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Surviving Ice

(Burying Water #4)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  4,318 ratings  ·  491 reviews
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 Sebast
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 27th 2015 by Atria Books
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Crazy intense chemistry, sarcastic banter, endearing characters, an edgy plot . . . does it get any better than this?

If I’m being honest, I wasn’t convinced going into this story that Ivy was a character whose head I wanted to be in. We meet her initially in Burying Water and see a little bit of her softer side in Chasing River, but it isn't until this story that we're given a true look at who this woman really is beneath the snark, the tattoos and her art. I'm the first to admit, I completely m
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 stars

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If you’ve read any of the Burying Water series, you know Ivy Lee (If you haven’t, don’t worry, this can be read as a standalone). Surviving Ice is the forth book in this series, and besides the first, which is my absolute favorite, I think this is probably the next best one.

Ivy is settled in San Fransisco working in her uncle’s tattoo parlor. She doesn’t stay in one place for too long, and she’s been here longer than normal. She’s actually considering staying for good. That is, unti
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This was such an amazing story,yes this is definitely my favorite so far!!! I think K.A. Tucker's writing just keeps getting better and better!! Each story give us something more! I loved this story so much and I couldn't put it down!! I have to admit that I was super excited for Ivy's book!! I love her character and I wanted to know more about her!! This is a little different from the other books and maybe this is the reason why I loved it so much!! It
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"Ice is beautiful and enticing; cold and hard and uncompromising."

Surviving Ice is my second K.A. Tucker read. Once again, I stand in awe at the rich and lyrical writing style of Ms. Tucker. She has the ability to draw her readers in and hold them captive by the endearing, and yet, complex characters she creates. I thoroughly enjoyed being back with her writing and I feel like Surviving Ice was like a homecoming party. With it's edgy characters and action packed plot, this re
Alex is The Romance Fox
I discovered K.A. Tucker when I read her Ten Tiny Breaths Series and became an instant fan. I couldn’t wait to her next Burying Water Series, which I have totally loved.

Surviving Ice is the 4th book in the Burying Water series and we now have Ivy Lee’s story. I have been captivated by this character since she was first introduced in the previous books. Tattoo artist, street graffiti artist, edgy, a loner, and a free spirit nomad.

She’s back in San Francisco, working in her uncle’s tattoo shop. He
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Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it

KA Tucker delivers an intense opening scenes. After I started this one I knew I was in for a great suspense filled book.

”I need you to find that recording.”
Ivy witnessed a crime that has put her in harm's way and left her reeling with what she should do. Fortunately, for her, a stranger enters into her life at the right moment. This mystery man happens to be Sebastian who has been given the mission to find a missing recording. For him to accomplish this task
Jul 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, mystery
4.5 Stars

Ivy Lee has been filled with wanderlust for years, but working back at her Uncle Ned’s tattoo shop in San Francisco makes her feel like she could finally put down roots. Her feelings are shattered when her uncle is murdered in the front room of his tattoo parlor and Ivy is the lone witness. Was his murder just collateral damage in a robbery gone wrong or did her uncle get mixed up in some unsavory business?

Ever since Sebastian was discharged from the navy, he’s been working for an elit
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Hypnotic and Dangerously Addicting!!!! K.A. Tucker has truly outdone herself with her newest release Surviving Ice, the fourth and final installment of The Burying Water Series. Personally, this book happens to be my favorite of the series. Ms. Tucker had me glued to my kindle. She had me crave for more because I didn't want this book to end. Surviving Ice can only be summed up as PHENOMENAL!!!! I loved everything about this book from the
K. A. Tucker ends her Burying Water series with Surviving Ice. This is Ivy's story. The broken, damaged and scarred tattoo artist whose character we have seen throughout the series. I was looking forward to Ivy's story. I had grown to love her character.

In Chasing River, we read about Ivy leaving Dublin and landing in San Fransisco. Honestly, I was angry that she left. It didn't make any sense to me and I was hoping for answers in this book. What we learn is that Ivy is sort of a drifter, she ch
Aug 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Surviving Ice is a suspense ridden tale which engrosses the reader, while captivating them with a titillating and slow building romance between our main characters.

Ivy is a drifter. Never staying in one place long enough to form attachments or put down roots. Currently residing in San Francisco, working at her uncle's tattoo shop. Ivy finds herself unsettled after her uncle's brutal murder, of which she was a witness to. When her flight instincts kick in, she becomes perturbed, because she must
4 'She is strong' Stars

Ivy Lee is back in San Francisco working at her uncles shop and, for the first time in her life, she's thinking of staying. Normally moving around from place to place and never making connections wherever she goes, the idea of sticking around is a little scary to her. But then things go horribly wrong and she's a witness to her uncle's murder and is now thrown into a world of deceit and crime.

Sebastian works for a private security company that does things a little differen
Update 12/27/15 - Surviving Ice was one of my Top 10 Picks of 2015. See what other books made my list on Badass Book Reviews.

This was just what I needed: A good story with well developed characters.

I've come to expect great stories from K.A. Tucker. All that after only reading Chasing River earlier this year. And guess what? I gave that book 5 stars as well. Surviving Ice is the fourth book in the author's Burying Water series. Now for those of you with book OCD, each book CAN be read as a s
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K.A. Tucker brings on the action in Surviving Ice, the final installment of her Burying Water series. Much like the first book in the series, I was hooked from the first page of this one and read most of this book in just a matter of hours.

This book had that same forbidden love vibe that the first two books in the series had, which I totally enjoyed. Sebastian, a former Navy SEAL turned private security firm contractor, is hired to investigate—and kill if necessary, Ivy. Her uncle's death co

While not my favourite of this series, I still quite liked this addition. Ivy is an interesting character, although I felt that how she acted in regards to the love interest didn't fit her perceived personalty . However I suppose the excuse for this could be love.

I liked the plot, although it did seem slow at times, overall I was interested in it. The romance was nice, although a bit unrealistic in my opinion. At the end of the day, this book did keep my interest, the writing flowed nicely and
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 "Target or Game Changer?" Stars! I have read each and every one of the Burying Water Series and have greatly enjoyed them all. Without a doubt, KA Tucker is very talented romantic suspense writer. Surviving Ice is no different.

Throughout this series we had gotten a peak at the tough-shelled, tatted heroine Ivy, so I had been eager to hear her story. And what a story it is! Moreover, I was equally pleased to find that the assassin for hire hero, who works for a private security firm that doe
Kim Bailey
Sep 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
I've really enjoyed this series! And this insatllment is no exception.

Survivng Ice is a wonderfully suspensful adventure. I was really blown away by how the author was able to keep me on my toes. The elements of mystery were excellently woven into this a-typical love story.

The characters are refreshing as well. I was a little concerned that I wasn't going to connect with Ivy. In the previous books of this series, she was portrayed as cold & sometimes even callous. But, as a main character I was
May 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 uniquely edgy stars

This is the fourth and final book in KA Tucker’s Burying Water series, and it brings something really different. While it does fit in nicely with the rest of the books of the series, it is only loosely tied and can easily be read as a standalone.

Ivy Lee was appeared in the last book – Chasing River. She is from the same home town as the other characters in the series, but has escaped small-town living to live her life on her own terms. She is a very gifted tattoo artist and
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Suriving Ice is the fourth book in the Burying Water series. All of the books are related, but feature different couples. If you are following the series you know Ivy Lee. She is a fiery, independent tattoo artist that doesn’t take anyone’s crap. She is back in California when we meet her again, working at her Uncle’s tattoo shop.

Ivy thinks she may have found a home there and plans to stay, completely contradictory to her usual temporary stays. In one night everything changes, her uncle is murd
Feb 24, 2022 rated it really liked it
my least favourite book in the series, probably because it doesnt really feel like it belongs in the series.

the story itself is actually one i liked. i do love the whole ‘i was sent here to kill you but now i cant help but protect/bodyguard you’ trope. its a plot that works well when it comes to balancing suspense and romance, and it definitely works in this particular book.

but its a plot thats not connected to the rest of the series. ivy is a very, very minor character, one i never really war
Christy LoveOfBooks


I knew Surviving Ice would be my favorite book in the series! My love for the series has increased with each book, so it doesn’t surprise me that Surviving Ice topped them.

Okay, I admit it won my favor because it’s Ivy’s books. Damn I love that girl!

The whole book felt edgier than the others, which makes sense since we’re talking about Ivy here. No one can hold her down and she doesn’t do commitment. Hell, she doesn’t even commit to a place to live, and it’s cool how we’ve had a glimpse of th
nick (the infinite limits of love)
May 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

You guys! I'm so sad that this is the last review I'll ever write for this series. I've loved each and every book in the Burying Water series, and Surviving Ice was absolutely no exception. K.A Tucker has created such engaging characters and stories that you become completely immersed in. This series is what I hope to see more NA books aspire to be because they are original, romantic and so damn addicting.

Ever since we met Ivy Lee in the previous book, Chasing River, I've been itching to get to
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
I feel like it was just yesterday that I found out KA Tucker was beginning the first book in a new series, that series being Burying Water. How it can be that I just finished reading the LAST book in that series, I don't know!! I'm sad. This series is my absolute favorite from this author, weaving together crime and unpredictability, danger and love. But what a way to go, Ms Tucker. Surviving Ice was so great, rife with complex characters navigating an even more complex storyline. I loved it. LO ...more
Sep 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

A suspenseful and entertaining conclusion to a great series!

This story played out like an old time caper. Murder, a carefree heroine, a mysterious stranger, and a missing video tape. Ivy is not your typical heroine. She's the ultimate rebel, with tats and a partially shaved head, who loves to express herself through spray painting. (Great job on the cover btw. I really dislike how covers don't match the character description, but this one was a perfect match.) On top of that, she's part
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Coffee dates with Surviving Ice

First Date: Ivy is back in San Francisco working side by side with her Uncle Ned in his tattoo parlor. For the first time she is considering setting down roots until she witnesses a terrible crime and unwittingly places herself in danger. Sebastian is ex-Navy Seal and a bit of drifter. He does odd jobs for a private security firm. His most recent assignment has him traveling to San Francisco, to retrieve potentially dangerous information and eliminating any thre
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
*I received a free ARC of Surviving Ice from Netgalley*

Surviving Ice was so intense, especially because it started right in the middle of the action - Ivy witnessed her uncle being killed, and she had to hide underneath a desk in order to stay undetected herself! If you have read the prior stories in Tucker's Burying Water series, you have already met Ivy - she comes across as distanced and quite abrasive, but there is a soft heart hiding deep inside of her. After her uncle's death, she is ready
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Surviving Ice is the final book in the Burying Water companion series. Surviving Ice follows Ivy in San Francisco working at her uncle’s tattoo shop when she becomes a witness to a life changing crime.

Surviving Ice is my least favourite of the series because my suspension of disbelief was pushed a little to far and there were a few moments that were swept under the rug that should have been addressed further.

Suspension of disbelief is the reason I gave Surviving Ice four stars instead of five.
May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: new-adult, drama, suspense
LOVED it! Surviving Ice is raw, intense, twisted, dangerously sexy when it should be, and very intriguing. It's just overall the right kind of mix for a great suspense novel.

Ivy is imperfectly perfect. She's a tough woman who doesn't take crap from anybody and I love how confident and strong she is, and at the same time there is a sense of vulnerability about her character. While we got a bit of that in the previous book, Surviving Ice depicts that softer side of Ivy a little more, but without
Nereyda (Nick & Nereyda's Infinite Booklist)
4 out of 5 stars!

KA Tucker is one of my favorite authors when it comes to New Adult. She just gets it right! This series is my favorite of hers because she’s so good at mixing romance and danger and that bite-your-nails suspense. I’ve listened to all the books in this series (and all her other books) on audio because she always has such great narrators. I added this to my wishlist when I found out that my beloved Yorkie was narrating this one. Since Nick already reviewed this, I’ll be discussing
Joy (joyous reads)
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
I changed my mind. River isn’t the hottest man in this series. , Mr. International Man of Mystery himself, Sebastian Riker. I don’t particularly swoon over male characters (not often, anyway), but man, Sebastian is one cool customer. I’ve always been a sucker for secret agents, assassins, Marines and NAVY SEALs and since Sebastian was all of those, he was an instant hit. I read this book in one shot. As usual, this instalment was predictably, ho-hum addictive. I sincerely hope this is not the la ...more
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