Author: K.A. Tucker
Publisher: Atria Books
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Summary: 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. – Goodreads
My Thoughts: I received a copy of this through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
You know the book is good when you stay up to the wee hours of the morning because you cannot put it down! This morning I am exhausted and the coffee that I have been slamming back is not working fast enough. However…it was 100% worth it!
The story of Amber and River is probably one of my favourites that I have read this year! Amber has always been a rule follower and the popular girl. When she decides to go on a world travelling trip to get perspective on her life she gets more than she bargained for when she ends up being a bystander of a bomb. If it wasn’t for the stranger that just happened to be there it could have been much worse.
River is trying to keep his family together and out of trouble. It ends going from bad to worse when he saves a pretty stranger from a bomb that his foolish brother sets in an act of revenge.
The chemistry and pull these two have is sizzling! River is nothing like the guys Amber has ever been with and while she has vowed to never rearrange her life for a man again the feelings that she has for River is making her question everything.
I have not read all of Tucker’s work but all that I have I’ve always enjoyed. This is my favourite of hers so far! And the best part of her series is that they are stand-alones. So while it is always nice to know all the history of the secondary characters you do not need to read the previous books to enjoy and you will enjoy this one!