Review: Five Ways to Fall by K.A. Tucker

Five Ways to Fall
Ten Tiny Breaths, #4
Author: K.A. Tucker
Publication Date: June 24, 2014
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★


Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she’s made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it’s time for a change. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well…aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. Thank God she can get on a plane and leave that mistake behind her.

Football scholarship and frat parties with hot chicks? Part of charmer Ben Morris’s plan. Blown knee that kills any hope of a professional football career? So not part of the plan. Luckily Ben has brains to go with his knockout looks and magnetism. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny’s Palace, he’s ready to lead a more mature life—until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun. The one he hasn’t stopped thinking about.

If Ben truly were a smart guy, he’d stay clear of Reese. She’s the boss’s stepdaughter and it’s been made very clear that office romances are grounds for dismissal. Plus, rumor has it she’s trouble. The only problem is, he likes trouble, especially when it’s so good-looking…

I’ve wanted to read Five Ways to Fall for a while now, but I kept putting it off because I didn’t want this series to end. I’ve loved all of the characters and the way they’ve found their ways to each other. Now that I’ve finished Five Ways to Fall, I wish I hadn’t put it off.

Five Ways to Fall was a different experience than the rest of the Ten Tiny Breaths series, but it was just as good. Instead of containing that typical New Adult angst, Five Ways to Fall felt more fun and a lot more carefree. Yes, the characters had dark parts of their past, but they didn’t take over the story as much as in the past books. There was a lightness to Ben and Reese’s relationship. That feel was perfect for Ben’s book because he’s always been portrayed as an upbeat, happy character.

I’ve always loved Ben’s character throughout the series. He just seemed like a nice, happy guy who was always down for anything. I loved getting more of that and exploring a more serious side of him. But the character I really loved was Reese. She was so badass! Even in her moments of stupidity, I loved her. I got her craziness. And I loved Ben and Reese together. They were so different, yet they brought out the best sides of each other. They were just so much fun!

Five Ways to Fall was the perfect way to end the Ten Tiny Breaths series. It might just be my favorite book out of the four. I absolutely loved it. It made me laugh and smile so much. I would highly recommend this book and the entire series to New Adult fans. K.A. Tucker is an amazing writer and this is a series that shouldn’t be missed.

You can find my reviews for the rest of the series below.

Ten Tiny Breaths
One Tiny Lie
Four Seconds to Lose

4 thoughts on “Review: Five Ways to Fall by K.A. Tucker”

  1. This is my FAVORITE book in this series! I just love Reese so much. Any girl who can ruin her cheating ex’s apartment like that deserves a medal ??. Have you read Tucker’s other series, Burying Water? I enjoyed the first book, lots of suspense!

    1. LOL. I agree! My favorite it is either this one or One Tiny Lie. They’re so different, but I loved them both. 🙂 I haven’t read that series yet, but it’s on my TBR. I think I even have some of the books already. Good to know!

  2. I will admit that I didn’t know this series before, and the cover of that book made me want to check it out. Hearing that this was a great ending really makes me want to start. It’s always sad when you’re disappointed about a serie’s ending, I’m glad it wasn’t the case here 🙂

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