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Ever since I read Ten Tiny Breaths I have been addicted to K.A. Tucker, her way with words enthrall me her writing it addictive and thoroughly pulls you into not only a story but a world. I was so excited when I heard K.A was starting a new series and that excitement turned into pure glee when I found out the blurb - Romantic suspense? Hell yes! This is my kind of genre and I just knew if anyone was going to give it what it deserved it was going to be K.A.
"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."
The story is told in the past and the present - I will be the first to say this may not be everyone's cup of tea but personally I loved it, it added so much more mystery, suspense and helped to build further levels to not only the story but the characters. Jesse's POV is the past and Water's POV is the present.
I loved how this wasn't a a typical romance, at the beginning I felt so sad for 'Jane Doe' aka Alex/Water to wake up after such a physical and emotional trauma with no memory of what had happened or even who she was must have been so hard and the emotion was communicated perfectly. Amnesia is something that fascinates me and I enjoyed seeing it applied in a book.
“My memory—my life—isn’t simply riddled with holes. It has been sucked into a black hole, leaving nothing but this battered husk behind, my mind spinning but unable to gain traction.”
I loved seeing the relationship form between Water and Dr. Alwood and Ginny, they become her family and support system. I think to start with I put down the kindness to it being a 'small' town as someone who is from a city I didn't put together that they where Jesse's parents until a little way in.
“Someone must be missing me. Even just one person, right?”
Ginny is the lady who takes Water in when she is released from the hospital and I just loved her, she is eccentric and full full of spunk and she is especially not fond of Jesse and his loud car - as far as she is concerned men are just up to no good.
"Now I don't believe in fairytales. Or at least, not in the happily ever afters that Disney brainwashed us all with."
The past was told in Jesse's POV - This is where we saw the real him and how he fell for Water, the connection between them was sincere and genuine - Okay she was married but it wasn't what I would call a relationship it felt more like a sentence she has to suffer through with abuse. Victor is the definition of evil and all Jesse wants to do is save her and take her away from the pain and fear.
Water feels drawn to Jesse and she just cannot explain why, he isn't the most warm person in the world but there is just something she cannot shake,
“If she doesn’t remember me, if she didn’t feel trapped and utterly alone, would a girl like her fall for me a second time?”
This book has a very raw feel to it, nothing is glossed over, Water is a resilient and strong female and her journey was emotional and I truly felt for her. You got to watch her overcome the situation and her her memories back, but you also got to experience the events leading up to the assault. But most of all I loved seeing two people fall in love, not once but twice.
“Maybe the truth is that we were meant to find each other. A simple truth that would have kept finding its way to us, no matter which path I tried to turn down.”
I would not only recommend this book to people but this author, K.A Tucker is a must read and I cannot wait to see what she gives us next.
“If you wait long enough, the truth always finds its way.”
About BURYING WATER:
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.
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.