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
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18170583-five-ways-to-fall

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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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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Book review: “Four Seconds to Lose” by K.A. Tucker – two souls from dark pasts look to try and start over

four seconds to lose

Format: ebook, paperback
Series: book 3 of 4 of the Ten Tiny Breaths series
Rating: 16+ for language, sexual content, dark themes
Genre: New Adult
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17571140-four-seconds-to-lose

In the third book of the series, we go back a little in the timeline as we see Cain who has a past full of regrets has sworn to saving Miami one stripper at a time but when he meets Charlie, she changes all of his plans and he finds himself making up for past mistakes. Problem is, Charlie isn’t who she says she is and has her own past to contend with.

The story dives deeper in the life of Kacey’s boss, Cain, as he swears off any kind of life outside of trying to save the ones that no one else cares about. It seems really noble but the reasons that he’s doing it are more for his own selfish guilt. On the surface he is what ever girl would want but he never has wasnted anyone until he meets Charlie (naturally).

Charlie is trying to start over and hide away from the life that she is being forced to live but when she meets Cain he challenges everything that she is trying to do. She finds herself falling for him and before she has time to stop it, she has fallen.

As the story unravels, we get to see all that Charlie is involved in and that this one might be the one that Cain won’t be able to save. She is in some deep stuff with her step-father Sam who she has an unhealthy bond with. Tucker does a great job at showing the effects of what can happen to people who grow up in this kind of life and how hard it is to get any kind of self esteem.

As the story unfolds, Tucker shows the dangers of living in drug trafficking can bring. I was expecting a little bit more of this especially considering that Charlie was knee deep in the world and would typically be the kind of girl that would be attacked. While we get a little glimpse of what could happen, I think I would have liked a bit more action, perhaps a scene towards the end when Cain comes in and saves the day and becomes her knight in shiny armor.

The story is not as riveting and captivating as the first two books, but it’s still a great book to read. We get to see the tough-as-nails strip club owner fall in love and open himself up to the world while he  tries to save the one girl that he can’t live without.

Rating: B+

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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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Book review: “One Tiny Lie” by K.A. Tucker – how one little lie can change the lives of three

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Format: ebook, paperback
Series: book 2 of 4 of the Ten Tiny Breaths series
Rating: 16+ for language, sensual content
Genre: New Adult
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17302495-one-tiny-lie

In the second book of the series, we follow Kacey’s sister, Livie, as she embarks on her journey in her first year of college at Princeton, away from her new family in Miami. She opens up to the wonder’s of life and the possibility to love, but didn’t expect to have two people that fit that bill.

We had met Livie in the first book and she was the younger sister that Kacey did everything and anything to save her from the life that they were dealt. Livie is relatively naive to the world and that is because Kacey shielded her from it, but this could prove to be a problem because Livie is to afraid to experience life.

We get to see Livie change, while drastic, and embrace the life that she has been afraid to live and that includes opening up to the possibility of love. And of course, she will get not one but two suitors? What is a girl to do? Why of course fall in love with one but not the one that her parents would choose.

Tucker is able to create these situations and problems that Livie has been avoiding all her life and now must face. She has to learn how to deal with a broken heart while breaking a heart of her own. The best part is that as we watch Livie grew into a young woman, she doesn’t lose that essence that we have come to love in her.

The story is funny, entertaining, and gripping especially with Livie and Ashton’s relationship. You are rooting for them from the beginning but wonder if Livie’s fear will keep them apart. Well, that and the fact that Ashton is still stuck in his past. We not only see her transformation but Ashton’s. It’s a story that never gets old (bad boy turns good because of a good girl) but Ashton is so loveable that you can’t help but want him for Livie.

Once again the story grabs you and doesn’t let go until the beginning. Like the first book, it challenges you not to read ahead and see how things end up. Good luck in trying.

Rating: A

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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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Book review: “Ten Tiny Breaths” by K.A. Tucker – a heartfelt story about moving on from a troubled past

ten tiny breaths
Format: ebook, paperback
Series: book 1 of Ten Tiny Breaths series
Rating: 15+ language, sensual content
Genre: Young Adult
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15990969-ten-tiny-breaths?from_search=true

In this story, we follow Kacey as she moves to Miami with her sister, Livie after she learns that their uncle almost tried to molest her in their sleep. She is determined to give Livie a better life, trying to make up the guilt she has for surviving a car accident that killed five people that she loved.

Kacey is a fun character to read as she uses sarcasm to hide her secrets from the world. Of course, the people that she meet force her to try and open up, it fun reading how she replies to them and how some of the things that she said, I could see myself saying in similar situations. Some of the best stories that we read are ones that we can see ourselves in and that is what Tucker has done here. She created a life and characters that can be anyone of us and have them react in the same way.

The other characters in the story really add to Kacey’s road to moving on. Her next door neighbor Storm is feisty and caring, and shows Kacey that sometimes you have to do something ‘frowned upon’ to get something good in the end. With her and the other neighbor Trent, they are able to help Kacey open up about her past and really start to heal.

Trent is a mysterious charater who you know has some issues in his past. He is nothing but sweet and dedicated to Kacey but it seems a little too much to fast. When his secrets start to come out, you understand why he did what he did but also really see him in a different light. Would you have reacted the same way Kacey did? Maybe. But you can not deny that Trent changed Kacey in a way no one else could and that’s what Tucker wants you to know. Love can help heal wounds if you let it.

My only problem with the story is the ‘twist’ in it. Not giving anything away, but it seemed a little too perfect that the person she hated them most would be the person that she would love the most. But Tucker does a good job at saving that little bit of ‘a perfect world’ with the meaning behind it. The point of the book is about not holding grudges and forgiveness. Kacey is able to learn to begin to forgive after she falls in love with Trent.

Overall, it’s a great story about moving on and living with the events that happen in our lives. Yes it may not be but we wanted but it’s all a part of life and shape who we are.

Rating: A-

To keep up to date with K.A. Robinson, you can go to her website, ‘Like’ her on Facebook, or Follow her on Twitter.

The Ten Tiny Breaths Series:

Book #0.5 – In her Wake
Book #1 – Ten Tiny Breaths
Book #2 – One Tiny Lie
Book #3 – Four Seconds to Lose
Book #4 – Five Ways to Fall