Review: Becoming Rain by K.A. Tucker

Title: Becoming Rain (Burying Water #2)
Author: K.A. Tucker

Genre: New Adult
Publisher: Atria

Pub Date: March 3, 2015
Rating: 4 Stars

Our thoughts...

Intelligent ~ Uncertainty ~ Risk

Becoming Rain was my first experience with K.A. Tucker. I own several of her other books but just haven’t pushed them to the top of my list for whatever reason. Those other books are now heading to the front of the line. 

The story of Clara/Rain (an undercover cop) and Luke (her mark) takes a different approach than most contemporary romances I’ve read and definitely different than any young adult. I found the story to be suspenseful but not in the manner I was expecting. There is plenty going on with the undercover cop angle but I feel the emotional suspense was the most prominent and riveting. The inner wars that raged on, the question of which lines to cross, the jagged line between truth and lies; these emotional components really drive the story past a traditional detective/criminal plot and morphs it into something more substantial with multiple dimensions. Becoming Rain doesn’t focus too heavily on the case or too heavily on the romance. Instead, it balances those two aspects, blending quality characteristics of two genres into an intelligent, well-written story.

I often found my emotions bouncing around like a pinball in play. One moment I’d be content and relaxed, the next moment I’d be on edge and anticipating the next play. I felt a lot of what Clara/Rain and Luke experience. That connection really pulled me in and made it easy to invest my time in these characters. I’m left wanting more only because I enjoyed my time with the characters, not because the story was lacking. K.A. Tucker is officially on my favorite author list.

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