Series: Burying Water #2
Publisher: Atria on March 3, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
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Luke Boone doesn't know exactly what his uncle Rust is involved in but he wants in on it-the cars, the money, the women. And it looks like he's finally getting his wish. When Rust hands him the managerial keys to the garage, they come with a second set—one that opens up the door to tons of cash and opportunity. Though it's not exactly legal, Luke's never been one to worry about that sort of thing. Especially when it puts him behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 and onto the radar of gorgeous socialite named Rain.
Clara Bertelli is at the top of her game—at only twenty-six years old, she's one of the most successful undercover officers in the Washington D.C. major crime unit, and she's just been handed a case that could catapult her career and expose one of the west coast's most notorious car theft rings. But, in order to do it, she'll need to go deep undercover as Rain Martines. Her target? The twenty-four-year old nephew of a key player who appears ready to follow in his uncle's footsteps.
As Clara drifts deeper into the luxurious lifestyle of Rain, and further into the arms of her very attractive and charming target, the lines between right and wrong start to blur, making her wonder if she'll be able to leave it all behind. Or if she'll even want to.
At A Glance
Loved the characters and the story but hated the slow parts.
My poor, poor lost book. I would have bet my Kate Daniels Series that I reviewed this book already. I don’t know what happened. I can almost visualize me typing the review but it is nowhere to be found. So here I am again, I think. Maybe I dreamed it. Maybe I am losing my mind. No, no, we are all sane down here. We all float down here too! Bwahahahahaha.
Anyway, now back to our regularly scheduled program.
I liked Becoming Rain a lot more than Burying Water. The plot was interesting and I liked the criminal aspect. The lies and sneaking around was so fun, it really amped up the action.
Clara was great. She is a very driven, career oriented girl, which I loved. Her confidence is something any woman should strive for. She knows what she wants in life and isn’t afraid to take it. Clara is an undercover cop inspiring to be a FBI agent. Her job is to get close with Luke, whose uncle is into the illegal side of business. Luke is that charming, fun guy that make you want to smile when he walks into the room. He knows his uncle isn’t on the up and up but he doesn’t understand how deep the corruption goes. He wants to help his uncle with the business, but when he gets in deep, he realizes this is not what he wanted for his life. Especially when Clara comes along and makes him truly happy for the first time.
Lots of emotions and suspense in this story. The Clara and Luke dynamic was super interesting. Clara is pretending and lying about almost everything to get close to Luke, trying to get evidence on him and his uncle’s illegal activities, while Luke thinks he is falling in love with the ‘perfect’ girl. I was so nervous for the big reveal because I couldn’t see how this would work out for either of them, but Tucker made it happen!
So slooooooooowwww. I don’t get it but with this series Tucker tends to drag on a lot of scenes or down time and it bores me out of my mind.
The romance is so forbidden which added some spice. We get some sex, but not too much. Just enough to keep things interesting.
Clara was a great protagonist with a strong voice and Luke easily charmed me. Their story kept me reading, but I wish there were not so many slow parts. Still very recommended.
“I don’t care about any of it. All I want to do is lean forward and kiss him. Steal him away from the bad stuff, convince him to start over because I believe he isn’t beyond saving yet.”
“You’re perfect. Almost too perfect … Sometimes I wonder if you’re even real.”
I close my eyes with his words, as his mouth finds my collarbone. I am real. At least, parts of who he’s seen are. And this is real, what’s happening between us right now.”