Touching, heartfelt, and passionate, 'Until the Last Star Fades' 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 Gilmore 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, Riley’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.
This ambitious, melancholy new adult saga follows the life of a recent college graduate who lingers on her tragedies and glosses over her triumphs. Midway through her last semester at NYU, Riley Hope appears to be thriving, but it’s purely superficial. Her long-distance boyfriend is headed for the NHL, and she knows that joining him after graduation means abandoning her own dreams and loved ones. British actor Ben Fagan’s problems are more obvious to other people: after failing to find an acting job in L.A., he’s come to New York for lack of anything better to do. Riley and Ben strike up an unexpected friendship that offers a respite from their mundane concerns and soon presents the potential for romance. Their struggles are realistic and described evocatively; conversely, the occasional deus ex machina solution feels unsatisfying. Readers looking for a poignant, romantic coming-of-age tale will appreciate this one, which boasts strong characters and an appropriately bustling New York City. (BookLife)
12/05/2018The Hollywood Reporter Features Until the Last Star Fades
Until the Last Star Fades was featured by The Hollywood Reporter as "hot new material with Hollywood appeal."