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Published by Atria Books, Simon and Schuster on September 24th 2013
Narrator: Elizabeth Louise
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Kacey Cleary’s whole life imploded four years ago in a drunk-driving accident. Now she’s working hard to bury the pieces left behind—all but one. Her little sister, Livie. Kacey can swallow the constant disapproval from her born-again aunt Darla over her self-destructive lifestyle; she can stop herself from going kick-boxer crazy on Uncle Raymond when he loses the girls’ college funds at a blackjack table. She just needs to keep it together until Livie is no longer a minor, and then they can get the hell out of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
But when Uncle Raymond slides into bed next to Livie one night, Kacey decides it’s time to run. Armed with two bus tickets and dreams of living near the coast, Kacey and Livie start their new lives in a Miami apartment complex, complete with a grumpy landlord, a pervert upstairs, and a neighbor with a stage name perfectly matched to her chosen “profession.” But Kacey’s not worried. She can handle all of them. What she can’t handle is Trent Emerson in apartment 1D.
Kacey doesn’t want to feel. She doesn’t. It’s safer that way. For everyone. But sexy 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. Seemingly perfect Trent has an unforgiveable past of his own; one that, when discovered, will shatter Kacey’s newly constructed life and send her back into suffocating darkness.
BOOK & AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: 5 STARS
Last year I read so many books in the wrong order, and In Her Wake (Read my review here) was one of those. For me the story was kinda incomplete, that’s why I gave it only 3 stars, but now I know I was right, and I will definitely change its rating, because that was a perfect addition to Trent/Cole and Kasey’s story.
This book is the proof of how much love can heal a broken soul, a broken heart and bring happiness and hope to a person (or a lot of people) who thought life was never going to be worth it ever again.
This is the story of Kasey and Trent. Kasey was in a tragic accident where she lost almost everything, now she only have left her little sister and the shattered pieces of her soul. 4 years later, she and her sister Livie moved away and started over their lives. They met new friends that gradually became their new family and gave them what they were missing for the past 4 years, happiness. One of those people was Trent, but with him it was another story. He was the cause of all the drama in this book. He knocked down all Kasey’s protective walls of her heart, and that was so hard to accept for her, and when she was finally vulnerable and ready to love, he wasn’t ready anymore. Both their pasts were crashing down in their present, and threatening everything they built together in a short period of time. To know what happens with them, you have to read this amazing book.
K.A. Tucker has an amazing writing style that I learned to love as I read her books. She’s never explicit in her sex scenes and as you all know, I love an erotic book. But her books are not erotic at all. Her books are focused on the emotional side of her characters, their feelings, their friends, and families. Her books are romantic, heart broken, realistic and have amazing plots that always keep me interested until the very end of the book.
I can’t wait to read the rest of the books of this series. But first: Surviving Ice.
Elizabeth Louise did an great job with the narration of this book. As always, she made a flawless performance for all the characters, male and female. Her inflexions for Trent were very accurate for his personality: strong, caring, overprotective and romantic. The female voices were my favorite ones: Livie’s and Mia’s were sweet, and Kasey’s and Strong’s were mature but young at the same time. What I loved the most about Elizabeth’s narration was how she transmitted all Kasey’s emotions, anger, sadness, desperation, anxiety, fear and love, just by changing the tone of voice. Elizabeth did this audiobook a perfect companion for this beautiful story.