Published: December 11th, 2012
Publisher: Atria Books
Series: (Ten Tiny Breaths #1)
Genre: NA, Romance, Contemporary
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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, twenty-year-old Kacey and her fifteen-year-old sister, Livie, escape Grand Rapids, Michigan, to start over in Miami. Struggling to make ends meet, Kacey needs to figure out how to get by. 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 he 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 that an explosive secret could shatter both their worlds.
This book truly is amazing. Ten Tiny Breaths is a story of forgiveness and moving on. The story that really captures you. I couldn't stop reading it. What if your whole life comes trembling down? What if you lost the people you love the most....watched them took their last breaths... would you be able to forget? or...forgive?
One night Kacey lost her parents, her best friend and her boyfriend in a car crash because of a stupid mistake. A mistake of drunk driving. Her car wasn't the one, if was the car that hit them. Because of that she watched her mother took her last breath while holding her boyfriends cold hand. She was the only one to live...not live but breath. Are you really alive, even if you are breathing? No. She was broken, to herself, she was dead. She only breath because of her little sister, the only thing she has left. Kacey and he little sister, Livie, are out in Florida on a run from their old life in Michigan. But can you really escape your old life? Kacey tries her best to take care of Livie, to help her get best in life, but who will help her? Who will fix her? Who will bring her from under, and not let her drown? Well that is where Trent comes in. A gorgeous, sexy Trent that even makes Kacey lose herself. He is just the one she needs, but will she let him help her? Will she let him in?
“Isn’t it exhausting?” The pad of his thumb strokes my neck softly. “What?” “Keeping people out.” “I’m not,” I deny quickly, my voice faltering in betrayal as his words punch me in the gut. How can he see what I don’t want him to see, what I work so hard to conceal? He’s found a way in, that’s how. Like a trespasser, he’s invaded my space, breaching security and sliding in to take what I haven’t offered to him.
I enjoy every moment of reading it, even if it did start out a little bit slow, but I think in this book its just what we needed. The story really develops after Kacey started spending more time with Trent. Those were my favorite moments, their moments. I loved the scenes in the book, I loved the characters. I mean great characters make a great book, and this book was more than great. Kacey is a really strong character, you can really feel her pain while you read the book from her perspective. Her sarcasm was hilarious. That's the other reason I enjoyed this book, not just because of great story line, but also because even though it is a tragic story, there were some really funny moments.
"For two years, I haven't given anyone the time of day. Now, here I am, day one into our new life, and I'm ready to straddle this guy on the washer."
Trent was also an amazing character! I just loved how mysteries he was, how seductive.
“Now that I’ve come to terms with the fact that the bastard is going to affect me whether I like it or not, he’s even hotter than before.”
The only thing that bothered me about hi, is a stalking... that was a little too much, but overall he was just really really charming in his own way:D I really liked the sexual frustration between Kacey and Trent...ohmg I just couldn't...I couldn't help but read and laugh! Their chemistry definitely is one of my favorite. I couldn't get enough of them!
“He leans in closer and closer until his breath caresses my mouth. I’m paralyzed. I swear he’s going to kiss me. I swear I’m going to let him.”
Other characters in a book were too, amazing. I seriously can say that there was no characters that I didn't really like. I liked reading about all of them. Especially Storm and Mia, oh my she was adorable!
Overall, I definitely enjoyed this book. The plot was really good, the characters were amazing. There were just little things that bothered me but I can't really say what because it will spoil some things...I would so recommend to read it, if you haven't yet. I say Give it a Shot!
"Hope. Hope that something beautiful may come from this tragic story.
Fear. Fear that it won't.
Forgiveness ... forgiveness."