This book felt very Cinderella-like. Catherine Wright is a 24-year-old single mother, who after unfortunate events became the talk of her small town when she was a teen. Catherine is anything but wealthy. She works as a waitress to keep the lights on and food on the table for her and her daughter, Breanna. She has a complicated relationship with her mother.
After an awful blind date, Catherine witnesses a terrible car accident and manages to save someone’s life. Unknown to her, it was a famous hockey player named, Brett Madden. Because of her heroic save, she is thrusted into the limelight yet again.
Overall, this was a great book and definitely a must read. There were a few things that were a little questionable, but nothing that ruined my overall enjoyment of this book. This was a very sweet and slow book. There is very little angst.
I laughed. I smiled. I didn’t cry but I felt sad at certain points for the characters. All the supporting characters were extremely likable and I loved their relationship with both Catherine and Brett.
Catherine was an amazing character, and I enjoyed her character development. When the book starts she is a naïve teenager and is in a complicated situation. When she becomes an adult, we see her growth, and also see her start to see her situation for what it really was. I loved how determined and protective she was of her daughter. She’s been through a lot.
One issue I found with Catherine and her relationship with her parents, was that there was not really a reason for their behavior in the past, and they didn’t issue an apology. They sort of randomly started being there for her, which felt very suspicious, and I wasn’t sure I could trust them.
Brett was great. He was sweet, and I loved that he wasn’t the typically New Adult romantic lead. Him and Catherine’s relationship was extremely slow burn. I enjoyed that because we got to see a friendship develop first. Their romance was not exactly the center of attention throughout the book, but it didn’t lack in any department. They worked very well with each.
Until it Fades has a great group of characters and an captivating plot. Although the romance isn’t front and center, it still shines and manages to be just as sweet as the book.