Review + Giveaway || Chasing River by K.A. Tucker

Chasing River
by K.A. Tucker
Series: Burying Water (#3)
Release date: July 7th 2015
Publisher: Atria Books
Genres: Contemporary, romance
Age category: New Adult
No. of pages:  320 pages (Kindle edition)
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.
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My thoughts and whatnot

My rating: ★★★☆☆

Premise - Kathleen (Tucker) surely knows how to make her novels unique. This book focuses on two people that met on an accident, like, literally an accident. This book touches several sensitive subjects that most author avoid.
This reminds me of Gotham and a rom-com movie (that I forgot the title, dammit!). It was a mixture of both. The problem here is, political somethings bores me; this book even tosses out some words like "terrorism." This book was a lot darker and angst-ier than Burying Water. That's saying something because Burying Water is dark.

Character/s - At first, I thought River was a girl. Hey, don't judge me, that's a girl on the cover. Anyway, River came off (to me, at the very least), as a mysterious, emphatic and honest ― pretty ironic, I know, with all the truth he withheld and lies he told― character. Amber, on the other hand, was an independent, strong yet un-cautious lady― which was pretty evident, considering she's travelling the world alone. Together, this two was really sweet and cute amidst the dark setting of the book. They were a pretty dynamic couple.

The supporting characters really help in developing the story and characters. Ivy, however indifferent she acts, is a true friend; she helped Amber into becoming a more mature and evolved character.
Rowen, my sweet sweet Rowen, was my favorite character in this book. He's funny and a force to be reckoned with. Without this two, I don't know what would happen with Amber & River's relationship.

Writing technique/style - Last year, back when I've read my first K.A. Tucker novel, I fell in love with her way of writing. She uses dual point of views. This helps in developing not only the structure of the story but the setting as well.

Misc. - I may have been bored reading some parts of this but I love the ending. I also love the element of surprise that was tied with the bucket list and the bucket list itself.
Favorite scene? When Amber's dad joked about River's name
Is it a page turner? Hell yes, but I have to put it several times to condition my mind with the setting.
Am I excited for the next book? You bet I am.

And don’t forget Burying Water and Becoming Rain, the first two books in this thrilling series…

About the author:
Born in small-town Ontario, K.A. Tucker published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.
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Two (2) full signed set of K.A. Tucker’s books published by Atria. Includes the Ten Tiny Breaths series and the Burying Water series 07/13

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