Book of the Week – ‘Surviving Ice’ by KA Tucker

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In the next book of the series, we follow Ivy who we had met in the last book as she returns back home to California and faces the life that she left behind. Like the last two books, we can expect an epic kind of love story that you are going to be rooting for from start to finish but know that it won’t be as easy as pie to get there. This is the fourth book of the series as we get to dive deeper into the world that we have gotten to know in Burying Water. We are likely to see some familiar faces, if not, there should be definite mentions of them.

You can buy Surviving Ice on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes and Noble.

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Blurb

Ivy Lee, a talented tattoo artist who spent the early part of her twenties on the move, is looking for a place to call home. She thinks she might have finally found it working in her uncle’s tattoo shop in San Francisco. But all that changes when a robbery turns deadly, compelling her to pack up her things yet again.

When they need the best, they call him. That’s why Sebastian Riker is back in California, cleaning up the mess made after a tattoo shop owner with a penchant for blackmail got himself shot. But it’s impossible to get the answers he needs from a dead body, leaving him to look elsewhere. Namely, to the twenty-something-year-old niece who believes this was a random attack. Who needs to keep believing that until Sebastian finds what he’s searching for.

Ivy has one foot out of San Francisco when a chance encounter with a stranger stalls her departure. She’s always been drawn to intense men, so it’s no wonder that she now finds a reason to stay after all, quickly intoxicated by his dark smile, his intimidating strength, and his quiet control.

That is, until Ivy discovers that their encounter was no accident—and that their attraction could be her undoing.


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Review

In the final book of the series we follow Ivy, who we met in the last book, as she returns home and reconnects with her Uncle Ned. When something horrible happens, she is struck with the fear of running but when she meets Sebastian, she wonders if she finally has somewhere to call home. As the truth of the event comes out, she wonders if she can really trust him at all.
Ivy is all fierceness and independent (reminded me of the confidence that I have seen from Beyoncé) but when she meets Sebastian she becomes self conscious and unsure of herself. I was ok with that part of the relationship but there were times when she was a little out of character because she just blindly trusted Sebastian despite him lying to her for a lot of their relationship.
For his own, Sebastian is really the perfect kind of guy for Ivy. We is the type of person who likes to runaway from the problem that is until he meets Ivy. He likes how she is feisty and independent (much like the rest of us) and she challenged him to rethink his beliefs. I wish we could have seen more about his past but at the same time I don’t. I like that he’s mysterious and how we don’t get to see the whole story of Sebastian.
What I love the most about this series is that while it’s all a series, you can read them as stand alones. It’s not one of those series that you need to read from start to finish to get what’s going on which I like because if there is gaps in between the times I can read the books, I won’t be lost.
As always, the writing is perfect to a tee and the characters are masterfully done. Fez is perhaps my favorite character outside the main characters because he always made me laugh every time he spoke with Ivy. Tucker does something that some authors have a hard time doing and that’s create a world not just a story. We got this with the series and I am leaving very happy that I have read it.
Rating: A-

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Excerpt

“You’re two hours late!” I holler, rolling the shade up, preparing my best scathing glare for Bobby. It’s not his giant frame I find looming outside, though.

It’s that guy from yesterday.

We simply stare at each other through the grimy glass for a moment: me, in surprise; him, something unreadable, his eyes hidden behind dark sunglasses. He’s swapped his black T-shirt for navy today, to go along with the jeans. Simple, clean, unremarkable. And yet very appealing on him.

“Is it Thursday yet?” There isn’t so much as a hint of a joke in his voice. I can’t tell if he’s serious.

“You’re persistent.”

“Yes.”

“Persistence annoys me.”

Finally, a slight smile touches his lips, and I instantly find myself fighting the urge to match it. He slides his sunglasses off his face, meeting my eyes with that cool, indifferent gaze. “And what doesn’t annoy you?”

“Not much, honestly.”

Another staring match. As intense as the weight of his gaze is, it’s not nearly as uncomfortable as it was yesterday, now that I’m no longer wary of his intentions.

I should be difficult and tell him to come back in a few days. The thing is, I don’t want to be difficult. I want to be very easy for him right now, because I’ve been thinking about him more than is wise since yesterday. Especially since last night. If just a sketched picture and thoughts of him could get me off so quickly and easily, I wonder what the real man could do to me.

Not that I would ever flip my hair or giggle at his jokes or do anything else to make my interest obvious.

I unlock the door and pull it open, stepping back to give him room. “The guy I was supposed to be working on hasn’t shown up, so I guess you’re in luck, because I’m all ready to ink and I need skin to work on.” I let my gaze drift over his arms, honed with muscles and free of any markings, before moving over to his chest and stomach. Wondering if the rest of him is this perfect. Wondering exactly which part of him I’ll get to touch.

“You look more rested today,” he murmurs, a secretive smile touching his eyes. As if he can read my mind, as if he knows that he helped put me to sleep last night.

I don’t answer, pushing the door closed. I lock it once again with a sly smile. As far as I’m concerned, if Bobby shows up now, no one’s here.


 

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Author – KA Tucker

Born in small-town Ontario, K.A. Tucker published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

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Burying Water
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Becoming Rain
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Chasing River

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Surviving Ice
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Book of the week – Chasing River’ by KA Tucker

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In the next book of the series, we follow Jesse’s sister Amber as she goes on a trip to Ireland and meets an Irish rogue in River, but she quickly sees that trouble can be anywhere in the world as she learns that falling in love is a leap of faith.

Tucker once again creates another addicting series where we get to fall in love with different  characters in each book. River and Amber are literally from two different worlds and it’s going to be ineresting to see if Amber can adapt to the changes that she sees in both hers and his life.

You can buy the book at one of the links below:

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Other books coming out today are Fighting Shadows by Aly Martinez and Fighting to Breathe by Aurora Rose Reynolds.

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Book review – “Burying Water” – Forbidden love that is entwined with a twisted fate

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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.

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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.

Rating: B+

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The Burying Water series

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Burying Water
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Becoming Rain
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Chasing River (7/7)
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Surviving Ice (10/13)

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