[556]: Becoming Rain by K.A. Tucker

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Becoming Rain / K.A. Tucker


KA Tucker’s instalment to Burying Water somehow focuses less on the romance and more on the idiosyncrasies of a car theft ring Β and the mafia that ran them. And yet, for the amount of romance that was in it, I would argue that it still had enough to sate her ardent fans.

Luke Boone’s involvement in his uncle’s businesses is relegated to the legal side of running the auto repair shop. Though he did have some inklings as to what was going on behind doors, he wore blinders when it comes to anything illegal. Until his uncle decides he was ready to do more.

FBI prospect, Carla Bertelli has her eyes on the prize. Bring down the car theft ring spearheaded by Boone’s uncle, and she’s got a sure shot at becoming an agent. That may not be as easy to do as it may sound at first.

Tucker delved deeper into the ins and outs of the FBI and the mafia worlds in here. We’re given a more detailed perspective on how taking down a crime works and how easy it is to betray another person’s trust for the right price. I enjoyed seeing the workings of the undercover work, and how difficult it is to play a part especially when the agent falls in love with their person of interest.

Boone was given great dimensions in this book, as opposed to the caricature he was in the first. Bertelli is one tough cookie, but I still felt like she fell quite easily to Boone’s charms. Regardless, I enjoyed their pairing. They had great chemistry which is a key component in a good romance novel.


GOODREADS SUMMARY | Burying Water, #2 | March 3rd, 2015 | Atria Books | Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars


  • I have NO IDEA when I’m going to finally read this one, but hopefully, someday soon. I’m so glad you loved this one, though. I love stories of Agents falling in love with the people they’re supposed to be protecting and vice versa. So hot, isn’t it πŸ™‚

    Rhea @ Rhea’s Neon Journal

  • I enjoyed this one, too. I felt a little bad for Luke with Carla’s deception, but he was involved with some shady stuff. Great review, Joy! πŸ™‚

  • I think I will have to go back and read this book. Luke was mentioned briefly in Chasing River. But I like the sound of the Mob element here too. Nice review!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  • This book sounds so interesting πŸ˜€ So glad you liked it so much Joy. I probably won’t read it anytime soon, hih, but maybe one day. You do make the plot sounds awesome πŸ˜€ Thank you for sharing about it sweet girl. <3

  • I really need to read a KA Tucker book already. I have just heard so many wonderful things about them but they are never in any of the book shops I have around me DD: I like the sound of getting to know how undercover world works, because that would definitely intrigue me. It sounds like a good read πŸ™‚

  • I’ve seen this title around, but I think this is the first review I’ve read. I’m glad you enjoyed it. It sounds interesting.

  • The undercover cop stuff was the best part in this book! I liked their chemistry with each other, I preferred this one to Burying Water with the Mafia stuff. Lovely review Joy!

  • This is a series I’ve kind of ignored, if that’s the right way to put it? I know it exists, but I just never paid attention to it? I have to admit now, though, that is sound like the kind of thing I’d like. πŸ™‚

  • Now THIS sounds more my thing Joy, mafia, crime and with a touch of romance. Is this still classed as being new adult? It sounds like Carla’s character might be a little older than the usual protagonist. HOORAY! I find mature NA is much easier to read and relationships are far less dramatic and based on real substance. Can this be read as a standalone? Awesome review Joy, I’m going to grab a copy this afternoon, you’ve sold me completely on it <3

  • I have books 1 & 3, someday I’ll find the urge to pick it up and read it. It sounds awesome!

  • So far I have loved every one of these books-glad you enjoyed it too πŸ™‚

  • I have this on my TBR! Sounds a lot more action packed than Burying Water, which will be nice to read. I’m curious to learn more about Luke.

  • Melliane

    Oh yes I saw many great things about this one, but I haven’t tried the series. I should

  • Still need to try out this author sometime!

  • Jazmen

    I haven’t read anything of hers yet. It sounds like something I really might enjoy. Romance with some talks of mafia, and a car theft ring. I’m sold!

  • kindlemom1

    For some reason this is the one book in the series I didn’t read. It sounds like I need to fix that and pick this one up as well.
    Great review!

  • I thought this series is just another one of “those”. I didn’t know that this has suspense in it. I will check out the first book and see if I’d start another series to like πŸ˜‰

  • I really enjoyed this one so I’m glad you liked it so much too. I love the layers to Luke’s character as well. And yes to the chemistry!
    Great review, Joy!

  • SOunds good enough πŸ™‚

  • Whew! I’m relieved to see this. I’m glad you didn’t skip it, and that you liked it!