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review 2017-08-12 01:40
Until It Fades: A Novel - K.A. Tucker Until It Fades: A Novel - K.A. Tucker

Until It Fades
This is my first K. A Tucker novel and it will not be my last. I heard about her before, but never considered reading her work before, but when Until It Fades came on my radar, and I read the blurb I was intrigued.

What the story is about.
Until It Fades tells the story of Catherine Wright, a 24-year-old single mom to a spunky 5-year-old girl. She works as a waitress at truck stop in a small town. Her past was not pretty, and she wished for it to remain hidden. However, her selfless decision to rescue a stranger from a burning car, would lead to the events from her past becoming a fodder for the media.

The man she saved was none other than Brett Madden, famous hockey player and son of a movie star. So it was no surprise that the accident became the talk of every media house. Her attempts to keep her identity hidden proved futile, which became worse when Brett Madden turned upon her doorstep. What followed was an intense and immediate attraction, a friendship and a slow burn romance.



The Story

What I enjoyed about this story is glimpses I got into Catherine’s past, which allowed me to understand what happened to her and why she felt she had to keep it all hidden. This aspect of the story was detailed making it easy for me to relate to her struggles.

The story moved at a pace, which I believed was fitting for the events that were taking place. The shifts between the past and the present were flawless.

I enjoyed the romance, which I considered a slow burning one. Their instant, which I do not consider abnormal, given the circumstances. She saved his life so he will feel something for her, but is it love or just a sense of gratitude? I loved how the author explored this aspect of their relationship. I was glad to see they did not immediately act on their attraction for each other. They took getting to know each other to ensure that their feelings were genuine. In Brett’s case, he needed to ensure that his feelings were not borne out of sheer gratitude and for Catherine she needed assurance that her feelings did not stem from the fact that he was famous.

He grins sheepishly. “When I went home that night, I told my parents that I was madly in love with this brave and beautiful woman who saved my life.”
Oh my God. My heart’s beating in my throat.
“Of course they convinced me that I was completely overwhelmed and that I needed to get some rest.”
“I’m sure they were right,” I mumble.
“I thought so too, honestly.” He swallows hard. “But then you had to go and be not just brave and beautiful but also humble, and funny, and honest. And I couldn’t stop thinking about what it’d be like to be with you… So I need you to tell me what I need to do for you to give me that chance.” His jaw tenses as he locks eyes with me. “Please.”

The emotions were heartfelt and intense.

The story was not unique by far, but it was still an enjoyable one. It was not hard figuring how it would end, but what intrigued me was watching it all unfold.

The Characters

I thought the character development was well done. They were believable and relatable. There was some that had me scratching my head, and then those who placed a smile on my face.

I enjoyed Brett’s interaction with both Catherine and her daughter. He always includes her whenever he invited Catherine to go anywhere. He knew they were a package deal and he was willing to accept it all.

Catherine struggled with being in the spotlight. She prefers to be in the background, to which I can totally relate. She is different from the women that move in Brett’s circles. She is independent and not looking for handouts. When he looked at her, he saw her for who she was, a woman of strength, a caring mother and a woman who conquered her past.

Conclusion/Recommendation

My biggest issue with the story was my inability to connect with Brett the way I did with Catherine. It would have helped if I got the story through his eyes as well.

Until it Fades is a beautifully written story, which touches on thought provoking issues. It demonstrated how quickly persons are to judge another for their mistakes and how victims are harshly treated.

Overall, this was a wonderful, swoon worthy romance. I am not going to lie, there were moments I pictured myself in Catherine’s shoes minus the humiliating past of course. If you enjoy romances that have a Cinderella feel then you will enjoy this story.

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review 2017-02-22 00:00
He Will be My Ruin
He Will be My Ruin - K.A. Tucker,Kate Ru... He Will be My Ruin - K.A. Tucker,Kate Rudd,Joy Osmanski Good enough to make me keep reading.
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review 2016-10-02 21:51
Essential novella for the Ten Tiny Breaths Series...
In Her Wake: A Ten Tiny Breaths Novella - K.A. Tucker

Book Title:  In Her Wake

Author:  KA Tucker

Narration:  Sebastian York

Series:  Ten Tiny Breaths #0.5

Genre:  New Adult, Prequel

Source: Audiobook (Hoopla)

 

✾Goodreads Synopsis✾ 

 

 

Hey Man Nice Shot by Filter --it plays at the beginning and end of the audiobook.♫

 

Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  4/5

Characters:  5/5

The Feels:  5/5

Addictiveness:  5/5

Theme:  5/5

Flow:  5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  4/5

Book Cover:  4/5 (Although, that guy is kind of creepy looking)

Narration: 5/5

Ending:  5/5  Cliffhanger:  Not exactly...

 

Will I continue this series?  yes

 

 

4.7/5 STARS

 

My Thoughts

 

A bittersweet poignant look at the other side of the accident that changed Kasey Cleary's life completely, we see what it was like for Trent/Cole just before and after.  Taking us right up to when they both move to Florida. 

If you can handle just how overwhelmingly sad this is; it's well worth the listen...with excellent narration by Sebastian York.  It's best if you read after Ten Tiny Breaths.

Sex Factor:  Not even a factor.

 

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review 2016-08-23 18:57
My Irish eyes are smiling with this one
One Tiny Lie - K.A. Tucker

Book Title:  One Tiny Lie

Author:  KA Tucker

Series:  Ten Tiny Breaths #2

Genre:  New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Source:  Kindle E-Book (Library)

 

☆My Pick for Book Theme Song:  Finally Found You by Enrique Iglesias  --The perfect Jell-O shot stealing song…

 

 

Ratings Breakdown

 

Plot:  4.8/5

Characters:  5/5

The Feels:  5+/5

Addictiveness:  5/5

Theme:  5/5

Flow:  5/5

Backdrop (World Building):  5/5

Originality:  4/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Ending:  4.2/5. Cliffhanger:  Nada

 

Will I continue this series?  Yes!  So far, I've loved both stories in this series.

 

 

4.8/5 STARS

 

 

My Thoughts

 

Wow, the feels on this one, off the chart.  Livie and Ashton's story is sooooo freaking sweet and angsty and I quite loved it.  It has the fun…college dorm livin' with the parties, tattoo's and of course, Jell-O shots.  Who doesn't love Jell-O shots? (btw, my favorite is Coconut Rum w/Pineapple Jell-O)  And there is some serious stuff, also.  All about standing up for yourself and finding one's self too. My only issue is I would have liked the ending to be a little more in depth.

 

Sex Factor:  Yes, but not explicitly so.  Sweet and super hot scenes…

 

 

 

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text 2016-07-12 01:34
Becoming Rain - K.A. Tucker

I'm loving this book so much right now! 

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