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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Kacey suffered a devastating loss when her family perished in a car accident. One bad choice after another leads her to pick up with little sister in tow to move to Florida for a fresh start. Struggling to make ends meet, she takes a risky job to pay the rent and keep her bright sister on track to attend an ivy league college.
An attractive stranger seems drawn to rescuing her from all sorts of mini catastrophes and thus begins the mystery.
The narrator is strong and the book is an entertaining read, but not great.
I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....
This book was beautifully written. I was enthralled from the start and never expecting to be a blubbering idiot by the end. I don't like to give spoilers with my reviews so all I need to say is that I don't highly recommend a book often.....until now!!
I love books, but busy mom that doesnt have time to read them. So having audible has been a blessing to me. Shower or car listening is great
Wow! I was sucked in immediately!
The book is filled with endless twist and turns, and so many different things happen. Yet they all tie into the story line perfectly. I remember looking at the time left on the book a few different times and thought, "Wow....what else could possiably happen ? Or. What could Tucker possiably do to fill the the next 3/4s of this book with?"
It never got boring, it was none stop ride!
The whole thing was great! I also, often thought how very real these events and characters were.
And the narrator really was the whip cream and cherry on top of it all! She didn't seem like she was trying to hard. She was consistent with the different voices. And she had the appropriate emotions and tones.
I don't easily give out five stars.....but this was worth every single one!
Grief, anger, suffering, pain, and being a b**ch to almost everyone.
Jane Litte recommended this on a Podcast. I expect her recommendations to be good for romance lovers, although sometimes I disagree with her. But this was unexpected because there was no “feel good.” Sorry Jane. I call it tragedy women’s fiction with a smithering of romance. But the romance was not good enough to offset the pain, depression, anger, frustration, and dislikeablilty. Kacey is extremely angry and a b**ch throughout the book. She was mean to people who were kind and good to her. Her reason was to protect herself from grief and anger from a car accident which killed people she loved. At 75% my thoughts were “I’m tired of her attitude and issues and pain.” I lost compassion and empathy for her. At this time Trent said to Kacey something about here’s to the next 80 years together. When I heard that I thought “I don’t know why he loves her.”
I cared for Trent. And I hurt for him. He brought tears of sadness to me. I also had tears about something a father did at the end.
I don’t want to read sad books. I would not have bought this had I known what it was about. I want to be entertained and I want to feel good. This was neither.
There are a few sex scenes but they are done with no details and sort of mentioned after the fact. With a couple of them I thought “Oh did they have sex? I must have missed it.” The level of sex is probably ok for young adult readers.
The narrator Elizabeth Louise was good.
Genre: tragedy women’s fiction, new adult
Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books
K. A. Tucker managed to grab me and hold my undivided attention till the end in this very emotional book. The plot is awesome. It’s edgy, its dark. It contains lots of great elements that pull the reader into the story. Though not everything is given to the reader at once, it simply leaves a trail of delicious bread crumbs for the reader to follow. With every piece, the story evolves, becoming much more potent at the end. I want to say more but… The love in this story has got to be the most wonderful and painful love ever. So many mistakes. So little time to fix them all. The past holding them back. The whole dynamic of their relationship and the love it brings to them is strong. I felt so taken back by the amount of trials that they went through. And for the guy to do so much for forgiveness and a second chance, its lovely.... I knew half way through that there is more than what I’m seeing. And when I got to the tidbit at the end…O.M.G. I love it. I love how well the author kept the reader entertained, that the reader could not see what what was coming next and yet it changes many things. But there is one thing that it can’t change…love..... I adored this book! It’s riveting and exciting that I still can’t get it out of my head. An edgy portrait of two people looking for forgiveness, the story can capture any reader. The struggle for a normal life, the pain of what they live through, Ten Ting Breaths is a successful start to the series. A stark and powerful drama, Ten Ting Breaths is stunning. *Elizabeth Louise done an awesome job with narration, just made this story the perfect package. :)
Eclectic bookworm...I listen to a little bit of everything. Give up after listening to something for 20 minutes and don't like it.
Yes. I probably wouldn't have read it otherwise because I don't have the time, and the narrator was perfect!
The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher - both have troubled but likeable protagonists that have a certain badass quality to them. Their relationships with romantic interests provide opportunities for growth and healing. And they also have great, supportive best friends - Cammie in The Opportunist, and Storm in Ten Tiny Breaths. Finally, they both take place in Miami.
The part at the end when Kacey is on the beach.
I'd like to take both Trent and Casey out because as a couple they seem really cool.
I'm sad it's over. This is my favorite new adult novel that I've read so far. Hope I find an equally good book sometime soon.
This book went from a painful listening experience to a decent ending. I feel like the author spent more time describing sex than she did on character development. It was all cliche and a little too 50 Shades for my taste.
I read "In Her Wake" which is a must before reading this one. That was pretty good and I figured this would be also. It took me so long to get into this story. It was a see saw back and forth with Kasey and Trent getting together. I love you but we can't,, ok now, ok no not now. Well maybe. Geez!! I kept listening and the last third of the book was so much better. Took long enough. I gave this 4 stars because the narration was fantastic. That really saved the book.
I had this book in my wish list for the longest time. I just kept thinking it was way too deep for me from what I read in others reviews. Maybe even a little too sappy. I didn't want to read something that would just depress me and this seemed to be way too depressing. I was totally wrong, granted it has many sad and very deep parts to it, but the author found the perfect mix of laughter and tears. This was an incredible story I am so glad I finally listened. More than worth the credit!
I just couldn't put this audio down! I was hooked. The twist in the story made e erything soooo much better. And you know that it is a good story when you get all these emotions bottling up withing you and you just want the story to go faster so that you find out what is going on with your characters. You know that it is a good story when you are left with wanting more when the book finishes and there is a hole in your heart!
Highly recommending this book. It's going to make you laigh and cry and stir your soul some, but isn't THAT what we are looking for within a book?
This is the kind of novel that makes me love the New Adult genre. It’s touching, rough, sexy, deep, and the exact opposite of boring.
Kacey the [self appointed ‘ice queen’] narrator transforms into a normal girl during the course of the novel and we get to meet some great side characters, including ‘Storm’ – the stripper neighbor with a heart of gold – and the least conventional therapist I’ve ever read about (he was fun!).
I spied Trent’s back-story from a mile away but I still enjoyed the scenes between him and Kasey. The bigger disappointment for me was the ‘insta-love/attraction’ between them. It annoyed me early on, but since Tucker writes a mean steamy scene I can forgive her! Trent was pretty damn attractive.
I’m looking forward to checking out ‘One Tiny Lie’ this summer, featuring Livie’s HEA.
Although I am fairly new to audiobooks Ten Tiny Breaths is one of the best audiobooks I have listened to.
I loved when she gets woken up by loud music and chooses her worst cd to blast her neighbour out - I'd like the courage to do that sometimes!
One of the best is when she meets Trent for the first time
When she finds out that Trent was one of the survivors from the car crash that killed her family bets friend and boyfriend
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