Jun 27

Until It Fades by K.A. Tucker Review


5 Smooches

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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 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?


As a longtime lover of K.A. Tucker’s books I had no doubt I would enjoy this one but I had no clue just how much it would make me fall in love with it. Until It Fades was so different than the romantic suspense I am used to from K.A. Tucker but her jaunt into contemporary romance minus the crazy suspense was a delight and a dream to read.

Single mom Catherine has had her name run through the ringer in her small town after several scandals left her as a social outcast. Enter sexy hockey star, Brett Madden, and her world is turned upside down. I’ve seen this book described multiple times as a modern fairy tale and that is exactly what comes to mind when thinking back over the story.

Until It Fades was a delight to read. I love a slow burn romance and I was unable to put this one down. K.A. Tucker delivered the heat and the heart in a story you won’t want to miss.