Review: Five Ways to Fall (Ten Tiny Breaths #4) by K.A. Tucker

Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she’s made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it’s time for a change. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well…aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. Thank God she can get on a plane and leave that mistake behind her.

Football scholarship and frat parties with hot chicks? Part of charmer Ben Morris’s plan. Blown knee that kills any hope of a professional football career? So not part of the plan. Luckily Ben has brains to go with his knockout looks and magnetism. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny’s Palace, he’s ready to lead a more mature life—until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun. The one he hasn’t stopped thinking about.

If Ben truly were a smart guy, he’d stay clear of Reese. She’s the boss’s stepdaughter and it’s been made very clear that office romances are grounds for dismissal. Plus, rumor has it she’s trouble. The only problem is, he likes trouble, especially when it’s so good-looking…

I never really paid much attention to Ben in this series, which doesn't mean I didn't like him. He was just there and all I remembered about him was that he liked to tease people. So his character definitely took me by surprise in this one. This entire book took me by surprise actually.

While the previous ones definitely had that dark undertone, Five Ways To Fall seems almost a light read in comparison. Seriously the amount of humor in this book is astounding and I loved it. There are still of course some darker issues, but I don't want to giveaway much about the plot. It's so much more fun going in blind.

I might not have noticed Ben a lot before, but I'm certainly doing it now. That man really has it all. He's hot, smart, sexy, funny and he has a very big heart. Besides all the fun he brings to this story, he's also not afraid to get serious, though he always tries to make things better for the people around him. Ben is really easy going, though I wouldn't want to be on his bad side either.

Reese is Trouble, with a capital T. She's the kind of girl moms warn their sons about. It's not that she goes out to find trouble, she's just very set in her ways, does and says what she wants, without too much thinking about the consequences. Which all got her in this situation, but she's also not afraid to admit she made a mistake and needs to start over. Her story isn't easy and slowly we get to see the big picture. It was so easy to connect with her and the situations she gets herself into are often hilarious for an outsider, not always so much for her.

Ben and Reese together though is dynamite. They are constantly flirting, bantering, teasing and cursing at each other. It was a delight to read about these two. The attraction is obvious, but the way these two come together isn't the most conventional way and I loved it.

Ever since I read that first page of Ten Tiny Breaths I've been crazy about this series. I do think it's sad that it's coming to an end, but I also can not wait to see what K.A. Tucker will come up with next. That lady has some crazy talent, writes these beautiful stories and characters that you will fall in love with. If you haven't read them yet, I fully recommend you start now.


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The Author
Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons.

She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit.

Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

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