Blog Tour + ARC Review: Becoming Rain by KA Tucker

5 Mar 2015

    We are dying to share this Release Blitz with you all to celebrate K.A. Tucker's BECOMING RAIN! BECOMING RAIN is a New Adult Romantic Suspense novel, and the second novel in K.A. Tucker’s Burying Water Series, published by Atria books, an Imprint of Simon & Schuster. We hope you're ready for this!

  Becoming Rain


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 Luke Boone doesn't know exactly what his uncle Rust is involved in but he wants in on it-the cars, the money, the women. And it looks like he's finally getting his wish. When Rust hands him the managerial keys to the garage, they come with a second set-one that opens up the door to tons of cash and opportunity. Though it's not exactly legal, Luke's never been one to worry about that sort of thing. Especially when it puts him behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 and onto the radar of gorgeous socialite named Rain. 

 Clara Bertelli is at the top of her game-at only twenty-six years old, she's one of the most successful undercover officers in the Washington D.C. major crime unit, and she's just been handed a case that could catapult her career and expose one of the west coast's most notorious car theft rings. But, in order to do it, she'll need to go deep undercover as Rain Martines. Her target? The twenty-four-year old nephew of a key player who appears ready to follow in his uncle's footsteps. 

 As Clara drifts deeper into the luxurious lifestyle of Rain, and further into the arms of her very attractive and charming target, the lines between right and wrong start to blur, making her wonder if she'll be able to leave it all behind. Or if she'll even want to.    

And don’t forget BURYING WATER, the first book in this thrilling series…

Burying Water

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 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.


3.5 STARS! ★★★☆


  "It’s not so much that I love rain. I just have a healthy respect for what it does. People hate it, but the world needs rain.”

It's no lie that KA Tucker is one of my top favorite NA authors and after reading her Ten Tiny Breaths series, I almost made it my personal mission to read anything this lady writes. As always with her reads, they're beautifully written and this was no different but somewhow I was left feeling very neutral about this one. In simple, I enjoyed it but it just didn't wow-ed me like I did with her previous works. 

 I was a little wary going into this one since I skipped out on Burying Water but I had buddies who assured me that it could be read as a standalone. Luckily this rang true as I didn't find myself lost while caught up in this read but there will be appearances of MCs from the first instalment. 

Becoming Rain revolves around Clara Bertelli, an undercover agent who was handpicked for a new case that involves taking down a huge car theft ring in Portland. The only way to get inside is through the notorious criminal named Rust and her target? His nephew, Luke Boone. Getting Luke's attention wasn't as easy as Clara envisioned and through her numerous attempts of being close proximity to him, they start to do the dance and soon realized that there is more than meets the eye. And when the cop starts falling for the bad boy criminal, it's only a matter of time before the lines are blurred and realise how far one is willing to cross it for love.

 I appreciated how the author stepped out from her niche and ventured into the adult romantic suspense genre with this one, having it focused a lot more on the suspense factor over the romance. It was a nice change but at times I did find the plot to be a little dragged out at some parts. However, there were times that the suspense really got me hooked and kept me at the edge of my seat. 

The dual POVs also helped as we got to see the constant struggle of attraction they had for each other but in an overall manner, I still had issues that their whole relationship almost came about almost too easily without much obstacles and everything was tied up nice and quick at the end. 

 Overall Becoming Rain had the great elements of a romance suspense read plus with Tucker's seamless writing, I think fans of her work and Burying Water would equally enjoy this one. Still an enjoyable one for me but just not my favorite from her. 

  ARC kindly provided by Atria Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.



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About K.A. Tucker: 
 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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