Series: Burying Water #3
Published by Atria Books
Pub Date: July 7th 2015
Format: Paperback | Source: Borrowed
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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Armed with two years' worth of savings and the need to experience life outside the bubble of her Oregon small town, twenty-five-year old Amber Welles is prepared for anything. Except dying in Dublin. Had it not been for the bravery of a stranger, she might have. But he takes off before she has the chance to offer her gratitude.
Twenty-four-year-old River Delaney is rattled. No one was supposed to get hurt. But then that American tourist showed up. He couldn't let her die, but he also couldn't risk being identified at the scene—so, he ran. Back to his everyday life of running his family’s pub. Only, everyday life is getting more and more complicated, thanks to his brother, Aengus, and his criminal associations. When the American girl tracks River down, he quickly realizes how much he likes her, how wrong she is for him. And how dangerous it is to have her around. Chasing her off would be the smart move.
Maybe it's because he saved her life, or maybe it's because he's completely different from everything she's left behind, but Amber finds herself chasing after River Delaney. Amber isn’t the kind of girl to chase after anyone.
And River isn't the kind of guy she'd want to catch.
Amber Welles has spent years saving up for a trip around the world. Amber is a nurse and the twin sister of Jesse Welles, who was a main character in Burying Water. She is finally taking the trip of a lifetime to see the world, and now she’s in Ireland. While she’s there she gets into a dangerous situation and is saved by a mysterious stranger, a stranger she just can’t seem to forget.
K.A. Tucker is one of my favorite New Adult authors. I just love her stories and can’t get enough of this series. I love getting to explore the new characters as well as getting little glimpses as to how the other characters are doing after their stories have ended. Amber was introduced in Burying Water and it’s nice to see more of her. Amber has always been the good girl, the sheriff’s daughter, and no one actually believed she would take this trip on her own and leave her small town. She ends up proving them all wrong.
River is the mysterious stranger that saves Amber’s life. I really enjoyed his character and the way there was so much history incorporated in his story. I actually learned a lot about Irish history and the IRA from reading this book. Especially considering the only thing I knew about the IRA is what I saw on Sons of Anarchy.
I liked the way the romance developed between Amber and River. They are an unlikely couple, but are perfect for each other at the same time. I mean, who wouldn’t fall for a guy that saves your life? River has a lot of secrets and family drama going on and Amber has to decide whether or not she’s okay with it all. There’s really good suspense and drama in this story and sometimes it really had you at the edge of your seat and worried about the fates of the different characters.
Chasing River is another K.A. Tucker hit for me. She just can’t seem to do any wrong in my eyes. I really loved the romance and each of the main characters. This is a great installment of the series. A fresh, new story that had me entertained and engaged from start to finish.