Romance Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
Release Date - September 24, 2013
Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth
Ten Tiny Breaths. Those words become the mantra for Kacey Cleary. They're words her mother repeated time and time again, the only thing Kacey has left of her mother's. At the age of 16, Kacey, her boyfriend, her best friend, and her parents were all on the way home when a drunk driver plowed into them. Kacey, battered and broken both physically and emotionally, was the only survivor in her parents' car.
Four years later, Kacey grabs her younger sister and flees their aunt and uncle's home after he attempts to molest Livie. The pair have no money, but Kacey did secure rent on a dumpy apartment in Miami, so they have that as a start. Kacey wants to keep the world away, but soon she befriends a neighbor (Storm) and Storm's young daughter. As a single mom, Storm's worked her way into a high-paying job and is able to get Kacey a position, too. Things start to look up.
Meanwhile, Kacey soon meets her other neighbor. Trent is gorgeous and soon sparks fly between Trent and Kacey. Despite her past, Kacey finds herself starting to heal thanks to Trent, but he has his own secrets. Revealing them to Kacey could put their entire relationship on the line.
This is a very emotional story, one that had me in tears, even though I was pretty sure I knew what Trent's secret was from the very start of the book, and I was right. I don't feel that aspect of the book was very surprising. However, I didn't care. I felt for Kacey, her sister, and their circle of friends and wanted to see if things would turn around for any of them.
Ten Tiny Breaths hooked me with the emotional storyline and flawed characters. It's not a very long read, but certainly satisfied my need for a powerful story.