Monday, March 21, 2016

Review- Chasing River by K.A.Tucker


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.

Release date: July 7th, 2015
Published by: Atria Books
Page numbers: 336


I really enjoyed the first two books in K.A.Tucker's Burying Water series so I was quite excited to get to Chasing River. Unlike the first two books which have the heroines names in the titles Chasing River actually has the hero's name in the title. I'm just going to come out and say this, Chasing River was by far my favourite book in the series. I loved it to pieces. It had everything I'd want in a book to make it an enjoyable read for me.

Let's start with Amber. We'd met Amber in the first book Burying Water, she is Jesse's twin sister and an all around good girl. Amber is on a trip to discover the world. She worked hard but she still feels very much out of place sometimes. Then when she's in Ireland a stranger saves her life and she just can't get him out of her head. I liked Amber more than I thought I would. She was sweet and a little shy but she always tried to do the right thing.

Then we have River our hero. I LOVED River. He was a swoon worthy guy and just somehow perfect for Amber even though they were total opposites. River works hard at his family's pub. He doesn't want anyone to suffer because of his elder brother's stupidity. I liked how River was. His loyalty towards his family was commendable and I loved seeing him fall hard for Amber.

I don't know why but I feel that the romance between Amber and River was the sweetest. The opposites attract theory works here but they have an incredible connection that they share which pulls them closer. K.A.Tucker writes the best chemistry between couples without ever making it too cheesy or corny. River and Amber obviously had the odds stacked against them with both of them living on different continents but they made it work.

It is also very creditable to see the amount of research the author has done on Ireland and its history. All the scenes felt really authentic and it was very easy to imagine the setting in Ireland while reading the book. I loved River's brother Rowen and I'm really looking forward to reading Ivy's book which is next. Chasing River was an amazing read, one which I would highly recommend to everyone.

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