ARC Review: Chasing River by KA Tucker

20 Jun 2015

Book Title: Chasing River
Author: KA Tucker
Series: Burying Water #3
Release Date: July 7th, 2015
Genres: Mystery/Suspense Romance
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.


"I'll tell you a story about a lowly Irish peasant bartender who falls in love with a beautiful American princess." 
 This is probably my favorite so far in the Burying Water series. Probably because it takes place in a rich setting of Ireland and I'm a complete sucker for stories with foreign background settings. It was a nice change of scenery from the rest of her series so far. I thought KA Tucker did a wonderful job in transporting me into that beautiful world and its culture. Although I will admit that sometimes the read got really heavy on the history details and may not be for everyone, I'm one who appreciated it as I'm a fan of reading cultural history :) 

 I got into the story quite easily as it does start off quite dramatically with a pipe bomb going off which led to both MCs crossing paths. Being a traveller myself, I think it was easy for me to connect with Amber on some level and the excitement of checking things off a bucket list was definitely something I can relate to! The overall romance was also nicely developed, nothing overly instantaneous however it wasn't one that was all-consuming either.

 Overall it was a decent enjoyable story for me and with this author's strong writing style, I found myself finishing it in one sitting during my plane trip. Again, it's good to emphasize that this series gravitates more to the romantic suspense genre. Definitely looking forward to the next book as it features Ivy who has been introduced in this read and she's quite the spunky one ;) 

  Chasing River is the third book in the Burying Water series and can be read as a standalone. 

  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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