Thursday, January 16, 2014

One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker Feature Tour: Character Interview with Ashton, Giveaway, Review

Welcome to the feature tour for the paperback release of One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker.  The tour is hosted by Inkslinger PR.  You can see the entire tour schedule below.  My stop today features a character interview with Ashton, my review, and the tour-wide giveaway, which you can enter below.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

One Tiny Lie
by K.A. Tucker
Published:  June 11, 2013
Paperback Release Date:  January 14, 2014
Publisher:  Atria
ONE TINY LIE Synopsis:
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.

Character Interview with Ashton Henly from 
One Tiny Lie
by K.A. Tucker

Hi Ashton, thanks so much for coming by today (I swoon as I attempt to close my open jaw while trying to casually wipe away the drool off my chin).
*grins slyly* thanks for having me.

Well, why don’t we start this off with a bang (pun intended).  Jell-O shots – what can you share wit us about them and/or your memories about them?  (I’m discretely fanning my face as I await his reply).
I actually can’t stand Jell-O shots. I’m more of a beer guy. But when you see a hot freshman pressed up against the wall, hiding like she’s afraid to be at her first college party, well… I just couldn’t help myself. And I remember that part of the night really well. I just didn’t expect it to go as far as it did. I guess you could say that Jell-O shot changed my life.

 I recall a certain note you sent to Livie in English Class………care to share? 
What! *shrugs* I was trying to get a reaction out of her and… I got a reaction out of her. 

Okay, seriously, how would you describe yourself? 
Well, by the looks I get, I know I have my pick of most women. They like to think they’re all deep and emotional but given I’m not big on conversation and I don’t tell them anything about myself, you and I both know what they’re really after. I think I’m a good friend, too. Or I can be. I’ve covered for the guys in crew more times than any of them would care to admit, taking the heat from Coach. But I have a hard time letting people near me and I know I end up looking like a complete dick.

How do you think your friends would describe you? 
Depends. If you’re talking about my crew, they’d tell you I’m a good captain, and a god around campus (I know because I’ve heard it a million times). If you’re talking to Connor, he’d probably tell you that I’m both the best and the worst friend any guy could have. If you’re talking to my female friends, well… I have no idea. I don’t have any of those.

When and where were you the happiest? 
The night I met Livie was both the best and the worst night of my life. Best because I knew instantly that I wanted her; worst because I knew that I couldn’t have her.

Which living person do you most admire? 
Robert Downey Jr. That guy was a complete train wreck and now look at him. Proof that you can turn your life around. Plus, I love his movies.

Can you tell us a little about Livie? 
You mean Irish? *winks* I’ve never met anyone like her. She’s so… mixed. Sweet and yet spicy.  Innocent but wise beyond her years. Level-headed but emotional. She’s the best friend anyone could ask for and my worst nightmare because I had to sit back and watch Connor make his move.

What is your most treasured possession? 
A necklace that my mother used to wear. It’s a simple chain with a little silver bird charm that she gave me on one of her “better” days. 
If you had a day to do anything you wanted, what would you do? 
I’d take Livie out for a plane ride (assuming I’ve learned how to fly a plane by then, of course).

Thanks so much for being here today Ashton.  It was great staring at, I mean talking with you.  
*salutes and saunters off* 

Thank you!  :D

My Review:  One Tiny Lie is the second book in the Ten Tiny Breaths Series by K.A. Tucker, where we originally met a younger version of the main character, Livie Cleary.  Livie is now 18 years old and starting freshman year at Princeton.  Her goal is to become a pediatric oncologist, something she has worked toward relentlessly since she was a young girl, even more so since the death of her parents when she was 11 years old.  It's her first week there and her sister Kacey and her new roommate Reagan, along with the blessings of the infamous Dr. Strayner, have taken Livie out for a wild night so that she can experience what being a freshman college student is really about.  That may sound strange to some, but since her parents died, Livie has pretty much been and acted like a small adult, never really letting go and having fun.  She gets pretty wasted and has the time of her life, embarrassing herself, but also meeting the hottest and most infuriating guy she ever laid eyes on, Ashton Henley, who affectionately dubbed her with the name Irish.  Thus begins a whirlwind of a ride for Livie.  She finds herself insanely attracted to Ashton, yet he's not available, and he's also a man-whore.  Shen then begins dating his best friend and roommate Conner, which makes things even odder.  As the story progresses, with the additional help of the behind the scenes influence of Dr. Strayner, Livie questions everything in her life - her goals, her dreams for the future, and must decide whether or not to take a chance on love and on someone that may be more broken than she can imagine. 

I loved Livie's character.  She was funny and I loved her inner rants as much as her actual dialogue.  Ashton was such a hottie and I totally fell for him.  He has so many issues, but Livie sees through his facade, just as he sees through hers.  As far as the other characters.  It was great to see Kacey again, and I enjoyed getting to know Raegan and some of the other guys in the story.  Dr. Strayner is a hoot also.  The chemistry between Ashton and Livie is sizzling hot and the romance aspect of the story was wonderful.

I love K.A. Tucker's writing and her ability to enable you to really connect with the characters she creates and truly experience the story with them.  I didn't want to put the  book down and truly enjoyed it from beginning to end.  One Tiny Lie is a wonderful companion novel in the Ten Tiny Breaths Series and I thoroughly enjoyed it and most definitely would recommend it to all contemporary romance fans.
4.5 hearts
Author Bio:
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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Feature Tour Schedule:

January 12
TSK, TSK, What to read? - Character Interview - Livie

January 13

January 14
Defiantly Deviant - Author Interview

January 15
Madison Says - Excerpt

January 16
Always YA at Heart - Character Interview – Ashton
Tiffany Talks Books - Author Interview

January 17
Chapter Break - Author Interview
I Read Indie - Excerpt

January 18
Book Boyfriend Reviews - Dream Cast

January 19


  1. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to read this series and be ready when the next book comes out:)

    1. I just love the series. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks so much for stopping by.

  2. Oh I don't know how to go back and edit but I would just want to look like myself. (blonde and petite)

  3. Ashton sounds like the type of cocky bad boy I love to read about, I mist meet him!

  4. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    I love characters in New Adult who are real and flawed, and I want a realistic romance with obstacles :)

    LOVE K.A. Tucker!! :)

    Thank you:)

    1. It's such a great book. I hope you enjoy it. I just loved it.

  5. I would probably still be like me. Boring. WItty at times. I would have better fashion sense though!

  6. I'm so glad you read and enjoyed OTL, Ellen. It's a terrific book!

  7. I'm finally listening to the Ten Tiny Breaths audiobook right now :)

  8. In my perfect NA book I love the story to be something fresh and not read before, these days that's hard to find.

  9. I have this and cannot wait to read it. Ten Tiny Breaths made my top ten in 2013.

  10. I would probably still resemble my real self physically (dark hair, brown eyes), but have a more fashionable wardrobe and be more artistic!

  11. I loved your interview with Ashton. I felt like I really got a glimpse in to his character, in spite of the fact that I haven't read One Tiny Lie yet. Great Review! You have me eager to read Livie and Ashton's story.

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    1. Thanks so much. It was a lot of fun. I hope you enjoy the book when you get a chance to check it out.


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