Series: Ten Tiny Breaths, #2
Author: K.A. Tucker
Publication Date: July 11, 2013
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Livie has always been the stable one of the two Cleary sisters, handling her parents’ tragic death and Kacey’s self-destructive phase with strength and maturity. But underneath that exterior is a little girl hanging onto the last words her father ever spoke to her. “Make me proud,” he had said. She promised she would…and she’s done her best over the past seven years with every choice, with every word, with every action.
Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and she’s dead set on delivering on it: Rock her classes, set herself up for medical school, and meet a good, respectable guy that she’s going to someday marry. What isn’t part of her plan are Jell-O shots, a lovable, party animal roommate she can’t say ‘no’ to, and Ashton, the gorgeous captain of the men’s rowing team. Definitely him. He’s an arrogant ass who makes Livie’s usually non-existent temper flare and everything she doesn’t want in a guy. Worse, he’s best friends and roommates with Connor, who happens to fits Livie’s criteria perfectly. So why does she keep thinking about Ashton?
As Livie finds herself facing mediocre grades, career aspirations she no longer thinks she can handle, and feelings for Ashton that she shouldn’t have, she’s forced to let go of her last promise to her father and, with it, the only identity that she knows.
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
To be honest, I’m a little shocked I’m giving One Tiny Lie 5 stars. I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. The predominant storyline is a love triangle and includes cheating. Most of the time, those aren’t really fun subjects to read about. I shouldn’t have doubted K.A. Tucker’s ability to suck me into the story and make me empathize with Livie’s situation.
I loved everything about One Tiny Lie. I loved Livie and her journey of self-discovery. I loved Ashton and his cocky but secretly sweet ways. I loved crazy Dr. Stayner and his rules. I even loved the tension the love triangle between Ashton, Connor and Livie created. I especially loved the ending.
K.A. Tucker created the perfect story for Livie. She had to fall apart and be put back together to find who she truly was. It may have been a little tough to read at times, but Livie’s actions felt true to what someone in her situation would go through. I absolutely loved this book and would recommend it to everyone — even those people who hate love triangles or cheating.