Publisher: Atria Books
Series: Book 4 in the Burying Water series
Rating: 5 stars
The USA TODAY bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths series and Burying Water—which Kirkus Reviews called “a sexy, romantic, gangster-tinged page-turner”—returns with a new novel packed with romance, plot twists, and psychological 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…
Do you ever find an author that you feel can do no wrong? K.A Tucker is completely one of those authors for me. From her Ten Tiny Breaths series (of which One Tiny Lie is my favourite book by her ever) to her Burying Water series. Surviving Ice was the perfect addition to this romantic suspense series that was brilliantly crafted to keep you on your toes while simultaneously keeping you breathless because of how flawlessly Tucker knows how to write sex scenes.
Ivy is a character i’ve loved from the start, despite her smaller roles. Once she emerged as a solid character in the story in Chasing River, I was desperate to get to know her better. Surviving Ice showed Ivy as a strong and independent character but not one with such a hard shell that she wasn’t likeable. Her humour and sharp wit was refreshing and had me laughing those sharp short laughs that can’t help but come out.
Sebastian, oh Sebastian. What a male lead this man was ❤. Secretive, tough and sexy as hell are the way I like my love interests and he fulfilled every requirement. The relationship between Ivy and Sebastian was organic and grew naturally and had a perfect amount of suspense.
One thing I love about Tucker is that she can take something like the Russian mafia, Irish Revolutionists and military scandals and write them with such confidence that you know she has done her research. I never felt while reading these books that I couldn’t believe what was happening, and that is very important to me as a reader.
I only have two complaints about this book; the first is that it’s the end of this series and that is extremely upsetting to me because K.A Tucker writes romantic suspense perfectly. The second is that I read it as an egalley and I can’t afford to buy a physical copy now that it’s out and I want to revisit it as much as I go back to the others in the series.
Seriously, a perfect end to a wonderful series by a favourite author.