ARC REVIEW: Burying Water by K.A Tucker a.k.a please remind me of everything again
AUTHOR: K.A. Tucker
PUBLICATION: Published October 7th 2014 by Atria
GENRE: NA > Romance | Contemporary
PAGES: 368paes (paperback)
SOURCE: arc via publisher
2 ★★ 1/2
BLURB FROM GOODREADS:
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.
So this is my first from K.A Tucker and though I didn’t get all the feels that I was expecting to get.. I was satisfied. I’m not gonna lie, my expectations was high. I was expecting some after-feels that I get every time I read a CoHo book. I’m talking about the pre-Ugly Love Colleen Hoover. Anyway, I’m still on the mission to read K.A Tucker’s first books. Hopefully I will like them more.
Its not that this book is boring. But as someone who has read a lot from this genre, I read nothing new. Plot wise, I guess it was something that will keep you guessing. Which is the only reason I kept reading it. Thank goodness there’s an air of mystery wrapped in this novel because if this is just a plain love story.. this will definitely be a DNF. There’s a chance that I wouldn’t even make it through the middle.
I usually write my reviews a week before I read the book because I want to sit it out first and a kneejerk reaction kind of review won’t be good either. Anyway, after 2-3 days of reading Burying Water, I completely forgot about everything. Even the name of the characters! So yeah, that’s not a good sign. The characters weren’t obviously memorable. Even their names. They weren’t annoying so that’s a relief. But even the annoying ones leaves memories. In here, nada! I guess the love interest was kind of swoony. But he’s as bland as the main character.
Thank goodness for the itty bitty bit of mystery, yeah? The curious side of me (which is 70% of me, tbqh) is the only reason I finished the book. I’m not saying its bad. 2.5 is not a bad book for me. Just nothing special. Meh. Just okay.
And even after all that I said, I want to mention too that K.A Tucker’s writing is great which makes everything easy. And for that, I will continue with the series