Title: In Her Wake
Series: Ten Tiny Breaths #0.5
Author: K.A. Tucker
Narrator: Sebastian York
Length: 152 Pages, 3 hours and 53 minutes
Target Audience: New Adult
Release date: September 30th 2014
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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Cole Reynolds had it all. And then one night he makes a bad choice… and loses everything.
When a drunken night out at a Michigan State college party results in the death of six people, Cole must come to terms with his part in the tragedy. Normally, he’d be able to lean on his best friends. The best friends that have been in his life since he could barely walk. Only, they’re gone. Worse, there’s the shattered body of a sixteen-year-old girl lying somewhere in a hospital bed, her entire life ripped from her because of a case of beer and a set of keys.
Everyone assures him that they know it wasn’t intentional and yet he can’t ignore the weight of their gazes, the whispers behind his back. The all-consuming guilt he feels every time he thinks of that girl who won’t so much as allow him near her hospital room to apologize. As the months go by and the shame and loneliness festers, Cole begins to lose his grip of what once was important-college, his girlfriend, his future. His life. It’s not until Cole hits rock-bottom that he can begin to see another way out of his personal hell: forgiveness.
And there’s only one person who can give that to him…
“I want her to meet me. Trent Emerson. The guy who wants to feel the warmth that I know exists within her. The guy who’s tied to her forever, whether she likes it or not. The one who needs to somehow make things right with her because I made everything so wrong.”
I absolutely adore the Ten Tiny Breaths series and K.A. Tucker. What can I say without gushing? These books are simply perfection.
Her writing is smooth and easy and perfectly fits the tone of the stories. Her characters are all beautifully flawed individuals struggling to find themselves and make connections….something that we can all so easily relate to. While there is certainly a healthy amount of angst it is not over the top…it adds to the story without distracting from it as I find to be the case in other New Adult reads.
This small peek into Cole/Trent’s mind was a fantastic addition to the series. It was absolutely heartbreaking to see the back story from his perspective and all of his experiences that led up to our meeting him in ten Tiny Breaths.
If you haven’t started this series yet…what are you waiting for?
Narration Notes: Sebastian York is perfection. That is all.
Cover Notes: Uhhmm…what is that? I hate this cover but it just goes to prove that you should most definitely NOT judge a book by the cover!!
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