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Publisher Description

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.

Fiction & Literature
February 12
Atria Books

Customer Reviews

Raevanc ,


This is such a moving story. Great characters, raw emotion. You wont want it to end.

Lizzy Car. ,

First Timer (Romance Novel)

First time reading a romance novel... Good and easy read. Couldn't put it down.

Annmric8 ,

5 coping stars for a magnificent journey about loss, love, and healing

Written in Kacey's POV. The story begins with Kacey having guardianship over her fifteen year old sister Olivia.
The stories broken into stages representing Kacey's growth after the death of her parents and physical rehabilitation process. Nine stages to be exact.
Kacey works as a barista at a coffee shop. Kacey spends her time off at the gym. Kacey meets her neighbor Trent and her neighbor Storm. Storm gets Kacey a job as a bartender.
Kacey is meeting many new people and having to interact with people on a level that makes her uncomfortable.
Trent is a mystery that I'm eager to unlock. The metaphor for drowning and ten tiny breaths continues to be a mystery. Trent's got a story to tell I can sense it. Trent's persistence at trying to get Kacey help by going to therapy leads me to believe something big is brewing.
The journey was heartfelt. The writing brilliant. The characters relatable. It's a story that resonates long after the last word is read.
One thing to remember and consider while reading is there is always two sides to a story.

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