Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker ♥♥♥
Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker is one of those books I picked up because readers and authors seem to love it. Unfortunately, I didn’t love the book. I thought it was pretty good, but missing a crucial element.
Ten Tiny Breaths is Kacey’s story. After a horrific car accident where Kacey witnessed her parents, best friend, and boyfriend die, Kacey has built a thick casing of armor around herself. But when the uncle she’s living with drunkenly attempts to get in bed with her younger sister, Livie, Kacey moves them from Michigan to Miami to start over.
In Miami, Kacey starts to live her life again. She starts making friends and forms a sexually frustrating relationship with her neighbor Trent. But she still refuses to talk to people about her accident, refuses to get help, refuses to forgive. Everything comes crashing down around her when Kacey finds out Trent has a dark past of his own. And she’s not sure she can reconcile his past with the person she thought he was.
I really enjoyed reading this story. I wanted to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next. And I especially enjoyed the side characters. They were so heartwarming and real. But those things didn’t really make up for the lack of a relationship development between Kacey and Trent. We don’t learn much about Trent so Kacey’s attraction to him appears to be mostly physical. And because of that it was difficult to feel much of anything toward the main characters. It’s hard to feel their joy and pain with them when you don’t feel like you really know who they are. Which was disappointing because the other characters were so well written. Also, if you’re looking for a steamy read, this is not the book for you. The story demanded more in that area, although the lack of it didn’t distract from my enjoyment.
So many people really enjoyed the story that I would give the book a shot. Let me know what you think!