Rating: 5 Cups of Coffee
Goodreads’ Book Description:
The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory—and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away.
Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?
Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.
My head is a mess right now. I’m trying to think of the best way to describe my experience with BURYING WATER that will do it justice and I can’t say that I have found the right words yet.
I guess I can start off with the obvious. K.A. Tucker is a literary genius. I’m fairly certain I’m in love with her, but we’ll save that for another time.
This book has me reeling with emotion, even weeks after having finished it. Putting it down was so difficult, I was actually pissed off when it ended. How dumb is that. I was legitimately upset that the book ended, when logically, all books should have an end page. I guess I wasn’t mentally prepared for the story to be finished, or rather, for me to be finished with the story.
The writing was everything. I don’t think I will ever tire of reading anything by K.A. Tucker. She’s so incredibly good at what she does, just throwing words together that leave me in a puddle of tears and in sheer awe over her talent.
There were times in the book where I would have to tear myself away because I was reading too quickly and just not absorbing the story as thoroughly as I needed to. The fact that a book can do that to me is magic in itself.
Water is beautiful in every sense of the word. She is a fighter ‘til the end and a lover through and through. She is everything that a person would want to be.
Jesse is now the star-crossed love of my life. This always happens. K.A. Tucker creates this perfect, fictional boy who possesses every single quality you look for in a guy. Then she rips it all away when the story just ends. Now what am I supposed to do? Move on? Unlikely.
In addition to having met and fallen for the only boy I need in my life, I fell in love with Ginny Fitzgerald. She really ripped my heart to shreds. The genuinely beautiful Ginny, who loves all her Felix friends and knits trees on quilts, is one of my most favorite characters I have ever had the pleasure of reading about.
To sum up my experience with Burying Water, I can truthfully say that this story now resonates deep within my bones and will probably stay with me for a long while. It messed with my head and tore out my heart, but I loved every second of it.
“The mind, it can be a deceitful thing. But it is no match for the heart.”