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Series: Burying Water
Published by Atria on 10/7/2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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Also in this series: Becoming Rain (Burying Water, #2), Chasing River
Also by this author: Becoming Rain (Burying Water, #2), Chasing River
The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory—and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away.
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.
I loved this book. This is my first K.A. Tucker book. Her Ten Tiny Breath books are on my TBR, and after reading Burying Water they are being moved to the top.
This book had me hooked from the first chapter. After witnessing the turmoil of that whole scene I had to know what happened before. I really enjoyed the dual perspectives. We get the past and present, and as we read the story we get the complete picture of what happened. The things this girl went through are horrific. I couldn’t imagine being in her position. There are some scenes that were hard to read because they were just heartbreaking.
I loved all of the characters in Burying Water. Each person has a place in Water’s life. They help her try to remember who she is, and figure out what happened to her. The Welles are more than kind to her, and offer her so much help to get her life started again. And I absolutely loved Ginny. She seems like a hard character, but she just wants to protect herself and those she cares about. Her interactions with Water are some of my favorite ones. She’s an old woman set in her ways. I liked seeing Water adapt to her new life, and finding her own way. She is very self conscious about her new appearance, but allows a certain someone to make her feel a little more comfortable about it.
I couldn’t put this book down, and stayed up crazy late to read it.