Chasing River / K. A. Tucker
Amber worked tirelessly for two years to pursue her dream of taking a trip around the world. To see the sights and experience the culture. She’s lived the protected life; always having to be the good child to make up for her brother being the black sheep of the family. When she found herself on the ground after a pipe bomb almost took her out, she briefly thought of how the sheriff’s incessant worry for her safety might have some weight. But thanks to a green-eyed stranger, she’ll live another day to tell her tale. What she doesn’t know, however, is that the pipe bomb is just the beginning of her
misadventures in Ireland.
The third book to this series brings us to Ireland right in the thick of a gang war. For a moment, it would seem as if Ms. Tucker would highlight the fierceness of the historic Catholics vs. Protestants war in the region, but as you delve deeper into the story, it will show that the war was anything but a conflict based on religions. It’s about gang territories and extortion. I applaud Ms. Tucker for showing that in the end, it’s all about money and power. Because anything more than that would be an ambitious undertaking for anyone, really.
Burying Water is a series that I’ve grown to love in the recent months. Since reading the first book, I’ve looked forward to reading Amber’s story and whatever romantic entanglement would be in the cards. Better still, the story is set in Ireland. However, I’m a little disappointed that Tucker didn’t really spend a lot of time showing us the sights. The best thing about reading books set in an unchartered country is that it’s the cheapest way to travel. I would’ve love to see Ireland through her words.
I’ve always enjoyed the characters that Tucker introduce us with every book. I must say that River is probably my favourite amongst her male characters. There was just something about his controlled intensity that was so appealing. Amber somehow brought it out of him. On a side note, I would love to see River’s younger brother get his own story. I think his easy-going personality hides something worth discovering.
Over all, KA Tucker can do no wrong in this series. Each book offers its own tenor of suspense and titillating romance. She does this New Adult thing well. I’m never bored with her stories, nor does she regurgitate the same old tropes commonly found in this genre. Incidentally, the fourth book is up on Net Galley (which I’ve requested tout suite). Let’s hope it’ll be sitting prettily on my dashboard soon.
Chasing River | Atria Books | July 7th, 2015 | Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars