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.
Ten Tiny Breaths was so not what I was expecting. It was a very good book though. It starts with Kacey and her sister Livie running away from their aunt and uncle's house after a incident with Livie. They move to Miami, to an apartment building where they start to make friends. This isn't such a good thing for Kacey, because she doesn't want to have close connections to more people she could lose. Not after the accident that took away so many people before, and scared her for life both inside, and outside. But things don't always work out as planned. Kacey, gets to be friends with her neighbor, and then she also meets Trent, another neighbor. He says he just wants to help her, to make her happy. And Kacey is finally feeling happy. Until some major twists and turns, turn Kacey's whole world upside down. This book was extremely emotional. It has a lot to do with P.T.S.D. Kacey has a lot to deal with, and it takes the love of everyone around her to want to make her better. I was amazed at how well the author wrote this book. I felt like I had P.T.S.D at times just reading what Kacey was going through. I highly recommend this book. It has drama, friendships, and romance all thrown into one. It is totally worth reading, and I can not wait to read the next book.