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Until the Last Star Fades Touching, heartfelt and passionate, UNTIL THE LAST STAR FADES blurs the line between slow burn romance and women s fiction, and is a must read for hopeful romantics, devoted daughters, and the moms they cherish COULD YOU BE THE ONE WHO CHANGES EVERYTHING In her senior year at NYU, Riley Hope appears to be on top of the world With a loving mother who makes Lorelai Gil look like a parenting slacker, ride or die friends, and a long time boyfriend destined for the National Hockey League, she puts on a smile for the world But behind it, she s drowning Racked with fears for the future, she battles to stay afloat amid life in the shadows of a heartbreaking illnessAnd then, Ben Fagan comes crashing into her life Twenty three years old, British, and alone in the Big Apple after a disastrous pilot season in LA, the struggling actor is looking for an escape booze, mischief, sex minimum commitment, maximum fun anything to avoid returning across the pond As they form an unlikely bond, Riley keeps her reality from Ben so that he remains a happy refuge But how long can she hold back the truth and is Ben keeping his own secrets, too From the award winning author of LONDON BELONGS TO ME and LONDON, CAN YOU WAIT , comes a bittersweet story about love, loss, sacrifice, and the life changing decisions we makeIAN Romance Book of the Year Award Winner Sometimes the heart wants what it can t haveSweet and full of heart Something about this book really grabbed me and I very much enjoyed this funny, tender and sexy story Riley Hope is a senior at NYU with a long distance boyfriend and a lot on her plate She takes care of her ailing mother who is struggling just to get by but never, ever complains and really has a beautiful, sunny outlook on life Riley s bond with her mother is one of the central relationships in this book.A chance, cSometimes the heart wants what it can t haveSweet and full of heart Something about this book really grabbed me and I very much enjoyed this funny, tender and sexy story Riley Hope is a senior at NYU with a long distance boyfriend and a lot on her plate She takes care of her ailing mother who is struggling just to get by but never, ever complains and really has a beautiful, sunny outlook on life Riley s bond with her mother is one of the central relationships in this book.A chance, cute meeting with a sexy Brit named Benjamin Fagan turns her life upside down Riley begins to question her life choices as she and Ben become very close friends and she really begins to lean on him for support Been is a wonderful, hard working, adorable guy who will steal your heart Anglophiles rejoice becuase you will LOVE Ben.This book isn t just about romantic relationships but is also a very heartwarming, emotional and loving story about family relationships and the love between a parent and child Although it is very funny and breezy in parts, other parts are very serious and the author is not afraid to tackle some very weighty subjects The story is a long one but is very fast paced and the supporting characters are all very charming Riley makes some life changing decisions all while keeping secrets from Ben and from her own mother But Ben is keeping some secrets, as wellHow will I get up each morning knowing it will be a day without you in itThis is a slow burn romance and there are a lot of pop culture references, which I loved The writing is charming, sweet and very funny The story for me really came together when Ben, always the optimist and very upbeat, revealed his past to Riley I also loved the way these two met by chance but fate brought them together In my opinion though, the romance in this book really took a back seat to the relationship between Riley and her mother MaggieWhat you see on the outside, never tells the true story of someone s heartThis book is not your typical friends to lovers romance but has that something extra that kept me invested in the story until the end The other aspect of the book that I loved was that the author tackled a subject called smiling depression which was dealt with in a very compassionate and realistic way I have not read the author s other books London Belongs to Me and London Can You Wait but this book includes characters spun off from that series You do not need to have read those books to follow this story, but now I am intrigued so I can t wait to read those books as well Until The Last Star Fades is perfect for fans of new adult contemporary romance as well as women s fiction The story was a little long in parts but overall I really enjoyed this heartwarming and unexpectedly charming romanceIf you believe in nothing else, please believe in love It can make miracles happen This romance was just okay This is a new adult romance that follows Riley, a twenty two year old living in New York who suffers from anxiety One day she meets Ben, a British actor who just had a rough pilot season in LA Riley is recently engaged to her hockey playing boyfriend Josh, and realizes she isn t as happy as she could be with him This story is okay as far as romances go, I didn t really love anything about the story nothing was incredibly memorable or stood out to me I liked that This romance was just okay This is a new adult romance that follows Riley, a twenty two year old living in New York who suffers from anxiety One day she meets Ben, a British actor who just had a rough pilot season in LA Riley is recently engaged to her hockey playing boyfriend Josh, and realizes she isn t as happy as she could be with him This story is okay as far as romances go, I didn t really love anything about the story nothing was incredibly memorable or stood out to me I liked that Riley had some anxiety problems, it made her arelatable main character As for some issues I had with this book, my main issue with this book is that it s waaaaay too long It s nearly 500 pages and that s just way too long for a story like this So much of the story dragged I also don t really care for romances told in third person POV, I know that s just me being nit picky, but I like to read from first person in a romance 3rd person feels way to disconnected for me Another issue I had with this book was the cheesy dialogue, some of their conversations just felt so cliche and cheesy Also, I feel like this author desperately wanted to remind us that Ben is British It seemed like every other word he said is a British word and he kept apologizing and explaining the way he spoke to Riley and I just found him kind of obnoxious at times because of it Other than that, this book was just okay Thank you to the author for sending me this book for review Until the Last Star FadesJacquelyn MiddletonUNTIL THE LAST STAR FADES is the perfect way to spend the day All of the characters seem very genuine and relatable and I was emotionally invested in them all, right off the bat Riley stole my heart as a woman struggling with mental illness The story shows how an illness not only effects Riley but those around her Especially Ben and the chemistry between the two is not something the reader can ignore Hang on people It will be a wild and crazy rid Until the Last Star FadesJacquelyn MiddletonUNTIL THE LAST STAR FADES is the perfect way to spend the day All of the characters seem very genuine and relatable and I was emotionally invested in them all, right off the bat Riley stole my heart as a woman struggling with mental illness The story shows how an illness not only effects Riley but those around her Especially Ben and the chemistry between the two is not something the reader can ignore Hang on people It will be a wild and crazy ride for sure Ben comes with a irresistible British accent too Oh yeah While reading UNTIL THE LAST STAR FADES I felt as if I were right there in New York thanks to Jacquelyn Middleton s descriptive writing The secondary characters are as wonderful as the primary ones and soon you will be thinking of them as your friends Once I started reading, it was very hard to put down I truly wanted Riley and Ben to find their happily ever after Riley was carrying so much pain in her heart and I just wanted to reach out and give her a really big hug.UNTIL THE LAST STAR FADES is a heart warming and beautiful romance novel that will leave you with all the feels It is very easy to establish a connection with Riley and Ben and I really wanted them both to let go of the secrets they each have and put them behind them Do you think that s possible I thoroughly enjoyed reading UNTIL THE STAR FADES It is funny and heart warming and filled with so many different emotions There is so much going on in this story, but Jacquelyn Middleton does a wonderful job of weaving all the pieces together All of the characters will have you feeling sad and then giggling on the same page More than once I wanted to be hanging with this family and my new found friends Once you finish devouring this story, you are going to want to tell everyone you know about this awesome book Until the Last Star Fades brings seriously sexy romance without being all about the romance It s a beautiful love story that unfolds slowly amid life s hardships and obstacles.Middleton has a knack for writing complex and relatable characters and doesn t shy away from putting them through the ringer As in life, there are no easy solutions here for our main protagonists Riley and Ben Riley experiences her fair share of pain, awkwardness, and despondency, as she navigates love, friendship, lo Until the Last Star Fades brings seriously sexy romance without being all about the romance It s a beautiful love story that unfolds slowly amid life s hardships and obstacles.Middleton has a knack for writing complex and relatable characters and doesn t shy away from putting them through the ringer As in life, there are no easy solutions here for our main protagonists Riley and Ben Riley experiences her fair share of pain, awkwardness, and despondency, as she navigates love, friendship, loss, her mom s cancer diagnosis, and her own debilitating depression Scottish born Ben is an out of work and seriously out of money actor, who struggles with dyslexia and his past Both Riley and Ben are well rounded characters with personalities that shine through in dialogue and action.Three things that really stood out for me in Until the Last Star Fades Riley s healthy, thick as thieves relationship with her mom, Maggie it s so refreshing to see that not all parent kid relationships are hostile mine fields Secondly, the honest portrayal of Riley s struggles with mental illness, namely, depression pointing out that just because someone s adept at putting on a smile doesn t mean they re not dying on the inside And thirdly, Riley s financial struggles Riley is a poor student, lives in the tiniest of studio apartments, and is often unable to afford basics such as food I found this so muchrelatable and realistic and definitely something missing from many books featuring new adult characters who rarely experience any kind of significant financial lack.Bookies, Until the Last Star Fades has got it all, the bittersweet and heartbreaking, the swoon worthy and laugh out loud moments A must read for all fans of new adult romance 4.5 5 stars This book had me laughing, swooning, and of course crying UTLSF had me on an emotional roller coaster that I never wanted to get off of This is a story of romance, family, and friendship Riley and Ben s story deeply touched me through their happiest and hardest moments Their love story melted my heart while also healing it I saw a lot of myself in these characters and I will miss them and what they have to teach me Jackie has an amazingly unique way of telling an incredible story while enc This book had me laughing, swooning, and of course crying UTLSF had me on an emotional roller coaster that I never wanted to get off of This is a story of romance, family, and friendship Riley and Ben s story deeply touched me through their happiest and hardest moments Their love story melted my heart while also healing it I saw a lot of myself in these characters and I will miss them and what they have to teach me Jackie has an amazingly unique way of telling an incredible story while encouraging you to go make your own story incredible 3.5 5 this book was so cute it brought out ALL the NY feels and it makes me want to travel there and london all over again those are my two favorite cities and Until the Last Star Fades makes me wistful for my next visit.one of my favorite aspects of this novel aside from the NY vibes was the focus on mental health our lead struggles with anxiety and depression, and while i personally don t suffer from either of those, i felt Jacquelyn Middleton did a really great job at representing the 3.5 5 this book was so cute it brought out ALL the NY feels and it makes me want to travel there and london all over again those are my two favorite cities and Until the Last Star Fades makes me wistful for my next visit.one of my favorite aspects of this novel aside from the NY vibes was the focus on mental health our lead struggles with anxiety and depression, and while i personally don t suffer from either of those, i felt Jacquelyn Middleton did a really great job at representing the lead s struggles there s also a lot going on in terms of other medical stuff that i felt interesting as well something i want to point out talk about is the pacing personally, i felt it was paced a little awkwardly and often skipped days, months, or weeks then continue to skip again i think the book writes almost like a script tv show and it works if it were that a tv show but felt the filler time could ve been improved however, i know it s kind of hard when there IS nothing going on during the passing time so shrug the romance, friendships, and family relationships were all wonderful i loved them, but i also felt fairly lukewarm about it they didn t give me ALL THE FEELZ UGH as i expected, but i still thought it was great nonetheless overall, Until the Last Star Fades is a super adorable and emotional read i would definitely recommend it if you love meet cutes, new york city, and strong family relationships disclaimer i was sent this book via kirkwall books and compensated for the review however, all thoughts are my own It is easy for me to say that Until the Last Star Fades is one of my favorite books, I read in 2018 I started reading this book as soon as I received it, I know my review is little late but this happens to me when I read Jacquelyn Middleton books Why To tell you the truth I had to wait a bit so that my emotions will settle down and also find a way to write this review so that it would make justice to this amazing story I still feel that whatever I say won t be enough to convey my feelings It is easy for me to say that Until the Last Star Fades is one of my favorite books, I read in 2018 I started reading this book as soon as I received it, I know my review is little late but this happens to me when I read Jacquelyn Middleton books Why To tell you the truth I had to wait a bit so that my emotions will settle down and also find a way to write this review so that it would make justice to this amazing story I still feel that whatever I say won t be enough to convey my feelings but I will try my best.Riley Hope is a senior at NYU and returning from visiting Josh, her hockey player boyfriend, she runs into a struggling British actor, Benjamin Fagan, who just had just wrapped up a pilot season in LA However, things didn t go well for him, so he decided to try his chances in Big Apple After their run in, they lost contact but not for long Thanks to fate and the jobs Ben takes just to get by, helps them to cross paths again Since Riley is already taken, Ben decides to take the friendship road with her Even though Ben seems shady at the beginning of the story, he is a really nice, upbeat and hard working guy that you will fall in love with As for Riley, she is really smart, beautiful and her relationship with her mom, Maggie, is something you will adore Both Riley and Ben seems happy, however, their loneliness and secrets they hide from everyone including each other, helps them to develop a special friendship With their friendship grows, they start leaning on each other for support As you can imagine their friendship will take a new turn and they will becomethan friends but believe me their story will have a lot of ups and downs The story might be slow at the beginning but after a bit you won t be able to put it down Since I do read a lot of books, lately it got really hard for me to read something that I wasn t guessing what will happen next However, I failed on guessing what will happen next with this book, which was amazing I was just going with the flow I really don t like and enjoy 3rd person POV novels because mostly I feel like I cannot really connect with the story However, even though the story is written from 3rd person POV, you can easily get in the story and relate connect with the characters The secondary characters, starting with Piper and Casey, are super fun but again, that seems like a Jacquelyn Middleton thing Her first two books was the same way Full of amazing secondary characters that you cannot wait to read their stories I also love how Jacquelyn Middleton always points out psychological illnesses that we or people around us face In London Belongs to Me , it was Alex, who were facing anxiety and panic attacks In Until the Last Star Fades it is Riley who is facing smiling depression, which I just learned about.Through out the story I laughed, got pissed, cried, literally felt all the emotions at one point or another I am happy to say, I am glad that I got a chance to review this book I cannot wait to read Jacquelyn Middleton s next novel I hope it will be Piper s story To wrap it all up, I can simply say I loved Until the Last Star Fades and totally recommend it Would I recommend this book Yes.Would I re read this book Already did.Would I read future books by this author Yes e ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.The review was originally posted on Ashes Books Bobs All the heart eyes I can t begin to explain my excitement over scoring an ARC of Until the Last Star Fades This was my most anticipated read of the latter half of 2018 and did not disappoint in the least I m going to dub Jacquelyn Middleton the Queen of Book Hangovers After every book of hers, I always feel like I ve moved away from dear friends I m used to seeing daily When I turn the last page, I mourn my loss of the characters In each book, the characters are s Ashes Books Bobs All the heart eyes I can t begin to explain my excitement over scoring an ARC of Until the Last Star Fades This was my most anticipated read of the latter half of 2018 and did not disappoint in the least I m going to dub Jacquelyn Middleton the Queen of Book Hangovers After every book of hers, I always feel like I ve moved away from dear friends I m used to seeing daily When I turn the last page, I mourn my loss of the characters In each book, the characters are so realistic, I feel like they must be out in the world somewhere living real life Jacquelyn Middleton also renewed my love of long books because I m able to get to know the characters in multiple stages and situations of their lives Impossibly, nearly five hundred pages could have doubled and I would have still enjoyed my time with Riley and Ben They are that well written BLURB Touching, heartfelt and passionate, UNTIL THE LAST STAR FADES blurs the line between slow burn romance and women s fiction, and is a must read for hopeful romantics, devoted daughters, and the moms they cherish COULD YOU BE THE ONE WHO CHANGES EVERYTHING In her senior year at NYU, Riley Hope appears to be on top of the world With a loving mother who makes Lorelai Gil look like a parenting slacker, ride or die friends, and a long time boyfriend destined for the National Hockey League, she puts on a smile for the world But behind it, she s drowning Racked with fears for the future, she battles to stay afloat amid life in the shadows of a heartbreaking illness.And then, Ben Fagan comes crashing into her life Twenty three years old, British, and alone in the Big Apple after a disastrous pilot season in LA, the struggling actor is looking for an escape booze, mischief, sex minimum commitment, maximum fun anything to avoid returning across the pond As they form an unlikely bond, Riley keeps her reality from Ben so that he remains a happy refuge But how long can she hold back the truth and is Ben keeping his own secrets, too From the award winning author of LONDON BELONGS TO ME and LONDON, CAN YOU WAIT , comes a bittersweet story about love, loss, sacrifice, and the life changing decisions we make Available November 8 in paperback and ebook.Not only are the main characters in this novel absolutely stellar and likeable, with just the right amount of quirks, the secondary characters, much like in her two previous novels, are ridiculously fun As soon as readers meet Piper, they will wish she was their friend in real life She s hilariously inappropriate, easy going, and offers perfectly practical advice Everyone should be as lucky as Riley in finding a friend who is as straightforward as Pip, one who will stick with them through good times and bad Most impressively, I m blown away by the author s ability to take on tough subjects such as depression, mental illness, cancer, and even death while continuing to have a predominately positive and lighthearted novel I simply felt good while reading Until the Last Star Fades, something I didn t know I was lacking so severely in my reading lately While I was with the characters during their struggles, I did not feel a complete sense of doom or dread I knew their difficult times would be short lived, but not in an overly predictable way I didn t know what was coming next most times and was simply along for the ride This book gave me all the feels, something I always hope the books I read will help me attain I laughed and smiled through most of this book, but also had to hide my tears and sniffles toward the end, both because I was touched by the story and sad it was coming to an end I truly have not been so lost after a book concluded in the longest time I could have continued reading forever I especially loved how relatable Riley was as the main character She comes to feel like a sister through reading her story and getting to know her She has moments of weakness, questions her own thoughts, and sometimes even overthinks There were important moments of recognition that allowed me to realize I shouldn t be terribly hard on myself, as many people experience the same feelings of depression or anxiety I sometimes feel I think Jacquelyn s characters are tremendously important for women to read, for a boost of confidence and a sense of unity with other womenLook for people who might be hurting, who are silent in their pain and aren t asking for help The best way to heal yourself is to help someone else Until the Last Star Fades is chock full of great settings, delicious snacks that will leave your mouth watering, and the most wonderful British bloke who made my Anglophile heart sing I can t recommend this 5 star read enough And, if you ve yet to read Jacquelyn s previous works London Belongs to Me and London, Can You Wait , be sure to catch up on them now for some welcome tie ins and updates on previous characters you will grow to love as well I really liked this book It covers so many topics friendship, mother daughter relationship, depression, and of course there s a great romance The writing was great and I fell in love with the characters Riley and Ben are the stars of the book but the other characters also brought so much to the story The book takes place in NYC which is one of my favourite places to read about Overall this is a great slow burn love story but the book goes so much deeper than that and explores other topics I really liked this book It covers so many topics friendship, mother daughter relationship, depression, and of course there s a great romance The writing was great and I fell in love with the characters Riley and Ben are the stars of the book but the other characters also brought so much to the story The book takes place in NYC which is one of my favourite places to read about Overall this is a great slow burn love story but the book goes so much deeper than that and explores other topics and relationships I was sorry to see this book end


About the Author: Jacquelyn Middleton

Hello I m Jacquelyn Middleton, award winning author of LONDON BELONGS TO ME, LONDON, CAN YOU WAIT , and UNTIL THE LAST STAR FADES.In 2019, I received the BEST CANADIAN AUTHOR award from the Toronto chapter of the Romance Writers of America for UNTIL THE LAST STAR FADES.If I had to sum up my books, I d say they re character and relationship driven stories about people dealing with the triumphs and disasters we all experience They re also love stories for hopeful romantics I say hopeful because my novels are always full of hope and a happy ever after is important, nowthan ever But life is messy, relationships are messy, and my books aren t afraid to go there too I m proud to be an own voices author I ve had anxiety, panic attacks, and depression all my life, and I include mental health in my books I ve always felt that there should berepresentation of mental health in novels If one person with anxiety or depression comes away after reading my books and feels understood and not alone, I ve done my job.LONDON BELONGS TO ME contemporary coming of age fiction won an honourable mention in the mainstream literary fiction category of the 25th Annual Writer s Digest Self Published Book Awards in fall 2017.LONDON, CAN YOU WAIT contemporary romance captured the WOMEN S FICTION prize in the 2019 Indie Reader Discovery Awards and the GOLD prize in the ROMANCE category of the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards It s also a 2019 FINALIST in the contemporary romance category of the I Heart Indie Awards held by the Las Vegas chapter of the ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA.My latest novel, UNTIL THE LAST STAR FADES is a 3 TIME 2019 FINALIST in three separate chapters of the ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA the Contemporary Romance, Toronto Writers, and Las Vegas Writers chapters of RWA UNTIL THE LAST STAR FADES was also named by HYPABLE as one of their favourite books of 2018 as well as one of the best books of 2018 My books have been featured by NBC S TODAY SHOW, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, COSMOPOLITAN, BUZZFEED, REDBOOK, ELLE, THE HUFFINGTON POST, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, and USA TODAY.Follow me on Instagram JaxMiddleton_Author , Facebook JacquelynMiddletonAuthor , and visit my website at www.JacquelynMiddleton.com, or Facebook group Keeganites United.


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