Surviving Ice

KA Tucker
Surviving Ice
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Atria Books
Release Date
October 2015
Book 4 of Burying Water
Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

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…

Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Nov 09, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
143 people found the following review helpful
4.5 "Target or Game Changer?" Stars! I have read each and every one of the Burying Water Series and have greatly enjoyed them all. Without a doubt, KA Tucker is very talented romantic suspense writer. SURVIVING ICE is no different.

Throughout this series we had gotten a peak at the tough-shelled, tatted heroine Ivy, so I had been eager to hear her story. And what a story it is! Moreover, I was equally pleased to find that the assassin for hire hero, who works for a private security firm that does clandestine government style missions, had an equally compelling story to tell. Perhaps the only sad point of this book is that it is the last of the series. I for one wish there were more books to come, but I'm sure no matter what KA Tucker chooses to write next, it will be equally as compelling and engrossing as this series has been.

Ivy is back in San Francisco. She is living with her uncle and working at his tattoo shop. Thinking she just might finally have found a place she wants to stay put in for a while, she is blindsided by what happens next. Her witnessing of a gruesome crime--her uncle's murder.

Following that, she is desperate to move on, but left with no choice but to clean up her uncle's shop and prepare his shop and home for sale. It is during this transition period that Ivy meets the secretive, but sexy Sebastian. And then questions begin to arise as to exactly why her uncle was murdered.

Sebastian is on a mission. One of many that he has undertaken at the hands of the private, clandestine security firm that he works for. Never being in one place for long, and doing the jobs that he assumes the public never really wants to know occur to maintain the peace, comes easy to this former Navy Seal. But he has finally been given a mission that he feels like he must question.

When things are not quite what they seem, what will the fiercely independent Ivy and military-trained commando Sebastian choose to do? Will they be able to fight their natural inclinations to take flight (in the case of Ivy) and follow orders (in the case of Sebastian)? Or will they for the first time in their lives fight for something that could mean so much more?

Entertaining and enthralling, lovers of suspense titles will be captivated by the suspenseful plot of this story. At the same time, the romance between this--somewhat unlikely and yet equally explosive--pair is sure to keep your romance lust sated.
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