In this follow-up novel to the top-selling Ten Tiny Breaths, Livie Cleary faces a new set of challenges as she navigates freshman year at Princeton, wild parties, and the gorgeous rowing team captain who is everything she doesn't want in a guy, or so she thinks.
"Make me proud." These were the last words Livie' s father ever spoke to her. In the seven years since her parents' tragic death, Livie has done her best to keep this promise through her every choice, word, and action, while looking after her sister with strength and maturity. But with college right around the corner, unexpected challenges will test her resilience-- and her heart.
Livie walks into Princeton with a solid plan, and she' s dead set on delivering on it: Rock her classes, set herself up for medical school, and meet a good, respectable guy to marry someday. What isn't part of her plan are Jell-O shots; a lovable, party animal roommate she can' t say " no" to; and Ashton, the arrogant-- and extremely attractive-- captain of the men' s rowing team who makes Livie' s usually non-existent temper flare. Worse, he' s best friends and roommates with Connor, who fits Livie' s criteria perfectly. So why does she keep thinking about Ashton?
As Livie finds herself facing mediocre grades, career aspirations she no longer thinks she can handle, and feelings for Ashton that she shouldn't have, she' s forced to let go of her last promise to her father and, with it, the only identity that she knows.
"K.A. Tucker’s newest book One Tiny Lie, captures the difficulties of self-discovery during college; transforming them into a time of excitement, romance—and most impressively, emotional poignancy. As part of the new wave in contemporary romance, Tucker’s book appeals to the reader wanting a story worth digging into, while still satisfying the need for the sexy, breathlessness of young love. We follow the story of Livie, who has promised to live the life her father would have wanted for her. When she meets up with Ashton, her straight-and-narrow path becomes a maze of wild curves. Ultimately though, what Livie must come to grips with, is her sense of self—and how she has the power to change her future. A must read for those standing at their own crossroads."