Until It Fades by K.A. Tucker


August 17, 2017

reviewed for

Jeri’s Book Attic






 Until It Fades


 K.A. Tucker




  May 2nd 2017







                                      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?






I think it is save to say that I never before read a book like “Until It Fades” by K.A. Tucker. It is full of passion but what makes it different is the fact that it is innocent at the same.


It is my first book by this author but I must say I was deeply impressed how this author managed to evoke feelings in me as a reader.


It is said “less is more” and this book is prove of that. There was so much love, passion, really all sorts of emotions and yet for the longest time there was no obvious act to fuel these.


They came out of nowhere and simply stayed. The whole plot stayed so clean sweet and innocent (between the leading characters) that I was really wondering (and still am) how the author managed to make evoke those intense feelings. #Magic.


This story is so down to earth (with a few maybe not so daily occurrences in the background of our female lead) that the reader would really like to believe that something like this might actually happen in real life.


Yet the darker elements of the story prevent this book from being too sweet and over the top. Even if they feel “too much” to be real they still pull the story down to earth.


The grief would hold the reader back at points where it otherwise might have turned into a “Fangirling” Phantasy where the reader simply inserts his favorite actor or whatever instead of “Brett Madden” and can dream further on the base of this plotline.


I loved everything about this book and I hope the author will write many books more like this.



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