Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Atria Books (Jan. 14 2014)
Synopsis: “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 live up to this standard 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 someday marry. Her plan definitely does not include Jell-O shots; a lovable, party animal roommate she can’t say “no” to; or Ashton, the arrogant—and extremely attractive—captain of the men’s rowing team who makes Livie’s usually nonexistent temper flare. Worse, he’s best friends and roommates with Connor, who happens to fit 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 she’s ever known.
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As a huge K.A. Tucker fan – and Ten Tiny Breaths fan – I was so excited to read the sequel in this series. And it didn’t let me down! This book focuses on Liv, Kacey’s (the main character in Ten Tiny Breaths) little sister. Always the responsible and level headed sister, Liv is headed off to Princeton for her first year of college. Away from her family and friends, Liv starts to question everything she has believed in – going to Princeton and becoming a pediatric doctor. Ash – the handsome captain of the rowing team plays a large role in this.
Like the first book in the series, One Tiny Lie is suspenseful and beautiful coming of age love story between a perfect girl and a not so perfect guy. Sounds like a story that has been told before – but K.A. Tucker creates real characters that the reader immediately becomes invested in. The ending fell a little short with some predictability to it – I found that everything wrapped up a little too nicely, but it didn’t take away from the enjoyability of the book.
One Tiny Lie tells a beautiful story of first love and finding yourself and this book reinforced my love for K.A. Tucker’s books.