I promised I’d be back, and the easiest way for me to get back in the groove is with a review, so I’m going to talk about the last book I’ve finished. A little background information about this one: this is the fourth and last book in the Ten Tiny Breaths series. In order to read this, you don’t need to read the previous books, but it does refer back to some of the previous characters, and by reading the other ones, you will appreciate these interactions a little bit more.
Author: K. A. Tucker
Publisher: Atria Books
Genre: New Adult
Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she’s made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it’s time for a change. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well…aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. Thank God she can get on a plane and leave that mistake behind her.
Football scholarship and frat parties with hot chicks? Part of charmer Ben Morris’s plan. Blown knee that kills any hope of a professional football career? So not part of the plan. Luckily Ben has brains to go with his knockout looks and magnetism. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny’s Palace, he’s ready to lead a more mature life—until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun. The one he hasn’t stopped thinking about.
If Ben truly were a smart guy, he’d stay clear of Reese. She’s the boss’s stepdaughter and it’s been made very clear that office romances are grounds for dismissal. Plus, rumor has it she’s trouble. The only problem is, he likes trouble, especially when it’s so good-looking…
Alright, lets cut right to the chase, I ADORED THIS BOOK. I have definitely reached a point where I almost like some new adult books more that young adult, and the one was no disappointment. After reading the other three, I had pretty high hopes for this one, and let me tell you, it didn’t fall short. Tucker created a story that was well written, and so heart wrenching. While I was sitting in psychology class, I was dying because I wanted to know what happened so bad, and the characters were so easy to get invested in.
So lets begin with discussing Reese. She is fiery and sassy, and one of the best characters I’ve read about in new adult. She has this edge about her, and she’s definitely not a cookie cutter girl, which is where she gets all her charm. As you watch her and Ben interact, you see her start to soften, but she never strays from the person she has always been. She continues to be sarcastic and bratty at times, which makes her so great in my eyes. Now I know you’re dying to hear about Ben, and let me tell you, HE IS DREAMY. So swoon worthy it’s not even funny. He is so funny, and when he talks to Reese, it’s great to see them banter, and he cares about Reese so much, it’s impossible to not root them on as a couple.
One of my favorite things about this book is the entire backstory premise going on. Both Reese and Ben have had some interesting things happen in their lives, and seeing them open up to one another and become friends was so great. The fact that they were friends and didn’t just instantaneously fall in love made it more enjoyable, and seeing the way their relationship developed was seriously stellar.
So if you couldn’t tell based off of the amount of gush going on up there, I highly recommend this book. I love that K. A. Tucker doesn’t write new adult novels with strictly angst and insta-love. In all of her books I’ve read so far, there has been some struggles and fights that the characters go through, and as a reader you can’t help but root them on. Now that I have completed the Ten Tiny Breaths series, I plan on moving on to the Burying Water series, and I will definitely be letting you know all about them very soon.
Happy Reading ya Gems!