Format: ebook, paperback
Series: book 1 of The Burying Water series
Rating: 16+ for language, sexual content, dark themes
Genre: New Adult
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18687114-burying-water?ac=1
In the first book of the series, we follow the story of a young woman who was brutally attacked and wakes with no memory of what happened or who she is. Jesse and the woman’s story is twisted and entwined together as we find out how and why she got attacked.
Let’s start of with saying that this review doesn’t have spoilers. It’s not hard to figure out that the Alex in Jesse’s point of view is Jane Doe/Water in the present day point of view. The author wants us to know that. The twist that we get is about something else and that will not be in the review.
With that said. Let’s begin with the review.
The ground level of Jesse and Alex’s relationship is something that we’ve read before .Jesse doesn’t think that he’s good enough for her being the dirty mechanic and she is the beauty queen that is married to a man with power and money. Jesse loves Alex for who she is and only wants her to be happy. Alex doesn’t think that she deserves love and settles for the like that Viktor gives her.
After Water leaves the hospital, she moves in with Ginny, the grumpy next door to Jesse’s mom. They connect over their dramatic pasts and their relationship gives new life to Ginny. She sees that there is good in the world and it’s as ugly as she always believed it to be.
This is the theme that is repeated throughout the whole book. Alex didn’t know what love and happiness was until she met Jesse. They fall in love, even though they know they shouldn’t, and want nothing more then to be together. It’s in the stars that they end up together, but sometimes fate doesn’t happen the way that you want.
As we read the story, we know the who but not the what or why. As we go back and forth in the past and the present and Jesse and Water’s point of view you get to not only watch them fall in love, but get clues to what happened.
The ending is the only thing that I didn’t like about this book. It felt a little rushed for my liking. The way that the book was going, I was expecting some big dramatic ending that would involve the principle characters, but that doesn’t happen. Yes, we get the truth to what happened, but it doesn’t have that BAM that keeps you surprised for hours after you finish reading the book.
Like in her Ten Tiny Breaths series, we get complex characters and complicated stories in this new series. We will get a new couple with each book and Jesse and Alex really set the bar high for the rest of the series.
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