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October 14, 2014

Blog Tour: Burying Water by K.A. Tucker – Review, Excerpt, and Giveaway

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Burying Water (Burying Water #1) by K.A. Tucker

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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.

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MaryAnn-2013So far, there hasn’t been anything that author, K.A. Tucker, has written that I haven’t loved. I mean, her Ten Tiny Breaths series continuously blew my mind, and now Burying Water is right up there in must read books too.

The opening scene was enough to keep your attention riveted to this story. A guy rushes to a scene where a young girl is found badly beaten and he is crying over her body? Attention. Claimed.

In Burying Water, the story revolves around a young girl who was pretty much left for dead in a field. And miraculously, she survives but suffers from extreme memory loss. With no one stepping forward to claim her, and no reports of anyone missing a friend/family member with her description, she finds herself pretty much alone.

But with the help of one of the doctors who was caring for her while in hospital, and with the help of a crotchety neighbor, she slowly starts over and chooses the name Water for herself. And this new life of hers seems to involve her superhot neighbor, Jesse, the son of the doctor who has been helping her, and someone that seems really familiar to her.

But Jesse has secrets of his own. Ones that he hopes Water never learns about because they involve her. Secrets that could get her really dead…

I found Burying Water to be a little edgier and darker than K.A. Tucker’s other books, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I really enjoyed that the story bounced from past to present, which answered a lot of questions.

I loved that we got to see Water and Jesse fall for each other twice. I love how some of the scenes that were written were intense. I love how tender some of the scenes between Water and Jesse were. I loved how I felt so many different emotions while reading this book.

Not only were the main characters ones that readers will totally love, but the supporting cast is pretty unforgettable…the good AND the bad, and let me tell ya, the bad ones made my skin crawl!

I would recommend this read to fans of K.A. Tucker, and to those who are looking for a different type of New Adult read. Burying Water is one book that I feel you will thoroughly enjoy, and won’t soon forget.

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Chapter 2

Jane Doe

Now

I don’t know how I got here.

I don’t know where here is.

I hurt.

Who is this woman hovering over me?

“Please page Dr. Alwood immediately,” she calls to someone unseen. Turning back to look at me, it takes her a long moment before she manages a white-toothed smile. Even in my groggy state, there’s no missing the pity in it. Her chest lifts with a deep breath and then she shifts her attention to the clear-fluid bags hanging on a rack next to me. “Glad to finally see your eyes open,” she murmurs. “They’re a really pretty russet color.” The hem of her lilac uniform grazes the cast around my hand.

My cast.

I take inventory of the room—the pale beige walls, the stiff chairs, the pastel-blue curtain. The machines. It finally clicks.

I’m in a hospital.

“How—” I stall over the question as that first word scratches against my throat.

“You were intubated to help you breathe. That hoarseness will go away soon, I promise.”

I needed help breathing?

“You’re on heavy doses of morphine, so you may feel a little disoriented right now. That’s normal. Here.” A cool hand slips under my neck as she fluffs up my pillow.

“Where am I?” I croak out, just now noticing that bandages are dividing my face in two at the nose.

“You’re at St. Charles in Bend, Oregon, with the very best doctors that we have. It looks like you’re going to pull through.” Again, another smile. Another sympathetic stare. She’s a pretty, young woman, her long, light brown hair pulled back in a ponytail, her eyes a mesmerizing leafy green.

Not mesmerizing enough to divert me from her words. Pull through what exactly?

She prattles on about the hospital, the town, the unusually brisk winter weather. I struggle to follow along, too busy grappling with my memory, trying to answer the litany of questions swirling inside my mind. Nothing comes, though. I’m drawing a complete blank.

Like she said, it must be the morphine.

A creak pulls my gaze to the far corner of the room, where a tall, lanky woman in a white coat covering a pink floral shirt has just entered. With quick, long strides she rounds my bed, drawing the curtain behind her as she approaches. “Hello.”

I’m guessing this is the doctor who the nurse had paged. I watch as she fishes out a clip from her pocket and pins back a loose strand of apricot-colored hair. Snapping on a pair of surgical gloves, she then pulls a small flashlight from her pocket. “How are you feeling?”

“I’m not sure yet.” My voice is rough but at least audible. “Are you my doctor? Doctor . . .” I read the name on the badge affixed to her coat. “Alwood?”

Green eyes rimmed with dark circles search mine for a long moment. “Yes, I operated on you. My name is Dr. Meredith Alwood.”

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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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3 Comments

  1. Kristi Van Howling
    10/14/2014

    Love, murder, and mayhem.

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  2. melissa cushing
    10/14/2014

    I need a little of a romance and lots of fabulous plot and suspense! It needs to keep me hooked so that I cannot think of putting it down!
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  3. Mary G Loki
    10/14/2014

    Def a great plot that keeps me guessing and interested!

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