Goodreads Rating: 4.16 / 5 stars
My Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publishing Date: October 7, 2014
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.
The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.
Review also posted on Goodreads
“He said the truth is like that water: it doesn’t matter how hard you try to bury it; it’ll always find some way back to the surface. It’s resilient.”
Buddy reading with these lovely ladies: Ari, Tika, Blessie and Michelle 🙂
Burying Water is told in an alternating perspective and we also get to see the “past” and “present” moments. I never imagined the story starts really dark and I wasn’t prepared for any of it. It was a bit confusing at first and I had a hard time getting into it. However, there is something about it that makes you want to continue.
Alexandria Petrovka was left on a dark place unconscious, bloodied and severely battered. Luckily, she’s saved from a near death experience and received treatments for her injuries. As she wakes up, she couldn’t remember anything. She was named as “Jane Doe” and later on renamed herself as “Water”. With no place to live, she found a new home with Ginny. This old woman has a trust issue with everyone and she lives next to Welles family. In a small town, Water starts a new life where no one could harm her. As the story goes on, every memory unfolds. We get to know more about Alex’s past, on how she suffered in the hands of her abusive husband and how she met & fell in love with a young, attractive mechanic, Jesse Welles.
It’s really nice to see Alex recovered after such a traumatic event of her life. I’m just glad she found a new family where she feels being loved instead of being deprived. Jesse and his family gave her that. For me, Ginny Fitzgerald stood out the most and has a wonderful character development. Overall, I really like the story (it was kinda bittersweet to me) and K.A. Tucker’s writing style is beautiful and I can’t wait to read more.
Final rating: 4.5 / 5 stars