Author: K. A. Tucker

Audio Review: Until it Fades by K. A. Tucker

Posted September 25, 2017 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Audio Review: Until it Fades by K. A. TuckerUntil it Fades by K. A. Tucker
Narrator: Shayna Thibodeaux
Published by Simon & Schuster Audio on June 27, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 13 hours, 55 minutes
Source: the Publisher
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four-half-stars
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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?

 

 
Catherine Wright is a 24-year old single mother of a five-year old daughter working as a waitress in a truck stop diner, struggling to make ends meet. When she comes upon a horrific car accident one night and stops to rescue one of the passengers, life as she once knew is over. Turns out the man she saved was hockey star Brett Madden and despite her efforts to keep her name secret, she’s eventually outed.

 
There are so many layers to this story, particularly as it involves Catherine who was the town pariah following an unfortunate situation when she was 16 years old. That and the fractured relationship with her family sourced her fierce independence. I loved how every move she made was measured against the impact on her child and she never jumped onto the easy path and she approached her developing relationship with Brett proceeded with equal caution. Public opinion can be so fickle and that was brilliantly illustrated throughout the story, along with the power of wealth and means. Even Brett experiences some mean backlash for getting injured.

 
I loved this story that certainly has some fairy tale moments but equally some not so neatly packaged resolutions, leaving some issues to be pondered by the reader. It seems to be a standard for this author, which is why I’m drawn to her books. The narrator did a wonderful job in her characterization of Catherine whose point of view is the narrative. While I wasn’t always thrilled with her male voices, she perfectly captured the main character. I couldn’t stop listening.

 

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About K. A. Tucker

Born in small-town Ontario, Kathleen published her first book at the age of six with the help of her elementary school librarian and a box of crayons.

She is a voracious reader and the farthest thing from a genre-snob, loving everything from High Fantasy to Chick Lit.

Kathleen currently resides in a quaint small town outside of Toronto with her husband, two beautiful girls, and an exhausting brood of four-legged creatures.

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