Chasing River by K.A. Tucker

Posted July 8, 2015 | 25 Comments

Chasing River by K.A. TuckerChasing River
Author: K.A. Tucker
Series: Burying Water #3
Published by: Atria Books
Publication Date: July 7th 2015
Format: eARC
Pages: 336
Source: Publisher

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.


25 responses to “Chasing River by K.A. Tucker

  1. This reading in order sucks…

    Great review!! You guys all reviewing this one right now really kicked me in the butt to pick Burying Water back up and I’m so glad I did!!!! I don’t know why I EVER doubted Tucker – she be the WOMAN 🙂

    I’m liking Amber right now in book #1 so I’m excited to see her growth (and HER book) and to meet her guy soonish!! I’m sort of dreaded Boone’s book (grrrrrrr, he’s a jerk right now)

    • Christy

      No it doesn’t! Now when you get to this book, you’ll understand everything when Amber is talking to ‘Water’ and about her dad. You’ll be thankful!

      Don’t worry about Luke, he’s a great guy. 😉

  2. YAY! I’m so happy you loved this one too, Christy! It was fantastic and I completely agree with everything you had to say about it. I was in love with River too, but Rowen and Ivy stole my heart.
    I’m sad that Rowen isn’t the guy for Ivy in the next book, but I’m still reading the heck out of it. 🙂
    Lovely review!

    • Christy

      I know, but I had already read the blurb for Ivy’s book, so didn’t hold out too much hope for them. I liked how they just had a good time, though. It fit both their personalities.

  3. I’m hearing such great things about this series Christy! And I love all things romantic suspense, so it’s clearly a good fit for me. Plus, Ireland. IRELAND! *runs to Amazon to buy book one*

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  4. I didn’t know that this story runs parallel to Becoming Rain! That’s great! I’m really excited that you loved this one. I’m reading it tomorrow, and can’t wait to get to know this cast of characters. I’m glad this story wasn’t over the top, felt realistic, and gave you lots of fun banter, teasing, and entertainment. Lovely Review Christy 🙂

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