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.
Ratings: 3/5 stars
Release Date: 9th December 2012
Where to Buy: Amazon | B&N | Kobo
Er. BOTD: 01.08.13 :P My pick.
I don’t know what the heck is wrong with me picking books with this kind of plots. And I keep on reading Contemporary a LOT these days. :/
In any case… Ten Tiny Breaths…
“Ten tiny breaths…
That quote… I honestly didn’t understand it too. At first. I know, it’s simple but I have my moments and I plead the fifth. :P
Seriously… It’s a bit boring at first. The start is slow. But gradually picks up. Not that fast though, just right, I think. And by the way, it is a standalone. I mean it can stand as a standalone because the next book is about Kasey’s little sister, Livie.
Er… Okay. So this book got those kind of lessons where drinking alcohol then driving is SO BAD in so many levels and got HUGE consequences after. About making a mistake that could really alter one’s life. By alter I mean HUMONGOUS effect on someone else’s life.
This was what happened to Kasey Cleary. And no, she was not the one who got drunk. She’s the ‘someone else’s life’ I am talking about. She’s so broken. Even after all the hospitalization and doctors trying to help her cope and heal. It didn’t help her one bit.
Then Trent Emerson came along. She started to feel happy again. She’s not healing but she could muster to smile again. She let Storm and Mia, mother and daughter, in her heart. And all the people she later became friends with.
She thought it’s getting better, a bliss. Well, a short bliss, apparently. So when after 40% I think, I know the whole truth. Well, okay, not ALL. I just mean, I just got this hunch what’s the real score. Yeah, I was so right.
I’ll leave it at that. Anyway, it’s pretty okay. I mean, I don’t hate it. But I don’t like it either. It was good. The writing is good, characters are good although sometimes I want to smack Kasey. I liked Storm. :) I feel there’s something else missing though. But I can’t point it out. So yeah. 3 stars for me. :)