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Burying Water: A Novel (The Burying Water Series) Paperback – 9 Oct 2014
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"Another addictive triumph for the impressively prosaic Tucker." (Globe and Mail)
“Tucker deftly steers the damsel-in-(serious, nearly fatal, possibly mob-related)-distress-rescued-by-a-knight-in-shining armor storyline, making these star-crossed lovers compelling. A sexy romantic, gangster-tinged page-turner.” (Kirkus Reviews)
"Unique, engrossing, and heartbreaking. Burying Water is a mesmerizing read that will keep you captivated until the very last page." (Rachel Van Dyken #1 New York Times bestselling author)
"Dark, ominous, and sexy...compelling from beginning to end." (Laura Kaye New York Times bestselling author)
"Emotionally haunting. Richly evocative. Dangerously sexy. A stirring story of resilience, courage and the healing power of love." (Vilma's Book Blog)
"Lush, atmospheric, and addictive, with a romance that sizzles. Guard your heart." (Amber Hart author of Before You on Five Ways to Fall)
"You'll only need one reason to fall in love with K.A.Tucker." (Jennifer L. Armentrout #1 New York Times bestselling author on Five Ways to Fall)
"This is a fun, flirty, super sexy love story that offers all of the best of opposites attracting. K.A. Tucker's writing is engaging, witty, and endearing just like her characters." (Jay Crownover New York Times bestselling author on Five Ways to Fall)
About the Author
Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen A. Tucker 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 furthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit.See all Product description
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A little difficult to start with but as soon as you settle into the time line changes its worth persevering with.
Reading as each character unfolds has you hooked and it's impossible to not fall in love with every character in the book, not just the lead roles.
Not for the light hearted, I sobbed! X
What I was expecting and what I got were completely different, I was expecting a sexy book with a dark brooding man. What I got was one of the best books I have ever read. Instead of a New Adult book filled with sex, we get a compelling story about a guy who falls in love with the wrong girl and ultimately saves her.
The book is divided between Jesse and Alex/Water. Jesse telling his story from the past and Alex/Water telling her story in the present.
Jesse, finds Alex left for dead and saves her life. As the story continues we see that he is a mechanic who is pretty amazing at his job. One night in the pouring rain he pulls over to help a girl with a flat tyre, with the poor lighting they never see each others faces. But they share a kiss and Jesse can’t get her out of his head.
Later on Jesse out with his flatmate/workmate and meets Viktor, a rich and powerful Russian man who is willing to give him his dream car as long as Jesse fixes a car for him. It’s here that he meets Victor’s wife, Alexandria. She is much younger and rather obviously terrified of Viktor, Viktor doesn’t hide the fact he is abusive towards her either by slapping her in front of everyone.
Alexandria turns out to be the girl from the side of the road.
Jesse and Alex play a dangerous game and fall in love. It’s not a sleezy affair but a beautiful story of two people falling in love, it’s out of their control. Jesse wants Alex to be safe and know true love, not the love of a man who cheats and raises his hand. But can Jesse convince Alex to leave her husband for good?
Alex, survives being raped and beaten, she was beaten so badly she is scarred for life. But when Alex wakes up in hospital she has absolutely no idea who she is or what happened to her. With no one looking for her she is completely alone in the world. Her doctor Dr Alwood, seems to take a real liking towards Alex and when she is ready to leave the hospital she finds her a place to stay with her neighbour. Which was no easy task, Ginny has lived alone on her farm for 10 years and doesn’t allow a single sole on or near her property.
Alex soon catches sight of Jesse next door and finds herself attracted to him. But no one has a nice thing to say about the Sheriff and Doctors son.
As time goes on Alex gives herself the name Water and decides to try and embrace her new life in the hope her memory will one day return. Water and Jesse cannot seem to stay away from one another. He accepts her, even with all her scarring and she can’t understand why. She is starting to fall in love with him all over again, without ever knowing she loved him before, but will her memory stay hidden forever?
I adored Ginny, let’s start with her! She was an old lady extremely set in her ways for reasons no one knew. Something happened to her in her life for her to become terrified of men and become a recluse. Having Water around is amazing for her and has her changing her life in so many ways, it’s such a truly touching friendship. Their relationship was just as compelling as Jesse and Water’s.
As for Jesse he was a misunderstood kid who just stole my heart! He was so kind and gentle and his love for Alex/Water was unwavering.
This book was beautiful, absolutely stunning. I was hooked from page one and fell in love on page eighteen. The emotion pours from the pages into your heart.
It was so well written and has you wanting to jump within the pages to steal Jesse for yourself.
WOW. Just..... WOW.... an absolute MUST READ!
review K.A Tucker has fast become a favourite author of mine. Her Ten Tiny Breath series is absolutely fantastic and so when I heard she was writing a new series, I was over the moon and Burying Water was a great way to start the new series!
All Jane Doe knows is what she’s been told. She was beaten and left for dead in the middle of nowhere and she survived – but now she has no memories. She doesn’t remember anything from before and she doesn’t remember who did this to her. After spending three months in hospital, it’s time to leave to start a new life and with a new name – Water - after a tattoo on her body becomes the only thing she can remember. Now living with Ginny Fitzgerald, the old lady who makes quilts, Water starts to slowly rebuild her life and her attempts at remembering her past are slow coming. But the more time she spends with Jesse - the next door neighbour’s son, the more she feels at home with him. But who is Jesse really?
Jesse knows how much pain it will cause Water if she ever gets her memories back because Jesse's a big part of Water's past and he'll do anything from keeping her getting hurt again - even if that means staying away. But how can he stay away from the one girl he's ever loved?
I had a rocky start with Burying Water; I honestly thought I was going to have to give up. I was 40% through the story and not much had happened but I'm glad I stuck with it because the best was yet to come. Once I hit that 40% mark, the story moved along quickly and K.A Tucker really turned the story around and pulled off a great read!
The story is told from alternative narratives. We have Jesse telling the story from the past and Water telling the story from the present day. With Jesse's point of view we see the back story of Jesse and Water and we discover how their stories are tied to one another. It's not hard from the moment you read the first few chapters that you unravel the plot of the story. And while it did take that element of surprise from the story, it didn't take away the enjoyment of reading the story and the true meaning behind it - that true love will always come out on top.
Water's story is dark and quite disturbing. Her situation isn't one I'd wish on anyone but I felt as though Water handled it the best she could. I think deep down, it was the fresh start she needed and wanted. Jesse is like Water's light. With him she feels whole and loved. He treats her right and really cares for her, but with Water not remembering that Jesse is tied into her past, it's was a really intense time because even though she doesn't remember - she feels things for him she can't explain. I was a ball of nerves waiting for her to discover her past. It was explosive when she did but it was done in a great way. I really enjoyed Jesse and Water as characters. They had a lot to offer the story and their points of view worked well together. I really loved Ginny and Jesse's family too. They had a huge presence in the story making them fantastic secondary characters - ones that you became to really care about.
In all, Burying Water did have a slow start but stick with it and you'll discover that K.A Tucker can deliver another great start to a new series and I'm really interested to read more in Luke's story Becoming Rain.
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Genre: Contemporary romance.