Book 3, The Burying Water Series - A Novel
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In the third novel in nationally bestselling author K.A. Tucker’s romantic suspense series, a young woman travels to Dublin and finds herself at the scene of a crime—and falling for the guy who saves her.
Armed with two years’ worth of savings and the need to experience life outside the bubble of her Oregon small town, twenty-five-year old Amber Welles is prepared for anything. Except dying in Dublin. Had it not been for the bravery of a stranger, she might have. But he takes off before she has the chance to offer her gratitude.
Twenty-four-year-old River Delaney is rattled. No one was supposed to get hurt. But then that American tourist showed up. He couldn’t let her die, but he also can’t be identified at the scene—so, he fled. Back to his everyday life of running his family’s pub. Only, everyday life is getting more and more complicated, thanks to his brother, Aengus, and his criminal associations. When the American girl tracks River down, he quickly realizes how much he likes her, how wrong she is for him. And how dangerous it is to have her around. Pushing her away would be the smart move.
Maybe it’s because he saved her life, or maybe it’s because he’s completely different from everything she’s left behind, but Amber finds herself chasing after River Delaney. Amber isn’t the kind of girl to chase after anyone.
And River isn’t the kind of guy she’d want to catch.
Exhilarating and entertaining with an Irish twang.
Stories told in Amber and River's POV. Amber was caught up in the cross hairs of a bombing. Amber is an American visiting Dublin, Ireland.
The touristy part of Ireland is mesmerizing. The political part not so much. I love the Irish vibe the story gives. The language, culture, history, people, food, and lineage.
It's a contemporary romance between Amber and River. Amber is vacationing in Ireland. River is a bartender at his families bar. It's an instant attraction. They find excuses to spend time together. It's a budding friendship that is limited on time. Amber has only seven days left to spend in Ireland.
The character development of both Amber and River was quite elaborate and informative. Amber amends a friendship that was acquired in high school while in Ireland. River betrays a family member that leaves him no other choice.
The manner in which they met is quite unique. In fact, it's one that will be memorable and definitely help remind me which story I read. The title itself is enough to remind me what this story is about.
It's an innovative story with a unique twist of fate for a romance. The characters are interesting and very relatable.
The hardest part about the story is when I feel bad as a tourist wanting to see Ireland for its beauty but maintain ignorance for its history. I do not like feeling shamed for wanting to visit Ireland without getting caught up in a political battle.
The story contained an element of danger. The sex was mild with most of the scenes implied. The sex was not graphic but sensual.
Let me start off by saying that normally I’m not one for suspense books. They makes my nerves shot and my stomach all twisty. But this Burying Water series by K.A.Tucker is one of the exceptions. This series has characters that draw you in. While some may not be the “perfect” characters(I mean, let’s face it, no one’s perfect) but you’ll find yourself rooting for them and hoping they find the right path. River is one of those characters.
I liked River. I mean, let’s face it, he’s Irish. What’s not to like? He risks his life for someone, when most people would’ve just ran away. He works hard to keep his family’s pub running smooth, while trying to keep his trouble maker brother out of harm’s way. So when this American girl shows up and shows interest in him, he really should try and push her away. He’s not good enough for her.
Amber Welles has wanted this trip for years. She even made a crazy vacation bucket list, with her brother’s girlfriend, Alex.
#1 Have a torrid affair with a foreigner.
Sounds easy enough. Everyone does that. Well, when you’ve just been saved by a ridiculous hot Irishman, an affair sounds like a good idea. YOLO, and all that. What she doesn’t know is that her savior, isn’t all she thinks he is. He has secrets that could change this course she’s on, if she’s not careful.
Their love affair was not without lots and lots of bumps in the road. His past isn’t all sunshine and roses, and getting mixed up with the Sheriff’s daughter, who always does the right thing, may not be in his best interest. But maybe, just maybe, being chased is the best thing for him.
I actually found myself really liking all the side characters, in this one. The Delaney family, with the exception of the oldest brother, was fun to read. I could hear Rowen’s teasing tone, right through the pages. But my favorite was Ivy. She may seem tough on the outside, but that girl has a sweet side that I’m sure will come out in the next book. I just know her book is going to be great!!
Another great installment!
Another great installment from KA Tucker-solid 4.5 stars. This is the third in the series and while the beginning was a bit slow (even given that we know these characters from the previous two books) it was a captivating read once it got going. I loved the setting...Ireland baby...so beautiful. Loved the concept of the bucket list but truthfully I thought it would take a more prominent role-well that more would be crossed off (perhaps those will be in the next installment). Amber has been featured in both installments of the Burying Water series and it was so good to really get to know this good girl on her own personal journey of self discovery. River's entrance into her life was legendary...I mean how many men come into your life during an explosion...literally! I don't want to give the plot away, but Tucker's ability to hook readers with her romantic suspense style in unmatched and worth the investment of reading time. A perfect escape!