Wednesday 30 March 2016

Book ~ "Becoming Rain" (2015) K.A. Tucker

From Goodreads ~ 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 D.C. 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. 

Luke works in the garage that is owned by his uncle, Rust.  Rust has promised the garage to Luke but first he has to gain experience in running it.  In addition, Rust is involved with the Russian mafia in stealing cars and shipping them overseas.  Rust is gradually including Luke in this side business and Luke isn't saying no to the extra cash and all that comes with it.

Clara is a cop who goes undercover as Rain to get close to Luke to bring him and his uncle down.  The problem is that as Luke starts to fall in love with Rain, Clara steps over the boundaries and starts to have feelings for him too.  She becomes torn between wanting to solve the case and to protect Luke.

This is the second in the Burying Water series and I enjoyed it.  We were introduced to Luke in the first one, Burying Waterand some of the characters from that book appear briefly in this one.  Though it is part of a series, it works as a stand alone as there is enough background information provided.  I look forward to reading the others in the series.

I liked the writing style.  It's written in first person perspective in Clara's and Luke's voices (the chapters are labeled so it's obvious).  As a head's up, there is swearing and adult activity.

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