I can’t believe another series from this amazing author has come to a close! Check out my review of Surviving Ice by KA Tucker, and full series links.
Ivy Lee, a talented tattoo artist who spent the early part of her twenties on the move, is looking for a place to call home. She thinks she might have finally found it working in her uncle’s tattoo shop in San Francisco. But all that changes when a robbery turns deadly, compelling her to pack up her things yet again.
When they need the best, they call him. That’s why Sebastian Riker is back in California, cleaning up the mess made after a tattoo shop owner with a penchant for blackmail got himself shot. But it’s impossible to get the answers he needs from a dead body, leaving him to look elsewhere. Namely, to the twenty-something-year-old niece who believes this was a random attack. Who needs to keep believing that until Sebastian finds what he’s searching for.
Ivy has one foot out of San Francisco when a chance encounter with a stranger stalls her departure. She’s always been drawn to intense men, so it’s no wonder that she now finds a reason to stay after all, quickly intoxicated by his dark smile, his intimidating strength, and his quiet control.
That is, until Ivy discovers that their encounter was no accident—and that their attraction could be her undoing.
Well what a way to an end a truly gripping series! I was addicted to Surviving Ice from beginning to end, much like with every other book in this series, and though I’m sad to see the series end, it sure went out on a high.
We’ve slowly got to know Ivy throughout the previous books, but now it’s time we got to got know the tattooed, Chinese/Spanish beauty that is Ms. Lee. I loved her. I really did. There’s no two ways about it. I loved how she loved, and how passionate she was. I loved her attitude towards…well, everything! And I loved her with Sebastian.
Now dayum! I don’t remember the last time I was so affected by a character. I wanted Ivy to strip him naked and have her way with him as soon as he walked through the shop door! That man… Dark, mysterious, brooding, dangerous, sexy as sin. I couldn’t get enough.
I loved the storyline and the writing. Everything moved along at the perfect pace and I was easily gripped, and found it impossible to put down. There’s one very very minor thing I would have liked to see which wasn’t there, and that’s I would have liked a bit more of a focus on Sebastian’s “Ice” nickname. I don’t think it was talked about enough for it to be in the title, but other than that, pure perfection!
I’ve loved every minute of this ride with KA Tucker, and I can’t wait to see where she takes us next.
PS, is a series catch up novella out of the question?
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*
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 is a voracious reader, and currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.