Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Becoming Rain by K.A. Tucker


  Becoming Rain
Luke Boone doesn't know exactly what his uncle Rust is involved in but he wants in on it—the cars, the money, the women. And it looks like he's finally getting his wish. When Rust hands him the managerial keys to the garage, they come with a second set—one that opens up the door to tons of cash and opportunity. Though it's not exactly legal, Luke's never been one to worry about that sort of thing. Especially when it puts him behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 and onto the radar of gorgeous socialite named Rain. Clara Bertelli is at the top of her game—at only twenty-six years old, she's one of the most successful undercover officers in the Washington, DC, major crime unit, and she's just been handed a case that could catapult her career and expose one of the West coast's most notorious car theft rings. But, in order to do it, she'll need to go deep undercover as Rain Martines. Her target? The twenty-four-year-old nephew of a key player who appears ready to follow in his uncle's footsteps. As Clara drifts deeper into the luxurious lifestyle of Rain, and further into the arms of her very attractive and charming target, the lines between right and wrong start to blur, making her wonder if she'll be able to leave it all behind. Or if she'll even want to.
4 Under-Covering Stars
Becoming Rain is a standalone that is part of the Burying Water series

I really liked Becoming Rain.  For one, it’s written differently than Burying Water (which I enjoyed as well). Becoming Rain does not have any flashbacks or prologue. You start from the beginning and it is read from start to finish. I loved this.

This is a romance novel, but it has some suspenseful elements too. It’s not overly romance and flowers, but there is some steam. I also liked this too. I felt like K.A. Tucker really developed the characters and I could bond and related to them.

Clara is an undercover officer. She is young and pretty and is the perfect person to try to attract Luke as Rain.  Luke works for his uncle Rust who owns a legitimate garage, but Rust also does some non-legitimate business on the side. Luke is slowly getting involved with the illegal activities.

Clara’s job is to get close to Luke and infiltrate the illegal business and shut it down.

I was nervous reading this because I usually don’t like reading a story where there’s a secret throughout the book (Clara working undercover), but it worked for me. I was completely engrossed with the story and I didn’t dwell on the elephant in the room. It was there in the background, but it never hinder my reading experience.

I love Clara and Luke’s relationship. Like I said, it’s a slow building relationship and you get to know them fairly well. Clara has internal struggles, she wants to do her job and put her career first, but slowly Luke is working himself into her heart. I also like how strong Clara is. She carries guns and knows how to defend herself.

No, Luke isn’t the big alpha Hero, but he’s sweet, caring and he just wants to be successful, even though he questions his actions throughout the book.

I liked reading the subplot. I enjoyed trying to figure out what is happening with Rust and the business. I enjoyed the business meetings and trying to figure out who is who and who is doing what. I think I’m just been in a suspenseful mood lately.

Overall, Becoming Rain really worked for me. I enjoyed the pace and the new writing style. K.A. Tucker always keeps it fresh and that’s why she’s one of my favorite authors I will never stop reading.


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About BECOMING RAIN:   And don’t forget BURYING WATER, the first book in this
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  About BURYING WATER: The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory—and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away. 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.


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About K.A. Tucker: Born in small-town Ontario, K.A. Tucker published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons. She currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.          

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  1. My undercover cop's name would be Keegan, love that name

  2. My undercover cop name would be Raven. Its one of my favorite names. nrslalee00!yahoo.com