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I love to read just about anything, as long as it's fiction. I read for me - that means I read what I want, when I want. My reviews tend to mostly be based on how I'm able to personally connect with the story/characters. They are not intended to influence someone to read, or not read, a particular book. I always encourage people to take a chance and make up your own mind.

 

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Ten Tiny Breaths

Ten Tiny Breaths - K.A. Tucker

I've had Ten Tiny Breaths in my TBR pile for a while now. It's gotten great reviews, and I've been looking forward to finally finding the time to read it. Unfortunately, I didn't love it as much as I had hoped I would.

 

As a whole, it was OK for me. Kacey is the kind of character who is hard to like, but ultimately I did. She had been through something horrible, and there is no way to critique how she handled the situation. Everyone deals with tragedy and grief in different ways, so I can't say if the way Kacey handled it was realistic or not. I liked all the side characters in the story. Although the plot was predictable for me (even the big twist, which I had guessed from the very beginning), I was still engaged and wanted to see how the author would lay everything out.

 

The thing I struggled with the most in this book was the stalkerish behavior from Trent. I just hate that many NA books use this style for the development of the relationship and glamorize it. Sure I can understand why he did it, and of course it all works out in the end (I don't feel this is a spoiler - given the genre of the book I feel that's a given). But the thing is, if someone shows up at your work EVERY DAY just to watch you, shows up at your gym (I mean, it's Miami so I don't think 'coincidence' can be the reasoning)... that's kind of creepy. In real life, this type of behavior more often than not is not romantic - it's obsessive and controlling and not healthy. Many of the NA books I've read over the years have this element, and it kind of makes me sad.