by K.A. Tucker
Published: March 3, 2015
Publisher: 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.
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My Thoughts: I love K.A. Tucker's books and After reading Burying Water, I couldn't wait to read Becoming Rain to see what she had in store for her readers with the next installment in this series. We originally met Luke Boone in Burying Water, and in Becoming Rain we really get to know him, and I absolutely loved him. His Uncle Rust has been like a father to him, and he has looked up to him since he was a child, wanting to follow in his footsteps. Luke is finally at the point where Uncle Rust is beginning to let him actively partitipcate in his business, but with this promotion, Luke also has to open his eyes to the not so pretty or legal aspects of the business. He's always known "how things worked," but as he gets more involved, the stress and danger are taken to a whole new level.
Rain Martin is the undercover identity of Clara Bertelli, and this assignment has the ability to make or break her career. As she goes deeper undercover, she begins to fall for Luke, seeing what a good guy he is, despite what he's involved with. Suddenly her black and white world has a lot more grey in it, which makes this novel even more interesting.
The chemistry between Rain and Luke is hot, and I enjoyed the romantic aspect of the story very much. Then there is the excitement, danger, and suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat as well. I enjoyed the way K.A. Tucker ended the story also. Becoming Rain is something contemporary romance fans, and romantic suspense fans will definitely want to pick up.