Point me to one thing in the book that is not following the usual antics of a contemporary romance and I will gladly write my name on the cover as its author 😛 Just kidding and trying my hand at lame humor. Jokes apart, I am pretty serious about the fact that the book follows everything that is home to contemporary romance. Troubling past. literal bumping of characters. relationship. revealing of the past. Breakup. Pain. Getting back together. Man, I have run out of the times, when I have literally said this very same thing and even charted the entire template. This must be the 100th time, I am doing this. ( At least it feels like it). In fact, I even had an article written on the same. (very proudly and unashamedly self-promoting my blog here )
Ten Tiny Breaths official Synopsis
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 RWAT Take
Ten tiny Breaths on its surface is everything that a normal contemporary romance asks for. That is the only issue I had with the book that it, in general for me, was everything that I have seen and heard before. I could see where it was headed and nothing much sparked as an earth-shattering revelation. But then that should not be something I should be judging a book entirely..right?
So leaving apart my usual nitpicking that the plot was predictable, I felt that the book was good. It had a powerful character for its lead. But then I am not going to indulge in the strengths and weakness of the characters as they are all up for individual perception. Strictly speaking as a normal reader, the book has got a good narration. You wouldn’t feel trapped in an uneventful book. There are pretty much things happening almost at every turn keeping it exciting and interesting. Of course, there is stuff happening that will automatically challenge your brain with its real-life possibility and that is why I advice to leave your real life analysis outside and enjoy the book for pure fiction.
It is a good factor for the book that the author makes the characters go through a whole lot of ordeals. The supporting characters have a life of their own and kind of runs parallel without interfering much. I loved how these secondary characters had a presence apart from just popping in between for the convenience of the events and plot developments. The flow, language, and narration make the book worthwhile. If you are a cribber like me about being predictable then why unnecessarily hurt yourself but then if you love a good contemporary romance filled with intense emotions, pains and struggles then you will love the book. That is also another thing about the book. There are a lot of things that could act as a trigger warning. Abuse, intense emotional struggles, etc. But for me, that was the beauty of the book too. Raw emotions that pricked and pinned at apt locations
Did I love the book? Yes absolutely. Was it my favorite? No. Will I pick up the sequel and continue with the series? Right now I probably wouldn’t and have no intentions for the future too. I feel the genre is soon running out its course for me. But then again you never say never 😛 .
In conclusion, any contemporary romance fan would love this book as it contains all the necessary elements and the treatment of the book makes for an interesting read. The only trouble is that It kind of follows everything followed by other books of this genre. old product in a new packaging.. oops
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