Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Blog Tour: K.A Tucker's "Burying Water."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Blog Tour for K.A Tucker's "Burying Water." 

Amazon UK:


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.

Review: Surj Harvey

Wow, K.A Tucker does it again. "Burying Water" was a work of brilliance, a true reflection of this author's ability to give her readers diverse yet captivating story lines and from the minute I read the prologue, I knew I'd struggle to put this book down. Unfortunately, turning 40 was a pain in my ass because it prevented me from reading Water and Jesse's story in one sitting. Instead, as much as I had a brilliant weekend of celebrations, I was itching to get back to this book, desperate to see how the plot would unravel and I was not disappointed. 

"Now I don't believe in fairytales. Or at least, not in the happily ever afters 
that Disney brainwashed us all with."

The first four pages of "Burying Water" had an eerie feeling about them, a chill spreading through my body, a sense of foreboding lingering as I watched the scene play out in my head. The imagery so vivid, the sounds so clear, my heart racing, knowing what lay ahead would more than likely steal my breath away... and it did but it also left me craving more. 

I begged for the darkness to swallow up the pain and it listened, 
wrapping me up in its cold embrace. 

Water Fitzgerald was left battered and bruised, face down in the snow, barely clinging to life. But she defied the odds and survived her injuries. Her only problem... she had no recollection of her past... who she was, where she had come from, who her family was. Was she loved? was she missed? Was anyone looking for her? There were no answers to these questions and so many more. Instead, Water was left rebuilding her life... a life completely alien to her. I absolutely loved the way K.A Tucker gave me alternate chapters from the past and present. The prologue had given me an end point but I wanted to know what had led to those events. It didn't take me long to start putting all the pieces of the puzzle together as chapters told from Jesse's POV started giving me the information I needed to start filling in the blanks. Unfortunately the more I got from the past, the more I also got from the present and as the gap between the two got shorter and shorter, my nerves were shot because I knew this couldn't possibly end well. I can't imagine writing alternate POV as well as chapters from the past and present was an easy task yet the transition felt nothing but smooth and natural, yet again a true testament to this author's excellent writing abilities. 

"He said the truth is like that water: it doesn't matter how hard you try to bury it; 
it'll always find some way back to the surface. It's resilient."

Water's character was strong, defiant, resilient and I had nothing but admiration for her. Glimpses of the life she had left behind truly showed the reader how far she had come on her journey. And Jesse... the bad boy come good. How could I not fall for this man? I loved the air of mystery surrounding him, his moodiness, his selflessness, his need to protect Water... all of those things and so much more definitely put him in my good books. 

As for the colourful secondary characters we got, they were just brilliant. From Ginny, the cantankerous old lady who had her own demons she was fighting to the very giving Welles family who left me with that warm, fuzzy feeling. They were a fantastic addition to this story, each of them playing a vital role in how the plot unraveled. 

The mind is a deceitful thing. 
But it is no match for the heart.

"Burying Water" was a story about forbidden love, second chance romances, sacrifices, hope and unconditional love. It was written  to perfection, full of emotion, the writing continuosly pulling me in at every turn of every page. If you love K.A Tucker, you'll love this book. And if you're a K.A Tucker virgin, then honestly, this is a fantastic, addictive, captivating, dark, twisted read to pop you're cherry too. I can't recommend this book enough. Another job well done. 

I rated "Burying Water" 4.5 Hearts.

Author Bio: 

Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen 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 farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures. 

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