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review 2016-10-02 21:51
Essential novella for the Ten Tiny Breaths Series...
In Her Wake: A Ten Tiny Breaths Novella - K.A. Tucker

Book Title:  In Her Wake

Author:  KA Tucker

Narration:  Sebastian York

Series:  Ten Tiny Breaths #0.5

Genre:  New Adult, Prequel

Source: Audiobook (Hoopla)

 

✾Goodreads Synopsis✾ 

 

 

Hey Man Nice Shot by Filter --it plays at the beginning and end of the audiobook.♫

 

Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  4/5

Characters:  5/5

The Feels:  5/5

Addictiveness:  5/5

Theme:  5/5

Flow:  5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Book Cover:  4/5 (Although, that guy is kind of creepy looking)

Narration: 5/5

Ending:  5/5  Cliffhanger:  Not exactly...

 

Will I continue this series?  yes

 

 

4.7/5 STARS

 

My Thoughts

 

A bittersweet poignant look at the other side of the accident that changed Kasey Cleary's life completely, we see what it was like for Trent/Cole just before and after.  Taking us right up to when they both move to Florida. 

If you can handle just how overwhelmingly sad this is; it's well worth the listen...with excellent narration by Sebastian York.  It's best if you read after Ten Tiny Breaths.

Sex Factor:  Not even a factor.

 

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review 2016-08-23 18:57
My Irish eyes are smiling with this one
One Tiny Lie - K.A. Tucker

Book Title:  One Tiny Lie

Author:  KA Tucker

Series:  Ten Tiny Breaths #2

Genre:  New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Source:  Kindle E-Book (Library)

 

☆My Pick for Book Theme Song:  Finally Found You by Enrique Iglesias  --The perfect Jell-O shot stealing song…

 

 

Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  4.8/5

Characters:  5/5

The Feels:  5+/5

Addictiveness:  5/5

Theme:  5/5

Flow:  5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  5/5

Originality:  4/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Ending:  4.2/5. Cliffhanger:  Nada

 

Will I continue this series?  Yes!  So far, I've loved both stories in this series.

 

 

4.8/5 STARS

 

 

My Thoughts

 

Wow, the feels on this one, off the chart.  Livie and Ashton's story is sooooo freaking sweet and angsty and I quite loved it.  It has the fun…college dorm livin' with the parties, tattoo's and of course, Jell-O shots.  Who doesn't love Jell-O shots? (btw, my favorite is Coconut Rum w/Pineapple Jell-O)  And there is some serious stuff, also.  All about standing up for yourself and finding one's self too. My only issue is I would have liked the ending to be a little more in depth.

 

Sex Factor:  Yes, but not explicitly so.  Sweet and super hot scenes…

 

 

 

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text 2016-07-12 01:34
Becoming Rain - K.A. Tucker

I'm loving this book so much right now! 

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review 2016-06-18 04:13
from FictionZeal.com re: He Will be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker
He Will Be My Ruin: A Novel - K.A. Tucker

“Celine killed herself.”  That’s what Rosa Gonzalez, Celine’s mother, had been led to believe.  That’s what she lamented to Maggie Sparks who had been serving in a village in Ethiopia.  But, Maggie knew Celine like a sister.  She wouldn’t kill herself, would she?  Maggie returned to New York to Celine’s apartment to clear out her belongings.  She finds out that just maybe she didn’t know Celine as well as she thought she did.  The first surprise was a closet full of designer clothing.  How could Celine afford all this?  The second surprise was a wad of money – hundreds and fifties.  The third surprise was a photo of a naked man posed seductively.  On the back, Celine had written “This man was once my salvation.  Now he will be my ruin.”

 

Even though they knew each other like sisters, their backgrounds had not been similar.  Rosa was the Sparks family’s housekeeper.  While the Sparks were rich, Rosa struggled financially.  Financial help had been offered, but Rosa had been too proud to accept; Celine grew up with those values.  More than once Maggie had offered to pay for her college.  Celine wanted to make her own way.  That brings me to the fourth surprise.  The diaries Celine had kept for years … but the last one covering the last three months was missing.  Suspecting Celine’s death wasn’t suicide, Maggie begins to follow up on any lead the diaries may suggest.

 

With very masterful and suspenseful twists, you won’t know which way to turn and who to suspect.  The prologue does exactly what it’s supposed to – it demands your attention and makes you curious to know more.  The plot and pacing were perfect keeping certain details hidden until just the right moment.  On the side, this is not really romance, per se, but more of a falling into bed instead of falling in love.  Parts of the story were from Celine’s viewpoint taken from her diaries.  However, therein lay a logistical problem which was too late in the book for me to identify the issue.  Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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text 2016-05-08 12:37
★★★☆☆ Review: Anathema - K.A. Tucker
Anathema - K.A. Tucker

Anathema by K. A. Tucker
Series: The Casual Enchantment #1
Published by Papoti Books on 25 May 2011
Genres: Fantasy, New Adult, Paranormal
Pages: 284
Format: Kindle
Source: Kindle Purchase
Reading Challenges: 2016 HW Challenge
One StarOne StarOne Star

Evangeline has spent her teenage years in obscurity. Her foster parents have the emotional aptitude of robots and her classmates barely acknowledge her existence. About to turn eighteen and feeling like a social pariah, she is desperate to connect with someone. Anyone.
When Evangeline meets Sophie after literally stumbling upon her café, she believes she’s found that connection. Willing to do anything to keep it, she accepts a job as Sofie’s assistant and drops everything to fly to Manhattan, where she is thrust into a luxurious world of Prada, diamonds, and limitless cash.
With such generosity and kindness, it’s easy for Evangeline to dismiss certain oddities... like Sofie’s erratic and sometimes violent behavior, and the monstrous guard dogs. She’s even willing to dismiss her vivid dreams of mob-style murders, beautiful homeless people living in caves, and white-eyed demons that haunt her each night as figments of her imagination—especially when one of those figments is the gorgeous Caden. When she wakes up with bite marks on her neck, the fairy tale quickly turns into a nightmare. She slowly unravels the mystery surrounding Sofie and friends, and the reality of the bites and the “dreams.” What she discovers is far more mysterious and terrible than anything she could have imagined.
In a world where everyone has motive to lie for personal gain, Evangeline must decide which deception is least likely to get her killed.

 

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Anathema is very different from the stories I had already read by Tucker, and while her paranormal story is a bit different, I found the main character, Evangeline, to be very naïve and too trusting.

Review - (un)Conventional Bookviews

Now, I feel the need to say that Anathema was published five years ago, and I think it’s among Tucker’s first book. And I might have enjoyed her take on vampires and witches more if I had read it when it was first released rather than now. The reason for that is all on me – I have read a lot of inventive and original paranormal series, so I am possible a bit blasé when it comes to stories like this one. That being said, the writing is really good, and the pace is, too. I think it was really Evangeline and her trusting personality that got to me. I found myself shaking my head at her and asking her to please think a bit more for herself more than once. Especially because within 24 hours of meeting Sofie, she went across the country with her, only to have a lot of strange things happen as soon as they left for New York.

 

You know that saying ‘if it seems to be too good to be true, it probably is’? That’s how I felt about what happened to Evangeline. Being offered a job after breaking something, then going on a private plane to New York, and being set up in a luxurious villa on fifth avenue, plus getting a bag full of thousand dollar bills so she could go shopping… definitely too good to be true! And it took a while for Evangeline to question Sofie, Viggo and Mortimer, which made her seem borderline stupid! Why was she in this house? She did’t do any work, and yet, she didn’t act like it was strange that she was set up with beautiful clothes, anything she wanted to eat, and being taken to see Romeo and Juliet in a theater at night.

 

I did enjoy some aspects of Anathema, though, especially the fact that vampires here couldn’t turn humans anymore after a spell gone wrong. And so, a counterspell had been casted in order to find vampires on another plane – ones who still had their venom intact. Some of the interactions Evangeline had with these other vampires were great, she showed that she had a sense of adventure, even if she didn’t have much of a sense of self-preservation. There is also a big case of insta-love, and while I can get the ‘beautiful, strong, brooding vampire’-thing, I don’t think it furthered the story that Evangeline became so infatuated with Caleb after meeting him only once.

 

Because how the ending, I’ll definitely continue reading the series, even if I wasn’t completely enchanted, I’m hoping that Evangeline will grow as a character and that she will become a bit more perceptive when it comes to the people she’s with. Written in first person point of view, past tense and with plenty of dialogues, the pace was well done, and the whole story unfolded from Evangeline’s point of view.

 

Fave Quotes - (un)Conventional Bookviews

The three of them, fawning over me, a socially awkward stranger with no friends, giving me gifts and kindness… I should have known something was not right. I sighed. I wasn’t Nancy Drew – not unless Nancy Drew was blind and deaf.

 

“As long as there are no more lurking animals, I’m feeling pretty fragile right now.” Fragile, but unbroken, somehow – though by all counts I should have fallen apart. Any normal person would have by now, wouldn’t they?”

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
Source: unconventionalbookviews.com/review-anathema-k-tucker
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