Review: Chasing River by K.A. Tucker

30th Nov 2015 Tamara @ Gone with the Words 2015, Reviews, Reviews by Tamara

Review: Chasing River by K.A. TuckerChasing River by K.A. Tucker
Series: Burying Water #3
Published by Atria Books
Pub Date: July 7th 2015
Pages: 322
Format: Paperback | Source: Borrowed
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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3.5 Stars

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.

Amber Welles has spent years saving up for a trip around the world. Amber is a nurse and the twin sister of Jesse Welles, who was a main character in Burying Water. She is finally taking the trip of a lifetime to see the world, and now she’s in Ireland. While she’s there she gets into a dangerous situation and is saved by a mysterious stranger, a stranger she just can’t seem to forget.

K.A. Tucker is one of my favorite New Adult authors. I just love her stories and can’t get enough of this series. I love getting to explore the new characters as well as getting little glimpses as to how the other characters are doing after their stories have ended. Amber was introduced in Burying Water and it’s nice to see more of her. Amber has always been the good girl, the sheriff’s daughter, and no one actually believed she would take this trip on her own and leave her small town. She ends up proving them all wrong.

River is the mysterious stranger that saves Amber’s life. I really enjoyed his character and the way there was so much history incorporated in his story. I actually learned a lot about Irish history and the IRA from reading this book. Especially considering the only thing I knew about the IRA is what I saw on Sons of Anarchy.

I liked the way the romance developed between Amber and River. They are an unlikely couple, but are perfect for each other at the same time. I mean, who wouldn’t fall for a guy that saves your life? River has a lot of secrets and family drama going on and Amber has to decide whether or not she’s okay with it all. There’s really good suspense and drama in this story and sometimes it really had you at the edge of your seat and worried about the fates of the different characters.

Chasing River is another K.A. Tucker hit for me. She just can’t seem to do any wrong in my eyes. I really loved the romance and each of the main characters. This is a great installment of the series. A fresh, new story that had me entertained and engaged from start to finish.


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Cover Reveal: Five Ways to Fall by K.A. Tucker – Third Piece

31st Jan 2014 Jess @ Gone with the Words 2014, Cover Reveals

Cover Reveal: Five Ways to Fall by K.A. Tucker – Third Piece

Cover Reveal: Five Ways to Fall by K.A. Tucker – Third PieceFive Ways to Fall by K.A. Tucker
Series: Ten Tiny Breaths #4
Published by Atria Books
Pub Date: June 24th 2014
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback | Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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Sometimes you can’t change—and sometimes you just don’t want to. Discover Ben’s side of the story in this fourth novel by the beloved, top-selling indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths, One Tiny Lie, and Four Seconds to Lose.

Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she’s made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it’s time for a change. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well…aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. Thank God she can get on a plane and leave that mistake behind her.

Football scholarship and frat parties with hot chicks? Part of charmer Ben Morris’s plan. Blown knee that kills any hope of a professional football career? So not part of the plan. Luckily Ben has brains to go with his knockout looks and magnetism. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny’s Palace, he’s ready to lead a more mature life—until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun. The one he hasn’t stopped thinking about.

If Ben truly were a smart guy, he’d stay clear of Reese. She’s the boss’s stepdaughter and it’s been made very clear that office romances are grounds for dismissal. Plus, rumor has it she’s trouble. The only problem is, he likes trouble, especially when it’s so good-looking…


Oooh! Very intriguing piece indeed!!

About the Author

Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.


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