Surviving Ice by K.A. Tucker ~ Review

Surviving Ice is now out! If you haven't jumped on the K.A. Tucker train... you should do so now! I'm late to the party, but love her work and am looking forward to going back and reading more of her work!
Title: Surviving Ice
Author: K.A. Tucker
Series: Burying Water #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: October 27th 2015

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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…


After reading my first K.A. Tucker book, Chasing River, I knew that I was hooked to her work and eager to read Surviving Ice to get Ivy’s story. She was a bit of a free spirit in the previous book, going to Ireland to work in her cousin’s tattoo shop before moving back to America. She was working in her Uncle Ned’s shop and had felt comfortable for the first time since she was a child. But I soon learned that things were about to change for her in a matter of moments.

After the fallout of what happened at the tattoo shop, Ivy had to pick up the pieces on her own. She worked hard to clean up and felt that she didn’t need help. A local bikie came by and offered assistance, and a broody stranger that wanted a tattoo done that slowly worked his way under her skin. He helped in the shop and Ivy worked on his tattoo after he continued to come around. He had his own agenda, as I soon found out, and he was looking for what he was assigned to do, but I could see him falling for Ivy.

I liked watching the relationship between Ivy and Sebastian grow. For Sebastian it started as just work, but I could see the sparks growing between them. He was becoming protective of her and was hopeful that she didn’t know what was going on. Ivy thought she finally found someone who understood her and slowly let her walls down around Sebastian. I could see them both falling hard, but the secrets put a bit of distance between them.

There was an element of suspense to the story, too, as you didn’t know whether or not Ivy was in danger. Obviously, Sebastian is there for a reason and what happened to Ned has slowly filtered over to Ivy, even though she doesn’t realise! This was a thrilling element in the story that kept me on edge!

This was another mesmerising read by K.A. Tucker. I love how she takes aspects that have occurred and entwined them into her stories. All these characters feel real and you just want to jump in there to help or offer comfort when needed. I liked the addition of the secondary characters; Bobby and Dakota were great support for Ivy and helped her find her way. This was a great final book in the series, and now I need to go read more of Tucker’s work!

Complimentary copy provided by Simon & Schuster Australia in exchange for an honest review.


K.A. TuckerBorn in small-town Ontario, Kathleen 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 the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit. 

Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.




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