Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident that killed her parents. When Uncle Raymond slides into bed next to her sister one night, Kacey decides it’s time to run. Armed with two bus tickets, Kacey and Livie attempt to start their lives over in Miami.
In Miami their new neighbor, sexy flirtatious Trent, finds a way into her numb heart reigniting her ability to love again. She starts to believe that maybe she can leave the past where it belongs and start over. Maybe she’s not beyond repair. But Kacey isn’t the only one who’s broken.
This is the kind of novel that makes me love the New Adult genre. It’s touching, rough, sexy, deep, and the exact opposite of boring.
Kacey the [self appointed ‘ice queen’] narrator transforms into a normal girl during the course of the novel and we get to meet some great side characters, including ‘Storm’ – the stripper neighbor with a heart of gold – and the least conventional therapist I’ve ever read about (he was fun!).
I spied Trent’s back-story from a mile away but I still enjoyed the scenes between him and Kasey. The bigger disappointment for me was the ‘insta-love/attraction’ between them. It annoyed me early on, but since Tucker writes a mean steamy scene I can forgive her! Trent was pretty damn attractive.
I’m looking forward to checking out ‘One Tiny Lie’ this summer, featuring Livie’s HEA.