In this follow-up novel to the bestselling Ten Tiny Breaths, Livie Cleary faces a new set of challenges as she navigates freshman year at Princeton, wild parties, and the gorgeous rowing team captain who is everything she doesn’t want in a guy—or so she thinks…
“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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Before her father died, Livie Cleary promised him that she would always make him proud. But when she heads off to Princeton for her first year of college, she’s faced with a number of unexpected distractions—including Ashton, captain of the men’s rowing team. Filled with relatable humour and effervescent prose, One Tiny Lie is a gripping romance and heart-wrenching coming-of-age tale that’s briskly paced and entirely satisfying.
What a great story. I loved how Kacey and Dr. Stayner still played a big part of the story without it become about them. Dr.Stayner's approach in helping Livie figure out who she is was "remarkable". As much as I liked Connor he was too nice. He didn't push Livie as much as Ashton did. I truly loved this book so much that I couldn't stop reading it. Finished it in one sitting. Sorry kids.