… Annndd K.A. Tucker does it again.
What exactly does she do?
Well she creates a beautiful story of love, letting go, moving on, and finding yourself even when you’re drowning in the deepest of waters.
I know I haven’t even written a review for her other books Ten Tiny Breaths or Four Seconds to Lose and it’s not from lack of trying let me tell you. Unfortunately, I just haven’t found a song for them yet. Humph.
But one day, I assure you… one day.
Anyways, Info on the Book:
Livie Cleary has always been the ‘stable’ sister. Between the death of her parents and dealing with her self-destructive older sister, Kacey, she’s still managed to get good grades, and be at the top of her game.
However, her father’s last words: make me proud, have left her seeking perfection and an ideal life where everything was apart of the plan.
However, life threw her for a tailspin, when she finds herself facing okay grades, career aspirations she isn’t sure she can handle and a man who has the capability to rub her in all the wrong ways.
What happens when everything she thought she knew about herself is turned upside down and she’s left reeling with emotions and decisions she isn’t sure she can handle?
What’s not Found in the Synopsis:
My song for this book is…
Oh yes, Daughter. How much I love her. Her album If You Leave is absolutely breathtaking. Anyways, here’s an older song, that I felt like it fit Livie’s situation wonderfully. It’s so sad, and to me it’s about the pressures of everything building up and clouding one’s judgement. How do you guys feel about it?
Overall Rating: 5 Stars *****
*Fans self* Okay first off – the most important thing – Book Boyfriend: Ashton Henley. Wow. What a guy. I quote the reasons for loving him:
“1. I’m brilliant
2. I’m charming
3. I’m hung like a thoroughbred
4. I’ve stopped all philandering
5. I’m highly skilled, as you’ve learned the other night.
P.S. Stop staring at my hands. I know what you want me to do with them.”
And on top of that, he’s a damaged soul ….
SOLD! I want him. (Yes, I’m a sucker for damaged characters. I LIKE THE PAIN!)
And Livie… oh Livie. Not going to lie I was disappointed to hear that this book was going to be about her. I just fell in love with Kacey from TTB and Livie just didn’t strike me as someone I would have LOVED to read about ….
I was so very wrong.
She was fascinating to read about. Her ‘perfection’ was such a stretch and it was tragic and heartbreaking watching her ‘fall from grace’, but yet it was something good. It was journey that took twists and turns and left you hurting, confused, searching and wanting for something I think everyone who is/was ever a new adult trying to find who they were and where exactly they belonged.
If you haven’t read this book yet… pick it up or add it to your TBR list! I was extremely impressed with this book – just as I was with TTB and FStL – and I can’t wait to read Five Seconds to Fall.