Chasing River by K.A. Tucker (Book Review)
I love Atria. Being a newbie to NetGalley, I’ve been fortunate enough to have access to some great titles by amazing authors. Discovering authors is always fun and thanks to Atria approving my request to read/review Chasing River I am now a fan of K.A. Tucker. Now I’m kicking myself for not having met her this past May at BookCon in NYC. This extremely talented lady who keeps company of the likes of Abbi Glines and Colleen Hoover, was two feet away from me and I sadly had no book for her to scribble on for me. At the time I hadn’t experienced any of her works but I hope to one day get her autograph on the book that made me join her fandom. Check out the blurb and my review below. To purchase your copy of this author’s most recent release (out today) from Amazon, click here.
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.
ARC provided by Atria Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
4.5 Charmingly Torrid Stars!
Chasing River is an enchantingly refreshing change of pace from the usual sexed up reads. While I enjoy my fair share of angst and lust, there comes a time when you need something butterflies-in-your-stomach inducing that will leave you smiling long after you’ve reluctantly finished all of its words. K.A. Tucker delivers a riveting tale of self discovery and the revelation that love can come about from close encounters of the unexpected and life-altering kind.
Amber Welles is a 25 year old nurse looking to escape her secure bubble of Sisters, Oregon if only for a few months to fulfill her coveted dream of traveling the world (or as much as her savings will allow). Armed with a carefully concocted itinerary and a bucket list of sorts, she finds herself thrust into a wild and dangerous adventure in picturesque Ireland.
Having endured less than thrilling relationships, she not only finds love but it literally knocks her off her feet and unconscious. What better way to come to your senses than under a dashing Irish fella with green beguiling eyes? chasing him. River Delaney is one of three brothers, running the family pub with younger brother Rowen and maintaining its legacy is no easy task but one they wholeheartedly enjoy. Aengus Delaney, the eldest and self appointed black sheep is loyal to a fault but constantly mixed-up in shady IRA activities. As fate would have it, these four lives would be forever changed as a result of an event that set off a pivotal chain reaction.
Picture Eat Pray Love meets Leap Year with a healthy dose of Irish history and folklore and you can begin to loosely form a picture of the adventure you embark on in this beautifully written tale.
To check out more of K.A. Tucker’s works and upcoming projects feel free to connect with her via her author page.