I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Burying Water
Published by Atria Books on March 3rd 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Suspense
Buy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Also in this series: Burying Water, Chasing River
Also by this author: Burying Water, Chasing River
Luke Boone doesn't know exactly what his uncle Rust is involved in but he wants in on it-the cars, the money, the women. And it looks like he's finally getting his wish. When Rust hands him the managerial keys to the garage, they come with a second set—one that opens up the door to tons of cash and opportunity. Though it's not exactly legal, Luke's never been one to worry about that sort of thing. Especially when it puts him behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 and onto the radar of gorgeous socialite named Rain.Clara Bertelli is at the top of her game—at only twenty-six years old, she's one of the most successful undercover officers in the Washington D.C. major crime unit, and she's just been handed a case that could catapult her career and expose one of the west coast's most notorious car theft rings. But, in order to do it, she'll need to go deep undercover as Rain Martines. Her target? The twenty-four-year old nephew of a key player who appears ready to follow in his uncle's footsteps.As Clara drifts deeper into the luxurious lifestyle of Rain, and further into the arms of her very attractive and charming target, the lines between right and wrong start to blur, making her wonder if she'll be able to leave it all behind. Or if she'll even want to.
Oh Luke, I remember how much I disliked you in Burying Water, but you redeemed yourself in this book.
I absolutely love this series, and getting a peek into the lives of this group of people. Luke was definitely a pain in the ass in the previous book, but I find that I like him much more after reading this book. He finally gets his wish and his uncle pulls him into his business. Though it’s along the lines of what he thought, he’s not sure how to deal with this new responsibility. He also isn’t sure why he’s suddenly having feelings for a woman. He never lets himself get complicated with the ladies, but this one is different. I liked seeing the lighter, less cocky side of Luke. He’s actually pretty funny when he’s not being an arrogant jackass.
Claire is handed the opportunity that can boost her career and she goes on this assignment thinking she won’t get pulled under by the oh so charming Luke. She’s determined to close down this car theft ring and earn her way into the FBI. I love how naive she is at the beginning, and then how she falters with her assignment and her feelings. She knows what she has to do, and at the same time doesn’t want to bring this sweet, kind man down. She doesn’t think he’s capable of some of the horrible things that have been committed during these thefts.
The premise of the book was exciting. You didn’t know who to trust, and when things were revealed you were led in different directions. There’s one character in particular that I would love to get more information on. I also loved the romance angle on this, even though my heart broke at times for both characters.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: