Until It Fades by K.A. Tucker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Summary from GoodReads
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?
Complimentary copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
A story of love and second chances is the main theme of K.A. Tucker's new novel "Until it Fades". Families clash and presecution follows as a woman tries to move on from her past and also care for he little daughter.
Cath wants nothing more than to be in the limelight, especially after saving Brett, a hockey player, from a car accident. But his insistence and the sparks that fly between them makes it hard to ignore. This book focused mostlyin the emotional spectrum of the characters, rather than falling in lust with each other. For once, I wanted to read about the reality of a single mother and how hard she struggles to provide for her girl.
There is some kind of fairy tale-ish in the story with its hardships and struggles but K.A. Tucker knows how to satisfy even the most demanding reader. There's nothing I would read from her and not enjoy it. :)
The romance is sweet, the guy's fasmily for ONCE in New Adult don't shun the heroine and there is of course some humorous moments too. "Until it Fades" is one enjoyable read for any lover of the NA genre.
About the author:
K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge.
She is the USA Today bestselling author of 14 books, including Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water, and her latest Adult Suspense novel, He Will Be My Ruin. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA Today, Globe & Mail, Suspense Magazine, and Publisher's Weekly.
K.A. Tucker currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and a Chug.