After a terrible car accident destroys her life as she knew it, twenty-year-old Kacey escapes to Florida, where she encounters an irresistible man determined to capture her wounded heart.
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.
maybe dont.... romanticize or excuse... stalking....... 😳35
Loved all of it.55
First time reading a romance novel... Good and easy read. Couldn't put it down.45
This is such a moving story. Great characters, raw emotion. You wont want it to end.55
....or in your 20's (early) you might savor this book. From early on, after the sample of course) it's filled with page after page after page with "unfulfilled sexual desire and heaving bosoms". Finally had enough at mid book to stop reading - after skipping over whole chapters. I'll delete it now.😡15
Written in Kacey's POV. The story begins with Kacey having guardianship over her fifteen year old sister Olivia. The stories broken into stages representing Kacey's growth after the death of her parents and physical rehabilitation process. Nine stages to be exact. Kacey works as a barista at a coffee shop. Kacey spends her time off at the gym. Kacey meets her neighbor Trent and her neighbor Storm. Storm gets Kacey a job as a bartender. Kacey is meeting many new people and having to interact with people on a level that makes her uncomfortable. Trent is a mystery that I'm eager to unlock. The metaphor for drowning and ten tiny breaths continues to be a mystery. Trent's got a story to tell I can sense it. Trent's persistence at trying to get Kacey help by going to therapy leads me to believe something big is brewing. The journey was heartfelt. The writing brilliant. The characters relatable. It's a story that resonates long after the last word is read. One thing to remember and consider while reading is there is always two sides to a story.55
10:25 pm last night I fist pumped the air as my prediction was confirmed and immediately I thought I should get up and fb A friend, but instead I finished the book. I wasn't mad that I picked up on that foreshadowing of three tiny words because I do it often but the darn if some of the closing scenes weren't hard toward the end. The ending comment was a bit rushed for me, and comments about dealing with the characters' pasts but the focus wasn't the fixing but the journey getting there to be open to deal with the past. Wow i loved her little quips and descriptions. "Tangled, sobbing sardines," etc. I thought she did a great job in character appropriate one liners to describe the world and their experiences around them. Can't believe I haven't read this series yet. Shame on me!55
“Just breathe,” my mom would say. “Ten tiny breathes… Seize them. Feel them. Love them.” It’s been a long time since a book has dragged me in and I read it in a day. This book was one of them. It was an intense, touching, and a heart breaking read. I am still awed by it. The story follows Kacey whose life is turned upside down by a fatal car accident involving her family, friend and boyfriend. After four years with her Aunt and drunk pervert uncle, she leaves Michigan with her sister Olivia for a new life in Florida. They move into a small apartment building. This is where they meet their neighbor’s Storm, a bartender/exotic dancer with a heart of gold, and Storm’s daughter Mia. Kacey also meets her neighbor, the oh so sexy Trent. He tries to help Kacey cope with her tragic past, and to move on from it. He is very hard for Kacey to resist, but he too has his own past full of secrets. The sexual tension between the two of them is perfect. Their chemistry is palpable. The twist was perfect, and the ending brought me to tears. The characters are unforgettable and I think this story will stay with me for a long time.55
It is really good, wish it was still on wattpad.55
I'm an avid reader and only very few books ever make it to my best reads list. I have a strict 5 top books policy. But, I can honestly say that ten tiny breaths broke the scale. This book will reach out and touch your heart in ways only this book can. It's such an enjoyable book I just had to finish it in one-sitting. And just when you think paradise is established the gobsmacking heart stopping twist will make your head spin so that you have to take ten tiny breaths.55