The bit on the back…
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 neighbour, 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.
Firstly thank you to Kate and the team at The Hot Bed (Simon & Schuster) for sending me out a copy of this fabulous story and inviting me to be part of the blog tour. The book is out tomorrow and you can check out all of the pre-order links at the bottom of the review.
The story is all about main character Water Fitzgerald. Water doesn’t know who she is, literally. After a traumatic ordeal her brain is withholding any information relating to her past when she wakes up in hospital with no clue as to who she is or what happened to her she’s granted the fresh start she wished for once upon a time.
This is the first time I’ve read anything by K.A. Tucker. I’ve been wanting to read the Ten Tiny Breaths series since I started blogging over a year ago but as usual I never got round to it with everything else I have in my TBR. I absolutely loved this.
The story flicks between past and present, titled “then” and “now”. The narrative comes from the two main characters with Water usually telling the “now” part of the story and Jesse telling the “then” side of the story. It kicks off with two amazing chapters that just completely hook you into the story and set you up for the gripping read that is Burying Water.
As the blurb tells you Water has woken up with no idea who she is or what’s happened to her. I really loved the chapters from Water’s POV at the start of the book where confusion and the feeling of being utterly lost is prevalent. I think K.A. Tucker really nailed the story here as you can really imagine yourself in Water’s situation from the emotive writing.
I pretty much loved everything about Jesse. I loved his attraction and deep feelings for Water, I loved his desperate need to protect her both then and now and I absolutely loved what he looked like in my head – Liam Hemsworth. His character develops throughout the story. You get a feel for him in the beginning of the story but he grows into this great guy and with a sweet, gently and protective nature.
As the story progresses you get to know Jesse’s side of the story and the build-up to what came before Water losing her memories and her identity. I loved reading Jesse’s narrative and seeing what the relationship is between them both and how that relationship developed. By alternating between times you really feel completely compelled to keep turning the pages, feeling yourself become more and more invested in the story. I read the book in less than 24 hours after starting it because after finishing each chapter from Water I would see that I could start a chapter from her and Jesse’s past and couldn’t resist taking a peek. I loved the emotion and romance written throughout the “then” chapters and how those same feelings were present but almost as if they were just out of reach in the “now” chapters.
I loved everything about this book right down to the cover and the blurb. It’s definitely one of my favourite reads this year and has definitely got me wanting more from K.A. Tucker already! Thankfully for me Ten Tiny Breaths was in the Kindle Daily Deal the day after I finished!
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