Book review: “Five Ways to Fall” by K.A. Tucker – a playboy meets his match

five ways to fall

Format: ebook, paperback
Series: book 4 of 4 of the Ten Tiny Breaths series
Rating: 16+ for language, sexual content, dark themes
Genre: New Adult
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In the last book in the series, we follow the bouncer from the first book Ben as he meets his match in Reese who is his boss’s step-daughter. They both don’t want to fall in love or have a relationship but they can’t fight their feelings for one another.

We quickly see that Reese is not someone who can be told what to do or how to do it. She lives life her own way and she’s been that way since her father left her when she was a kid. When she meets Ben she wants to having nothing to do with him because he’s the opposite of Jared (her first love) but she can’t stop the pull she has to him.

Ben never thought he would settle down and never planned on it. When he meets Reese, she is not like any other of the other girls from his past because she brings him back to reality and doesn’t stroke his ego (which is what attracted him to Kacey). He knows that he shouldn’t pursue her in any way but he can’t seem to stop wanting her around.

The way that Ben and Reese talk to one another is the best part of the book. They are both sarcastic and have a back and forth that make you laugh. Ben is cocky and arrogant by nature and Reese used his ego against him as she poked fun at him and made him see that maybe he’s not God’s gift to women.

Tucker does something a little different in this story as we follow Reese on her journey to get over her ex and try and move on. As a reader, you might think that it’s a bit far-fetched and ridiculous but considering her character and the situation, you would be hard-pressed to think that it’s possible that you would do the same thing that she did.

As the truth about both of their pasts comes to light, they have to decide if they want to face it together or alone. Ben knows that letting her in could set himself for heart ache and Reese is afraid of Ben’s past and if her past will repeat because of it.

When you dive deeper into Ben and his past, you see why he is the way he is. It’s ugly and disturbing and makes you see that not everything is at is seems on the surface. Reese gets the answers she wants, but it felt kind of rushed in comparison to Ben’s ending.

The story concludes the series as the most unlikely characters in the stories gets a happy ending. The only downfall to the story is the quick ending and resolution to Reese and her story.

Rating: B

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ten tiny breaths
Book #0.5 – In her Wake

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Book #1 – Ten Tiny Breaths
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Book #2 – One Tiny Lie
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Book #3 – Four Seconds to Lose
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Book #4 – Five Ways to Fall
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