Quotes from Ten Tiny Breaths

K.A. Tucker ·  262 pages

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“Just breathe. Ten tiny breaths … Seize them. Feel them. Love them.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“I don't hate you. I could never hate you. Give me your heart, Kacey. I'll take everything that comes with it.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“I want to make you smile. For real. Always. We're going to go for dinners, and see movies, and walk on the beach. We'll go hang-gliding, or bungee jumping, or whatever you want to do. Whatever makes you smile and laugh more. Let me make you smile.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“What’s wrong is that every morning and every night, I lie in bed wondering why you’re not beside me.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“I'll make you whole again, Kacey. I promise you, I will.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths



“You don't want me, Ben. I'm seven layers of fucked up with a side of bullshit.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“Out past isn't who we are. I'm me and you're you and that's who we need to be.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“Trent has kept his promise. He makes me smile every day.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“Hope. Hope that something beautiful may come from this tragic story.
Fear. Fear that it won’t.
Forgiveness … forgiveness.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“Forever’s a long time.” Trent’s arms squeeze around me. “Forever’s not long enough when it’s with you.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths



“Do You think it matters if they're tiny or deep? he asked. Well, if they're not tiny breaths and they're not deep breaths, then they're just ... breaths. Then you're just breathing for the sake of ... breathing.
... Seize them. Feel them. Love them ...”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“I barrel into his arms, my mouth connecting with his. Seizing him. Feeling him. Loving him.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“I should stalk over there and pee around his table to stake my claim. Wait...what? Jeez, Kacey.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“No human can bury their past indefinitely. It’s only a matter of time before you crack.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“What if he's a psychopath who tries to stuff kittens in ATMs?”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths



“I could lay here and stare at him forever. I don’t want to let go. Ever.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“And you must be Princess Mia? I've heard about you."

Her lips pucker and she leans out just a bit further from Storm's cover. "You have?!

He nods. "Well, I heard about a Princess Mia who likes ice cream. That must be you, right?"

She nods slowly and whispers, "Did you hear that, Mommy? People know I'm a princess!”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“I can feel his very existence as if it's wrapping its hand around my soul, cradling it, trying to protect it from harm and I'm terrified. Terrified because I don't ever want the feeling to end.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“What the hell do I have to do to get your attention? Do I need to get up there?” I throw an arm toward the stage. His eyes swell for just a second, in shock. He reaches forward to hold my hands, but he catches himself in time and instead folds them across his chest. “Believe me, you have my full attention.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“I think I’m going to fall in love with this man.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths



“And if that’s all he’s looking for then we’ll set fire to his balls.”
“What?” Storm’s face twists in a mixture of shock and amusement.
I shrug. “What can I say, Storm? I’m into some weird shit.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“There’s something different about him, and I don’t have to think hard to see it. Something about the way he takes over a room, the way he looks at me, like he has already identified and can disarm every one of my defense mechanisms with no effort, like he sees through them to the disaster lying beneath. And he wants it.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“Did I think he was “the one?” Iʼll never know. At sixteen, everyone is “the one.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“Trent’s chest rises with a quick inhale as his hands lift to grab mine and pull them out, placing them with a pat on the outside of his shirt. “Okay, you win. But don’t do that while I’m driving or we’ll end up in a ditch.” He looks over his shoulder again, adding in a soft, solemn tone, “I’m serious, Kacey. I can’t handle it.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“I crave his presence, his body, his voice, his laugh, his everything.
I need him.
I need Trent.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths



“For two years, I haven’t given anyone the time of day. Now, here I am, day one into our new life, and I’m ready to straddle this guy on the washer.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“He leans in closer and closer until his breath caresses my mouth. I’m paralyzed. I swear he’s going to kiss me. I swear I’m going to let him.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“And there's nowhere I'd rather be than with you.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


“I feel happiness.
Happiness that Trent is here.
Longing. Longing to feel him against my skin again, his arms protecting me, his mouth on mine.
Love. Whatever happened between us, it was real. I know it was real. And I love him for letting me experience that.
Hope. Hope that something beautiful may come from this tragic story.
Fear. Fear that it won’t.
Forgiveness . . . forgiveness.”
― K.A. Tucker, quote from Ten Tiny Breaths


About the author

K.A. Tucker
Born place: in Canada
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