August 8, 2013

Review of One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker



Livie has always been the stable one of the two Cleary sisters, handling her parents’ tragic death and Kacey’s self-destructive phase with strength and maturity. But underneath that exterior is a little girl hanging onto the last words her father ever spoke to her. “Make me proud,” he had said. She promised she would…and she’s done her best over the past seven years with every choice, with every word, with every action.

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 that she’s going to someday marry. What isn’t part of her plan are Jell-O shots, a lovable, party animal roommate she can’t say ‘no’ to, and Ashton, the gorgeous captain of the men’s rowing team. Definitely him. He’s an arrogant ass who makes Livie’s usually non-existent temper flare and everything she doesn’t want in a guy. Worse, he’s best friends and roommates with Connor, who happens to fits 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 that she knows.

add to goodreadsOne Tiny Lie (Ten Tiny Breaths #2) by K.A. Tucker
Publication Date:  June 11, 2013
Publisher:  Atria Books

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MaryAnn NewAs much as I loved Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker, I absolutely ADORED One Tiny Lie.  I loved this one even more than the first book!

We do see a return of some of the characters that we’ve learned to love from book 1, but we are also introduced to new characters (specifically Ashton *swoon*) that are unforgettable.

But what makes a story like One Tiny Lie memorable?  The dark secrets/skeletons in the closet that eventually come to the surface and totally blow your mind.  Yes, yes my friends.  This is what One Tiny Lie did for me.  This book…THIS BOOK… made me so freakin’ emotional that there were times that I was literally emotionally spent.

Livie, whom we know as the baby sister of Kacey – the main character in Ten Tiny Breaths – is all grown up and heading off to college.  And not just any ol’ college…she’s off to Princeton ya’ll!  (Good on her!)  New living situation, new friends, new life…Livie is in for the ride of her life.  But still living with the ghost of her deceased father who’s mantra was “make me proud”, Livie is determined to be the best of the best.

So how do you balance your studying and new friends?  Go to a party of course.  But too many jello shots has Livie enjoying herself so much that she doesn’t put up much of a fuss when the all too sexy captain of the rowing team, Ashton, treats her to his irresistible pick up skills.  One things leads to another, and Livie finds herself deeper than she thought she would ever be with Ashton.

Throw into the mix Ashton’s bestfriend Connor having the hots for Livie, and you’ve got yourself one sexy, kinda sorta love triangle.  But when Livie’s past and Ashton’s deep dark secrets come up, will Livie and Ashton find the happiness that they both long for?  Or will it be just enough to shatter the beginnings of something beautiful.

In all honesty guys, there was nothing about this book that I didn’t love!  The way in which the story was told and unfolded, the characters (both old and new), the storyline, the…the…everything!  It all melded together into a story of epic proportions.

First of all, helloooo Ashton!  What woman wouldn’t swoon over this hunka hunka burning love.  His cockiness, his flirting ways, his words, his actions.  OMG this man was just…yum!  And holy sexiness.  There were various parts in this book that had me fanning myself from the heat and lust.  Dang sexy, I tell ya.

And then there’s Livie!  The responsible Livie that was the rock to Kacey when she was spiraling down into a darker place.  I loved how One Tiny Lie told the story of how Livie becomes a stronger woman.  One who comes to accept her past and the life card that she was dealt with. Yes, Livie is still the responsible girl from book 1, but we also see her embracing her youth more.  Of letting go of some responsibilities and just letting lose.

Now Connor…that guy had me fooled.  I thought that he was going to be this awesome, amazing potential love interest for dear Livie, but a few too many drinks and I dubbed him Mr. Ass.   I’m pretty sure I yelled at the book for Livie to drop the dud.

All in all, One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker was a read like no other.  One that I’m so glad that I had the opportunity to read.  I wouldn’t stress if you haven’t read book 1, Ten Tiny Breaths.  Aside from some deeper background information, this book is a perfect standalone.  Fans of Ten Tiny Breaths, heartfelt contemporary reads, and sexy bad boy male leads will fall head over heels in love with One Tiny Lie.



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.

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  1. Yay!! I LOVED TTB and just downloaded OTL on audio a couple weeks ago. Can’t wait to get started on it!! :)

  2. Hazel

    I’ve been wanting to read this series for so long now! There’s a lot of mixed reviews about the second book though- mostly people think the first one was better. Nonetheless, great review!

    PS: I’m already loving Ashton just by the sound of him ;)

  3. Hannah

    Yay! I’m so glad you loved One Tiny Lie! I just finished it and it was absolutely amazing! I think I loved this one more than Ten Tiny Breaths as well, which I was honestly not expecting. And you’re right – it’s so incredibly emotional, it gets pretty tough. But it’s so worth it. Great review!

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