Just breathe, Kacey. Ten tiny breaths. Seize them. Feel them. Love them.
Four years ago Kacey Cleary’s life imploded when her car was hit by a drunk driver, killing her parents, boyfriend, and best friend. Still haunted by memories of being trapped inside, holding her boyfriend’s lifeless hand and listening to her mother take her last breath, Kacey wants to leave her past behind. Armed with two bus tickets, Kacey and her fifteen-year-old sister, Livie, escape
Grand Rapids, Michigan, to start over in . They’re struggling to make ends meet at first, but Kacey’s not worried. She can handle anything—anything but her mysterious neighbor in Miami apartment 1D.
Trent Emerson has smoldering blue eyes, deep dimples, and perfectly skates that irresistible line between nice guy and bad boy. Hardened by her tragic past, Kacey is determined to keep everyone at a distance, but their mutual attraction is undeniable and Trent is determined to find a way into Kacey’s guarded heart—even if it means revealing an explosive secret that could shatter both of their worlds.
Why I waited so long to read this, I will never know. This is going in my top picks for the year. I am so in love with this book! It’s kind of one of those life changers. You know how we get some books that are just so deep that we have no choice but to remember them forever and we are forever hooked on the story. This is one of them.
This book hooked me from the beginning. It is a little dark, which I very much enjoy (I can’t take all of that sappy crap all of the time). The author has a writing style that just capitates the reader. There wasn’t much skimming at all for me in this one; I just had to soak in every last word. The friendships and bonds that are created in the book just flow. It’s not awkward, or like why is that person even in the story. Every character had a reason. I love every character. Even though some do very stupid things at times, I understand why they do what they do and it just makes me kinda swoon even more.
The heroine, Kacey, is very sarcastic. I love my sarcastic girls! They make books seem more real to me, being that I am a sarcastic myself, lol.
“Yeah,” I answer, my usual calm, vacant voice returning. “Can’t wait to wake up.”
The best friend across the hall that seems like a human Barbie, turns into so much more. There is even a younger sister that should be bratty given the circumstances they are facing, but she isn’t. She is like a saint. Then there is
Trent….ahhhhh ….. Trent
Anyway, this is an EXCELLENT book. It is highly recommended by me. If you are into the darker stuff that will still captivate you heart, you need to read this one.