Release date: October 7, 2014
ARC received via netgalley in return for an honest review
Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?
Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.
The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.
5 of 5 stars
I don’t think K.A Tucker can write a bad book. Every book of hers I’ve read is really good and the characters are all so well developed and real.
In this story we have the element of suspense and mystery surrounding the story. The story is layered with the dual POV’s of both Jesse and Water. The really cool thing is that it goes back to the past a little bit when we read Jesse’s POV and Water gets the present POV. I won’t give anything surrounding the mystery away because everything is so masterfully put together, you’ll want to experience that for yourself. I will say there is a scene that I thought was one of the most touching and beautiful parts of the story. It’s when Jesse and Water are laying down together and he’s finally able to really see her scars up close and personal for the first time. It was a beautiful scene beause he kisses them and Water starts crying. You can really feel his heartbreak and misery over seeing them and for what she went through. I thought that was so well done.
~She may be sweet but if she goes around kissing strange men on the side of the road, no wonder she has regrets.~
“Maybe you just want to know me”
~Am I happy?
I am lost and somehow found.
I am afraid and yet somehow comforted.
I am drifting and yet somehow…home.~