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

Posted April 6, 2015 by Melissa in Book Review | 19 Comments

Audiobook Review: Burying Water (Burying Water #1) by K.A. TuckerTitle: Burying Water
Series: Burying Water #1
Also in Series: Becoming Rain, Chasing River, Surviving Ice
Author: K.A. Tucker
Narrator: Elizabeth Louise, Josh Goodman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date: October 7th 2014
Target Audience: New Adult
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
Length: 11 hours | 368 pages
Source: Publisher
Format: Audiobook
Find It: Goodreads
Buy It: Amazon|B&N|Book Depository
My Rating:

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.

Book Quote:

“He said the truth is like water: it doesn’t matter how hard you try to bury it; it’ll always find someway back to the surface. It’s resilient.”

My Thoughts:

This series may be even better than the Ten Tiny Breaths series!

While still New Adult…these characters just feel a little more mature than most of those in the Ten Tiny Breaths series and therefore were probably even more relatable to me. As with all of K.A. Tucker‘s books, her writing style sucks me in from the beginning. Easy to read with a steady moving pace…you won’t want to put this one down until you’ve reached the conclusion.

Burying Water is told with two POVs: both Water and Jesse. Jesse slowly tells the back story while Water tells the current story. So often I just wanted to jump ahead and get to the end of Jesse’s story so I’d really know where Water’s began…but ultimately I really think that added to the suspense and was a brilliant decision on Tucker‘s part.

Water and Jesse are both great characters. Jesse trying so hard to do what was “right” and fight his true heart’s desires. Water so amazingly strong and resilient just as the quote above alludes. The secondary characters were perfect in every way. I am hard pressed to name one that I didn’t fall in love with. Jesse’s family is just straight up amazing. I adore Sheriff Gabe. Ginny is crazy and cranky and damaged by her past but also so giving and full of love.

Other than the fact that I felt the novel tied itself up a bit too neatly at the end…I completely enjoyed this one and have no hesitation to recommend it to anyone who enjoys New Adult or Adult Contemporaries. I’ve already read the 2nd in this series, Becoming Rain, and loved it and am anxiously awaiting the 3rd Chasing River 🙂

Narration Notes:

Elizabeth Louise & Josh Goodman do a fantastic job of bringing Alex/Water and Jesse to life.

About K.A. Tucker

K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge.

She is the USA Today bestselling author of 14 books, including Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water, and her latest Adult Suspense novel, He Will Be My Ruin. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA Today, Globe & Mail, Suspense Magazine, and Publisher’s Weekly.

K.A. Tucker currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and a Chug.

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19 responses to “Audiobook Review: Burying Water (Burying Water #1) by K.A. Tucker

  1. I have seen this book around so much recently but I had no idea what it was about but now that I’ve read the synopsis it sounds super interesting!
    I’m glad you said you like the characters because I really hate reading books when I don’t like the characters! I like the idea of one POV talking about the backstory and another talking about the current story because I often find that in some books I wish I had more of the backstory because it’s so interesting to see how they got to where they currently are!
    I’m glad you liked this book and this was an awesome review! 🙂
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  2. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this series Melissa! And seeing as I’ve yet to read anything by K.A. Tucker, this seems like the perfect place to start:) I’m someone who likes everything tied up neatly in the end, so that aspect will likely work well for me. Fabulous review!
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    • Melissa

      I definitely recommend this series. And I like things tied up too…maybe I should have said it tied up a little too easily or conveniently…

    • Melissa

      I know how you feel – so many great books out there…but you won’t regret making time for this one 🙂

    • Melissa

      I enjoyed the 2nd book (my review is coming later this week) but not as much as I did this one…and I agree about Ginny!

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