I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Simon and Schuster on 2014-10-07
Genres: Coming of Age, Contemporary Women, Fiction, General, Romance
The highly anticipated start of a new romantic suspense series from the beloved, USA Today bestselling author of Ten Tiny Breaths.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.
2015 has been the toughest year of my life, and because of that? I haven’t been reading. It’s been so hard to get into any stories, so hard to get lost and keep connected. So when I saw that K.A. Tucker had a new book out (I am so disconnected I didn’t even realize it was book #3 of a series!) I immediately requested it, knowing she would pull me out of this reading funk I’ve been in. (Unfortunately, as per my recent funk? I didn’t read it for at least two months after I got the book on my kindle – I’m so ashamed of this!)
And when I finally did read? It was magic. From the first paragraph, I was hooked. I was lost in this magical world that only K.A. Tucker can take me to! She tackles subjects that are tough, raw and painful. And yet she ends up leaving you feeling loved and warm at the end. (Just like her Ten Tiny Breaths series which made me fall so in love with her!)
Amber has this charmed sort of life, her only real struggle has been relationships that have gone south – one of those blessings in disguise really! But River? While he plays the part of night in shining armor (with a luscious accent) has so many skeletons in his closet that he could open a Halloween attraction!
I can’t tell you how much I love this book. How many times my heart broke for the Delaney family. How many times I wanted to smack River and Amber. This book is one that pulls out all your emotions.
It’s been a long time since I’ve had a book I couldn’t wait to find out what happened, but didn’t want it to end. Thank you K.A. Tucker for this magical piece of literature!