Review: Burying Water by K.A. Tucker
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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.
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My rating: 5 0f 5 stars
First impression of Tucker's work is absolute perfection.
THEN: Jesse works at a mechanic shop with his friend Boone, who invites him to a lounge where rich folks mingle. This one woman catches his eye, not because of her looks, but because of the way her own husband treated her. He later recognizes her as the woman he helped on the side of the rode when she drives right into the shop with a familiar looking BMW as well as her long toned legs, and those lips he could not forget the taste of.
NOW: This girl wakes up in a hospital with amnesia. No recollection of how she wound up being left out on the side of the rode to die, or the abuse prior to. With nobody to call and no place to stay, her doctor gives her the option to stay at a neighbor's. Somewhere to start over, start fresh. Little does she know, the guy with the loud barracuda next door knows a whole lot about her than she does herself.
The storyline was superb! Unbelievable! I was totally sucked in, drilling holes into my nook with how focused I was reading this story and watching events unfold. The traverse from different time periods went very well with this plot in particular. It was not hard to follow, although you had to pay attention to the traverse from every chapter if easily confused.
Jesse was very down to earth, didn't care for the fancy stuff much. All about the simple life. To an extent. He had morals. And he definitely abided by them. Even though a few of his choices were not ideal, much less the fact that his past didn't really paint a pretty picture. He knew what was right, and what was wrong. He saw the abuse. Boone was a good guy. Meant no harm, had good intentions. That technically led Jesse into something not quite so. Alex was such a sweetheart. She was so young and naive when she made that one choice that set her for life. For money, yes, but to also not struggle. She more than paid the piper. She even condemned herself for getting even. But she was able to get that one wish she had, which was to start over.
Overall, I was so pumped to reading this! I mean, c'mon! This is by K.A. Tucker. This is the first book I've read by her, and all expectations were surpassed with flying colors! I could not put it down, I had to read this in one sitting, and I did thank you very much. I was squealing my head off, punching my pillow, kicking my legs between the intervals of every chapter, then every few pages because there was always something happening that made me hot and bothered. Or sad and nostalgic. Or steaming-out-of-my-ears pissed. This book was literally a great workout. I'm pretty sure I lost 2 pounds in my arms.
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