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Www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com I am an avid reader from Sydney, Australia with a love of all things book related. I love to read Young Adult (UF, Paranormal, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Contemporary and Dystopia) with the odd adult Paranormal or Contemporary romance thrown in at times. Obsession with Books was started in March 2011.
Ten Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths, #1) - K.A. Tucker Review: 4 ½ out of 5 starsTen tiny breaths … Seize them. Feel them. Love themI absolutely love the New Adult genre at the moment and I’m pleased to be able to add another favourite onto my list. Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A Tucker is a book filled with angst and grief but it also showed that with the right amount of love, help and healing there was a chance to be at peace and find forgiveness.Twenty year-old Kacey Cleary is full of rage and snark, her life changed four years ago when she was involved in a car crash caused by a drunk driver and as a result lost both of her parents, her best friend and boyfriend; a huge piece of her was lost that fateful day in the accident and her road to recovery hasn’t been an easy one.Having spent the past few years finding an outlet to recover physically and to express her anger, usually with sex or drugs Kacey now focuses on honing her body through exercise and also raising her fifteen year-old sister, Livie so they make the decision to up and leave their religious aunt and pervie uncle to move with barely anything to their name to Miami, Florida; Kacey wasn’t the most loveable character, she was full of aggression, offensive and easily infuriated but despite this I really came to like and admire her, the comments she would make and her quick wit had me giggling and with the help of her new neighbours, Storm and smexy Trent she was beginning to ever so slowly trust and talk about her grief.Mysterious {stalker} Trent was a sweetheart, he did seem to be everywhere which was a tad strange but we soon find out there was a reason for it; he was so caring, protective and determined to help with Kacey’s healing that I often wondered about his ulterior motives but he never asked or expected anything from her. I was blindsided by the huge twist, it left me gaping but it all played out really well.I adored the way Tucker wrote each of the relationships; everyone interacted with Kacey in a way which was believable and enjoyable to read about, I loved the way both Storm and Trent weaved their way into Kacey’s life despite her reluctance, and Livie was so sweet and loveable, her caring nature and her exchanges with everyone were so light-hearted and real.I loved Storm! She is an acrobatic/stripper/bar-tender and single mother to little Mia, her side-story was entertaining and although I thought it was tied up too conveniently she was a wonderful character to read about.There is a lot of sorrow and suffering in this book, but there were also parts which showed a more carefree side of Kacey, especially the moments where she was with Trent and she let down her guard, he was quite determined to make her smile but it didn’t come easily with her stubbornness. Tucker touched on a lot of real life issues that were written in a way which made you empathise with the characters and their stories.Overall, I became emotionally tangled in the story Tucker has written, I adored the writing, the sweet romance, the complicated characters and the unexpected plot developments; I was satisfied by the overall resolution in Ten Tiny Breaths and I am pleased to read we will also be getting innocent Livie’s story up next in One Tiny Lie.“Hope. Hope that something beautiful may come from this tragic story.Fear. Fear that it won’t.Forgiveness … forgiveness.”Thank-you kindly to Atria Books for the opportunity to read and review Ten Tiny Breaths.