Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Review: One Tiny Lie by K. A. Tucker

One Tiny Lie
By: K.A. Tucker
Release Date: June 11, 2013
Series: Ten Tiny Breaths #2

Livie has always been the stable one of the two Cleary sisters, handling her parents' tragic death and Kacey's self-destructive phase with strength and maturity. But underneath that exterior is a little girl hanging onto the last words her father ever spoke to her. “Make me proud,” he had said. She promised she would...and she’s done her best over the past seven years with every choice, with every word, with every action.

Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and she’s dead set on delivering on it: Rock her classes, set herself up for medical school, and meet a good, respectable guy that she’s going to someday marry. What isn’t part of her plan are Jell-O shots, a lovable, party animal roommate she can’t say ‘no’ to, and Ashton, the gorgeous captain of the men’s rowing team. Definitely him. He’s an arrogant ass who makes Livie’s usually non-existent temper flare and everything she doesn’t want in a guy. Worse, he’s best friends and roommates with Connor, who happens to fits Livie’s criteria perfectly. So why does she keep thinking about Ashton?

As Livie finds herself facing mediocre grades, career aspirations she no longer thinks she can handle, and feelings for Ashton that she shouldn’t have, she’s forced to let go of her last promise to her father and, with it, the only identity that she knows.

I'm addicted to this series, the characters, the situations, the locations, all of it is just the perfect combination for a really amazing new adult series and each book has gotten better than the last.  I can only imagine how great the next book will be.  K. A. Tucker has a way of bringing the feisty with the broken and the shy with the strong both combinations that contradict one another but make that person or situation just that more interesting.  I found myself smiling and laughing quite a bit while reading this book and that bought joy to my heart.

We are now in Princeton with Livie, Kacey's younger sister.  After Kacey cracked in the first book Livie knew she had to stay strong and was on her way of making her dad proud, just like she promised him before he passed away in the accident.  She doesn't have any lingering issues with what happened with her family and them passing the way they did, no she had to be the strong one and has been holding on for her and Kacey for a long time.  But Dr. Stayner, the infamous psychiatrist that I think needs to exist in all worlds knows that Livie is not living the way she wants to and it's up to her to learn.

Throughout her learning process though she meets Ashton who let's face it their first meeting is memorable to say the least and adorably funny and sweet as well.  It's just too good to be true, jello shot thief, he can steal my jello shot anytime, that's all I'm saying.  But he's as broken as Kacey is, but no one really knows because he's completely closed off from everyone especially about anything as personal as that.  But being the man whore he is, he just can't help but be attracted to Livie and even though he knows nothing can come of it for reasons unknown to her at the time he just can't help himself.

Their moments together are very sweet and so amazingly hot that you can't help but want them to be together and it's so obvious that they want to be together, but then there's Conner, and then of course there's Dana.  So many issues with them and other people and things that happened in their families that it keeps breaking them apart or should I say keeping them apart.  But one moment everything changes and truths come out, and my heart breaks for them at some points, overall just read this it's worth it, I promise.

This book made me laugh, my heart palpitate, my heart break, swoon and just all sorts of emotions and definitely tears, did I say about the tears.  So sad but yet so happy.  And I have to say it but I swear Dr. Stayner is like a fairy godmother, with him everything will work out and all you have to do is open up just enough because he already knows what you need. This book was just an addicting, perfect read.

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