GOODREADS DESCRIPTIONJust 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, holding her boyfriend’s lifeless hand and listening to her mother take her last breath, Kacey wants to leave her past behind. Armed with two bus tickets, twenty-year-old Kacey and her fifteen-year-old sister, Livie, escape Grand Rapids, Michigan, to start over in Miami. Struggling to make ends meet, Kacey needs to figure out how to get by. But Kacey’s not worried. She can handle anything—anything but her mysterious neighbor in apartment 1D.
Trent Emerson has smoldering blue eyes, deep dimples, and he 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 determined to find a way into Kacey’s guarded heart—even if it means that an explosive secret could shatter both their worlds
Received from NetGalley for honest review
I feel like I have been reading a lot of these kinds of books. The troubled girl, troubled boy, unpleasant past. I don't know what it is, but it's working for me. Lol. I shouldn't want to read about such depressing stuff, but it sucks me in like no tomorrow.
Now, I loved Ten Tiny Breaths. I wasn't without my issue though, but I'll get to those. First lets talk about what I liked.
I loved Trent. I loved how broken both him and Kacey are. I loved how strong and mature her younger sister is, and I loved the friendships they made with side characters. Most of all, I loved how this book made me do the ugly cry at parts. I'm not a crier so when books can make me do this, I find an instant love for them. Ten Tiny Breaths touched my heart in ways I'll never forget.
But... yes, there is a but, and hopefully I don't come across as nit-picky. I just felt so many of the events fell into place too easily. Take for instance the fact that Kacey and her younger sister just off and leave to start another life. Kacey enrolls Livie in school, and la te da. Is it really that easy to do? The Uncle and Aunt didn't report them missing, beings that Kacey technically isn't mentally fit to be a guardian to Livie? There were few other things that seemed too convenient for me too, but they are spoilery so I'll just leave it at that.
That being said, I still loved this story. I really did. And the twist at the end.. whoa! Hang on to you pants because you are in for quite the ride.