“If you have to fight over a guy, he’s not worth it. Go for the one who’s waiting for you.”
I have loved every single book in this series and this one was no exception!! The one thing you can count on from the Ten Tiny Breaths series is that each book delivers a fresh, unique storyline with fantastic characters, a heart warming romance, and an all-round wonderful read.
“I’ve made so many wrong turns along the way, I don’t know how many right ones it will take to course-correct.”
This particular story was about a fiesty, rebellious spitfire of a heroine named Reece with a past as colorful as her hair that had landed her in and out of police cars for the better part of her teenage years. But underneath her tough exterior was girl who’d been abandoned by the ones she was supposed to count on and was just desperate to be loved.
But her life changed when one particular incident went a little too far and landed her back in a holding cell… this time though, she was offered a surprising chance to turn her life around. And she took it.
This was all going quite well until an epically humiliating one-night stand with a hot blond guy in Cancun who she prayed she’d never have to face again. She was hoping to just put that whole night behind her but when she turned up for work, she found herself face to face with him again…. her new co-worker!!
Ohhhhh and the fun began!!
While this is certainly a romance, there is no insta-love here. Or at least… it was there deeeeeep down but, on the surface, Ben and Reece had a total love-hate relationship and it was so much fun reading their banter and seeing them dance around each other. These two couldn’t be more different but they were also a wonderful match and I really appreciated how realistically and believably paced their relationship was.
I just have to say that I absolutely loved Ben!! I’m smiling right now just thinking about him. He was a big, strong, powerful, sexy, and protective ex-football-player-turned-bouncer-turned-lawyer with a huge heart, a soft spot for his Mama, and also interestingly absolutely no desire to commit to any one woman.
“You’re not my type.”
I’ve heard this before and I don’t believe her. Hell, I’m everybody’s type! Eventually.
What he did love though was a challenge. Especially the challenge of an angry woman….
“I see the shift in her, the moment when she realized that, though she’d prefer to castrate the entire male species right now, she can’t ignore her attraction to me.”
And I really can’t talk about Ben without giving a shout-out to his amazing mother. That woman was all kinds of awesome and she and Ben had such a fun dynamic!
“I’ve watched you chasing girls since you were six years old, so don’t pretend otherwise… This one’s different, though, isn’t she?”
“No.” The bells. The fucking church bells are ringing in her head. I know it.
I absolutely love KA Tucker’s writing style! There’s an ease and fluidity to her words that draws you right in and lets you get lost in the story. I don’t want to give too much away of the plot but I’ll just say that there was a lot more going on than I’ve mentioned here but I think it’ll be more fun for you to discover it for yourselves. I enjoyed it from start to finish. It was surprising, fun, and tugged my heart strings while also making me laugh out loud many times and even tear up!
Just like with all the other books in this series, you really can read any of the books as a complete standalone and be fine understanding everything but there is a core group of interrelated characters between all the books and since I have genuinely loved each book in this series, my personal recommendation is to read all the books in order. Really though, it’s up to you.
I highly recommend this for everyone!
Rating: 4.5 stars. Standalone romance.
PS: All quotes were taken from an advance copy and are subject to change before publication.
❤ SERIES READING ORDER ❤
Each book in the series is about a different couple and can be read as a standalone but I recommend reading them in order because they are interconnected.
#1 TEN TINY BREATHS
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#2 ONE TINY LIE
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#3 FOUR SECONDS TO LOSE
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#4 FIVE WAYS TO FALL
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June 24, 2014
❤ EXCERPT ❤
My doodling finger freezes suddenly. “You didn’t phone her, did you?” That’d be like handing her torpedoes for an effective insult air strike. She had called it after all. She said I didn’t have what it took to keep my “blue-collared pretty-boy” husband happy for long.
Jack chuckles softly, though there’s no mirth in it. “No, I definitely did not phone her. What would I tell her, anyway? You weren’t exactly informative on the phone. Sounds like you’re in some hot water though.”
My sigh of relief slides out and I’m back to doodling. “That’s what they tell me.” When the cops started throwing around words like larceny and threats of bodily harm—things that sounded excessive, unfitting, but permanently damaging to my fresh and clean adult record should they stick—I knew I wasn’t going to talk my wayout of this one. It didn’t help that I used the picture of Caroline for target practice during my rampage, leaving a pair of scissors strategically placed through her eyes. “It’s a good thing you still have that same law firm. You were easyto find.”
Jack folds his arms over his chest and regards me with an unreadable face. A tiny part of me—the little angry girl lost somewhere inside—is ready to burst, to demand, “How could you have done that? I know why you left my mom but how could you have shoved me out of your life so easily too? I didn’t cheat on you!” but I bite my bottom lip. Pissing off the one person who can help me right now wouldn’t be smart. And I need to be smart.
Finally Jack leans back in his chair and says, “Okay, Reese. Start from the beginning and let’s see how we can solve this.”
I find myself pressing my lips together to keep from smiling. Not because this is amusing. It’s just that we’ve been here before. This really is starting to feel like days long since lost, when we’d meet up in the kitchen around midnight—after Annabelle had gone to sleep, when Jack was finally home from work—to contemplate my latest mischief over bowls of ice cream. He’s even adopted the same hypnotic tone that always got me talking, where my teachers, my guidance counsellor, anyone else really, couldn’t. I’m pretty sure he uses it on all of his clients.
Twenty minutes later, after I’ve given him a rundown of my situation, I hear his disappointed sigh.“Working in a pet shop, Reese?”
“Not anymore.” After leaving work early with the flu and coming home to the big discovery of Jared andher in the shower—oddly enough, the more it replays in my mind, the more it begins to resemble the shower scene from Scarface—I spent a week in Lina’s bed, heavily sedated with Jim Beam and Nyquil. My boss fired me over the phone.
I don’t care.
“And eloping in Vegas with a guy? At nineteen years old? After knowing him for six weeks?” I know that the chuckle that fills the room now isn’t directed at me, even before his words confirm it; Jack’s laughing at the irony of it all. “And you were always so adamant that you’d never get married.”
I have no answer to that, except a quiet, “I loved him,” as the painful knot forms in my throat, as I fight the sob from tearing out of me. I did. I think I still do, despite how much Jared has hurt me. Since that day a year ago, when I stepped out of my best friend Lina’s apartment and quite literally ran into her neighbor, a reincarnation of a mint-eyed Greek demigod, I knew that I had met my soul mate. Fireworks exploded, lightning struck, electricity coursed—all that love-at-first-sight bullshit that I didn’t believe in—I instantly became a poster-child for it. Common sense flew out the window with a cement block tied to its ankle.
Jared said he felt it too.
And now, after almost six months of marital bliss, without a single warning sign, he’s back with her.
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Haven’t read it yet… Thanks for the giveaway!
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Loved Ben in the previous books 😀
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I haven’t read Five Ways to Fall yet, but it’s on my TBR list and I can’t wait to read it! I’ve been a fan of KA Tucker since I first read TTB when it was an indie and I’ve since then read OTL and FSTL! Love this series of books and I’m most looking forward to In Her Wake!!! >.< Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
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