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Chasing River: A Novel (The Burying Water Series) by [Tucker, K.A.]
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A suspense-driven New Adult romance novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author of Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water.

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 can’t be identified at the scene—so, he fled. 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. Pushing her away 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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3125 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books (7 July 2015)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc (AU)
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #126,393 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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By Kristy - MPBB TOP 500 REVIEWER on 10 December 2015
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4.5 Stars!

Chasing River by K.A Tucker is the third book in the Burying Water Series. K.A’s writing is addictive, each story is real and raw with so many touching moments. This is a beautiful story of two people whose lives and hearts collide and the journey of the split second decision that brought them together. Chasing River is filled with mystery, angst and love that will have you glued to the pages wanting to know more.

Amber Wells has lived a simple quiet life as a nurse in the small country town she group in. Her dream is to travel, she embarks with a list of places to see and things to do, what she didn't expect to experience was a near death experience in Ireland. Lucky enough for Amber a stranger came to her rescue knocking her flat on her back. The gorgeous eyes staring back at her are quickly making sure she is ok before disappearing. Amber can't get her saviour out of her head, she is drawn to him and wanting to track him down.

River Delany works hard and runs the family pub with his younger brother. He has made some mistakes in the past but he's a good person, a caring person who is fiercely protective of his family. He may be a good person but his older brother is not. River is stuck in a rock and a hard place, protect his family or do what is right...
His world is turned upside down the day he came to the rescue of a gorgeous American tourist. A tourist he never expected to see again until she shows up in his pub. Because of his brother he is hesitant about her, but he can't stay away from her…

River is so swoon worthy, yes he has a past but he is a good guy with a huge caring heart, the love for those he protects is beautiful. He knows he is no good for Amber but it doesn't stop him from trying.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I still love K.A. Tucker and I’m still going to continue to read this series. Oh and this one is my favorite cover. 9 July 2015
By Jacqueline's Reads - Published on
4 Loving Ireland stars

I love K.A. Tucker. I’m a huge fan of her Breathing series. I would say that the Burying Water series is more suspenseful and less romantic. Chasing River is a standalone. I like how each book in the Burying Water series is unique and different.

Burying Water, book 1, is about a girl who loses her memory

Becoming Rain, book 2, is about a girl who is an undercover cop

Chasing River, book 3 is about a girl who travels to Ireland

With each book I read, I can tell Tucker did her research. You are completely consumed with Ireland in Chasing River. Suffice it to say, if you like Ireland or the culture, this book is for you.

Before the story even begins, Tucker gives you an introduction to her book. I’m glad she did this, it really set the tone and pace of the read. She goes into the history of Ireland, mostly the war between the Protestant and Catholics.

Amber is a nurse, but she takes a break to travel the world, mostly Europe. She’s in Ireland for one week and as she tries to find her way to a tour group, she gets ambushed by River. River throws himself on top of her before a bomb explodes.

Wow, what a beginning. I was hooked from the first chapter and I HAD to find out what will happen. Who is River? How did he know to throw himself on top of Amber? What will Amber do? River quickly checks to see if Amber is okay and runs away from the scene.

Amber is just taken aback by the experience, but she wants to find out who River is and why he saved her.

River works at his parents’ pub. He isn’t your typical twenty-something. He’s been incarcerated and he has HUGE family issues. I liked River because he was a bit mysterious to me. Like I said, this series is a bit suspenseful, so I was curious to know his story. Why does River have issues with his brother? Why did he run away from the scene?

When Amber and River do meet up, the relationship is a slow build-up and I kind of liked that. The romance is very mild and there’s hardly any steam. It may not be everyone’s cuppa. I think this book has the least amount of romance.

“It scares me that he could have been. That I might not have ever known what this feels like.”

If you read the reviews, everyone’s opinion is pretty much split. The book is thick on Ireland’s history and culture, it will definitely make you want to visit, but the romance is kind of put on the burner. I would probably categorize this more of a fiction read, than a romance fiction novel.

I still love K.A. Tucker and I’m still going to continue to read this series. Oh and this one is my favorite cover.

AN ARC was provided
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite book in the series 7 July 2015
By Misha - Published on
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K.A. Tucker is one of my go-to authors when it comes to the romantic suspense genre. Somehow she always manages to weave an engrossing tale with the perfect mix of heart-melting romance and gripping twists and turns. Chasing River was no exception. In fact, it may have been my favorite book in this series so far. Amber and River’s story was sweet, exciting, and rich with the history and politics of Ireland. After I finished reading this book I was definitely ready to jump on a plane.

In the course of her world travels Amber finds herself in Dublin, Ireland, where she has a very unconventional first meeting with River. I admired Amber’s confidence and independence in traveling by herself and exploring new places. Due to her father’s profession as a sheriff, Amber was a rule follower who did what others expected of her. It was fun watching her let loose a bit, especially with her traveling bucket list. I would have gone chasing after River, too.

River’s character sucked me in from the very beginning. His struggle between his feelings for Amber and his duty to his family was palpable. He was a good guy and quite a charmer. I loved his passion for the pub and his country. River was incredibly loyal, which did get him into some trouble. However, he also opened Amber’s eyes to that fact that everything is not always black and white. The pair had a distinct and special connection that was easy to understand.

The setting of this story was vivid and captivating. Tucker did a fantastic job of showcasing Ireland’s complicated history, especially the political unrest. I greatly enjoyed the relationships between the main and secondary characters, especially where spunky Ivy was concerned. The beauty of Tucker’s stories is their uniqueness. Chasing River was a welcome and refreshing change of pace. I truly love everything Tucker writes, and I can’t wait to get my hands on Surviving Ice!

*An advance copy of this book was received in exchange for an honest review.*
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4.0 out of 5 stars K.A. Tucker's writing is very good! I very much enjoyed the setting of this story. 10 July 2015
By Adrienne - Published on
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Rich in family history and cherished ideals, Chasing River is about two people from different worlds, different sides of the law falling for each other and they're journey to happily ever after.

I think of all the books in the series, this may be my favorite. I crave stories that are rich in culture, family values, and that struggle to find who you really are in order to mature into whom you're meant to be. For me Chasing River does that. Set in present day Ireland, K.A. Tucker does a fantastic job of not only bringing the beauty of Ireland into the story, but also cultivating the history in such a way that it makes for an enjoyable read. Ireland as a whole has not had it easy. There have been decades upon decades of political and religious upheaval. I know, I lived in England in the late 70's and as a small child I distinctly remember hearing the news about IRA. I think my own experiences just added more to the story.

Amber may be on a trip to experience the world, but really she's soul searching. I thought Ms. Tucker did a good job of developing Amber's character as she was before the incident in Ireland to who she becomes after. She was forced to understand a culture that was totally foreign to her where right, wrong, and injustice play a heavy theme. River was a pretty great hero. Loved his struggle in the story. Staunch family history, deep rooted values and beliefs versus the truth that is right and wrong, protecting those you love and those you are falling in love with, kept River in a pretty difficult situation. I felt like his character had the more challenging role in Chasing River.

K.A. Tucker's writing is impeccable. It's matured so much from the first book I read, Ten Tiny Breaths. She writes with eloquence and determination. I was captivated from the beginning and found myself carrying my kindle around with me so I could read every chance I got. Her research and knowledge of Irish culture, history and landscape was apparent, her personal experience obvious.

My one and only critique is the ending. As I was nearing the end I couldn't help but wonder if I would be getting a second book, which I know is not the authors style. I couldn't imagine her wrapping it up in the pages that were left. So much time went into telling Amber and River's story, I felt like they deserved a very well thought out ending. It was a tad disappointing and abrupt.

I'm curious to see where Ivy's story goes in Surviving Ice. Ivy may be the most interesting female heroine yet!

*A copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 "Fall in Love with a Foreigner" Stars! 9 July 2015
By BJ's Reviews - Published on
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4.5 "Fall in Love with a Foreigner" Stars! Lovers of the Burying Water Series will not want to miss KA Tucker's latest installment, Chasing River. Providing a familiar theme--an arguably badboy hero who is willing to reform his questionable ways for love--in an all new setting--the politically fraught backdrop of Ireland; Ms. Tucker manages to keep this series fresh and new, while still providing an overarching unifying theme.

For those of you who have not had a chance to read the prior books in the Burying Water Series, no worries. As Chasing River fully contains both the entire underlying danger filled plot and the love story of the hero and heroine within its pages, and therefore can be easily read as a standalone. For those of you who have read this series, however, the heroine, Amber Welles, is the sister of Jesse Welles, the hero from the first book, Burying Water.

Amber has always been the good girl. Having previously always settled for the golden boy, and still having failed to find true love, she is determined on discovering herself while taking a sabbatical, from her nursing career in Oregon, to travel abroad. On that journey she finds herself in Dublin, Ireland where she very nearly prematurely ends, not only her trip around the world, but almost her very own life when she happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Fortunately for Amber, before River even meets her, a split second decision, driven by his conscience, causes him to risk everything to save her. Just as quickly as he appears in her life, however, River disappears leaving Amber full of questions.

As fortune would have it, a glimpse of a memory allows Amber to find her savior, but the more she gets to know him, the more she begins to question just how much of a saint he is. Nonetheless, she can't help but feel their chemistry. Should she indulge that connection, or run away from the imminent danger that no doubt lurks near him? Moreover, with only a few days remaining in her stay in Dublin, just what kind of a future could they possibly have anyway?

Having previously highly enjoyed Burying Water and Becoming Rain, I was confident that I would enjoy the romance and danger tinged background that would no doubt be contained in Chasing River. Fortunately, I was not disappointed, but perhaps what I enjoyed the most, and which was completely unexpected, was the interesting view into Irish politics. Ms. Tucker does a fantastic job of not only laying out the sordid history between the Catholics and Protestants and horrible events that shaped Ireland's history, such as the potato famine, but she also provides an interesting glimpse into the current state of continuing political unrest.

All in all, Chasing River is an interesting addition to the Burying Water Series. Now I can't wait to read Surviving Ice which is scheduled for release later this year.

Source: Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I LIKE MEN LIKE I LIKE MY COFFEE... HOT, STRONG AND IRISH. 9 July 2015
By Foxy Blogs - Published on
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Chasing River is a journey to Ireland with an old world feel. Told in dual point of views which I love because it adds to the story.

Luckily, for my sake, Ms. Tucker starts out the book with an Author’s Note supplying a history of Ireland. One that tells how the IRA came about and what it has turned into all these years later. Today the IRA is considered a violent gang and a terrorist organization. Why am I mentioning all of this? Because the IRA plays a big part in the book so if you need to know more about it than what you learned on SOA make sure read the author’s note at the beginning of the book.

I think it is safe for me to safe this was a first for me… on how these two met. I love that she’s so blown away by him and yet when she thinks back on him she's reminded of his green eyes. To quote William Shakespeare, “The Eyes are the window to your soul.” Even though their first meeting was brief his eyes conveyed so many things from pleading to insistent.

"So....Where'd you meet this guy?"
"At the park one day. He kind of ...ran into me."
"Sounds romantic."

Okay, I don’t really drink coffee but if did that would work for me. River has a bad boy persona: he works in a bar, he’s done time and his family has ties to the IRA. And yet his charm comes in the form of kindness and when he wipes her tears away I melted.

Amber’s bucket list caught my attention right away with #1. Amber is from a small town in the mountains of Oregon. She has saved her money from her nursing job to afford this trip. Unfortunately, none of her friends could afford to go with her making this a solo trip. Prior to leaving her friend helps her come up with a bucket list of things to do. Most are the standard touristy things to do, Kiss the Blarney Stone and others are as obscure as #1. Ultimately, Amber just wants to make memories that will last her a lifetime.

Family loyalty is an underlying theme that runs throughout this story. Both River and Amber come to terms with how far they are willing to protect a sibling in trouble. I really enjoyed watching them figure out when it’s protecting a sibling and when enough is enough. TOUGH LOVE.

Ms. Tucker has made an awesome series with intriguing story lines. I'm looking forward to more books in the series.

**Complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.**