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.
I really tried to get into this book. It’s not a bad story or poorly written, it’s just that I couldn’t connect with the main characters.
Ten Tiny Breaths is a story about learning how to cope with the pain of losing the loved ones. The journey to recovery of a girl who lost her entire family in one night.
Like I said, I don’t know what to say about the characters. Both Trent and Kacey are messed up. Really messed up. That night has changed everything for both of them.
He had lost his friends and had been a witness to the destruction of other lives as well.
She has lost her best friend, parents, boyfriend and all her hopes and dreams.
Now, four years later, neither has dealt with the pain.
It wasn’t a big struggle to keep reading. Even if Kacey and Trent were a little bit of an issue, the other characters are easy to like and they complement the story beautifully. Everyone has a specific role and a well defined purpose in the development of the plot.
There’s a lot of humor also so that’s a pleasant bonus.
The writing is good but, I think the story was a little bit rushed. The lack of details regarding certain parts of the plot was obvious.
I think that, when a book treats a subject as this one, a little more details are necessary. That trip to recovery, details about the survivor’s life after the tragedy and the tragedy itself. Jumping from one to the other by skipping large amounts of time is confusing and lets the reader wondering. I, for one, don’t appreciate this at all.
All in all, it’s a good book worth a shot. It managed to make me curios to find out more about the other characters so, yeah, I’ll probably continue the series even if not right now.