June 27, 2017

Review: Until It Fades by K.A. Tucker

Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals: to give her five-year-old daughter a happy life and to never again be the talk of the town in Balsam, Pennsylvania: population two thousand outside of tourist season.

And then one foggy night, on a lonely road back from another failed attempt at a relationship, Catherine saves a man’s life. It isn’t until after the police have arrived that Catherine realizes exactly who it is she has saved: Brett Madden, hockey icon and media darling.

Catherine has already had her fifteen minutes of fame and the last thing she wants is to have her past dragged back into the spotlight, only this time on a national stage. So she hides her identity. It works.

For a time.

But when she finds the man she saved standing on her doorstep, desperate to thank her, all that changes. What begins as an immediate friendship quickly turns into something neither of them expected. Something that Catherine isn’t sure she can handle; something that Catherine is afraid to trust.

Because how long can an extraordinary man like Brett be interested in an ordinary woman like Catherine…before the spark fades?


Review by April

Paperback ARC compliments of Simon & Schuster Canada for an honest review.
Another manic book rambling brought to you by April

TOP READ ALERT!! TOP READ ALERT!! TOP READ ALERT!!!

5++++ Unexpected Stars.

It's not often that I'm left feeling like a giddy school girl upon finishing a book, but Until it Fades had me reeling in a book nerd's delight from the very first page; twirling and skipping about in an euphoric state of bliss on readers cloud 9. This book! GAH! Having dove in blind, it was everything. EVERYTHING! I never knew I needed in a book right now! I just want to hug it, squish it, kiss it and grope on it. It was just that amazing! There was no choice but to devour it, and devour it I DID! I couldn't read it fast enough, yet at the same time I couldn't read it slow enough. I never wanted Until it Fades to end. I'm not one to re-read books, but this is definitely one I could read over and over and over again. And again.

A modern day fairy tale with the added basis of a trope that makes me weak in the knees... yeah. Hook. Line. Sinker, baby! I was deliriously smitten throughout this lighthearted, yet chock full of hearty, meaty substance romance.

Catherine Wright is one of the strongest heroines I've read as of late. Plagued with obstacles from teenage decisions, nothing will stop her from providing the best life for her daughter. Life hasn't been easy for Catherine but through perseverance and a giving heart life has a way of working itself out when its most unexpected or wanted. Throughout the story line you will witness her character develop and flourish into quite a beautiful and loving adult. She deserves all the beautiful and good things in life. I adore her strength and fortitude.

In the blink of an eye Brett Madden's life changes. A near death experience will do that to a person. While this NHL star is recovering all he wants to do is find the person the anonymous person who saved his life. And finding her certainly changes his life all over again!!!! SQUEEE!!! He's so down to earth, charming, and just REAL! He's alllllll the things that make up a good book boyfriend, but in his case, book hisband! He's the real freaking deal *swoooooon* I heart him!

There's something so special about Until it Fades, be it the fairy tale-esque spin, the student/teacher aspect, single mom, or hockey player romance. When combined they make up an exuberant story full of feels and swoon that make me go all fan-girl on K.A. Tucker! With Tucker's exceptional writing I felt like I lived this story along side its cast of characters.




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