I am absolutely thrilled to be on the Until It Fades blog tour today celebrating the release of K.A Tucker’s newest novel!
KA Tucker has quickly become one of my go-to authors. Not only does she in Canada (oh hey!) but I love how her titles have a Colleen Hoover vibe with an edge.
Genre bending structure, complex characters and the perfect amount of romance and tension make me devour her novels whole.
Her newest novel, Until It Fades, brings around the softer side of Tucker and reads like a new adult or contemporary romance novel. It follows Cath Wright, a single mother and truck stop waitress, who has been doing her best to live her life under the radar. After she ended her teenage years being the talk of her small town, she wants nothing more than to blend in and move on. That is, until one foggy night, she saves a man’s life. Soon, the media is at her door and it isn’t then until Cath realizes whom she has saved: Brett Madden, a hockey icon. Their friendship is immediate and soon Cath finds her feelings developing into something more, something she is afraid of and something she feels she cannot trust. Because how long can a man like Brett be into a woman like Cath….before the spark fades?
Like I mentioned Until It Fades is a little softer and less “thrilling” than some of her previous work. Tucker states in her acknowledgements that this was a different book for her; and, now that I have finished reading this novel, I completely understand what she is saying. There is really no “on the edge of your seat” type of moments in this book and it lacks any unreliability with the characters. However, this one absolutely had the same components that I have come to know and love with Tucker’s work: captivating prose, emotive writing, well-developed characters and realistic plot points that sucked me in.
This one did have a fair amount of predictability in the plot but I really liked it anyway. I don’t need to be blown out of my seat with every novel I read; I enjoyed being able to tell where the novel was going and relished in the fact that I knew there would eventually be a happy ending for Cath. I really appreciated the slow build of the plot; it really allowed me connect fully with the characters.
Overall, I think this one is the perfect read for summer and fans of Colleen Hoover will love this one! So, grab your beach bag and some sunscreen and bring this one with you to the pool.
You will not be disappointed.
I know I wasn’t.
I gave it a 5/5 stars.
Thanks to the author, the publisher and Netgalley for a digital copy of this novel. It was my pleasure to provide an honest review.
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