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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Book review: “Ten Tiny Breaths” by K.A. Tucker – a heartfelt story about moving on from a troubled past

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Format: ebook, paperback
Series: book 1 of Ten Tiny Breaths series
Rating: 15+ language, sensual content
Genre: Young Adult
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15990969-ten-tiny-breaths?from_search=true

In this story, we follow Kacey as she moves to Miami with her sister, Livie after she learns that their uncle almost tried to molest her in their sleep. She is determined to give Livie a better life, trying to make up the guilt she has for surviving a car accident that killed five people that she loved.

Kacey is a fun character to read as she uses sarcasm to hide her secrets from the world. Of course, the people that she meet force her to try and open up, it fun reading how she replies to them and how some of the things that she said, I could see myself saying in similar situations. Some of the best stories that we read are ones that we can see ourselves in and that is what Tucker has done here. She created a life and characters that can be anyone of us and have them react in the same way.

The other characters in the story really add to Kacey’s road to moving on. Her next door neighbor Storm is feisty and caring, and shows Kacey that sometimes you have to do something ‘frowned upon’ to get something good in the end. With her and the other neighbor Trent, they are able to help Kacey open up about her past and really start to heal.

Trent is a mysterious charater who you know has some issues in his past. He is nothing but sweet and dedicated to Kacey but it seems a little too much to fast. When his secrets start to come out, you understand why he did what he did but also really see him in a different light. Would you have reacted the same way Kacey did? Maybe. But you can not deny that Trent changed Kacey in a way no one else could and that’s what Tucker wants you to know. Love can help heal wounds if you let it.

My only problem with the story is the ‘twist’ in it. Not giving anything away, but it seemed a little too perfect that the person she hated them most would be the person that she would love the most. But Tucker does a good job at saving that little bit of ‘a perfect world’ with the meaning behind it. The point of the book is about not holding grudges and forgiveness. Kacey is able to learn to begin to forgive after she falls in love with Trent.

Overall, it’s a great story about moving on and living with the events that happen in our lives. Yes it may not be but we wanted but it’s all a part of life and shape who we are.

Rating: A-

To keep up to date with K.A. Robinson, you can go to her website, ‘Like’ her on Facebook, or Follow her on Twitter.

The Ten Tiny Breaths Series:

Book #0.5 – In her Wake
Book #1 – Ten Tiny Breaths
Book #2 – One Tiny Lie
Book #3 – Four Seconds to Lose
Book #4 – Five Ways to Fall