|Ten Tiny Breaths|
Their parents died in a car accident and Kacey was in the car when it happened. This has traumatized her and after being able to walk again, she had a phase of drugs, sex and alcohol. She quit all of it to be there for Livie and she tried to deal with her anger through kick boxing.
She is surprised when she meets her new neighbor, Trent Enderson. He makes her feel things she thought she couldn't anymore.
Trent is a stranger that seems to watch over Kacey all the time. He is sweet, supportive and super hot. He is very patient but he is hiding a big secret of his own.
When the secrets are revealed the shock is worse than an earthquake.
I know I'm super late to this party but I loved this book. I don't know why it took me so long to read it.
Kacey is a feisty young woman, determined to keep her sister with her by all means. She is funny, can be sarcastic, and at the same time very angry and so damaged. I don't want to even begin to imagine what she went through and how she survived it. It broke my heart to read her pain.
"I’m not Kacey Cleary anymore. I’m an empty shell who cracks inappropriate jokes and feels nothing. I’m a Kacey imposter."
From the first moment Trent made an appearance I was intrigued by him and so was Kacey. Her attraction to him was undeniable.
"I should stalk over there and pee around his table to stake my claim. Wait ... what? Jeez, Kacey."
In the weeks to follow he was always there to help Kacie. Always watching and defending Kacey when she needed him the most. If reading Kacey's pain broke my heart, I have no words to describe how I felt when Trent was in pain.
“What’s wrong is that every morning and every night, I lie in bed wondering why you’re not beside me.”
The twist was not unexpected by the story works.
In. Every. Aspect.
I believed it, I understood it and I agreed with it.
Those two finding happiness made me very happy.
I was pleased to see this book is free of a cliffhanger.
“Forever’s a long time.”
Trent’s arms squeeze around me. “Forever’s not long enough when it’s with you.”
In regards to the secondary characters, I liked a lot of them. Livie was a great sister. Storm was a great friend and I was glad she found her own happiness. Ben was always funny. Cain has a heart of gold ( I can't wait to read his story). Dr Stayner 's unorthodox treatment was definitely interesting to read.
“Just breathe. Ten tiny breaths … Seize them. Feel them. Love them.
“I barrel into his arms, my mouth connecting with his. Seizing him. Feeling him. Loving him.”