Ten Tiny Breaths completely rocked my world! To get inside Trent’s head was something I had wanted for a LONG time. Check out my review for In Her Wake, and full series buy links.
Before you knew him as Trent in Ten Tiny Breaths, he was Cole Reynolds—and he had it all. Until one night when he makes a fatal, wrong decision…and loses everything.
When a drunken night out at a Michigan State college party results in the death of six people, Cole must come to terms with his part in the tragedy. Normally, he’d be able to lean on his best friends—the ones who have been in his life since he could barely walk. Only, they’re gone. Worse, there’s the shattered body of a sixteen-year-old girl lying somewhere in a hospital bed, her entire life ripped from her because of a case of beer and a set of keys.
Everyone assures him that they know it wasn’t intentional, and yet he can’t ignore the weight of their gazes, the whispers behind his back. Nor can he shake the all-consuming guilt he feels every time he thinks of that girl who won’t so much as allow him near her hospital room to apologize. As the months go by and the shame and loneliness festers, Cole begins to lose his grip on what once was important—college, his girlfriend, his future. His life. It’s not until Cole hits rock-bottom that he can begin to see another way out of his personal hell: forgiveness.
And there’s only one person who can give that to him…
Ten Tiny Breaths was one of those books that just makes you sit back and think, WOW! The intense emotion, the gripping storyline, the beautiful yet heartbreaking love story of two broken people who are connected in more ways than just their hearts. It had it all. So it’s safe to say that once I came to the end of the series, I was ecstatic to be able to go right back to the start again, and this time, see things through the eyes of the guy who turned Kacey’s world on its head…twice.
As much as I loved TTB, and in fact, the entire series, I didn’t feel like In Her Wake was in the same league. I’m not even sure why, it just felt like something was missing. I did love getting to see everything from Trent’s POV, and I loved that it wasn’t a rehash of the original story, but it definitely wasn’t my favourite book by this author.
It did, however, make me want to go back and retread the entire series, which made me fall in love all over again with each story and character. Though I was a little disappointed with this book, the series as a whole is still one of my all time favourites.
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*
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Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons.
She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit.
Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.