Thursday 24 September 2015

Book Club: Becoming Rain
Book: Becoming Rain
Author: K.A. Tucker
Amazon Summary
A suspense-driven New Adult romance novel from the USA TODAY bestselling author of Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water.

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, DC, 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
What I have to say: 
One of my sorority sisters gifted this book to me. Prior to that, this book wasn't even on my radar. Truth be told, this isn't the type of book I would have picked up for myself. I wasn't even sure if I would actually like it; an undercover cop trying to to help bust a car theft ring? No thanks. 

But, I did bring this book with me to the beach, being indifferent to whether or not I would actually get around to reading it. I ended up reading the entire book in a day!! Every spare chance I got, I was reading this book. I literally brought it with me everywhere I went that day. 
The chapters alternate between Clara/Rain and Luke's POV. I like books where you get to see the story from multiple views. Both characters were refreshing, as was the story line- I haven't read anything like it before. We see how Luke goes from wanting more responsibility at his uncle's garage to how he gets involved in the car theft ring. We see Clara's double life as an undercover cop and as Rain. And, of course, we see Clara/Rain and Luke fall for each other. Lines blurred for Clara between personal and professional and how she handles it, all with Luke being none the wiser.

Final verdict: I have already recommended this book to a friend to use for her book club, I've recommended it to a couple of other friends, I have plans to re-read it in the near future, and I have already started on another book by the same author. This book has been added to my "must read" list.  

1 comment:

  1. I love when I don't expect much out of a book and then end up getting so wrapped up in it. Will definitely add this to my list!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules