by K.A. Tucker
Series: Burying Water #4
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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…
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*
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