I think I'm in love with K. A. Tucker. Hear me out, I'm not a fan of contemporary or romance or new adult. I like my books with princes and vampires and fights to the death. Give me a fantasy young adult any day. BUT...I have loved every book K. A. Tucker has every written. She sucked me in with her completely original vampire books, kept my interest and introduced me to something new with her Ten Tiny Breaths books and now has won me over yet again.
"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."
Water woke up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there or who she is. Taken in by a local family she starts to build a new life but keeps finding herself drawn to the one person who intends to stay away from her. It's the only way he can protect her.
This book is written in dual perspectives and times. The parts told from Jesse's point of view are from the past while Water's are in the present. At first the style was weird but I grew to like it. It was nice to get to see these 2 characters fall in love twice.
As always, the writing was flawless. The character's voices were distinct and interesting. The characters were what really sold this story. The plot was predictable but the characters were amazing.
Let's start with my personal fave. Sheriff Gabe wasn't actually in the story very much but his plotline messed me up. I can't say much without giving anything away. I also really loved Amber. She was so genuine and open and just reminded me of myself. Big dreams that many believe may never happen but I think they will.
Ginny was also a fabulous character. Every time I cried (except after closing it for the last time) was because of Ginny.
What I'm trying to say here was that I loved this book in spite of the lack of suspense so many others seem to have been bothered by. Because it's not a story about us figuring out what happened. It's a story about Water figuring out who she was, is, and wants to be. I loved it in spite of the fact that it's not my usual cup of tea. I loved it. Thank you K. A. Tucker for every word you've blessed me with.