Saturday, July 4, 2015

Chasing River by K.A. Tucker

Chasing River (Burying Water, #3)

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 was a cute and sweet story, as well as a suspenseful one. A bit of a 'wrong side of the tracks' tale.
What would you do for family? How far will you go to protect the ones you love?
These characters know a little something about that!
Strong sense of family values and love.

There was drama, mystery, laughter and sadness.  There was also a lot of history.
I was born in Europe and have traveled to many countries.. unfortunately though, I have never made it to Ireland! SO.. I loved getting a touch of that through this book! Miss Tucker made me feel like I was there.. if only for a couple hours!
I LOVE the Irish speak also, the use of Ma and Da! Birds! ;)

This was my first read in the Burying Water series and yes, they are all standalones. 
And although the characters from previous books were present in this one, I don't feel as though I missed anything, because everything flowed very nicely together. 
I am curious now though, and just might have to backtrack and read book 1! 

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