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Weekly Book Club {1.4.18}


I had some free time over Christmas break to get caught up on some books I’ve been planning to read. I’ve been in kind of a book slump- nothing really appealed to me and I wasn’t invested in some of the books I was choosing. I have probably 8 unfinished books on my Kindle app right now. I was craving time to read but none of the books was exactly what I was wanting. I hate when that happens. I finally found one deep in the recesses of my TBR list that appealed to me and I’m fully invested in that one right now. Today I’m sharing a couple that I read during Christmas break that I did really enjoy.

1. Until it Fades by K.A. Tucker– 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?

My Rating: 5 Stars

I really enjoyed this book. I grew up in a smallish town full of judgy Judy types so I completely understood and empathized with the main character. This book kept my interest and I was totally invested in the ending. I loved the relationship between the main characters and how it developed- it was real, not that fake insta-love that I hate so much. The relationship evolved over time and they faced challenges and doubts like every real life person. It was refreshing. Highly recommend this one. 

2. Catching Caden by Samantha Christy– It was my home run ball that shattered her face. Right along with her modeling career. Now it’s my mission to help her rebuild her life. And get her to love the game that she hates. The game that dictates my life both on and off the field. But when the lines of our friendship become blurred, I worry she’ll just be another casualty of my three-strikes rule. The rule I have to protect my money, my future, my heart. No girl has ever broken it. I’ve never wanted one to. Until now.

My Rating: 5 Stars

This was another book I devoured over Christmas break. It was interesting and different- I’ve not read one like this before so I wanted to see how it ended. I liked the main characters- they were both real and had very real issues and doubts. This is book 1 in a new series and I will definitely read the rest of the series when it’s published. I’m not really a big baseball fan but I love sports so I gave this one a chance. It was definitely worth the read!


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