Series: Burying Water, #4
Author: K.A. Tucker
Category: Contemporary Romance
Genre: New Adult
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
*Book received in exchange for a fair and honest review*
The USA TODAY bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths series and Burying Water—which Kirkus Reviews called “a sexy, romantic, gangster-tinged page-turner”—returns with a new novel packed with romance, plot twists, and psychological suspense.
Ivy, a talented tattoo artist who spent the early part of her twenties on the move, is finally looking for a place to call home. She thinks she might have found it in San Francisco, but all that changes when she witnesses a terrible crime. She’s ready to pack up her things yet again, when a random encounter with a stranger keeps her in the city, giving her reason to stay after all.
That is, until Ivy discovers that their encounter wasn’t random. Not at all…
My gosh how I just loved Ivy and Sebastian. Those two really delivered a story that was both compelling, sexy, intense, and just plain sweet. Finally getting inside Ivy's head was a treat I just loved and Sebastian, who fits Ivy so perfectly, had my heart beating non-stop.
How has he not figured out that everything has changed for me, and it's all because of him?
This series has been a wonder to read. Each one I have enjoyed, but I think this one and Chasing River are by far my favorite books in the series. It’s the characters of each book that really make the stories. Each one a unique and interesting individual and Ivy was no different. I really enjoyed her spunky attitude and loved her sarcastic nature. However, there really is much more to her than that. I loved seeing that she had such a vulnerable side. Getting such an in-depth view of her really made me love her even more.
And then there is Sebastian. What I loved about him is that he is kind of the opposite of Ivy. More of a stoic character, fierce, and very serious. But they are the same in some sense as well. I loved that he really shook Ivy’s world, he challenged her and made her feel things she hadn’t really felt before.
The growth in both characters was one factor I simply loved in the book. Each one finding something in each other that they needed and also discovered quite a bit about themselves. How they get tangled up in each other’s lives, now that was a fun thing to watch. It was both intense and enjoyable. Watching how that it all played out was wonderfully written and I was happy with where they were at the end of the book. And I have to talk about their chemistry! Sebastian and Ivy really had an instant and intense connection. I really felt the pull between them and I loved watching them together.
People so rarely surprise me anymore, but I have a feeling she might.
The book flowed beautifully and I loved how the story unfolded altogether. The character growth was well paced as well and developed to my liking. The dynamic between Sebastian and Ivy was a great contrast in the story. The ending was so sweet and I felt the series wrapped up so nicely.