Livie has always been the stable one of the two Cleary sisters, handling her parents' tragic death and Kacey's self-destructive phase with strength and maturity. But underneath that exterior is a little girl hanging onto the last words her father ever spoke to her. “Make me proud,” he had said. She promised she would...and she’s done her best over the past seven years with every choice, with every word, with every action.
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 that she’s going to someday marry. 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 gorgeous captain of the men’s rowing team. Definitely him. He’s an arrogant ass who makes Livie’s usually non-existent temper flare and everything she doesn’t want in a guy. Worse, he’s best friends and roommates with Connor, who happens to 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.
One Tiny Lie was a really quick read for me. I was able to read it within one day. It held my attention from the very beginning and didn’t let go.
Livie is off to college. Princeton exactly. She’s always dreamed of attending Princeton, her fathers alma mater, and becoming a doctor. I loved her in Ten Tiny Breaths. She’s the younger sister of Kacey Clearly. She’s 18 and a bit naive. She tends to play things safe. Choosing to stay on her chosen path and not really experience what life has to offer. Once at Princeton she meets Ashton.
Ashton. He’s the captain of the men’s rowing team. He’s gorgeous, sexy, and also a man whore. The night Livie meets him she experiences a lot of firsts. She gets drunk for the first time. She gets her first kiss. She gets…… Let’s just say things get very interesting.
Now back to Ashton. I really liked him. It’s apparent from the beginning that he and Livie have a strong attraction to each other, but Ashton has a set of problems that makes it impossible for him to give Livie what she deserves. *pout*
I liked the tension between these two. They sort of dance around each other throughout this story. I wanted them to become a couple so bad. They both have issues they’re dealing with, but I thought they would be good for each other.
Going into this one I knew what issues Livie had, but it’s not until later on into the story that Ashton’s issues come to light. My heart broke for him.
I liked the secondary characters for the most part. Some of them are from the first book, but others are new to the series.
Connor seemed nice enough, but there was just something about him that didn’t quite fit. It’s like his relationship with Livie just wasn’t developed enough for how the way things play out between the two of them.
Overall, I really enjoyed One Tiny Lie and how things ended up for Livie. After checking Goodreads it appears there will at least be two more books in this series. One will be Ben’s story and the other will be Cain’s. I can’t wait to read them!