Title: Burying Water
Author: KA Tucker
Series: Burying Water #1
Genre: New Adult, , Romance, Contemporary
Publication Date: October 7th, 2014
My Rating: 4 Stars
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.
A girl wakes up in a hospital with no memory of anything - what happened to her, her past, who she is, what her name is. In short, she is a Jane Doe. The doctor in charge of her, Meredith Alwood,the wife of Sheriff Welles, was kind enough to help her find a place to live in. She ends up living with Ginny Fitzgerald, the Welles' strange neighbor who has a secret past of her own. Refusing to be called Jane Doe any longer, she decides to be called Water, based on a tattoo she found on her body. As the days pass by, Water is not getting any closer to finding her identity, but something is just so familiar with Jesse Welles, Meredith and Sheriff Gabe's son.
Burying Water was a very intriguing read with just the right amount of romance and mystery. Starting out with Jesse's point of view regarding the accident, then showing what was happening in the present with Water was such a good way to write the book, and I comment the author for that! The whole book is written in alternating past (Jesse's POV) and present (Water's POV), with the past and present catching up with each other, making the book more interesting.
Burying Water is definitely darker than any of KA Tucker's other books because this includes cheating and abuse, and it's really different, though it's just as good. It's really unique in a way that the past is not about family problems (like most romance books are these days), so people really ought to check it out.
The story is messy in a beautiful way, which makes the reader keep wanting to read more. I actually have nothing much to say about this book regarding the particular details, but I just know that I really enjoyed it, and I would recommend people to try this out.
“He said the truth is like that water: it doesn't matter how hard you try to bury it; it'll always find some way back to the surface. It's resilient.”
Labels: 4 Stars, ARC Review, Blog Tour, Contemporary, New Adult, Romance