Nov 25, 2013
Title: One Tiny Lie
Author: K.A. Tucker
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication Date: June 11, 2013
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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.
I had really high expectations of One Tiny Lie, because I loved the first book so much. For the most part Livie didn’t let me down, and I did enjoy reading about her finding her way and coming into her own.
I will admit to being concerned about Livie in Ten Tiny Breaths for exactly the reason that Kacey brought up at the beginning of this book. I just felt like Livie tried so hard to be perfect, and I understand why. However, I loved that she started to try to break away her perfectness even if she felt pushed into it. I loved that after everything she finally admitted to herself what and who she wanted. I really enjoyed watching her learn and grow. That I think was the best part of this novel.
Ashton really grew on me because in the beginning I just kind of thought he was a jerk. I knew he must have hidden depths because this is a K.A. Tucker book, and I didn’t think she was going to just create a horrible character just for the sake of creating one. I am really glad that we got to know him. I did think some of the things he did were really awful, but once his reasons were explained I definitely understood.
K.A. Tucker manages to make love-able but imperfect characters, and that is her greatest strength. I really love all of the characters in this book, they are each unique and wonderful in their own way. I feel like they are always genuine people who care about each other.
Overall, I would give this book 5 out of 5 stars. I even reread the end of the book because Ioved it so much. I highly recommend K.A. Tucker to lovers of New Adult.
5/5 – MUST READ, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**
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