by K.A. Tucker
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Suspense
Publication Date: July 7, 2015 by Atria Books
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Armed with two years' worth of savings and the need to experience life outside the bubble of her Oregon small town, twenty-five-year old Amber Welles is prepared for anything. Except dying in Dublin. Had it not been for the bravery of a stranger, she might have. But he takes off before she has the chance to offer her gratitude.
Twenty-four-year-old River Delaney is rattled. No one was supposed to get hurt. But then that American tourist showed up. He couldn't let her die, but he also couldn’t risk being identified at the scene—so, he ran. Back to his everyday life of running his family’s pub. Only, everyday life is getting more and more complicated, thanks to his brother, Aengus, and his criminal associations. When the American girl tracks River down, he quickly realizes how much he likes her, how wrong she is for him. And how dangerous it is to have her around. Chasing her off would be the smart move.
Maybe it's because he saved her life, or maybe it's because he's completely different from everything she's left behind, but Amber finds herself chasing after River Delaney. Amber isn’t the kind of girl to chase after anyone.
And River isn't the kind of guy she'd want to catch.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Don’t forget to read my review for BECOMING RAIN!
I keep saying that K. A. Tucker is a fantastic author and it’s because she truly is. I always get so into her stories and leave me wanting for more. Seriously, this book needed another epilogue… It needed to be Epilogue part 2. I wanted more to that ending but it still was a great ending—more than I could have asked for.
You guys know that I always like when I can connect to characters and I’m glad to say that I saw myself in Amber in various occasions. Amber has always been the good girl, she has always followed the rules. Now, she goes travelling in Europe, a place where I dream of going and having a road-trip. Amber made a bucket-list with Alex for when she would go to Europe and I have to say, I’m saving that list for when I travel. She is also very driven and she is a stubborn one, for sure.
When River collides with her and saves her life, she can’t stop thinking about him and goes in search for him, even if she has to chase him. I honestly had no idea how River would be projected. I wasn’t sure how to feel about him in the beginning. I liked him fine but I wasn’t completely drawn to him like I was with Luke from Becoming Rain. As the story progresses, I was drawn to him and Amber. I was definitely not expecting him to be the full-on gentleman he is and how caring he is for Amber, especially since he just met her. Their attraction and chemistry was there, for sure.
The supporting characters, I have nothing to argue against them. Rowen is River’s brother and is the flirt who’s funny and is caring and had me grinning quite a lot. I definitely loved Ivy a lot! She is bad-ass and she deserves her own story because I want more of her. If a story happens there, it will be highly entertaining because she doesn’t take shit from anyone. River’s parents were a lovely addition to the story, even though we don’t read much about them but what we do read, they are fantastic and loving parents. Then there is the Sherriff. He does make appearances in this book, which I’m sure many of you would love. He is still very stubborn but he loves his daughter very much and it shows.
Gabe finally turns and meets my eyes. “You’ll never be good enough for my daughter.”
I smile. “But I’ll never stop trying to be.”
As I mentioned earlier, K. A. Tucker always has me submerged into her stories but I didn’t realize just how much until River is telling a story one night and I literally forgot where I was. I plunged in head-first into River’s story-telling and I was hooked, wanting more and more, which I certainly got—I even want a novella based on this story because it is simply amazing.
The story had it’s intense moments but I will be honest and say, I was expecting more of it—more action, more suspense—since the first two books delivered these two so well and had me on the edge. Still, this story was a marvelous addition to the Burying Water series and will not leave readers disappointed.
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