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One Tiny Lie

(Ten Tiny Breaths #2)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  35,097 ratings  ·  2,422 reviews
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 ...more
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Published June 11th 2013 by Atria Books
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Dec 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One Tiny Lie was nothing like I expected it to be. I think it should have been called One Giant Clusterf*ck. There were parts I genuinely LOVED, parts I HATED, but overall, the book just really stressed me out. My anxiety level was through the roof. Just think of it like this- If Ten Tiny Breaths and Thoughtless had a love child, this would be it. I was so conflicted on how to rate this one... I spent two whole days thinking about it. I thought 4, then 3, then 5... I am going with 5 Stars Why yo ...more
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Dec 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
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I love this book!!! 4.5 stars

If you loved Ten Tiny Breaths, you'll love this one too! It was different in many ways and definitely stood on it's own but it had that same spark! I just could not put it down!

I have to say this story really surprised me. It went in a really different direction than I was expecting and I just LOVED that about it! See, it was actually a bit of a forbidden romance. Here's the set up:

Livie was always mature for her age and after the tragedies her family suffered thr
Pearl Angeli
3 Stars!

This book is all about Livie Cleary, the sister of Kacey Cleary from Ten Tiny Breaths. Unlike her sister, she grew up with a different outlook in life. She's intellectual and so much in control with everything. When she went to Princeton University to pursue her childhood dream of becoming a pediatrician, her meek and virginal lifestyle changed. She was introduced to lots of college drunken parties which were new to her. The first time she was exposed to a party, she met the gorgeous col
Ramona Popescu
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sweet-as-sugar
After reading Ten Tiny Breaths I became a fan of K.A.Tucker mainly because of the message she sends to readers. I always enjoyed a book with a strong message, that raises awareness of a social problem and managed to make you reconsider about certain ideas you may had and thought they were correct.

The one important thing that reading thought me was not to judge, to look deeper into someone's personality and try to identify what makes them click and act that way. And there are a lot of books that
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who's interested in or lost interest in NA.
Recommended to Jasmine by: Jaz
I've always wanted to read this when I accidentally saw a picture quote few weeks ago and I totally don't regret doing so.

It's another beautiful story between two teenagers, Livie and Ashton. Both of them experienced something that left scars deeply inside their hearts, but what I liked most is the fact that this time, it was the male character who'd been abused instead of the female. I don't know why, but there are way too many similar stories that always described the young ladies as someone e
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**2.5 stars**

Cheater, cheater pumpkin eater! Livie, you disappoint me.

I was in the camp that liked Ten Tiny Breaths. I excused Trent's stalker behavior, and I just sat back and enjoyed the chemistry between Trent and Kasey. When I heard that Livie was getting her own book to tell her story, I was pretty excited. I expected this book to be great and went into it with high hopes. It had a beautiful cover and a lot of hype- what could go wrong?! And for the first 50% or so, I really enjoyed "One T
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Disclaimers: This is probably going to be more rant then review. This book sent my blood pressure skyrocketing. I was cursing at the characters, I wanted to slap a couple of people and shake the heck out of Livie more than once.

I have to start off saying I loved Ten Tiny Breaths. I mean I LOVED it. It's one of my top books of last year. One of the big reasons I loved it? Livie. She was a fantastic character. I adored everything about her, and I could not have been more thrilled for her to get h
Jennifer Kyle
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs

*Warning: This book contain cheating*

One Tiny Lie is the story of Livie Cleary, Kacey’s little sister from Ten Tiny Breaths, which by the way is a fantastic book that I highly recommend!

Kacey’s little sister Livie is preparing to head off to college…Princeton to be exact. Kacey is concerned about her “too fucking perfect” little sister and enlists the help of Dr. Stayner to chat with Livie.

”He simply said, “So I hear you’re a ticking time bomb.”

The good doctor rattles Livie’s world with t
Dec 12, 2012 rated it liked it
I could not wait for Livie's story! I loved her so much inTen Tiny Breaths but unfortunatelly this book did not work for me.

This is one of the most painful reviews I have ever written. I absolutely adore K.A. Tucker's writing style an dall her previous books were 5 STARS read for me. So obviously I went to reading this book with very high expectations. However, this story contents quite intense love triangle and it truly did not sit well with me. There is no doubt that writing was superb, it wa
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5 STARS! Spoiler FREE Review…. one word to describe One Tiny Lie is ONE BIG FANTASTIC YES!

Seriously people, if you haven’t picked up a KA Tucker read,!

I LOVED LOVED LOVED Ten Tiny Breaths. One Tiny Lie isn’t anything like Ten Tiny Breaths and you would think that would upset me huh? Oh.No. Makes me love One Tiny Lie even more. One Tiny Lie is book 2 of Ten Tiny Breaths series and is a completely new and different n
Mar 11, 2013 rated it liked it


*chuckles to self* that gif gets me every time . . .

Anyways, I really wanted to like this one. Really. And to some extent I did, but it wasn't everything I thought it was going to be.



So the basics before I commence ranting . . .

To some degree I liked the book. At some points, I was so interested and captivated with the story that I couldn't even think about putting it down . . . and then there were other times were I felt kind of bore
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾

I need to preface my rant review with this: I loved, truly loved, Ten Tiny Breaths. I genuinely enjoy this author's writing. So it pains me to give this anything other than less than 4 or 5 stars, but I simply can't give it more than 3. This books was sadly a big let down for me, but only due to the plot. The writing was still fantastic. Unfortunately, there were issues in the plot that hit every single one of my no-no buttons. Minor spoilers below, and I'll block the major spoilers. You've been
Beatrice Masaluñga
Jul 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
The second book in the Ten Tiny Breaths series features Kacey's younger sister, Livie Cleary. She handled the loss of their parents better than Kacey. She's resilient, coolheaded, mature and organized. Getting a glimpse of reality at the age of eleven, she took the responsibility of keeping themselves together when Kacey can't. If not for her love, care and patience, Kacey will further spiral into self-destruction.

Attending Princeton to pursue medicine is one of her lifelong dreams. She's going
Oct 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
While Ten Tiny Breaths was about one person obviously spinning out of control, this book is the opposite. Livie is very much in control or so it seems. Kacey is always looking out for her sister and this time, she's enlisted the help of Dr. Stayner to help Livie actually live.

WOW...this book had all the elements I love but most especially, it had all the emotional drama. I could not put it down and literally read it in one day. I'm not really sure why I loved it so much more than Ten Tiny Breat
Dec 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, top-tbr
4.25 Stars


Short and sweet - because I am a slacker, and my ADD is acting up. I really enjoyed this one. I'm an angsty romance addict and this one left me satisfied. The writing was brilliant and it was well paced. The characters are great - honest, damaged and flawed, just like I like 'em. One Tiny Lie was an emotional NA read with a good mix of drama, steam, and humor. I definitely recommend it.

Ash Wednesday
Jun 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of Avoiding Commitment and Irish Things

"Go forth, and make thy mistakes."

So I gave Ten Tiny Breaths pretty much the same rating but I might just like this a smidge better. So much so that the latent soap opera watcher in me may have enjoyed this a little too inappropriately that I've been sorely tempted to give it an outright 4. But where this book fell short, it fell a little too hard. So much so that I can't really find it in myself to rave and recommend it to anyone without expecting some backlash.

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I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

After the tragic death of their parents, Kacey and Livie were forced to grow up fast. In Ten Tiny Breaths, we saw Kacey struggle with the trauma of losing her parents. For years, Kacey bottled up her emotions and behaved badly, and it all came crashing down. Through Kacey’s point-of-view, it appears Livie dealt with her parents’ death extremely well, much bet
I battled with the rating on this one, mainly because the writing is very good. What made me rate this a 3.5 stars is the fact that I wasn't expecting the story to go in the direction it did for Livie's book. This story has a love triangle in it; and I am not a big fan of those kinds of story lines at all. If I am made aware of it before I start reading the book then I might prepare myself and read it anyway. In the case of "One Tiny Lie," I wasnt expecting it, and it just made me apprehensive t ...more
May 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was surprised to find out how much I really loved One Tiny Lie. I had started reading it with a lot of apprehension because I found out there was cheating in the story, and I HATE cheating stories. It almost always ruins the story for me. Why did I start reading when I knew this? Well, first of all I requested this title before I knew about the cheating. Second, I was assured that the story was really good in spite of the hated subject. I have to agree with that.

Livie Cleary is the sister who


”How do you figure out the right way to live your life?”

First off, let me say that I absolutely loved Ten Tiny Breaths and when I learnt that Livie was getting her own book, I was super excited. KA Tucker delivered some amazing, powerful writing in TTB and I thought this is sure right up my alley again.

But oh boy, I sure as hell didn’t expect that this book would rekindle all that vicious feelings I had with SC Stephens’ Thoughtless. I wan
Dec 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
5 bright, shiny stars!! I love love loved it!!!!

One Tiny Lie is Livie’s story. You may remember her as Kacey’s younger sister in Ten Tiny Breaths. If you haven’t read that yet, I highly recommend you do as it was one of my favorite books of 2012 :)

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Livie lost her parents 7 years ago in a tragic drunk driving accident. She was only 11 at the time, but she still clings to her dad’s last words to her.

“That’s my Livie Girl. Make me proud.”

She’s currently living out her dreams at Princeton as
Aug 08, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romantics
“Life has a funny way of creating its own tests. It throws curve balls that make you do and think and feel things that are in direct conflict with what you had planned and don't allow you to operate in terms of black and white.”

This was better than I thought it would be. It started off nicely but as the story progressed I kind of lost interest and couldn't connect with the characters. But then that said connection was restored so in a way I enjoyed this a lot. In no way is it better than the
For my review of "One Tiny Lie" - I'm not going to do much reflection and just cut to the chase, and hopefully without too many spoilers (though honestly, some of the turns of events are not that hard to figure out if you've read enough New Adult to see what elements are glorified).

Some might say that, considering what I rated the previous novel, this was a forgone reaction to a sequel of a novel I did not like, where I should've expected to see things coming along. But I have to refute that wi
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How shall I begin... this book holds up for ASHTON!!!! Let's not waste time, my Ashton, here he comes

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And Ash sync with

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Okie dokie, that's settle why I was hooked with this book!!

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Book 1 was breathtaking.... Kacey with her gorgeous Trent aka Cole *yum yum yum* He still has an effect on me! I was glad to Trent in and are. Kavey and Livvie relationship was so strong and they stay with each other close. I had too much of expectations from this book after Book 1. This book didn't attract m
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 "Longing for Freedom" Stars for both the story and the narration!

It is no secret that I have been a long-time fan of KA Tucker. This is the sixth book of hers I have either read or listened to, and I have loved each and every one of them. Perhaps the reason that I enjoy Ms. Tucker's writing so much is that while all her stories seem to have some level of romance intermixed with mystery/intrigue, they all defy a standard mold or formula. Instead each time you sit down to enjoy one of Ms. Tucke
Bookphenomena (Micky)
DNF @30%

I’ve rated this DNF because I have strong feelings about an aspect that was actually part of the background story but it’s handling was very important to me.

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Review to come ~

**ARC courtesy of Atria Books via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**
Feb 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing

I'm feeling nostalgic so I read this one again...just as awesome the second time around.


Livie Cleary, Kacey’s little sister from Ten Tiny Breaths, is now all grown up in One Tiny Lie.. With a flawless academic career, she is now attending Princeton University--her ultimate goal being medical school. Livie may be level headed, responsible, cautious, calm, and trustworthy, but she’s never actually lived her life. Livie has always been the strong and stable
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May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This gave me definite Thoughtless vibes.

I don't usually seek out cheating books, but I have found that I find them incredibly addicting! I was fighting for these two so hard. I couldn't wait to unveil all the reasons that Ashton kept Livie at a distance. But I absolutely loved their attraction to each other, their obsession for each other.

One thing that I hope is a common theme to this series: Dr. Stayner. Although his plot in this book isn't very plausible, I found it awesome all the same. On
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