Shelf Candy Saturday (32): Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

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Ten Tiny Breaths
by K.A. Tucker

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 apartment 1D.

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 beyond repair.

But Kacey isn’t the only one who’s broken. Seemingly perfect Trent has an unforgiveable past of his own; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.

**Warning - This is a Mature YA/New Adult book. Contains sex and violence**


My Thoughts: I love the contrast of the reds and blues and how the blues look like water just flowing over the cover. I am really excited to read this one.


  1. I expected so much when it comes to this book. It wasn't that good.:(

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

  2. Hi, Wendy!

    WOW. What a STUNNING cover!! It looks as if she's nearly drowning, but trying hard not to. Very appropriate for the plot! I love the contrast you've mentioned, as well as the dynamic composition.

    Looks like this will be a page-turning read! Great choice!!

    Thanks so much for participating in Shelf Candy Saturday!! :)


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