Read from January 19 to 22, 2014
I listened to all three available novels in this series on Audiobook back to back and would like to review them as a series to date. Overall I give the series a 5 star rating with a clear Gotta Read recommendation. Thanks PA Lupton for "making" move this series up my TBR list. This series has an edginess about it that makes you feel the depths of disparity and pain as well as the hope that springs from tragedy. The history of all the main characters is dark and to some might be disturbing but this history makes each and everyone of these characters "real" and so easy to connect and empathize with...these novels are a true journey.
Ten Tiny Breaths
This is Kasey's story and I think I felt every emotion possible as I read this book...from tears to disbelieving to horror and finally joy and thankfulness. Kasey lost literally everything. In the beginning her only redeamable quality was her love and protectiveness of her sister. As the story progresses we see this tightly wound, angry character learn to let down some of her guards and let people in ...learn to open up and to forgive. I don't want to go into to much details of the story because you really need to experience them to understand the depth of this story and how truly hard Kasey's journey of self discovery and forgiveness is accomplished. I will make one note, the secondary characters in this novel ROCK and I can't wait to read more and find out more about that as the series continues.
One Tiny Lie
This is Livvy's story..Kasey's sister. I admit to not enjoying it quite as much as I expected to...although I did love Ashton and it was interesting to follow the story of these broken people who slowly and painfully "heal" each other. Nothing is easy in this relationship and Ashton was an a$$hole through most of the book but one that you really felt both angry and sad with...This book was more angsty and I didn't love it as much as book 1 but I still really liked this story and all it's dark edges. You just have to read about Livvy's trials with her "non" doctor and his role that has grown from book one. I again recommend this novel but to get it's full effect you really need to read it after book 1A 4 star read for me
Four Seconds to LoseWe met Cain in book 1 and had a quick glimpse of him again in book 2 but in this novel we get his story. This story was pretty original and I totally loved the intrigue and darkness that edged this romance. Charlie was a unique character in contemporary romance and gave this story a fresh perspective. I love the criminal element that ran through both Cain and Charlie's lives and how the strip club became a family. Much like book 1 I don't want to go into much detail of the story so as to not 'spoil' it for the reader because it is a novel that needs to be experienced as you read this. It isn't sweet, it isn't always easy to read but it is a wonderfully unique story with wonderfully written characters. 5 star read for me
KA Tucker is a wonderful voice in the contemporary romance market. She brings a freshness and edginess to her stories and characters that this market is definitely in need of, I can't wait to read more of her work. Don't miss this fabulous series..it really is a must read...I can't wait for book 4...I have it marked in my calendar as a must buy upon release.