After a terrible car accident destroys her life as she knew it, twenty-year-old Kacey escapes to Florida, where she encounters an irresistible man determined to capture her wounded heart.
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, 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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Years after a horrific car crash that almost killed her, 20-year-old Kacey Cleary is struggling to get her life on track despite still being plagued by nightmares, guilt and depression. K.A. Tucker’s intense new adult romance features an engaging, neurotic heroine who’s hilariously sarcastic and irreverently honest. After moving to Miami with her precocious little sister, Kacey warily befriends her new neighbours—including the gorgeous and enigmatic Trent Emerson—and makes startling, life-changing connections.
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Such a beautiful and touching story.
A book that will stay with me forever
“Ten tiny breaths… Seize them. Feel them. Love them”
Ten Tiny Breaths took my breath away, it lead me to falling in love with K.A Tucker’s writing so much so I've read this book twice. I was captivated from the the Prologue, “Just Breathe” I have the words tattooed on my wrist as a reminder. This story is about family, love, loss, fear, forgiveness and coping, it will pull so hard on your heartstrings you are on edge waiting for the final string to snap.
Tucker delivers a gut wrenching story of a girl surviving in life. One night changed Kacey’s life, gone is the girl so full of life and replaced with a shell of a girl who is haunted by that tragic night. Lacey is closed off, has nightmares, she has debilitating fears and has so much built up anger. She's barely keeping her head above water, her younger sister Livie, is the reason she's hanging on, trying to give her a good life a life she deserves. Livie is a tower of strength for her older sister, she is honest, mature and pure, she is the light Kacey needs.
Moving to Miami and starting fresh is what the girls need, Kacey isn't the most friendliest person but for Livie she is going to try when it comes to meeting their new neighbours, Storm and Mia. Kacey sticks to her word and over time let's Storm and Mia in but never letting them know about her past. She allows herself to have friends and to care about them something she hasn't allowed herself to do in four years. The other mysterious neighbour next door Trent from the moment she meets gives her a reaction, something she hasn't felt in a long time. Surprising herself and sister she gets to know Trent, letting him in and allowing to break down her walls and fears. The more time they spend together the more she needs him. The chemistry between Kacey and Trent is off the charts, you will be swooning for Trent in no time!
Just like Kacey Trent has his own secrets and past that he quietly struggles with. When their pasts catch up with them be sure to hold onto your seats because you are in for one hell of an emotional roller coaster ride…
Words cannot express how amazing I think this book is!
Amazing!! Beautiful words, heartbreaking and funny. Felt like I lost friends when I finished! :-(