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One Tiny Lie: A Novel | [K. A. Tucker]

One Tiny Lie: A Novel

>"Make me proud." These were the last words Livie’s father ever spoke to her. In the seven years since her parents’ tragic death, Livie has done her best to keep this promise through her every choice, word, and action, while looking after her sister with strength and maturity. But with college right around the corner, unexpected challenges will test her resilience - and her heart. Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and she’s dead set on delivering on it: Rock her classes, set herself up for medical school, and meet a good, respectable guy to marry someday. What isn’t part of her plan are Jell-O shots; a lovable, party animal roommate she can’t say "no" to; and Ashton....
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Publisher's Summary

In this follow-up novel to the top-selling Ten Tiny Breaths, Livie Cleary faces a new set of challenges as she navigates freshman year at Princeton, wild parties, and the gorgeous rowing team captain who is everything she doesn’t want in a guy, or so she thinks....

"Make me proud." These were the last words Livie’s father ever spoke to her. In the seven years since her parents’ tragic death, Livie has done her best to keep this promise through her every choice, word, and action, while looking after her sister with strength and maturity. But with college right around the corner, unexpected challenges will test her resilience - and her heart.

Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and she’s dead set on delivering on it: Rock her classes, set herself up for medical school, and meet a good, respectable guy to marry someday. What isn’t part of her plan are Jell-O shots; a lovable, party animal roommate she can’t say "no" to; and Ashton, the arrogant - and extremely attractive - captain of the men’s rowing team who makes Livie’s usually non-existent temper flare. Worse, he’s best friends and roommates with Connor, who fits Livie’s criteria perfectly. So why does she keep thinking about Ashton?

As Livie finds herself facing mediocre grades, career aspirations she no longer thinks she can handle, and feelings for Ashton that she shouldn’t have, she’s forced to let go of her last promise to her father and, with it, the only identity that she knows.

©2013 K.A. Tucker (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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    Jordy 07-06-13
    Jordy 07-06-13 Member Since 2012

    I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....

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    "One Tiny Lie"

    This book was great not as captivating as the first book. Didn't need an entire box of tissues this time. You will still be drawn in from the beginning. This story is set in college. I laughed and cried (a tiny bit) at times. I had a love / hate thing with Ashton. I felt bad for Conner but it just wasn't meant to be. You won't be disappointed with this book.

    25 of 27 people found this review helpful
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    Dawn 10-30-13
    Dawn 10-30-13 Member Since 2013
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    "PERFECT FOLLOW UP TO 10 TINY BREATHS!"

    The first book was still the best but this was an excellent follow up and I loved the conclusion. The author did a wonderful job keeping you guessing right up until the end. This was an incredible story and more than worth the credit! I look forward to listening to more by this author and narrators that did a wonderful job telling this incredible story!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kristin 06-16-13
    Kristin 06-16-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Great!"

    This is the next book after Ten Tiny Breaths. Takes place in a completely different setting so it changes things up a bit with a college setting. Livy goes to Princeton and struggles with relationships between two different guys, the one she should be with and the one she wants to be with. It keeps you hanging on to see what is going to happen next. I thought this one was really good. Had some humor and of course some drama as the YA stories do. Hard to put down for sure. Worth the credit.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Margarita New York, NY 07-27-14
    Margarita New York, NY 07-27-14 Member Since 2013

    All business but contemporary fun!

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    "Cute young adult story"
    Would you try another book from K. A. Tucker and/or Elizabeth Louise?

    I loved Ten Tiny Breaths which is the reason why I listened to this book. Elizabeth Louise delivered yet another emotionally filled narration that added to the story of the book, which seemed believable until the end came into view. My main issue with the book was that Livie, which was introduced in the prior book as a stunningly mature teenager, would have never put herself in that situation where she would cheat her boyfriend with his best friend. It just doesn't jive with who she is truly is. Besides that, the story is told beautifully and emotions are always at full display, typical of K.A. Tucker style <3


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Adina 10-01-13
    Adina 10-01-13
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    "A Close Second..."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    After reading "Ten Tiny Breaths", I was eager to pick up another audiobook by this author. I like this book, but it took me a little while to get into Livvy's character after her being a dormant character in the first book. The narrator used the same voice almost for both Livvy and Casey, which made it hard to distinguish...don't let that deter you, though. I'd still recommend this book to a friend.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the courtship between Livvy and Ashton. Connor seemed nice too, but..well, you'll see. Definitely liked the quick dialogue.

    The beginning seemed really forced and not very realistic. It seems like Livvy was pushed into being the stereotypical college freshman and that bothered me, but I guess it works with the rest of the story..I don't want to give anything away.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I really like when Ashton and Livvy start admitting their feelings for one another.


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

    Yes, but not as much as "Ten Tiny Breaths". I liked the story, but wasn't as compelled to pick it up every waking moment of my spare time.


    Any additional comments?

    Not a bad followup for "Ten Tiny Breaths" but could've been a tad more realistic, especially in the beginning. I do like where the plot goes, but it's more predictable. You should still check it out!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Devault Woodburn, OR United States 06-19-13
    Nancy Devault Woodburn, OR United States 06-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved it! Loved it! Loved It! Oh yeah, And I LOVED"
    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book evoked an array of emotions. Laughter, sadness, anger, confusion, empathy, angst, joy, love. What a great book. At first I really despised Ashton but eventually I feel totally in love with him. I felt sorry for Conner because he ended up getting the short end of the stick. It was great that the characters from the previous book Ten Tiny Breaths made an appearance in this book. This was a truly enjoyable listen!


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    MAD LOVE BOOK BLOG 06-17-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Not quite there!"
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    I am so sorry! I LOVED LOVED LOVED AND ENJOYED "Ten Tiny Breaths" so much that i even read it more than once. It was such a beautiful story, it was hard for me to let go.Given the success of TTB, I was looking forward for this book; Unfortunately, it did not meet my expectations, in any way, not even close. The story was not compelling like its predecessor; it was boring actually. While the Author presented a strong, independent, smart Libby in TTB, i was flabbergasted to find a weak, insecure and cry-for-everything Libby, it was upsetting. I don't know how many times i rolled my eyes, amaze at the absurdity of the plot. I like the author, i just didn't like this book. This one wasn't a winner, but there is always a next time

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bronson Los Banos, CA, United States 08-31-14
    Bronson Los Banos, CA, United States 08-31-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Must Read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of One Tiny Lie to be better than the print version?

    Only audio


    What was one of the most memorable moments of One Tiny Lie?

    When Ashton finally told her about his childhood and how understanding she was.


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

    I love how she performs the book.


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

    The entire book moved me.


    Any additional comments?

    Love this author. Can't wait to hear more of her books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Samuel Salters, SC, United States 08-04-14
    Samuel Salters, SC, United States 08-04-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Most emotional series ever"
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    I have felt every emotion with the first two books of this series. I have laughed out loud, and cried tears of happiness and sadness. You must read these books.

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    Jillian Flanders, NJ, United States 02-15-14
    Jillian Flanders, NJ, United States 02-15-14 Member Since 2008
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    "May appeal to a young teenage girl"

    Boring and predictable. The characters are such cliches. It make be appealing to a young audience but I was very disappointed.

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    "Heart wrenchingly wonderful"

    I am a hopeless romantic and not easily convinced. I found true emotions and in depth feelings in the main characters who kept me interested in every little thought that was written for them. I wanted more in fact I was craving for more.

    What I came to realize about this author is that she develops these romantic stories but always has a card hidden upon her sleaves which is pulled out the appropriate moment and makes the story all the more interesting. Don't be fooled by the trilogies and series which are now a trend. Her stories are hard solid stand alone but connected with the characters which unfold in each book.

    I cried a lot in this one, but crying is clenching the soul and we need that. I fell in love with this author's writting and I went and bought all of her available books on here.

    The narrator is doing justice to the writting and is making the story all the more believable, as if you are watching a movie.

    Don't miss out on a great romance. You will not regret your money spent buying this.

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