Genre: New Adult - Contemporary/Romance
Publishing Date: October 7th, 2014
Page Count: 368
Source: Personally bought
Description from Goodreads.com:
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.
Good grief was this book amazing! Staying true to K.A. Tucker's writing style, Burying Water is told in alternating points of view, but what was super interesting is that it is told in alternating points of view in alternating points of time! Yea, you heard me! I don't know how K.A. Tucker did it without losing her mind, but she did and she did it amazingly.
Water has been left for dead in the woods. When she wakes up in the hospital she can't remember a thing. Not her name, not where she's from, not what happened, and certain nothing about herself or her life before the incident. That means we hear from Water and Jesse both in the present day and from the past to piece the puzzle together of what happened before while also following along with what is happening to them now. Seriously AMAZING! It was the most interesting thing I have read. I have never seen a book that deals with memory loss done this way. It's usually told in flashbacks, but this one just completely alternates and I loved it!
I don't even know where to start. I guess we will start with how much I loved the characters. Water, Jesse, and every secondary character were amazing. I loved them all and I loved how genuine they felt. K.A. Tucker has this amazing gift of making her characters feel like real people you know (or could know) in real life. Water was awesome. Although she has been through this horrific experience that she can't remember, she refuses to let it rule her life. She wants to remember, but she is also afraid of remembering. Instead of staying indoors locked away from the world, she decides to live her new life as much as she can. Sure, she is terrified that the people who did this to her will come looking for her, but she also knows she can't stay locked away. She needs to live and thrive. Jesse is the perfect love interest. On the outside, he is this super tough, dark, bad boy, but on the inside is a man who truly cares. Sure he's gotten himself into trouble, but Jesse is a good guy. He has morals, values, and always tries to do what is right, despite his reputation.
The mystery and tension in this book was addicting. I found myself reading at superhuman speed to try and figure out what exactly happened. I mean, after the first couple of chapters you what happened and who did it, but you don't know the why and the details. You don't know the full story until the very end, and it was fantastic! There are also a lot of emotions in this book, and you will definitely cry at least once. I think for me it was twice, but you will also feel swooned, laugh, shock, and probably a dozen other things.
I think this may be my favorite book by K.A. Tucker so far. The Ten Tiny Breaths series was my first experience with K.A. Tucker and will always hold a special place in my heart, but this book just blew me out of the water. I loved it!
I absolutely loved Burying Water! I definitely think this is my favorite book by K.A. Tucker thus far. I loved the alternating points of view in alternating points in time. The memory loss aspect was super interesting and kept me reading way past my bedtime. This book was flawlessly executed and kept me at the edge of my seat! Everything felt so real, so genuine and left me full of emotions. I definitely cried twice. If you haven't started this series yet, DO IT!
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 5/5
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