Monday, October 13, 2014

Blog Tour: Burying Water (Burying Water #1) by K.A. Tucker

Burying Water 
(Burying Water #1)
K.A. Tucker
Pub October 7th 2014 
by Atria
ARC for Review 

The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory—and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away.

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.

Lindy's Thoughts

This is my first book written by K.A. Tucker.  My co-bloggers, Ria and Mikki, love her writing so much.  So when I got the opportunity to read and review, Burying Water; I snatched it up!  I was completely enthralled by Burying Water.  This story hooked me from the very beginning, and didn't let me go!  The story begins in the present, and flashes to the past every other chapter.

A young woman wakes up in the hospital completely broken. She has been beaten to within an inch of her life.  She is missing teeth, has broken body parts, a large scar down her face, and has been sexually assaulted.  She was pregnant, but lost her baby from the trauma to her body.  When she miraculously wakes up, she doesn't remember her name, her life history, how, why, or by whom she was beaten, or any minute detail of who she is.  She feels completely lost, and desperate to remember her life.  She is befriended and grows close to her surgeon, Meredith Welles, Meredith's husband Gabe, who is the town's Sheriff, and the Welles' daughter, Amber (who is her nurse.)  These three people become her substitute family, along with a crotchety and reclusive little old lady named Ginny, who is the Welles' neighbor.

When the hospital discharges the young woman, she is offered a place to stay with Ginny.  She grows to love the woman dearly, along with the Welles' very much.  Gabe helps her get her license after she chooses a new name for herself.  She decides to go by "Water," because she has a tattoo on her body with the symbol, and it feels significant to her.  The Welles' son Jesse, only comes home on the weekends and keeps his distance.  Yet, "Water" can't help but feel drawn to him.  Not only is she attracted to him, but he feels familiar to her somehow.  She draws comfort and security from his presence as well. Who tried to kill Water, and Why?  Is she still in danger?  Why is she blocking out her past?  What does she not want to remember?

Burying Water was a suspenseful thrill ride.  It started of slowly, then built momentum as we learned piece by piece what happened in her past, as well as present.  The characters were excellent.  They were memorable, beautifully developed, and touched my heat.  I grew to love Ginny.  She made "Water" feel safe, secure, and eventually loved.  Meredith was so sweet, nurturing, and supportive to Water, and Amber was a good friend.  Jesse of course, was my favorite character.  I can't telly you why without ruining the story, but suffice it to say that I fell in love with him while reading this story.  I was excited to read about the beautiful and romantic love story told as well; proving that the heart will always recognize and be drawn to it's true love, even if the mind cannot remember.

My Rating

I give Burying Water, by K.A. Tucker, 4.5 Enthralling, Thrilling, "Love Will Find A Way," Filled Stars!  Read this story!  You will be hooked from the first page to the very last!!!

My Favorite Quote

"If you wait long enough, the truth always finds its way.  Just like that stream.  Just like water."  (eARC, Loc. 4743)


Truth is Water and Water is Truth
I can’t I just can't right now. Talk about a mess! My heart…So.Many.Feels. I feel like I’m going to explode right now. Water and Jesse!


Burying Water was phenomenal. Its no secret that I’m a huge fan of Ms. Tucker this book cements all of the feels. I can’t WAIT to see whats next in what promises to be an amazing new series. This book is nothing like the TTB series but still has all of the versatile and authentically real characters that I’ve come to expect from Ms Tucker. This is told in two POVs one past and one present…I loved it! Way to kick butt with this! It fit perfectly with the story and added to the mystery. Get ready for a tailspin of events that will have you up all night page, after page, on the edge of your seat. One-click this baby for sure I’m so pumped you have no idea.

B-leak, Jane Doe can’t remember who she is and that frightens her fiercely. All she knows is her mind is protecting her from the pain of her past.
U-ncertain, being in a hospital and surrounded by kind people seems to be Jane’s life. Though she hates the name it will have to do for now.
R-esolution, with no where to go after meeting the eccentric Ginny Fitzpatrick Jane is given the opportunity for a fresh start.
Y-esterday, fragments of nightmares from the past lay just at the edges of Jane’s memories.
I-ridescent, walking towards the lake is like finding a piece of herself. Jane knows in her heart Water should be her name. Like a piece falling into the puzzle she accepts the comfort it provides.
N-ews, the past is so scary and Water can’t understand why no one is looking for her but the friendships and bonds she is creating soothe her heart and bring her a sense of happiness.
G-inny, through several conversations Water begins to realize this is where she belongs and if her mind doesn’t yield to the past then so be it.

W-aking, like a geyser bursting part of the truth is not enough to hold back the mountains of lies accumulated.
A-lone, Water realizes that the bond she and Ginny have formed goes way beyond that of someone helping around the property.
T-rust, secrets are out and Water never would have imagined how dangerous and twisted things had gotten.
E-ntrust, Jesse has Water’s heart she gave it to him and though her mind blocked him out her heart stayed true.
R-epairs, Water would have never imagined being in a place like three sisters. Surrounded by people who love her with bits and pieces still missing. Though, now that she has come to a point where she can accept things as they are, her life is as it should be and she couldn’t have picked a better place.

Ball, ball, ball, ball, ball, sad tears, happy tears, some the size of my head. That happened several times towards the end of the book. My stomach was clenched and my heart inside my throat!

I tried really hard not to spoil anything so I apologize if my acrostic review is a little vague. Trust me when I say you will want to experience this read for yourself..Every.Shocking.Word. Did I love it YES!! Do I recommend it HECK YES!! Gah so many feels right now! Though the ending was sad it held a lot of joy as well. A chapter closed while new life began through a difficult road full of pain and darkness. Nothing could have stopped Water’s resilient spirit and I’m in awe! There where several secondary characters that captured my heart, some I was weary of, and one that I wanted to rip his throat out(preferably like Rick did to that one guy last season of Waking Dead). I cried for some, I jumped for joy at others, and some surprised me, ahem Boone but everything was as it should be. Bravo I love this new series to bits and can’t wait to see whats next.

My Favs
As you will find out bit by bit things are not as they seem. Water was young and foolish by walking right into the lions den. Somehow throughout all of the pain she has kept her amazing spirit and capacity to love. My heart broke for her situation and was happy to see her embrace a new life. The way she was with people was endearing and the bonds she created were everlasting. I see why the name Water works, it truly is a powerful force and so is she.

He is who he is, not shy to admit he’s a normal guy. Talented but happy with life until one night everything changes and sets him down a path of choices. Sure he made mistakes but when it came time to act he was there without a doubt. He risked everything for Water and would do it time and time again. These two absolutely belong together!

My Fav Quote 
“The mind, it can be a deceitful thing. But it is no match for the heart.” ~Kindle(Loc 5029) 

My Rating
4.5 Flat, Dress, Kiss, Club, Shop, Project, Restoration, Storm, Phone Call, Hotel Room, Mistakes, Exams, Felix, Felix, Felix, Felix, Ginny, White Oak, Red Barn, Green Mustang, A Love worth fighting and dying for filled stars! MUST READ!!! Do it!!


I remember when I read my first K.A. Tucker book. The cover of Ten Tiny Breaths, the first installment of her Ten Tiny Breaths Series, was catching my attention every time I used to see it on my FB news feed or on a blog. It took me less than one chapter to get hooked on her writing style. It's PHENOMENAL!!!  

''Water'' wakes up in a hospital as a ''Jane Doe''. She has no memory of her past life. The only thing that she knows is that the person who did this to her wanted her dead. But why? With the help of the Welles family, she finds a place to stay where she can begin her healing journey. With a new identity in hand, Water stars doing daily things that make her happy. When Jesse Welles enters her life, she can't help but feel a connection to him. As days go by, Jesse and Water grow closer, but memories from her past start to come back to her. Will she be ready to find out who she really is and what happened to her?

This is how I start all of my reading escapes with a book written by K.A. Tucker...

Here. You can take my heart and do whatever you want with it. I trust you! I know that every single time I open one of her books I am in for a roller coaster ride of emotions. Her characters feel so real and every chapter is bursting with details that brings the story to life. She's in my top favourite authors and since it's Thanksgiving day, here in Canada, I just want to take a moment to say that I'm so grateful to have discovered this amazing author!

Burying Water, which is the first installment in her brand new series, was absolutely breathtaking! When I read a book, I don't only want to read  the story, I want to feel it as well! Once again, K.A. Tucker has written a spectacular story. Water and Jesse's journey was captivating. I read it in one sitting because I simply could not put it down!

I connected with Water and Jesse right from the start. Their chemistry was unbelievable and all the little details that surround their relationship were heartwarming. Their love story is beautifully written. I smiled and I cried with them. My heart was beating fast and my stomach was in knots. I was cheering for them to find that HEA that they both deserved. 

I really loved all the supporting characters in Burying Water. From the loving Welleses' family to the wickedly funny Ginny Fitzgerald, they all brought their touch of awesomeness to this story. The next installment, which will be Becoming Rain, comes out next year. I can't wait to read it! I really liked Jesse's friend, Luke, in Burying Water. I'm crossing my fingers that Amber, Jesse's sister, will get her own book. I really liked her character and the way she took care of Water.


I give, Burying Water, by K.A. Tucker 5 intense, memorable, intriguing, emotional, healing stars!

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It’s a tentative kiss at first, her lips lightly sweeping across mine without committing entirely, but it gets my blood rushing all the same. I can’t say that I’ve ever kissed a woman without seeing her face first. It’s both unnerving and strangely liberating. If she looks anything like her lips feel, then I’m kissing a supermodel right now.
Finally she finds her place, her lips slightly parted as they gently work against mine, each one of her ragged breaths like an intoxicating spell as they slip into my mouth alongside her tongue. I don’t even care about the rain or the cold or getting home anymore, too busy fighting the urge to loose my hands on her. But I don’t know why the fuck she’s doing this and I’m a suspicious person by nature. So, I ball my fists and keep my arms to my sides while her mouth slowly teases mine and her hand grasps the side of my face.
Just when I’m ready to give up on my mistrust and pull her into me, she suddenly breaks free, her short, hard pants dispelling her calm. She steps back, taking the shield of her umbrella with her. The cold rain is a semi-effective douse to the heat coursing through my body. 
“Thank you.”
I smile into the darkness. “No big deal. Tires take me no time.”
“I wasn’t talking about the tire.” She’s smiling too. I can hear it in her soft words. 
With my mouth hanging open, I watch her silhouette round the car. In one fluid motion, she folds her umbrella up and slides into the driver’s seat. 
And I’m left standing here, wondering what the hell just happened. She doesn’t know what I look like either. We could pass each other on the sidewalk and we’d never know.
Maybe that’s the point.
Shaking my head, I dart back to my car, my clothes soaked and my mind thoroughly mystified. She may be sweet but if she goes around kissing strange men on the side of the road, no wonder she has regrets. I hope regrets are the worst thing she ever has to deal with.
True to my word, I tail her for eight miles, my fingers testing my lips as I recall the feel of hers against them, until she signals toward one of Portland’s richer areas. A big part of me wants to turn off and follow her the rest of the way. Just so I know who she is.
I have my hand on the turn signal. But at the last minute, I pull back and keep heading straight. Regrets have a tendency to spread when you tie yourself to the wrong kind of person. I’ve learned that the hard way.
I hope she finds what she’s looking for.

About the Author
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 is a voracious reader, and 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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  1. This was a total win for me too ladies. I adore Tucker and thing this was her best yet.

  2. the book title and then the cover is great info thans for te giveway

  3. I love her Ten Breaths series and you gals all sold me on the new series.

  4. Love Ten Breaths series look forward in reading this series and always wanted to have a autograph book of hers thanks for the chance

  5. I like suspense throughout with elevated levels of suspense in certain areas throughout the novel and a thrilling lead-in to a satisfying and complete ending.

  6. Suspense reads for me need to have compelling characters, be really fast-paced and keep the drama coming! :)


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