Also by this author: He Will Be My Ruin, Burying Water (Burying Water, #1), Keep Her Safe, The Simple Wild, Say You Still Love Me
Published by Atria Books on June 27th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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?
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A good single word description of Until It Fades would be “tantalizing” as author K. A. Tucker definitely makes you wait for it while the story of Brett Madden and Catherine Wright unfolds. She takes her readers ever so slowly through Brett and Cath’s story until you go from “Why would this rich hot guy from a privileged background fall for a small town girl with a troubled past?” to “How could he not love this brave strong woman who has reinvented herself?”
Until It Fades is a well-written story with very likable characters. There’s Cath, the unlikely heroine who puts aside her fear to save a man’s life. There is, of course, the hot hockey guy, Brett, who also happens to be a regular guy with very unpretentious parents even though they are rich and famous. There is a little girl named Brenna who will steal your heart. There isn’t a lovable pe,t but the lovable little girl has a solution for sadness which is to think about things that make her happy and what would that be? “My dog, Stella. I don’t have her yet, but I will one day.” ❤️ There is a buffoon of a used car salesman whose perspective on life and himself will definitely make you smile. And there are a few requisite bad guys who act true to form and give you someone to hate.
I think Until It Fades will be a good book to pack in your beach bag this summer. There will be some tense moments, but not a lot of angst to spoil your mood. You’ll be moved by how one woman goes from shame to pride when she accepts what Nelson Mandela knew — “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” It is a sweet romance with some steam about an indomitable spirit, hope and forgiveness, and fairy tales that do come true.
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