Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

Posted March 10, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 1 Comment

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Review: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
Ten Tiny Breaths
by K.A. Tucker

4 Stars


Released: December 11th 2012
Series: Ten Tiny Breaths # 1
Published by Papoti Books
Pages: 262


“Their love is somewhat unhealthy but the only thread that keeps them both sane.  That’s what I like to read about in these stories…I think this author will quickly become an auto-buy for me for her emotional storytelling.” ~Under the Covers

I think I have come to the conclusion that I have a fascination with the darker stories (for lack of a better word).  I’m not sure if it’s about reading about something that will never be my life (because somehow a sexy vampire sweeping me off my feet is?) but when it comes to real life these just work for me.  Even when they are new adult *cringes*.

That being said, this story starts with Kacey and her sister Livie running away from home, which is living with her aunt and uncle, because the “uncle” tried to molest Livie.  Kacey, being the big sister, is taking her away to safety.  But Kacey is not without issues herself.  Their parents recently died in a car accident (they were hit bit a drunk driver), along with Kacey’s boyfriend and best friend.  She was in the car as well and was the only survivor.  She has the physical and mental scars to prove it.

While on the run in Florida, Kacey meets a sexy guy, Trent, who is the only man that has made her feel those butterflies in her stomach.  Their relationship is slow to finally get there but it’s intense the whole time.  They both have issues and you can tell that early on.  I was able to figure out early who Trent was as well.  Which adds another level of fucked up to the story.

Their love is somewhat unhealthy but the only thread that keeps them both sane.  That’s what I like to read about in these stories.  There is no young and stupid mentality.  Kacey has had to mature quickly and has the responsibility of her sister.  She’s willing to put her life on hold and do whatever she has to do to make sure her sister has a good future and doesn’t have to go back to the uncle.

I am extremely excited to read about Livie in the upcoming ONE TINY LIE, coming out in June.  I think this author will quickly become an auto-buy for me for her emotional storytelling.

Favorite Quotes:

“I’ll keep you safe, Kacey. Just hold on to me. Tight.”

“Let me make you smile.”

“I have dozens of steel pins and rods through my body, holding me together.” Physically. Nothing but ten tiny breaths holds the rest of me together.

*Review copy provided by publisher

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About K.A. Tucker

K.A. Tucker is the USA Today bestselling author of 14 books, including Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water.

Born in small-town Ontario, K.A. Tucker 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 currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

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This really interesting…thanks Francesca!