In the third novel in nationally bestselling author K.A. Tucker’s romantic suspense series, a young woman travels to Dublin and finds herself at the scene of a crime—and falling for the guy who saves her.
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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Another thrilling book in the burying water series
I really loved the first two books in this series and chasing river falls into line with the rest. The story takes you to Ireland and into the dark crime theme I've come to enjoy from K.A Tucker. This story pulls you in from the first few sentences and keeps you enthralled. Chasing river takes place during the same time as becoming rain. It allows you to get to know Amber and also introduces you to Ivy, the tattoo artist in burying water. It's a great set up for future books in this series and I felt the stories end was more completed than becoming rain. Definitely another favorite K.A. Tucker novel
Wonderful read. I went into this book expecting K.A. Tucker to wow me with her witty yet compelling writing style and was pleasantly surprised to be introduced to a new element as well, history. A little too much history for my taste as I found it slowed down the story but it didn't take too much away from the overall story. Amber and River's story was beautiful. The way they got to know each other despite their unconventional first meeting was so sweet. I loved watching Amber slowly come out of her comfort zone. I didn't want to put this book down. I love the colloquialism embedded into the conversations. It really made me feel like I was in Ireland hearing the accents and all. I think a lot of people can find a little but of themselves Amber. She was so life like. A very real character with realistic character flaws. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I'm really looking forward to Ivy's story and am hoping to see a little more of Amber and River in Surviving Ice.
Irish you would read this!
I have loved all things Irish/Ireland since I first saw the movie Far & Away. It was the landscape that sold me to add a trip to Ireland on my bucket list. I also will watch any movie or show that features any part of Ireland (P.S. I Love you - I haven't read the book only seen the movie - and Leap Year, even the show Vikings is taped in Ireland and I look at the landscape more than the plot or actors!). So when K.A. Tucker announced that Amber's book was set in Ireland, it quickly became my most anticipated read for this year.
After reading Becoming Rain and the absolute anxiety I felt reading that book, I felt that Chasing River was a little slower pace. Yes, there's still action and wonder, but it's not as breath-holding I found as in Becoming Rain. I also forgot that the story really only happens over the course of 8 days. EIGHT DAYS!! I really wish that I could have stepped into Amber's shoes and lived this 8-day story. I was smiling reading the last chapter and the epilogue. Loved it. I hope to see more of Amber and River in Ivy's story!