Review: ‘Ten Tiny Breaths’ by K.A. Tucker

Review: ‘Ten Tiny Breaths’ by K.A. TuckerTen Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
Series: Ten Tiny Breaths #1
Published by Atria Books on September 24th 2013
Genres: Chick Lit, Contemporary, Family, Love & Romance, New Adult
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback
Source: borrowed from the library
Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s working hard to bury the pieces left behind—all but one. Her little sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it together until Livie is no longer a minor, and then they can get the hell out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

But when Uncle Raymond slides into bed next to Livie one night, Kacey decides it’s time to run. Armed with two bus tickets and dreams of living near the coast, Kacey and Livie start their new lives in a Miami apartment complex, complete with a grumpy landlord, a pervert upstairs, and a neighbor with a stage name perfectly matched to her chosen “profession.” But Kacey’s not worried. She can handle all of them. What she can’t handle is Trent Emerson in apartment 1D.

Kacey doesn’t want to feel. She doesn’t. It’s safer that way. For everyone. But sexy Trent finds a way into her numb heart, reigniting her ability to love again. She starts to believe that maybe she can leave the past where it belongs and start over. Maybe she’s not beyond repair.

But Kacey isn’t the only one who’s broken. Seemingly perfect Trent has an unforgiveable past of his own; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.

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Started off incredibly good, but then it just got a little too annoying. Kacey seemed like this bad ass chick who wouldn’t take sh!t from anyone. She even helped her sister and that was one of the biggest plot lines in the entire story. I wanted it to be expanded, but it was glossed over for the romance and the swooning and the boy?


Let’s get to the characters..I liked Kacey. She was a great protective sister, but I also felt like she didn’t care what happened to herself. Her destructive behaviour was something she was clinging on to. Especially when you know what happens with her parents. Her thoughts during those parts always made me feel so sad. Kacey swooning over every beautiful person and giving terrible mean nicknames to people who weren’t so beautiful? Um no. Her rage and anger were a little frightening, and I don’t understand her attraction to Trent when he is clearly a stalker. She also barely knew him and trusted him so easily. The twist was pretty clear from the beginning so no surprise there. I really did like Livie though, Mia and Storm were bright spots as well. So yay to the secondary characters and a big no to the main characters.


I’m really glad that the next book is from Livie’s point of view. I felt like she was more of the responsible one and I’m quite adamant to find out how she’s pulling through the pain and heartbreak.


In the end, I still liked Ten Tiny Breaths, minus a few things. The story weaves in and out and the attraction can be hot, but I felt like it was too much like lust than love.

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  1. Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

    March 25, 2015 at 11:20 PM

    Ha, I loved this one, but I can see why elements could be annoying:)

    • giselle

      March 26, 2015 at 7:55 PM

      The writing is good, but yeah it annoyed me.. 🙁

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