March 22, 2013

Blog Tour: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker – Review with G!veaway

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Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

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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, holding her boyfriend’s lifeless hand and listening to her mother take her last breath, Kacey wants to leave her past behind. Armed with two bus tickets, twenty-year-old Kacey and her fifteen-year-old sister, Livie, escape Grand Rapids, Michigan, to start over in Miami. Struggling to make ends meet, Kacey needs to figure out how to get by. But Kacey’s not worried. She can handle anything—anything but her mysterious neighbor in apartment 1D.

Trent Emerson has smoldering blue eyes, deep dimples, and he 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 determined to find a way into Kacey’s guarded heart—even if it means that an explosive secret could shatter both their worlds.

add to goodreadsTen Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
Publication Date:  February 12, 2013
Publisher:  Atria Books

Available for Purchase:
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** This title was provided to us by the Publisher for an honest review.
We were in no way paid for our opinions **

MaryAnn NewTen Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker touches upon an important subject.  One that needs to be drilled in to the heads of everyone, even if the message is repetitive…all it takes is one little mistake and it affects the lives of everyone involved.  Drunk driving.

Kacey Cleary has survived a horrific ordeal.  One where she was able to walk away, but has broken something else deep within her soul.  Kacey had to witness the death of her parents, her best friend, and her boyfriend all thanks to a car driven by a drunk driver.  Kacey had to listen to her mother take her last breath and had to feel her boyfriend’s life leave him as she held his hand.  And no amount of therapy has helped Kacey deal with her personal demons.

When her sleazy uncle makes the moves on her fifteen year old baby sister, Kacey knows that she needs to take Livie far, far away from her pervy uncle and her bible thumping aunt.  And together, they sneak away in the dead of night to make a new life for themselves in Miami.

Four years of working on building up her walls is something that Kacey prides herself on.  But when Livie practically begs her to try and make friends and live, it takes all that Kacey has to let anyone in.  And friendship comes in various forms…a stripper, an odd landlord, a bouncer/lawyer, a club owner, and Trent.  Sexy, mysterious, big-hearted Trent.

With everything that Kacey has gone through, and with everything she’s done to get where she is now, is she able to open up her heart to the possibility of love?  Or is she too broken to even allow anyone a glimpse to the real Kacey.  And with a haunted past that has somehow caught up with her present, will Kacey be strong enough to persevere?  Or will it be just be enough to push her over the edge of no return…

Oh the feelings that welled up inside of me as I read Ten Tiny Breaths!  I could totally feel the pain, hurt, and anger that Kacey goes through.  To have to witness what she witnessed, and having to deal with all the emotions tied into that I can only imagine how much more difficult each little step is for her.  Although there were points in the book where her anger and angst pissed me right off, to witness her push away these people who are trying to become a friend to her was infuriating.  And yet, if I were to put myself in her shoes, I suppose that I would probably be the same way…

And poor Livie.  At such a young age, and having to witness her sister spiral towards a dark time in her life.  Never knowing what she will find the next day…if she’ll even find Kacey there.  All so much for such young shoulders, and yet through it all the love and support that Livie gives Kacey is so over whelming.  The tears would just not stop falling after witnessing the sisterly love.

And Trent…with all his good intentions and well wishes.  How I adored this man.  With his promises to make Kacey smile and laugh often, and how he would appear when she needed him, no matter how many doors were in the way…ugh he made me swoon over and over again.  The words that would come out of that man’s mouth…omg if I could bottle them up I would, and listen to them over and over again.  And the emotions pouring out of that man.  Oh my feels…

Although I had already guessed what the big gasp worthy moment was near the beginning, it didn’t stop me from continuing on to watch all the drama unfold.  And I’m so glad that I did.  There was so much raw emotion and revelations and healing and forgiveness in Ten Tiny Breaths.  By the end of this book, I was an emotional wreck, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything.

I recommend this read to anyone who wants a story that will take them on a rollercoaster ride of emotions.  One where a little piece of the story will embed itself into your soul.  Fans of New Adult reads will devour Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker.

About the Author:




Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads


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  2. Chapter by Chapter

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  5. Kelly

    You asked about if you stay. I read that and I now want to read Ten Tiny Breaths, everyone has loved it!

  6. Julie Reece

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  7. Jess Ramos

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  8. Christina K.

    Everyone loves it, I love how the issue here is unique and of course after reading your review how could we not want it?:)

    Lovely review:)

    Thank you:)

  9. Tiffany Drew

    How could I not want to read it, it looks awesome! I have unfortunately known a few people who have been killed by drunk drivers so these stories always stay with me.

  10. Nora-Adrienne

    I’ve had a fairly rough life, escaped death a few times (hit by car, auto accidents etc.) So this story draws me to it.

  11. Cassandra Loskot

    Sounds like a book my students would be interested, so it is added to my TBR pile :) Thanks for sharing

  12. Shannon B

    I want to read this because first off, the cover is pretty amazing. Second, the blurb of the book gives me the impression that Kacey is going to be a strong character dealing with many demons from her past and trying hard to make a life for her and her sister. This book is going to show the strength of a women except for that weakness they have for love I think. I can’t wait to read it.

  13. Holly U

    I’ve read the summary, and I’ve heard really good things about the book. I think it’d be a book that I would really enjoy.

  14. Misty M

    I’ve heard nothing but great things about this book. it has been sitting at the top of my tbr list! Looks fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. I’ve already read TTB and LOVED it. I can’t wait for Livie’s story. I would love to have a signed galley to put on my shelf!!! Thanks!

  16. I have heard so many amazing things about it and I LOVE books like this, so I am very excited to read it and get to know the characters! :D

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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  29. Kenzie S

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  30. Hannah

    This is one I’m quite interested in reading. I don’t think I’ve read a NA book yet that deals with the repercussions of drink driving, which is quite a serious thing, so that automatically makes me intrigued. Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. JennRenee

    your review made me want to read this book, I have seen it around but really didn’t know what the book was about. I think it sounds wonderful. I am really starting to enjoy NA.

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  33. Karen

    I would love to read Ten Tiny Breaths because after losing my son, I am interested how Kasey lives with such loss and if she finds a way to move on.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. Lindsey

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  35. Natasha

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  36. The plot sounds really great. I can guess the big whoa moment just reading the summary, but I’d still like to read it. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  37. Christiane C.

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  41. Grace Lo

    I’ve heard great things about Ten Tiny Breaths and want to know more about the trauma Kacey lives through.

  42. Kristina

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  43. Lisa Richards

    one that has been on my wishlist for awhile now.

  44. It’s always curious to read how one copes with tragedy…how the reader is constantly rooting for the protagonist to evolve and overcome his/her obstacles. Then of course, there’s the romance. Would love to win this book and read.

    Thanks as always,
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