Monday, October 6, 2014

Book Review: Burying Water (Burying Water #1) by: K.A. Tucker

Release Date: October 7, 2014
from Atria
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Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
"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."

My Thoughts:

Once you start this book you will not want to look away from it. You will want to read it and know everything but at the same time you will want to savor it. Through my whole reading experience I was constantly torn between the desire to continually flip pages to get my answers and to take it slow so I could savor this book. Trust me you will want to know everything but at the same time you will fear finally getting the answers.

Burying Water is the kind of book that you know is going to hurt right from the get go. I mean the opening chapter is pretty gut wrenching. From that point on, I was hooked. I knew this book was going to be a tough read, but in the end that is what also made it such a beautiful and moving story of strength and resilience. There were parts of that story that had my heart in my throat and my stomach tied in knots… at one point I was threatening to put the book in the freezer… but the story was also full of beautiful moments with a strong woman and a wonderful man and two people who were perfect for one another.

What I loved about this story is the way it alternated between “then” and “now”. We get to see the then story through Jesse’s eyes and we see the now through Water’s eyes. This was the perfect way to do it, for reasons I cannot really go into, I think this was how the perspectives had to be done. The story flowed wonderfully between the two and it was so nice to see everything fall into place. As you read each chapter you learned a little bit more and it all wove together perfectly.

The characters in this book just get under your skin and work their way into your heart. Water, that poor poor girl. My heart broke for her and I cannot even imagine dealing with the things she dealt with… both in the “then” and the “now”. Then there is Jesse and I fell so so hard for Jesse. I don’t even know if it is possible to put him into words. He is simply easy to fall in love with. He is caring and sweet and sexy and a bit rugged and he may not be perfect but he tries so so hard to do what is right. His perspective was my favorite to read from and I loved getting inside his head. We also have Ginny who I simply adored. She is really one of a kind and exactly what Water needed and Ginny needed Water too. Their relationship is a great one.

Burying Water is an incredible read and one that is absolutely worth the heartache. I never wanted this book to end and now that it has I know I will not be shaking these characters anytime soon. This is definitely one I recommend to New Adult fans and also to those who are looking for something different from the genre because this one definitely stands out.


  1. Books that switch back and forth between time are really hit or miss for me so it's great to hear that this book did it well! I have a hard time with books that are... hard to read. I like things that are on the lighter side for the most part, but this one may be an exception. Thanks for sharing!

    Tracy @ Cornerfolds

  2. The fact this book so heavily consumed you had me very excited. Thanks for the review!

  3. So I'm going to need tissues? I'm anxious to read this Teresa, since it obviously affected you so much. I'm glad you loved it. Excellent review!

  4. I so wanted to read your review, but sadly I haven't started this one! I got it early and everything! But with moving I didn't have time *major sad face* BUT what I did read (a few sentences here and there) I am going to LOVE this book! Hopefully life settles down soon and I can finally pick it up!!


    Lovely review (as always)

  5. shame on me, but i've yet to read any book by k.a.tucker! the way you described the characters in this book had me sitting right up, these people are ones I'd love to meet! time jumps in books works for SOME books and not so well for others, curious to how this one will work out on me. Thanks for the BRILLIANT review! :)

    Alicia @ Noverly Things

  6. My mom adored this book! She said it gave her all the feels. I'm so glad you loved it, too! Your review is gorgeous, and Jesse and Water sound like amazing characters :) I can't wait to read this one one day <3 *hugs*

    1. I can't wait for you to read this one one day as well! I just know you will love it as much as your mom and I did!

  7. Beautiful review, dear Wifey! This book is just so special -- I want everyone in the land to have it! You brought up such wonderful points, and you did a fantastic job describing Jesse -- something I struggled to do. Rugged, imperfect, and so sweet and sexy -- you sum him up perfectly! Water and Ginny and all the other characters are so amazing! Your review makes me want to pick it right back up and read it all over again. This one definitely makes my top 5! lol Love you! xoxoxo


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