Book 2, The Burying Water Series - A Novel
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The second novel in nationally bestselling author K.A. Tucker’s breathtaking romantic suspense series, about an undercover detective who is dangerously drawn to her target.
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, DC, 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.
I never thought this book would overpass my love for Jesse and Water and I was wrong, this might be my best read yet!
Detective story where lines are crossed between the agent and the target.
Clara and Luke's POV.
I feel a sense of déjà vu. I'm reminded of the movie "Fast and Furious" when Brian was undercover hoping to discover who was stealing cars. The only difference is the undercover agent is female. I'm also reminded of the movie,"Stake Out". When that agent fell for the target. Finally, This reminds me of the James Patterson series involving a woman agent.
This is the first book I've read by KA Tucker. I thought the storyline was great. The story moved along at a great pace. There were a lot of characters to keep track of but when the story entails car thieves it's no surprise to have many involved.
It's a refreshing change from what I typically read. Clara is an undercover agent working to gain information on Luke. Luke has been challenging for Clara to gain his attention. All her tactics at gaining his attention leave you laughing.
Clara is pretending to be a wealthy socialite for the sake of attracting the attention of Luke who tends to like sexy high maintenance women.
Rain is granted access to the opulent homes of the wealthy men Rust does business with. All the while Luke is under the impression that Rain is familiar and comfortable in this lifestyle when in reality this is all new to her. Rain is seeing a grand scale of lifestyle so unfamiliar to what she is used to.
Luke was raised by Rust and Rust treats him as a son. Rust spoils Luke with fast cars, money, and a million dollar home. Luke wants to earn the same living as Rust. Rust becomes someone Luke trusts and admires. Luke is blinded by the opulent lifestyle. Greed is clouding his judgment. It takes a Rain to set him straight.
Luke has this draw to Rain that she finds herself crossing the line with him. Rain struggles to sort out if what the FBI believes about Luke is true or if what she learns is the truth.
It's definitely a story to get lost in. It's movie worthy material. I love the dynamic situation between them. Love has no boundaries or barriers. We have a cop falling for a criminal. The cop trying to save the bad guy. The cop crossing lines between right and wrong. The cop incriminating herself for the better good of a good guy led down and influenced by people who he trusted.
The story seems so plausible. It's easy to get lost in the characters lives. Luke is easy to like and even with Clara working undercover she still has an easy going appeal to her. Underneath the cop exterior she is still a woman affected by an attractive man. The heart wants what the heart wants.
KA does it again!
I love this series. Luke was flawed but sweet and it was interesting reading from both their POVs. I was happy to see Jesse and Alex again too.
I can't wait for the next book!