July 3, 2015 by ceresbooksworld
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.
Amber is Jess’s twin sister, she’s a good girl who follows all the rules, she has never disappointed her parents and now she goes on a road trip around the world. After Canada, she’s now in Ireland but a man saved her from a bomb and her life changes. She wants to find herself and perhaps made some concessions. She will find River Delaney and fall in love.
River is a real Irish, he has 2 brothers and he don’t follow rules, when he saved Amber, his life is torn upside down, he knows he can’t be with her but the attraction is too strong.
I know that it hasn’t nothing to do with the book but I go to Dublin in September to celebrate my 10 years of marriage and I am delighted to have discovered a little of Dublin in this book. And just for that I want to say Thank you to K.A Tucker.
This book deals with the self-confidence, with its desires for the future, with the good and the evil and with the limits that we settle concerning the respect for the laws.
I liked Amber because I can relate with her respect for the rules and need to find who she is. I appreciate the bond between Amber and Alex, Amber and her father, River and his family. It’s a really nice story and the character seems so real. I liked Ivy too, she’s a great girl and I want to know more about her, fortunately she’s the main character of Surviving Ice, the next book.
If you liked Burying Water and Becoming Rain you will love Chasing River. You will love it more if you like Ireland. K.A Tucker is really good with her word, she can make you discover a city, love her characters and wants to be in the story.
About the Author
K.A. Tucker is the USA Today bestselling author of 11 books, including Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water.
Born in small-town Ontario, K.A. Tucker published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She is a voracious reader, and currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four- legged creatures.
You can email her here and she’ll respond as soon as she is able.