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Ten Tiny Breaths: A Novel | [K. A. Tucker]

Ten Tiny Breaths: A Novel

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. Kacey's not worried. She can handle anything - anything but her mysterious neighbor in apartment 1D.
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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Kim KS, United States 11-21-13
    Kim KS, United States 11-21-13 Member Since 2004
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    "Wow, so, so good!"
    Would you listen to Ten Tiny Breaths again? Why?

    Yes, but I'd have to wait a while because it's a pretty emotional story. Really enjoyed the performance. It's a sad, happy, funny, romantic, sad, happy story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The growth and emotional journey that Kacey went through.


    Which character – as performed by Elizabeth Louise – was your favorite?

    A lot of her guys sounded similar, but at least they sounded like guys! Loved her entire performance - just the right amount of sassy for Kacey.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes, (but it's a spoiler) so I'll leave it at that.
    I definitely needed some Kleenex a time or two and laughed out loud on more than one occasion.


    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed this book, although it has left me a little sad - I really grew attached to the characters, so I'm glad that I can move right on to "One Tiny Lie".

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    Juliana Carvalho Elmhurst, Il USA 10-31-13
    Juliana Carvalho Elmhurst, Il USA 10-31-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Great narration!!!"
    If you could sum up Ten Tiny Breaths in three words, what would they be?

    Forgiveness
    Second chance
    Funny


    What did you like best about this story?

    The memory the heroin had from her mother to "take ten tiny breaths".... it made sense to me as we all carry good and or bad memories from mothers and they stick to us....no matter what....and one day they make sense.


    Have you listened to any of Elizabeth Louise’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Always good!!!!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Almost did!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Adina SWAMPSCOTT, MA, United States 10-01-13
    Adina SWAMPSCOTT, MA, United States 10-01-13 Member Since 2011
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Elizabeth Louise’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I listened to "One Tiny Lie" and found the dialogue to be the same. I would love to read more of her works.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    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!


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    SQLStitcher Nashville (Franklin), TN, United States 09-18-13
    SQLStitcher Nashville (Franklin), TN, United States 09-18-13 Member Since 2010

    When it comes to books, I don't think fiction always as to be fiction, especially in the grip of a gifted writer.

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    "Just Breathe.. Survive, Life is Worth Living!"

    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.

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    Debbie Lake Havasu City, AZ, United States 08-27-13
    Debbie Lake Havasu City, AZ, United States 08-27-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Enjoyable but not great"

    This was another book that took me awhile to get interested in. I really liked the story but the narrator took away from it for me. I feel like I missed something since so many people really loved this book & it was just a little better than average for me. It was a heartwarming story, but not my favorite.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Genevieve ONEONTA, NY, United States 08-10-13
    Genevieve ONEONTA, NY, United States 08-10-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Not very deep"

    I was surprised by how superficial this book was. The story intrigued me at first, but the characters left me cold, were annoying most of the time, and the story didn't have much depth after all.

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    Jeri United States 07-21-13
    Jeri United States 07-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "MUST HAVE TISSUES........"
    What did you love best about Ten Tiny Breaths?

    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.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ten Tiny Breaths?

    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


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    Laurie Klamath Falls, OR, United States 06-06-13
    Laurie Klamath Falls, OR, United States 06-06-13 Member Since 2012

    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.

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    "Captivating Mixture of Passion & PTSD"

    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.

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