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Ten Tiny Breaths by KA TuckerRelease date:  December 11, 2012My rating:  5 huge starsKacey 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.

My Review
Kacey has had about all she can handle with the death of her parents, her best friend, and her boyfriend at the hands of a drunk driver. It is up to her to push her angst and anger deep down to raise her sister. They are all they have left for one another. Their tragedy keeps their bond strong, but at the same time is ripping their lives apart. Kacey cannot move forward in life no matter what she keeps telling herself.All it takes for her to see that she needs to heal is a neighbor who becomes a lifeline for her, a four year old little girl, and one hot neighbor who only wants to make her smile every day.Her relationships take a dive down then back up then back down. Eventually she is forced with the reality that she truly is messed up, and pushing everything deep down will only keep hurting her and those around her that she loves.This book is a tear jerking ride. You will feel like you have lived Kacey’s life as she has lived it. You will feel every emotion she is feeling. It will rip your heart out. It will make you laugh and cry. Definitely a must read!

One Tiny Lie by KA Tucker
Release date:  June 11, 2013
My rating:  4.5 un-tiny stars
Livie has always been the stable one of the two Cleary sisters, handling her parents' tragic death and Kacey's self-destructive phase with strength and maturity. But underneath that exterior is a little girl hanging onto the last words her father ever spoke to her. “Make me proud,” he had said. She promised she would...and she’s done her best over the past seven years with every choice, with every word, with every action.
Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and she’s dead set on delivering on it: Rock her classes, set herself up for medical school, and meet a good, respectable guy that she’s going to someday marry. What isn’t part of her plan are Jell-O shots, a lovable, party animal roommate she can’t say ‘no’ to, and Ashton, the gorgeous captain of the men’s rowing team. Definitely him. He’s an arrogant ass who makes Livie’s usually non-existent temper flare and everything she doesn’t want in a guy. Worse, he’s best friends and roommates with Connor, who happens to fits Livie’s criteria perfectly. So why does she keep thinking about Ashton?
As Livie finds herself facing mediocre grades, career aspirations she no longer thinks she can handle, and feelings for Ashton that she shouldn’t have, she’s forced to let go of her last promise to her father and, with it, the only identity that she knows.
My Review
“How do you figure out the right way to live your life?”
There’s a long pause.  So long that I check the screen of my cell phone to see if the call is still connected.
“Trial and error, Livie.  That’s the only way that I know of.”
We met both Kacey and Livie in the first book of this series.  We followed Kacey through her breakdown and healing.  We learned what these two sisters endured that led them to the life they were living.  First was Kacey’s story.  Now it’s time for Livie’s story of moving on…
I was a little apprehensive… I wasn’t sure where this book was going to take me.  I wasn’t sure if it would live up to the first book. In some ways it did and some ways it didn’t (not necessarily a bad thing).  This story is nothing like the first one; it’s a story of it’s own.  It picks up kind of where the last one ended but on Livie’s life after Kacey heals…
We all know Ashotn.  The “bad boy” who enjoys the company of beautiful women, rarely the same one.  Frat boy.  Party boy.  Never falls in love.  Now enter Livie… Now we have a story like many others?  No, not completely. This story may have the cliché undertone, but has a storyline of its own. 
I can’t lie.  I was torn with who to root for.  The gorgeous, nice Irishman or the unbelievably hot bad boy.  It is an internal struggle I think everyone will feel for quite some time in this book.  Livie sure feels it.  She knows what doors she should step through, but her heart wants another.  Things are never easy when love is knocking on the door.
“Because you’re not a one-night girl, Irish.”  Leaning in to place a kiss on my jawline, he whispers, “You’re my forever girl.”
If it were only that easy!!  Get ready for a rollercoaster.  You will be up.  You will be down.  You will laugh.  You will cry.  KA Tucker delivers all of the right mixture of emotions in this book that you will be sad that it ends.  How does it end?  Everyone dies, duh!!  HAHA.  Obviously that isn’t true.  However, you will not regret picking this book up, but you will regret ever having to put it down!

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