Monday, June 26, 2017

Until It Fades by K A Tucker

She lives a quiet life now.  She had her moment of fame at seventeen when her mother made her go to the police station and tell them what her art teacher was doing.  She recanted after his father talked to her and everyone said she lied.  Even people who didn't know her were against her.  Then she found out she was pregnant.  She cut ties with her family and ran...

Atria Books sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published tomorrow.

When a diner owner takes mercy on her and gives her a job, it gives her a way to develop some independence.  It's a bit lonely but she has her beautiful little daughter to raise and she loves her with her with whole heart.  When good-hearted Lou sets her up on a blind date with her nephew, she has no idea how hard it will be to get rid of him later...

She's driving home one night, taking a different route for a change and comes upon a wreck.  They've gone off the road and hit a tree.  One man is dead, the other is unconscious and his foot is trapped.  She can't get him to wake up or get him out and then car starts burning.  In a panic, she steps back.  Then he moves.  She races up, grabs him, tells him to get his foot free and then they both fall out and into the ditch.  They are far enough to get away from the flames but she's too close to get out with no notoriety.

Once again her name is bandied about the town, this time because she saved a hockey hero.  He's trying to get closer to her, she keeps pushing him away.  With all that has happened in her life, how can she trust and love again?  Does she even want to?

The pace of the story is good and there's plenty going on to keep you interesting.  You aren't sure which way she's going to jump until the end of the story.

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