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Ten Tiny Breaths

Ten Tiny Breaths  - K.A. Tucker Ten 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.