Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Atria Books (June 27 2017)
Synopsis: 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 three thousand outside of tourist season).
And then one foggy night, on a lonely road back from another failed date, Catherine saves a man’s life. It isn’t until after the police have arrived that Catherine realizes exactly who it is she has rescued: 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. There’s an immediate connection, and it’s more electric than the bond of two people who endured a traumatic event. It’s something neither of them expected. Something that Catherine isn’t sure she can handle; something she 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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If you have read K.A. Tucker’s books before, than you are familiar with her style of writing… Prior to reading Until It Fades, I had only read ONE TINY LIE by Tucker and thought this book would be similar. WRONG! This book is different… different good or bad, I can’t say, it is just different.
Today, I have read every single one of K.A. Tucker’s contemporary romance books and I have loved every single one. UNTIL IT FADES might be a different genre of book, but I still LOVED IT! And if your wondering what genre I would put this book into: fairy tale is the only option that comes to my mind! In try K.A. Tucker fashion, the book is still filled with surprising twists and turns, but it is a little more dialed back that her previous contemporary romance books.
The two main characters, Catherine and Brett are appealing and they instantly come to life in your head. Their story is so beautiful – albeit a little predictable at times – that you can’t help but completely love the story. This is a story of love – finding it, keeping it and living happily ever after in it. It is the story that everyone wants to read – let alone live.
As a big hockey fan, the fact that Brett was a NHLer was an added bonus to the appeal of the book. There is nothing I would change about this book. Perfection – in true fairy tale style.
* I received this book in exchange for an honest review from Simon & Schuster Canada *