Tuesday, September 24, 2013


A big freaking, shout from the top of my lungs, HAPPY PAPERBACK BIRTHDAY to one of my all time favorite books from one of my all time favorite authors! Ten Tiny Breaths is out now in paperback! That means you can hold it, hug it.....Seize it, feel it, love it. And trust me...you'll love it.

In case you haven't experienced this book yet...I'm reposting my review today...and stick around, because the 10 Days of Ten Tiny Breaths is here! A signed paperback of Ten Tiny Breaths is being given away every day for 10 days on some of your favorite blogs! Come back to visit me on Sunday September 29th for a chance to win! But for today, I want to give away something more. How about 5 SIGNED EXCLUSIVE Ten Tiny Breaths, #TeamTrent bookmarks that I designed for the NA Crush Tourney? K.A. Tucker was so kind as to sign these for me to give away to her fans. Giveaway after the review!

*Spoiler-Free* REVIEW: Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker
Published On: Februrary 12th, 2013 by Atria Books
*Disclaimer: eARC provided by publisher for a fair and honest review

Ten Tiny Breaths
by K.A. Tucker

Just breathe, Kacey. Ten tiny breaths. Seize them. Feel them. Love them.

Four years ago, Kacey Cleary’s life imploded when her car was hit by a drunk driver, killing her parents, boyfriend, and best friend. Still haunted by memories of being trapped inside, listening to her mother take her last breath, Kacey wants to leave her past behind. Armed with two bus tickets, Kacey and her fifteen-year-old sister, Livie, escape Grand Rapids, Michigan, to start over in Miami. They’re struggling to make ends meet at first, but Kacey’s not worried. She can handle anything—anything but her mysterious neighbor in apartment 1D.

Trent Emerson has smoldering blue eyes and deep dimples, and perfectly skates that irresistible line between nice guy and bad boy. Hardened by her tragic past, Kacey is determined to keep everyone at a distance, but their mutual attraction is undeniable, and Trent is desperate to find a way into Kacey’s guarded heart—even if it means revealing an explosive secret that could shatter both their worlds.

My tear-stained love letter/review of Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker:

After seeing so many rave reviews and excitement over the debut New Adult novel by K.A. Tucker, I’m not sure why or how I resisted reading it for so long. Nevertheless, I felt it was time, and this weekend I succumbed, without regrets, and filled with a deep seated contentment that I have not felt from a book in a very long time.

Kacey has been broken for four years ever since tragedy befell her and her family. She has lost who she was and shields herself away from all connections...until she meets Trent. Trent is a gorgeous, wonderful male protagonist who seems to know just what Kacey needs and slowly begins breaking down her carefully constructed walls. But he has a past of his own that he’s hiding. Though I felt that I knew what was coming, nothing could prepare me for how the story unfolded and all the feelings that washed over wave after wave as it did.

"You hate me, don't you? You must hate me. I can't help it. I'm broken."

Trent squeezes me close to him. "I don't hate you. I could never hate you. Give me your heart, Kacey. I'll take everything that comes with it."

The Final Verdict:

Everything about this book is beautiful, from the cover art, to the flow of the author’s narrative voice, to each and every page from start to finish. It is a story of redemption and of finding yourself again when you thought you were permanently lost. Uniquely told and utterly compelling, I was hooked from page one. I loved every single person of this ensemble cast of characters.

Ten Tiny Breaths literally ripped my heart apart and put it back together again. I cried tears of sadness, of empathy, and of happiness. This book made me feel so so much, and I couldn’t have asked for more.


About the Author: 

Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen 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 the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit.

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

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all the best, dear readers!


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  2. Woo! Desperately want to read this and I added it to my Goodreads TBR a while back when there was just a title! Just bought my hardcopy and what better way to mark my reading than with the matching bookmark? Hahahahaha Thank you! <3


  4. I have not read this book yet, but I have heard GREAT things about it. Cannot wait to read it!

  5. I haven't read Ten Tiny Breaths yet but it is on my to-buy list. My favorite New Adult book of the year is a tie between Losing It by Cora Carmack and The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski.

  6. I have read Ten Tiny Breaths. Its an amazing book. Loved it. I have to go with The Edge of Never and I am soo excited for The Edge of Always

  7. I've read Ten Tiny Breaths. Its an amazing book!

  8. I have not read it yet, but have it waiting on my kindle. My favorite book at this point is Hopeless. Thanks for the GA!

  9. Yes, I've read it and I LOVED IT!
    My favorite NA this year is Faking it by Cora Carmack

  10. It's an amazing book :) The Fallen too Far Series :)

  11. Unfortunately I have not read Ten Tiny Breaths but I have it on my tbr list. My favorite NA books so for this year has been The Edge of Never by J. A. Redmerski and Unbreak Me by Lexi Ryan.

  12. I haven't red Ten Tiny Breaths yet. Picking a favorite is pretty hard this year. I discovered Abbi Glines, Jennifer Armentrout, and Katie McGarry this year. I also finally read Shatter Me, Destroy Me, and Unravel Me.

  13. No I haven't but after reading the review I am anxious to read "Ten Tiny Breaths". "The Escape" by Amber Fast.

  14. Yes! I have read it and it is nice. I love the story and book 2 & 3 is on my to-read list. Fave this year would have to be SHATTERED HEARTS SERIES & UNTEACHABLE. :)

  15. I have not read it yet! My favorite this year is the surrender your love series by JC.REED

  16. I haven't read this book, yet. It sounds very good and will be going on my TBR shelf. So far, my favorite book would be The MC Sinners Series by Bella Jewel.

  17. I haven't read it! But I've been wanting too. Unteachable, Hopeless and Losing Hope for me! <3

  18. I loved the book, too, and couldn't put it down. :)

  19. I just started this book!

  20. Love the premise of this book! Thanks for the recommendation. I found your blog on Twitter and I'm now a follower.

  21. I'm just most excited to see what all the fuss is about--I've heard nothing but amazing things about this book!! :)

  22. I'm just most excited to see what all the fuss is about--I've heard nothing but amazing things about this book!! :)