Showing posts with label K.A.Tucker. Show all posts
Showing posts with label K.A.Tucker. Show all posts

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Burying Water by K.A.Tucker

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.

Before I start with review I would like to take the time to say, other followers of my blog have asked me to give examples out when I comment about something. I don't usually go by other people's reviews, but because of the price I needed to read reviews before purchasing. 

Burying water came across as a recommendation on Amazon. I looked at the blurb and thought WOW! This looks intriguing, but then I read it and it's plain and simple story. 
Don't get me wrong, I loved the story, but for the price it currently is, I don't think it's that worth it. 
I think loads of the ARC reviewers, or betas have hyped this up to be something it clearly isn't.
"This is a fun, flirty, super sexy love story that offers all of the best of opposites attracting. K.A. Tucker's writing is engaging, witty, and endearing just like her characters." --Jay Crownover "New York Times bestselling author "
This statement is written on the actual description part on amazon. I'd like to put a few things out here. One it's not fun. There is nothing in this story or about this story that is fun. Trust me. Flirty? Kind of I suppose when it goes onto Jesse's POV where he meets Water AKA Alex. Super Sexy? Not much, but it does have some sex scenes.  Witty? Nothing in this novel is really funny or though some parts made me smile, like when Water would say something she'd said before she lost her memory. 
"Burying Water was something fresh and exciting from K.A. Tucker."
This I half agree with. It is something new, but no where near exciting as this review talks about. 

The story alternates between the past and present. As much as I liked knowing both stories, it was too predictable and found the past scenes dragged too long for my liking. It was obvious what had happened from the beginning. I am happy she included it as we got to feel the connection between the two characters. I just with that in the present she would have rewritten their connection. That's how the blurb comes across to me. That she falls in love all over again for him. That their love was meant to be because even with her memory erased, she still found him in her heart again. It didn't quite go like that which was a disappointment. 

I loved Water AKA Alex's personality, it was obviously clear that no matter what she had always been herself, because she woke up the same person, but with just no memory. 
One thing, which I haven't gone back to, to copy on here was a comment made by Gabe, Jesse's dad about his mom not finding out, but his mom new who she was all along. Unless I misread it. 

I also loved Ginny, the old lady Water goes to stay with after she leaves the hospital. I loved how they were together. How they mended each other. It also pained me when their relationship ended. 

I will say this, I'd wait for price to go down before purchasing it. You'd be able to buy the book on paper back for a few pound more and own it. As an author myself I also know that Kindle on pays us a certain % which isn't a lot. But I know as a reader we don't own these Mobi versions. We don't own that book that's downloaded on to our kindle. If we did, we could lend it out right, but you can't. Amazon could remove all books and there's nothing anyone could do as we are- kind of like- renting them I suppose. 

Moving a side, the story was beautiful. Places were hard to read, but I muddled through. The ending was beautiful. Simple, but beautiful.

3* Well done K.A.Tucker for bringing us a fresh read.  

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Ten, tiny breaths By K.A.Tucker

Just breathe, Kacey. Ten tiny breaths. Seize them. Feel them. Love them. Four years ago Kacey Cleary's life imploded when her car was hit by a drunk driver, killing her parents, boyfriend, and best friend. Still haunted by memories of being trapped inside, holding her boyfriend's lifeless hand and listening to her mother take her last breath, Kacey wants to leave her past behind. Armed with two bus tickets, twenty-year-old Kacey and her fifteen-year-old sister, Livie, escape Grand Rapids, Michigan, to start over in Miami. Struggling to make ends meet, Kacey needs to figure out how to get by. But Kacey's not worried. She can handle anything-anything but her mysterious neighbour in apartment 1D. Trent Emerson has smouldering blue eyes, deep dimples, and he perfectly skates that irresistible line between nice guy and bad boy. Hardened by her tragic past, Kacey is determined to keep everyone at a distance, but their mutual attraction is undeniable and Trent is determined to find a way into Kacey's guarded heart-even if it means that an explosive secret could shatter both their worlds.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

To Be Read

Upcoming books to be read.

Here is my list of books i want to read .... just a few so you get the idea. If anyone has any recommendations please feel free to comment below and let me know. Thank you.

Warning prices may change according to Amazon