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Published by Atria Books, Simon and Schuster on October 7th 2014
Narrator: Elizabeth Louise, Josh Goodman
Genres: Abuse, Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
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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.
BOOK REVIEW: 4 STARS
Burying Water is an amazing book. This is the second KA Tucker’s work I’ve read, and I can say that she has an impressive style of writing. I like the development of the storyline, it was very creative and not at all predictable. I like the characters, they were very complex and loveable from the beginning, and not only the main characters, but also the secondary ones. Even though I don’t usually like stories that go back and forth from future to past, that was the best way to write this book, because if it would have been written in a chronological order, most of the details about Alex and Jesse wouldn’t have made any sense. And of course, I loved the ending of this story. It’s funny because I thought all the the series was focused on Alex and Jesse, and that this book was going to be a cliffhanger – this is the reason why I didn’t read this book last year, waiting for the entire series to be published -, but Jesse and Alex’s love story has a beautiful happy ending.
I loved Alex and Jesse together, as much as I loved Water and Jesse together. Getting to know their story from each POV was amazing. How something so beautiful came from something so ugly and after that tragic attack that nearly killed Alex, she finds what she most wanted: a family, true friendship and real love, even without knowing it. I loved the little details Jesse shared with Water to help her remember who Alex really was. And most of all I loved their connection. It was so deep that not even the lack of memories stopped Water from falling in love with Jesse all over again.
The secondary characters were all great. Ginny was a woman hard to love but once I got to know her a little better, how she helped Water and how she accepted Water’s help, I couldn’t help myself but to love her like if she was my own mother, because in one way or another, that was what she became to Water. I also loved Jesse’s family, they were all a great support for Water.
So, if I loved this book so much, why only 4 stars? – you might be asking. I love erotica, and for my liking, the sex scenes in this book were all rushed. KA Tucker was more focused on the romantic side than the sex side, and I liked that, but it would rather read “We kissed and we made love and we woke up the next day together” than a sex scene with no details. Again, this is because I love erotica, and I love reading (and listening to) steamy sex scenes.
AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: 5 STARS
Josh Goodman and Elizabeth Louise did a perfect narration for this book. I love Elizabeth performances. She knows how to fit perfectly her tone of voice and attitude to the characters, especially Water. I’m sure I cried almost at the end of the book because of her stunning read. Josh also made a great work with his narration. He transmitted Jesse’s personality and his female voices were so believable. Despite the rush sex scenes, their narrative for kisses, the caresses and the intimate scenes were great.
An amazing audiobook for an wonderful story.
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