Monday, June 8, 2015

Review: Burying Water, by K.A. Tucker

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.

5 out of 5 stars

What an absolutely unique story, written with mystery only revealing small pieces to the puzzle a little bit at a time to keep readers under the spell of the journey.  This was one of those books I just didn’t want to end.  Jesse is happy being single, he wasn’t looking for love and he certainly wasn’t looking for complicated the night he stopped to help a mysterious woman on the side of the road.  A woman who he cannot get off his mind.  He wants to be content working on cars, a job he loves, and he is, that is until the same mysterious woman, Alexandria Petrov, shows up at his work.  Unfortunately though Alexandria happens to be married to a very powerful and very dangerous man so Jesse vows to keep his distance, however though, when he is given a proposition he cannot refuse Jesse and Alexandria find themselves spending more and more time together.  The more he gets to know the once mysterious Alexandria the harder it becomes for him to keep his feelings at a distance and the harder he falls in love with her.  It’s only a matter of time before Jesse’s life will go from simple to extremely complicated, and let me tell you, I was a nervous wreck, worried for both of their safety!

Can you imagine waking up without any recollection as to who you are, where you came from or even what you like/dislike?  Alexandria finds herself in this very predicament.  It’s heartbreakingly sad, yet “Water” the name she has given herself is incredibly strong, she grabs a hold of the opportunity to rebuild her life and she is determined to make the best of a terrible situation.  Talk about a leading lady! 

The journey to end is unlike anything you have probably ever read before.  I loved the ingenuity of this book title.  It’s perfect, it holds so much meaning.  Burying Water is a book with two imperfect characters who you cannot help but find yourself attached to, rooting for the two of them to find themselves and grab ahold of their HEA.  It’s a painful yet beautiful story and one you really shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to read.  

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