Book Review #115
Title: Until It Fades
Author: K.A. Tucker
Publication: Atria Books
Release Date: May 2, 2017
Pages: 368 pages
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?
This story started off slow for me in the beginning but things really started to grab my attention not long while I’m cruising into the story and my adoration for this book continues to grow and stays until the very end. A few scenes remind me of Cinderella after reading the synopsis phrase that describes this book as a modern retelling of Cinderella.
I love the building character of Cath, how down to earth she is, how strong and brave she is despite everything that she’s been through – both good and bad. Brett is such a nice guy who would look out for everyone and that quality of his is makes him more charming. I’m just really glad that he step up to be a man to fight for what he truly wants. Both for the girl he loves and his passion and love for hockey. The fact that he doesn’t give up and lose hope too is so great.
I also enjoyed reading about the sideline characters. Keith, I am both sorry and not sorry that Cath didn’t end up with him. Its on him for not confessing his true feelings. Brenna and her million questions on her mind. Its to be expected for a child’s mind but it can get a bit annoying. Jack who is always there to brighten up the room. I like him for his hilarity and how great of an uncle he is to his niece. Not to forget his fanboy moments toward his idol.
This book was everything I ever hoped for but more. So much more. Everything from the plotline, the buildup of the story until the climax and ending, there was never a dull moment.