Title: One Tiny Lie
Series: Ten Tiny Breaths #2
Author: K.A. Tucker
Release Date: January 14th 2014
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary
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.
Livie is starting her first year in collage and she has all planned out, she is determined to study hard to fulfill her dreams(and also her father’s dream). She would have concentrated only on studying, but her sister and her doctor had other plans, who wanted her to communicate with others and also let boys closer to her. Her college year starts off with a crazy party, where she meets the charming Ashton. Ashton is the captain of the rowing team and definitely not the right guy for Livie, and she knows it. Not long after the party she meets Connor, who is exactly a guy Livie needs in her life, but she still feels the pull toward Ashton. Livie needs to figure out who is the guy she wants to be with and what she really wants to do, because the dream she has had for so long doesn’t seem to appealing anymore.
I really liked the story, it was a good continuation to the first book, where we got to know Livie’s older sister Kacey. I liked Livie’s character and also Aston’s character and even more them together. They both had tough problems to deal with, but dealing them together is easier.