Burying Water

Burying Water

by K.A. Tucker


Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?

Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.

The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.

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When it comes to the New Adult books the first thing I really appreciate is the originality, the freshness, the aspects I didn’t see (well, read about) before. This is one of the things I liked about this story, that it is different than all the other stories in this genre that tend to blend with each other.

bw-kiss-rain“Burying Water” is a love story, but there is a tragic side of it; it is heartbreaking at times, but it also has some very sweet or funny moments that can melt your heart.

I liked both characters, and even though there is a bit of an insta-love vibe going on, for some reason it didn’t take away my pleasure of reading this book. I was intrigued by the present side of the story and I couldn’t get enough of the past, and every time the POV switched between the main characters I was left hanging, wanting more of the previous. It felt right to be written in this way, it added a bit of suspense and it kept me glued to the pages – and yes, I knew where they ended (where things were headed), but I wanted to know ‘how’ and most of all I wanted to know what was still to come..

Water is a strong character, in the past she’s made some big mistakes (some older than this story even), got herself trapped into very difficult situations that are hard to witness and the present is also very hard to swallow. But she was also very lucky, for finding great people in her life, people that would do anything and everything for her, even though they didn’t know her well enough. The chance to have a second life comes as a gift, but time feels like a bomb when you wait for her to remember.

Jesse is one of the most caring characters out there. But he is also impulsive, a bit reckless, still very passionate about the things that interest him. He doesn’t know what he is getting himself into and I loved following his story because there was so much mystery hidden in it.

We practically get two love stories in one book, and they are both a bit rushed, but as I said, it was still OK by me. I felt that Water should have been more traumatised after all that she’s been through – even if she didn’t remember, her mind should have put so many walls around her, keeping her away from any threatening-of-sorts people (aka show

), but that’s just me.

All in one, I really enjoyed “Burying Water”. I think that many people will enjoy this story, the format, the writing style. I know that I will read other books from this author (not to mention this whole series) because there is something about her stories that keep me coming back for more.

Happy midnight reading!


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4 responses to “Burying Water”

  1. Dragana says:

    I find that pov switches with intense endings make me read faster too.

    We almost always know how romance novel is going to end. As you said, we just want to find out more how it happened.
    This sound like a nice book. I still have to give K.A. Tucker a try…

    • Ari says:

      I liked the cover and even though my luck with NA is sometimes a bit at a loss I gave it a try, after all some of the book friends liked it too. I’ll have soon reviews up for #2 and #3 (the last one being my favourite so far in the series).

      • Dragana says:

        Cover is really pretty I agree. And I know what are you talking about… NA is pretty hit or miss for me too. It’s funny that usually there is no middle ground, they either work for me or not. I’m looking forward to more reviews. Who, knows you might tempt me to give it a try. 😉

        • Ari says:

          I know the feeling. There were times when other people loved some NA books to pieces and I couldn’t enjoy anything about them. I kept wondering what in the world did they see in them that I couldn’t. For me they are pretty much a hit or a miss too. This time I got lucky, but on other occasions I hated spending my time on something I didn’t like (as little as I could manage before giving up on them altogether)

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