Until it Fades
By: KA 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 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?
This novel, was simply irresistible. Every time I think KA Tucker can’t outdo herself she does it again! Woman, you have a life-long reader right here. I can’t get enough. From the very first page to the very last word I was hooked. I read everywhere and anywhere I could. I forgot to cook dinner one night and had some very hungry kids!
I sometimes have little things that I dislike about our female leads, but I loved Cath. Everything she did, everything she didn’t. Her thoughts, her emotions. All of it felt real. None of it felt like a book. I think that’s important to point out. In most novels the main character has at least a few moments where they do/act/feel in a way that would only happen in a book or movie. Cath had her head on straight and even when she didn’t she had a good reason. KA Tucker made me believe her. She made me feel everything Cath felt and that it was justified.
“He meets my gaze again, his eyes raw and heated, his breaths ragged. “This has never been about gratitude, Catherine.”
I’m having a hard time breathing.
“Tell me you believe me.”
Could he have been any more perfect? Even when he wasn’t! I just tried to find a picture “of him”, but none of the models did him justice. Not only was he sexy as fuck, but he was freaking perfect. He had this easy air about him, like he had never known stress. He was happy! He when he wasn’t! New book boyfriend right here. I claimed him bitches. Back off.
K.A. Tucker is the author of He Will Be My Ruin and the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series. She currently resides outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and a Chug.