Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Release Day Blitz: Water Under The Bridge by Britney King

Title: Water Under the Bridge
Author: Britney King
Release Date: Oct 25, 2016
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My whole life I’ve wanted nothing more than to fit in.
Only, my whole life I’ve done anything but.
That’s probably because I’m anything but average. After all—female serial killers seem to be a minority in today’s society.
And that’s ok—because I’ve longed for a change for quite some time now.
Which brings me back around to fitting in.
You know what one has to do to fit in?
I do.
One has to blend.
Which is great news!
Because I realize my clock is ticking, so to speak, and now I want a family. Luckily, I’ve always been good at getting what I want.
So I figure what better place to blend than suburbia?
All that stuff I did before—it’s water under the bridge now. I just hope it’s not too late to change my ways. Here’s to hoping for suburbia’s sake, too.
I mean, what are the odds I could be the girl next door?
Apparently, they’re better than you might think.


Your whole life you’ve wanted to fit in.
Only your whole life you’ve done anything but.
That’s probably because you’re anything but average— you’re a killer— but, then so am I.
You say you’ve longed for a change for quite some time now.
This is good because, well, me too.
Your clock is ticking, you want a family, but you waste so much time.
I know because I’m watching, waiting, blending.
What you don’t realize is if you want me, and I think you do, then you'll have to change your ways because sometimes hunters become hunted.
But what are the odds of that happening in suburbia?
Apparently, they’re better than you might think.

*~*~* 5 Stars *~*~* 

I have been a huge fan of Ms. King’s work for a while now. I have said this once and will probably say it again and again, she has the most unique and creative writing style I have come across. With that being said, Water Under The Bridge takes Britney’s writing to a whole new level. I was completely consumed with this story from start to finish. I was questioning my sanity as one point because how can you have any feelings for a killer other than hate? Apparently, there are a lot of emotions you can feel and Britney brought every single one.

Just by reading the synopsis, I knew this story was going to be interesting. But that didn’t even cover the half of it. I haven’t been this consumed with a book in a long time. It’s jaw dropping, powerful and puts a new spin on a heart dropping powerful romance. I was blown away with the love I felt for both Jude and Kate. How did Britney make me root for killers? How could I want them to have a good life with a happily ever after? How could I want love to win? I asked myself these question so many times, but it’s Ms. King’s writing style. It’s just that powerful that it turns your whole world upside down. She kept me on my toes questioning what would happen next.

Yes, there are moments in this book that left me speechless and also some that brought me to tears. This book isn’t like anything I have read before and I was so consumed I didn’t want it to end. My fingers are crossed for more of Jude and Kate’s story because I have a feeling it’s far from being water under the bridge.

*~*~*~ 5 Stars *~*~*~* 

This is by far the best book Britney King has written. I’ve always been a huge fan of hers, but Water Under The Bridge is unlike anything she’s done before. It’s one of those reads that instantly pulls you in and you can’t help but read the entire book in one sitting. It’s one that will leave you with your mouth hanging open, hanging off the edge of your seat, and one you’ll read over and over again. At least, that’s how it was for me. As soon as I finished, I wanted more of Jude and Kate. I wanted more of their story, their pasts, and honestly I just didn’t want the book to end.
I will say, this isn’t your typical every day romance. It’s totally different than I expected and that’s what made me love it even more. It’s unpredictable. It has twists I never saw coming. It has tons of jaw dropping moments. There’s also some moments when my heart dropped and I thought it was going to break. Most of all, it’s written is such a unique way. Britney has always had a way with words. I’m not sure how she takes these words and makes them so great to read. I don’t want to know her secret though. I just want more books that are epically written.
I absolutely loved everything about Water Under The Bridge. Once I finished I was in a book funk for a few days, and I can only hope Britney King will write more on Kate and Jude because I really would love another book! It’s an awesome read and I highly recommend checking it out!
You told me by candlelight last night that your real name is not Ryan as it said on the dating site, as you said at dinner. It’s Jude. I wasn’t surprised. We all become someone different online. As you ran the tips of your fingers across my cheek, you promised you were sorry for lying, and then you showed me when you touched my scars with your lips. You asked for the truth about them, but I didn’t give it to you. You don’t get to be the only one who lies. Which is why I haven’t told you exactly who or what I am.

It isn’t time for whole truths about anything.

Speaking of names, it took a lot to pry Amy’s last name from your lips, and you see… you do still keep her close to your heart. You’re protecting her. This is how I know. It’s dangerous, Jude. She is dangerous, and you need closure, you really do. It’s too much to go around carrying the weight of her, believe me, I know. Morris was the answer you gave when you finally relented—but you lied. Your jaw did this twitchy thing, and that’s how I knew. We all have our tells, and apparently, that’s yours.

“No doubt, she’s married now,” you add, to cover your tracks, to conceal your lies, and you are still in denial, still protecting her, and it’s okay because, luckily, I know how to hunt people.

Later, I withdrew in your lies, and you sensed me pull away.

I started slowly at first, retreating into myself and then I left and didn’t speak to you for four days. You let me have my space, at first. I’ll give you that. But the thing you need to know about women is that it isn’t space we want, not really. We want a fight. We want a man willing to burn for us—someone willing to put it all on the line. We want to go to war.

I know you have it in you, I do. This is why I don’t return your calls. This is why I play hard to get when the truth is I miss you. I miss the way your arms feel around me, the way your eyes bore holes into my soul—all the ways you seem to know me even though you don’t. So on the fourth day, when you show up at my door, this is why I practically leap into your arms. You aren’t confused like most men would be. Not you. You come bearing gifts that aren’t flowers. You come bearing breakfast and plane tickets, and you are a warrior, Jude, you are.
Britney King writes modern love stories for mature audiences. She also enjoys suspense and often finds her sweet spot penning a good mixture of the two.

Britney is the author of seven novels and is currently at work on number eight.

She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, children, two dogs, one ridiculous cat and a partridge in a pear tree.

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