Book 55 of 2015
We are first introduced to tattoo artist Ivy Lee back earlier in the series, and it’s easy to see that despite her hard exterior, she’s got a story to tell. In Tucker’s second last book in the series, Chasing River, we catch a further glimpse into Ivy’s background story and softer side. This sets up the last book in the series nicely.
Surviving Ice follows Ivy to California, where she works at her uncle’s tattoo shop. She is finally starting to think of San Francisco as home, when her uncle is murdered and she is left to pick up the pieces. The only problem is that there are so many unanswered questions about her uncle’s murder, and Ivy isn’t the type of person to sweep her suspicions under the rug.
Enter mystery man Sebastian Riker. He’s an ex navy seal who has been hired to hide the truth surrounding Ivy’s uncle’s death. In order to find out if anything Ivy knows is a threat to his mission, he needs to get close to her. And that’s when business and pleasure start to mix.
Overall, I would say the book was okay. I felt like it dragged in spots, and that I couldn’t connect with the protagonists in the way I usually do with Tucker’s books. I was really looking forward to the last book in the Burying Water series, but maybe my expectations were too high.
Ah well, on to the next!