Early Review: Surviving Ice by K. A. Tucker

surviving iceEarly Release Review: Surviving Ice by K. A. Tucker
Release date: October 27, 2015
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Book provided by NetGalley and Atria Books

Synopsis from Goodreads: 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…

AH’s Review – 5 Skulls – A

This was just what I needed: A good story with well developed characters.

I’ve come to expect great stories from K.A. Tucker. All that after only reading Chasing River earlier this year. And guess what? I gave that book 5 stars as well. Surviving Ice is the fourth book in the author’s Burying Water series. Now for those of you with book OCD, each book CAN be read as a stand alone book and out of order. I started with book 3 in this series and I am really looking forward to going back and reading the earlier books in the series.

So what made this book so wonderful?

1) It’s told in alternating first person points of views of the main characters. The reader is literally inside Ivy and Sebastien’s heads. It’s a great way to learn their motivations and understand their character and feel empathy for both.

2) Fantastic Main characters – I adored Ivy and Sebastien. Ivy is a talented tattoo artist and while she is a free spirit, she is put into a position where she must assess her life. She’s tough and fierce and even the scary biker guys respect her. Sebastien is mysterious, a trained mercenary/assassin/clean up guy. There is an attraction, not insta-love. A nice slow burn type of attraction.

3) Great supporting cast. The characters that surround Ivy are exactly what I imagined biker dudes to be. Big, beefy, tattooed – yes, I understand that is stereotypical, but it works. I loved how they all rallied around Ivy when she needed them.

If you have not yet had a chance to read any of K.A. Tucker’s books, it may be time to pick some of them up. I know that I will.

Series Reading Order:

  1. Burying Water
  2. Becoming Rain
  3. Chasing River
  4. Surviving Ice

Rating:  ☠  ☠  ☠  ☠  ☠ 


Thank you to NetGalley and Atria Books for a review copy of this book.

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