Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Blog Tour: K A Tucker's "Until it Fades."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Blog Tour for K A Tucker's "Until it Fades."
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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?

Review: Surj 

I've heard a lot of people say that "Until it Fades" is quite different to this authors previous work. It's more light hearted, less angsty and it isn't suspenseful. I'll agree on the "less" suspenseful point but for me, this book wasn't light hearted at all. In fact it was pretty heart breaking considering some of the subject matters covered and as I worked my way through Catherine's story, I couldn't help but feel a sense of devastation for all this woman had been through but equally, all she continued to go through. 

I want the happily ever after. Even if I’m having a hard 
time allowing myself to believe it can exist.

In my opinion, "Until it Fades" wasn't primarily a romance. In fact there wasn't even a glimmer of anything remotely resembling more than friendship until well into the book, and I mean well into the book. But that was ok because I was so invested in Catherine's story and her journey from being a naive 17 year old (whose world was turned on it's head) to her becoming the strong, independent woman, that I was quite happy for that side of things to take a back burner. 

I was in awe of Catherine's character. My heart broke for all this woman had endured over the years. Through no fault of her own, she had become the town pariah overnight, a social outcast with those closest struggling to deal with the fall out, leaving her more or less alone. Catherine's life had been an uphill struggle from that point on but through it all, she had shown enormous strength and resilience. Where most would have crumbled under the weight of it all, Catherine picked herself up, dusted herself off and carried on. She had to, after all, she had little Brenna to think off. I loved this side of the story. Seeing Catherine and how she had turned her life around for herself and her daughter really did provide that feel good factor. I rooted for this woman every single step of the way. I felt every ounce of her struggle but felt a sense of comfort and happiness when things went her way. And as for her daughter Brenna, how cute was she? I adored how she constantly but very innocently put her foot in it. It really made me chuckle. 

“I wake up every morning thinking about you. I go to bed at 
night thinking about you. Please tell me it’s not just me.”

So Brett, how could I not like him? He was just one of those all round Mr nice guys who was so down to earth, so honest and so upfront. I loved his patient nature and his go slow approach with Catherine. He knew she had reservations and she definitely had a truck load of fears that held her back. He knew this but gently continued his pursuit of the woman who was very slowly stealing his heart. 

"It's good to have dreams. Without dreams, we wouldn't have goals. 
And without goals...what's the point of living?"

I completely understood Catherine's fears. So much had happened over the years and to top it off, on the face of it, her and Brett couldn't have been more opposite. But they do say "Opposites attract" and boy was I hoping that would be the case here!!! 

With Brett... I wouldn't fall in love, I'd plummet.

This was a great addition to the works of K A Tucker. For me, it was angsty and heart breaking but there were also some uplifting moments too. The twist at the end did come as a bit of a "what the hell, I never saw that coming" surprise but did help answer a number of questions I'd had throughout this book. 

I wonder whether this will be the first in a series. There are so many characters I've met now who I'd love to get to know more and see get their HEA. I can live in hope. 

"Until It Fades" gets ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Author Bio:

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.

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