Surviving Ice by K.A. Tucker

October 27th, 2015 kimbacaffeinate Review 68 Comments

27th Oct
Surviving Ice by K.A. Tucker
Surviving Ice
by K.A. Tucker
Series: Burying Water #4
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
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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…

newadult snarky SUSPENSE SWOON Truffles

K.A. Tucker has found her niche and I sure as heck hope she continues writing romantic suspense. Surviving Ice is the last book in the Burying Water series. Tucker saved the best for last. Snarky tattoo artist Ivy, finally gets her story. In Surviving Ice readers will get plenty of  swoons and a nail-biting suspense with a twist.

Coffee dates with Surviving Ice

  • First Date: Ivy is back in San Francisco working side by side with her Uncle Ned in his tattoo parlor. For the first time she is considering setting down roots until she witnesses a terrible crime and unwittingly places herself in danger. Sebastian is ex-Navy Seal and a bit of drifter. He does odd jobs for a private security firm. His most recent assignment has him traveling to San Francisco, to retrieve potentially dangerous information and eliminating any threats. Meeting and assessing Ivy is part of the job and the two have serious chemistry but do not ask them to admit it. I am all in after this first date and ordering a pizza.
  • Second date: Tucker lays the groundwork creating a suspenseful tale notched with danger. All the while she peels back Sebastian’s layers exposing his troubled past. He is not a bad boy, but a SEAL, sworn to protect. The more I learned the deeper I swooned. Ivy is such a tough cookie, and you can see that Sebastian unnerves her. She questions the events surrounding the accident and it causes problems. We get to spend time with clients of the tattoo parlor and Ivy’s friends all while danger lurks around us. I wasn’t overly worried because Sebastian has our six. While the danger is high, the banter, sexy time and Ivy’s array of friends kept the tone light.
  • Third date: We have known since the beginning that Sebastian is working a case, but Ivy has become more than that and both are so vulnerable. They have trust issues, but together they seem stronger and bring out the best in each other. Tucker has them opening up and sharing. I had to eat a truffle or two. Their chemistry is off the charts from their teasing banter to their heated touches. Sebastian in his investigation uncovers things that put them both in danger. Tucker notched up the suspense and threw in some twists. One of the things I love about Tucker is that she does not overdo the relationship drama; she creates just enough angst to keep me flipping the pages. I was very satisfied with the way my date concluded from the case to the relationship. Tucker even threw in a nice epilogue that had me grinning.

Surviving Ice and the entire Burying Waters series was delightful, action-packed and swoon-worthy. It ended up being my favorite of the series. I cannot wait to see what Tucker does next. *fingers-crossed it falls in the romantic suspense genre*

About K.A. Tucker

Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

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68 Responses to “Surviving Ice by K.A. Tucker”

  1. Christy LoveOfBooks

    Ivy is my boo, yo. <— Did that sound as lame to you as it did to me? Good. Seriously, I want to say it's my favorite too, but dang it, I love how well done Becoming Rain was. And then there's River … Tucker makes it so difficult!
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  2. Kathryn

    I’ve noted it as you’ve read through this series and seen how much you enjoyed them so have put them into my wish list in Audible and hope to listen to them. I enjoyed her Ten Tiny Breaths so figure I’ll like these as well.
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  3. Lexxie

    Excellent review, Kim! I agree with everything you said, the way the story unfolded with Ivy and Sebastian slowly sharing things with each other was very well done, and the danger lurking in the background was ever present.
    I also hope Tucker will stick with some suspense in her future books, as she does it so well.
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  4. Nick

    So happy you loved this one, Kim! I enjoyed it very much myself. 🙂 Ivy and Sebastian were such a great swoony pair and the suspense was done really well too although Becoming Rain will always be my favorite!
    By the way, I love your little tags! The snarky one made me laugh. 🙂
    Lovely review, Kim!
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Aren’t they fun. I am using the UBB add-on Icons and Parajunkee’s Flat Blogger Icons. The UBB is cool because you can click on Snark and see all the books I labeled with it.. Together is was 20 bucks. I am an affiliate with Nose Graze and buy all her gadgets

  5. Tyler H Jolley

    Great review, Kim! I love that the book made you need a truffle. I’m going to start paying attention to what food my favorite books make me crave.

  6. Candace

    I read her first book and I guess it just didn’t really work so well for me so I’ve been hesitant to read more. But I know that I should consider reading something else of hers so maybe one day I’ll read this series.
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  7. Sophia Rose

    I devoured Ivy’s story and then sat there all sad that the series was over. I hope she does more romantic suspense, too. When I read Burying Water, I got a huge surprise b/c her other series was so different.
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  8. Kristin

    I’ve only read two books from this series so far but I love em! I think this was the last book in the series but I hope I’m wrong. I loved the sketchy MC’s that have you cringing at the beginning but rooting for by the end.
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  9. Wattle

    I have the first of this series on my wishlist, I’ve enjoyed reading your reviews for them all so I’ll definitely have to check it out soon 🙂
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  10. Genesis

    I loved Surviving Ice! As for my fave of the series, it’s a tie between Becoming Rain and Surviving Ice 🙂 I recently got He Will Be My Ruin by her and it looks like it’s suspense! It comes out next year and I’m so excited to read it. She never disappoints 🙂
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ya know I loved them all, Chasing River was pretty awesome too..LOL It’s a good thing when you love more than one! I have He Will Be My Ruin too and hope it rocks 🙂