One Tiny Lie

One Tiny Lie : A Novel

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"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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 135 x 210 x 25mm | 268g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 147674047X
  • 9781476740478
  • 65,790

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"There is so much delicious escapism in K.A. Tucker's One Tiny Lie you may well fake a stomach virus so you can hide out to luxuriate in its angst-ridden love fantasy, a kind of Twilight goes to Princeton...this impassioned romp is to be soaked in and savored, sure to keep any woman warm on a cold winter's night." * Shelf Awareness (starred review) * "Likable characters, steamy liaisons and surprising plot twists add up to a satisfying romance. Readers will be eager for the next installment." * Kirkus * "Tucker delivers another emotional and unforgettable read. Livie and Ashton's electrically charged connection will have readers frantically turning pages. Add in the witty and sexually suggestive banter and you've got a recipe for one hot and angsty romance. One Tiny Lie tackles heavy topics, but the balance between the romance, coming-of-age storyline and darker issues is extremely well-done. An absolute must read!" * Romantic Times (4.5 out of 5 stars) * "Intense, hot, emotional...K.A. Tucker left no feeling untouched. A gripping read." -- Colleen Hoover * New York Times bestselling author * "Fiercely truthful, this book twisted my heart around and handed it to me. This is one you definitely don't want to miss." -- Courtney Cole * New York Times bestselling author * "Tucker relentlessly ups the erotic ante with every encounter between Kacey and Trent...steamy romance and quirky supporting characters make this an appealing start to the series." * Kirkus * "K.A. Tucker is a mistress of words, stringing you along with just the right amount of gut-wrenching drama." * Three Chicks and Their Books *
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About K.A. Tucker

K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge. She is the bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series and the novels He Will Be My Ruin, Until It Fades, Keep Her Safe, and The Simple Wild. She currently resides in a quaint town outside Toronto with her husband and two beautiful girls.
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Rating details

36,380 ratings
4.26 out of 5 stars
5 48% (17,542)
4 34% (12,548)
3 13% (4,880)
2 3% (1,037)
1 1% (373)

Our customer reviews

This book is definitely my top fav (out of 1,2 & 3). Who doesn't love a drama! I absolutely love the series and cant wait for number 4!!show more
by sacha Peterson
*may contain minor spoilers* I honestly don't know how to write this review without sounding inconsistent and fickle-minded. I am torn between liking this book and detesting it. While I must admit One Tiny Lie was written beautifully, I've been having a hard time being comfortable about its underlying themes. All the while, I felt like it was trying to justify cheating and alcoholism. Live and Connor may not be official, but it was really obvious that they're together, so maybe respect and faithfulness were in order? Is it okay to mess around with your sort-of boyfriend's bestfriend just because you really felt that you two have a connection? I don't think so. And here I thought Livie was smart. I wholeheartedly agree with Livie's dad when he told her that “Boys do suck the brains out of smart girls.” And don't get me started on Ashton. He's a man whore and a jerk, enough said. Being broken doesn't give you an excuse to act like that, dude. If I have to pick a favorite character here, it would be Dr. Stayner. I could feel dread sitting heavy in my stomach because I knew that when the truth comes out, it was going to be ugly. And boy, it did get ugly. I never hated Ashton more than I did at that particular moment, when he basically left Livie in his room with Connor to follow Dana. In my eyes, he was escaping and that was pretty cowardly. Thank goodness Livie FINALLY woke up and decided that she needed to get away from Ashton. And that was the best decision she ever made. But well, despite all that, One Tiny Lie is okay, I guess. I liked Ten Tiny Breaths better, though. In fairness, this book has its own charisma and depth and I can see why a lot of people loved it. Colorful (albeit irritating) characters, witty and funny dialogue (c/o Kacey and Reagan) and good writing. Definitely worth a more
by Julie Rimpula
One Tiny Lie focuses on Livie, Kasey's sister from Ten Tiny Breaths. Except she is grown up and in college, living her dream. Or at least what she thinks is her dream. One Tiny Lie ends up being a journey for Livie to follow her heart and learn who she is and what she wants. I loved her testing the boundaries and Strayner and Kasey teaming up to help her do things she's never done before, making friends along the way and learning about making her own choices and breaking out of the so called perfect mold that she has put herself in. There is so much chemistry in this one. Ashton is hot, mysterious, and at first a man whore with wit, but luckily we see a new side of him emerging through his interactions with Kasey. I loved discovering more about him, and what he keeps hidden, and the soft side to the tough bad boy exterior. One thing I didn't like is how Livie strung Connor along when her heart was telling her she wanted and needed Ashton. Though I understand her reasoning, because Connor is smart, good looking, a good guy--the one she could see her parents picking for her and a guy that the old perfect Livie would even pick for herself. I also didn't like Ashton's ways, but the reasons for some of them come out and I completely begin to understand that too. Her character development really drove this story, and I tore through it, page after page late into the night, not only because of Livie, but also to get glimpses of Trent and Kasey, and Storm from the first book. I also liked the secondary characters that Livie meets at college. Reagan, her roomie is a fire ball, and I liked how they talked and shared things, and really did life together. The ending wrapped things up pretty well, and I can't think of a better ending for Livie. Bottom Line: Great character development and a crush worthy bad boy with a soft more
by Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
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