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'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!
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.
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.
I really enjoyed this story.
This was a story about Kasey dealing with an awful life altering tragedy in her life or rather not dealing with it well.
She is afraid to let anyone into her life and keeps all these walls up but she discovers that she can open herself up to friendship and love if she would just try.
She never expects to feel what she feels for Storm & Mia and Trent - love.
Then everything crumbles down around her and she has to confront her past to move on.
A beautiful story about love & forgiveness
Wreck Me & Restore Me by J L Mac, similar storyline
At first I had to adjust because the narrator also narrated a very popular series of books that I had listened to a few times and it felt like they were in this book but a few chapters in I got past that.
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!!!!
I love to read
breath taking beautiful
you could feel the emotions as the reader read.
she brings the perfect voice and flow.
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.
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.
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
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.
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