Becoming Rain (Burying Water #2)
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published March 3rd 2015 by Atria Books
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.
K.A. Tucker is a insta-buy/insta-read author. I’m pretty sure her and Colleen Hoover are my two favorite NA authors. After reading the Ten Tiny Breaths series, I will read anything she puts out.
Becoming Rain is a good book, but it is probably my least favorite book Tucker has written. I am a major romance fanatic, I’m not big on crime/suspense/mystery novels. Becoming Rain was more focused on the crime and mystery and less focused on the romance.
Clara aka Rain, is a undercover officer in D.C. The FBI contacts Clara for an undercover position and of course she jumps on the opportunity. Clara wants nothing more than to bring Rust Markov down and wiggling her way into his nephews life seems the best way. What Clara was not expecting is her attraction to Luke.
I’m not really a big fan of Clara, a cop falling in love with Luke, a guy who she is trying to bring down for being involved in illegal business. Without spoiling anything, I know Luke didn’t understand the extent of what his Uncle Rust was doing, but he did know his uncle was in illegal business and still wanted in. What kind of self-respecting FBI undercover/cop would want to jeopardize her career for someone like that?
I really could not get behind this romance. It would have been more believable and likable if Luke met some girl who found out what was going on and wanted to help him straighten up his life. While I liked both characters individually I did not like them together.
I would have def paired Clara with Warner. Their back and forth banter was cute and I really felt more of a connection between them, than I did with Luke and Clara. That
is just my opinion and like I said, the book isn’t bad it just isn’t my favorite, which is weird Because I love Forbidden Love plots. This one just wasn’t for me.
Received a copy from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion of the book.