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 would definitely recommend this book to a friend. It's the perfect amount of chick lit and drama without being overly one or the other. There's a nice twist to it and the plot isn't incredibly predictable.
I don't think I had a favorite. I liked how all of the characters interacted and it was quick, sharp wit that was funniest. None of the dialogue sounded forced.
I listened to "One Tiny Lie" and found the dialogue to be the same. I would love to read more of her works.
YES! There aren't really any slow parts to this one. "One Tiny Lie" had a little more slowness, but not much. I found myself tuning in late at night when I should probably be heading to bed, but I just couldn't wait to figure out what was gonna happen next!
Definitely worth trying. This book is good for 20-somethings who are caught between full out erotic novels and teeny bopper romances. It's a good, quick listen/read that I would definitely listen to again.
When it comes to books, I don't think fiction always as to be fiction, especially in the grip of a gifted writer.
This story is heart breaking and real. I have to concede the kind of tragedy presented in this story is bred from one of those top five fears, it makes you think “if this were me….” Elizabeth Louise performance puts you right into Kacey’s head. You get the emotions the author is presenting, and you understand them. I personally wasn't moved to cry, but I did connect with the wounded heart. The supporting characters were well developed and awesome. Thumbs up K.A. Tucker! The Publisher’s Summary is enough describe the story without completely giving it away, though seriously I don’t think it takes a rocket scientist to guess the “explosive secret”. It’s a quick listen, I started and finished it within the same day. The price was under my $13 dollar credit use limit, so I purchased out right, and I do not regret it.
I love to make you think about life and what we take for granted. Before you can ask for forgiveness we have to forgive our selves.
when the parents of Trent show up and they revell who he really is and what he has been doing behind the scene to watch over C
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 was very much invested in the characters I was listening to. The combination of the writing and the narration was a very nice combination. I was able to forget that I was listening to a book and just listen.
I like turning points, and there were a few in this book. Big character revelations and growth was almost a motto here, and I enjoy some well written drama.
I really enjoyed everyone in this novel. The narrator was very good at character distinction.
No, but I'm a busy gal so I wouldn't do that with any book. I can read faster than I can listen, and listening is a completely different experience.
I'm married with one daughter, just finished my BS in Health Science, and I'm a choosy fiction/romance/paranormal/anything spellbinding listener during my commute.
This novel really took me by surprise- not only was it true to the struggles of life after traumatic events, but it keeps the reader entertained with the stories of romance and fresh starts.
The narrator did a good job, and this writing style was very pleasurable to listen to. The characters are richly unique, and the story of their struggles and joys are well worth spending the credit.
This was a story full of love, family, angst and ultimately forgiveness. I was truly touched that Trent reached out to Kacey in his attempt to right his wrongs. Truly a beautiful story. I can't wait to read more books from this author.
Wow!! This story really gets under your skin and grabs hold of your heart. You can really feel what the characters are feeling and going through. K. A. Tucker brings you into the characters world and takes you on their journey.
The narrator does a fabulous job! She was perfect for this story. What a relief, right!!!!
Canadian girl in Kansas, love audible, books on kindle or kindle fire, and old fashioned books! I enjoy fiction most, mostly books with strong female leads. Favourite authors: Diana Gabaldon, Stephen King, Jodi Picoult, Wally Lamb, Pat Conroy, Andre Dubus III, Lisa Genova, many more!
I bought Ten Tiny Breaths because I was compelled with the story and because it had such great reviews. I was so totally disappointed.
It all starts okay. A horrible accident which kills Kacey's whole family except for she and her younger sister spawns the first foster father who immediate tries to take advantage of Kacey's only living relative. Kacey packs up and moves her sister to Miami to start fresh- to forget, and to forge a life for them.
While they are there they meet a nice neighbour who happens to be a stripper. Kacey takes a job at the strip bar which has a pretty 'good guy' owner. Kacey's little sister babysits for the stripper- and all seems well. Until of course, they start getting involved in tumultuous relationships and people who live a much more wild lifestyle than Kacey is used to. And of course, she meets a guy that she really wants to open up to- but just can't after all that's happened.
The story is cliche, the characters are predictable, and it's hard to listen to without falling asleep or getting bored. Too much sex and detail made me feel like I was reading another '50 Shades.' And I don't think that honouring women who have made very poor choices in life makes for a good story line.
I know this review won't be popular, but I just didn't like Ten Tiny Breaths. I think it's an over-hyped smut book and I didn't enjoy it at all.
2 stars- the narrator is good.
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.
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