Author: K.A. Tucker
Series: Burying Water #3
Published by: Atria Books
Publication Date: July 7th 2015
Armed with two years' worth of savings and the need to experience life outside the bubble of her Oregon small town, twenty-five-year old Amber Welles is prepared for anything. Except dying in Dublin. Had it not been for the bravery of a stranger, she might have. But he takes off before she has the chance to offer her gratitude.
Twenty-four-year-old River Delaney is rattled. No one was supposed to get hurt. But then that American tourist showed up. He couldn't let her die, but he also couldn't risk being identified at the scene—so, he ran. Back to his everyday life of running his family’s pub. Only, everyday life is getting more and more complicated, thanks to his brother, Aengus, and his criminal associations. When the American girl tracks River down, he quickly realizes how much he likes her, how wrong she is for him. And how dangerous it is to have her around. Chasing her off would be the smart move.
Maybe it's because he saved her life, or maybe it's because he's completely different from everything she's left behind, but Amber finds herself chasing after River Delaney. Amber isn’t the kind of girl to chase after anyone.
And River isn't the kind of guy she'd want to catch.
This book was so good, you guys! I have nothing but love for Chasing River. Hell the whole series so far has rocked, and they seem to keep getting better.
I was so happy to see that Chasing River focuses on Amber, Jesse’s sister. She’s finally getting to spread her wings and travel the world like she wanted to. She’s always been the good girl who followed the rules, always overthinking things. So it was a lot of fun watching her start to let go a little and really find herself.
Oh, and that Irish guy named River? Yup, the man is delicious! And I’m not just saying that because he’s Irish, even though that increases his sexy factor a lot. He really is a good guy with a great sense of humor. Plus, how close he is to his family is seriously swoon-worthy. Don’t even get me started on the storytelling scene … it pretty much turned me to mush. The two of them were so good together! There was definitely a lot of chemistry between them, and they played off each other well.
Now, I totally love Amber and River, but Ivy and Rowen were my favorites. Rowen’s easy-going, mischievous personality completely won me over. I got the biggest kick out of his banter and teasing, especially when he did it with River and Ivy. And Ivy, she’s so my kind of girl, which is the opposite of Amber. So those two together got quite entertaining at times.
This series is romantic-suspense, which is a genre that I can be very picky with. They tend to be over the top and try too hard with the bad guys, making it comes across as cheesy. However, Tucker really does a fantastic job balancing it all out and making it feel realistic. It was a nice touch adding a bit of the IRA history in the beginning of the book. It’s also cool how this book’s timeline runs parallel to Becoming Rain.
Seriously, K.A. Tucker is kicking ass with this series! Yes, you can read each book as a standalone or out of order, but a book fairy dies every time you do that. Don’t kill book fairies.