Monday, July 6, 2015

Review ~ Chasing River by K.A. Tucker

Series: Burying Water #3
Genre: NA contemporary/suspense
Pages: 336
Publication Date: July 7th, 2015
Publisher: Atria
Goodreads Description: 
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. 
Source: I received an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed reading Chasing River! It wasn't as strong as the first two books in the series, but there were some great parts.

The romance was likable I really liked Amber and River's story. I did want a bit MORE from the romance, though. Not necessarily more romantic things (like kissing--there was plenty of that), but more bonding/moments that reflected their chemistry. Actually, the book as a whole could've used MORE. It felt a little flat (as had the rest of the series) to me. It was like there was something important missing.

I really liked the setting. It was exciting that it was set in Ireland! I haven't read many books there and it was interesting to learn more about the country. The IRA stuff was completely new to me.

River was a stronger character than Amber. There was something absent from her POV and it made her narrative a little odd to me. It didn't flow naturally. Her POV was kinda bland too, which only made it worse. Thankfully, River's was pretty good! I connected more to his narrative. That kinda made up parts of Amber's that I didn't like.

Ivy was one of my favorite parts about this book. I loved the glimpse of her character in Burying Water and I was pretty excited to see her in this book. Her personality pops off the page. She's really interesting! I know she'll grow quite a bit in her story. I think I'll love reading Surviving Ice!

Overall, Chasing River was an enjoyable contemporary! There was romance and a dash of suspense that made it more exciting to read. Like I said, it wasn't as strong as the other books in the series, but it was still a decent read.


2015 challenges this book counts towards:
Netgalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge

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