Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
Paperback: 288 Pages
Publisher: Atria Books (September 24, 2013)
Synopsis: 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, listening to her mother take her last breath, Kacey wants to leave her past behind. Armed with two bus tickets, Kacey and her fifteen-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 and 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 desperate to find a way into Kacey’s guarded heart—even if it means revealing an explosive secret that could shatter both their worlds.
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Wow. This book is so beautifully heartbreaking. it will leave you breathless. The story follows Kacey Cleary as she and her younger sister, Livie, run away together and start a new life in Florida, leaving behind a dark and depressing past. Leaving behind their abusive Uncle and Aunt – their legal guardians – they set out on a journey that will help heal old and deep wounds.
Kacey has a lot of dark secrets that are all linked to the day that she lost both her parents, best friend and boyfriend, in a car accident. Being the lone survivor she deals with that guilt every single day, trying to understand why she survived. Guarded and angry, Kacey will do anything to take care of Livie, including taking a job as a bartender at the local strip club to help pay their bills. Then she meets the boy across the hall, Trent, who hold more secrets than Kacey herself. As Kacey defensive walls start to crumble, Trent’s secrets threaten to unleash themselves and will change Kacey’s life forever.
This book is so full of raw emotions that it will stay with you long after you turn the last page. It will haunt you with its beauty and take up room in your heart forever.