Friday 8 April 2016

Book ~ "Surviving Ice" (2015) K.A. Tucker

From Goodreads ~ 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.

Ivy is in her mid-twenties and after bouncing around a lot, she settles down in San Francisco to work with her uncle, Ned, in his tattoo shop.  One night he and a client are killed and Ivy stumbles upon it and hides.  As such, she is only able to give a partial description of the killers.  Was it a robbery gone bad?  Or was it because Ned might have had large gambling losses?

Sebastian is a former navy SEAL who now does for-hire "security" jobs working for his former navy boss.  His latest mission is to retrieve an incriminating video.  It's suspected that Ivy has it and Sebastian is to do whatever he has to get the video, even if it means killing Ivy.

This is the fourth in the Burying Water series and I thought it was okay.  We were introduced to Ivy briefly in the first one, Burying Waterand she had a large role in the third one, Chasing River.  Though it is part of a series, it works as a stand alone as there is enough background information provided.

I liked the writing style.  It's written in first person perspective in Ivy's and Sebastian's voices (the chapters are labeled so it's obvious).  Though I enjoyed the tattoo and biker gang aspects, I didn't feel connected to Ivy or Sebastian.  Bobby and Dakota added some humour.  As a head's up, there is swearing and adult activity.

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