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Kacey Cleary’s whole
life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s
working hard to bury the pieces left behind—all but one. Her little
sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her
born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop
herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the
girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it
together until Livie is no longer a minor, and then they can get the
hell out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
But when Uncle Raymond slides
into bed next to Livie one night, Kacey decides it’s time to run. Armed
with two bus tickets and dreams of living near the coast, Kacey and
Livie start their new lives in a Miami apartment complex, complete with a
grumpy landlord, a pervert upstairs, and a neighbor with a stage name
perfectly matched to her chosen “profession.” But Kacey’s not worried.
She can handle all of them. What she can’t handle is Trent Emerson in
Kacey doesn’t want to feel. She doesn’t. It’s safer
that way. For everyone. But sexy Trent finds a way into her numb heart,
reigniting her ability to love again. She starts to believe that maybe
she can leave the past where it belongs and start over. Maybe she’s not
But Kacey isn’t the only one who’s broken.
Seemingly perfect Trent has an unforgivable past of his own; one that,
when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send
her back into suffocating darkness.
This was a good book and a good start to a new series. I don't normally read series until they're complete, but I loved this cover and the description, so I plunged in. And I liked it. Unfortunately, I don't like it enough to continue with the next book.
There isn't a whole lot to distinguish Ten Tiny Breaths from other New Adult books: stereotypical characters; tragic pasts; and insta-love.
The writing is good and it's a quick read, but it's very cookie-cutter.
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.