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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 th

  • Title: Until the Last Star Fades
  • Author: Jacquelyn Middleton
  • ISBN: 139780995211780
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Paperback
  • Until the Last Star Fades By Jacquelyn Middleton, 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 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 483 pages Published November 8th 2018 by Kirkwall Books More Details Original Title Until the Last Star Fades ISBN13 9780995211780 Edition Language English setting New York City, New York United States Other Editions 1 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Until the Last Star Fades, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book November 2018 Most Anticipated Romances 130 books 1,657 voters Can t Wait Best New Romances for 2018 New Releases Upcoming Releases 581 books 2,242 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Oct 09, 2018 Cristina CristiinaReads rated it really liked it Shelves arc books The boundaries of wanting what you can reach, have been broken in this very emotional and in depth full of hope and fresh light of a romance novel The last time I read a book by Jacquelyn, it was a twist of events that made me want to take my time in understanding her type of style in writing When her publicist reached out to me to review this one, I already had it added to my TBR so I was excited to dive into it earlier than what I was expecting I am glad that I did because this angsty The boundaries of wanting what you can reach, have been broken in this very emotional and in depth full of hope and fresh light of a romance novel The last time I read a book by Jacquelyn, it was a twist of events that made me want to take my time in understanding her type of style in writing When her publicist reached out to me to review this one, I already had it added to my TBR so I was excited to dive into it earlier than what I was expecting I am glad that I did because this angsty romance is one that was beyond anything that I had read in a while when it comes down to contemporary romances Being filled with so many emotions that grasp around the idea of being scared as an individual who has to think thoroughly on her future and being in a long time relationship, Riley struggles with trying to identify herself and get to have a future filled with a passion that identifies her as a unique individual This is something that I found touching of Jacquelyn to add, something so unexpected but also very realistic when it comes down to individuals in college That s when Ben comes into the equation A British cutie that had my heart filled with so much tender love and compassion towards HIS passions, he slowly grasps into the heart of the reader by expressing himself in such a fruitful and vibrant way filled with positivity and shine Something about Ben is very spiritual in a way that makes you wonder what sort of secrets he can possibly be hiding After encountering with Riley on that one unexpected turn of events, Ben makes his friendship solid with her While she deals with her internal struggles in which I am glad Jacquelyn was able to so smoothly talk about, but also do it in such a serious tone of matter that makes you ache for the same feelings that Riley goes through Everything about her is a confusing puzzle that you need to internally solve with her while she slowly learns to grasp unto her inner and true passions Look 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 The inner beauty that is about this novel is that Jacquelyn is not afraid to talk about serious topics such as depression, death in the family, mental illnesses, and overall struggle that make her question herself and those who surround her With the help of Ben, and slowly becoming an independent young lady with a ferocious inner self, she learns how to let people in and her express herself OUT to the world in a way she never did before This compassionate romance novel is one that I am actually recommending to those whom I have met throughout my years of depression, because it is the one novel that I have encountered upon that talks about serious topics of mental illness in a way that is one soothing, and two very in depth of the emotions of the characters Overall, there is no mistaking that passing out on this novel and not planning on reading it, will be a regret coming from everyone Thank you so much to Jacquelyn and her PR team for reaching out and letting me read her novel ARC kindly provided by the publicist in exchange for an honest review Follow Me On Blog Instagram Facebook Twitter flag 36 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Sep 19, 2018 Ashley rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018, loves AVAILABLE TODAY 5171 Miles Book Blog 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 c AVAILABLE TODAY 5171 Miles Book Blog 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 women Look 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 So, make sure to pop over to and pre order the ebook now for 2.99 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 flag 22 likesLike see review Nov 06, 2018 Gabby rated it liked it Shelves 3 star books, arc or won or received, contemporary, disappointed, lost interest, love triangle, new adult, over freaking hyped, own, read in 2018 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 a relatable 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 flag 18 likesLike see review View 2 comments Dec 20, 2018 Susan rated it really liked it Shelves review for author 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 flag 11 likesLike see review View 1 comment Oct 10, 2018 Ellen Book Bellas rated it really liked it Shelves arc, contemporary romance, new adult Sometimes the heart wants what it can t have Sweet 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, cut Sometimes the heart wants what it can t have Sweet 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 well How will I get up each morning knowing it will be a day without you in it This 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 Maggie What you see on the outside, never tells the true story of someone s heart This 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 romance If you believe in nothing else, please believe in love It can make miracles happen flag 10 likesLike see review Dec 03, 2018 alexandra ling rated it really liked it Shelves release 2018, read 2018 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 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 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 flag 8 likesLike see review Nov 26, 2018 Meredith Mara rated it really liked it 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 much relatable 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 flag 5 likesLike see review Oct 24, 2018 Mia Book Addict rated it it was amazing 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 become than 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 flag 5 likesLike see review Nov 08, 2018 Booksandchinooks Laurie rated it it was amazing 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 flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 30, 2019 Meghan rated it it was amazing 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 flag 4 likesLike see review Oct 08, 2018 Marie rated it it was amazing Shelves auto buy author, canadian, new york city, arc, signed by author, contemporary fiction, cover love, diverse characters ftw, dual pov, friendship After reading and loving Jacquelyn Middleton s first two books, London Belongs to Me and London, Can You Wait her newest offering became one of my most anticipated books of 2018 Until the Last Star Fades is a beautiful story about love, loss, hope, friendship, and pursuing your passions As with the London books, this one was full of fun pop culture and awesome 80s references, wonderful details about the setting New York City in this case , and mentions of food that make me drool Rees After reading and loving Jacquelyn Middleton s first two books, London Belongs to Me and London, Can You Wait her newest offering became one of my most anticipated books of 2018 Until the Last Star Fades is a beautiful story about love, loss, hope, friendship, and pursuing your passions As with the London books, this one was full of fun pop culture and awesome 80s references, wonderful details about the setting New York City in this case , and mentions of food that make me drool Reese s Peanut Butter Cups, Smile fries, and Fun Dip, anyone I find myself taking my time while reading Jacquelyn s books because there are so many layers of complex emotion I feel like I need time to process it all and let it sink in I found Alex in the London books incredibly relatable, and Riley in Until the Last Star Fades was equally relatable in some similar and also new ways I was deeply touched by the mother daughter relationship between Riley and her mom, Maggie In many ways, it reminded me of my relationship with my own mum, who s my best friend It s so rare to read about healthy mother daughter relationships, and it was nice to see a character who would do anything for her mother because that s how I am with my own mum Another relatable aspect was Riley s depression I saw myself in her immediately in her need to put a smile on and make people think everything was fine, and to power through no matter how difficult things got.Middleton knows how to do angst She doesn t shy away from putting her characters in uncomfortable, painful, awkward, and sometimes even hellish situations and letting them flounder for a bit before finding their feet There are no easy solutions here between the secrets and lies and a healthy dose of drama, all of which is done in a realistic way, especially considering the characters ages You truly get to know the characters and feel for them and root for them Can I also just say I really appreciate the realistic portrayal of Riley s finances As someone who has spent her life scrimping, saving, and going without, that was just one thing I found relatable Riley was basically living the poor student life in a tiny place where she had to decide between eating and other necessities We don t see enough of this, especially in books with characters in this age range.Nowlet s talk romance If I had to categorize this book, I d call it women s fiction with elements of romance The romance isn t the main focus of the story I m a total romance junkie give me all the romance but I have a special fondness for books like this when they re done well, which Until the Last Star Fades was I love books that explore relationships other than romantic and sexual ones, and I appreciated that Riley had a well rounded life friendships, school, her passions and that her personality really shone through on every page And I loved Ben He was adorable and sweet and hard working and selfless He saw a kindred spirit in Riley and wanted to make her happy, keep her safe, and also encourage her to pursue her dreams I loved Riley and Ben s interactions, and watching them go from friends to something made me smile, laugh out loud, and swoon Jacquelyn Middleton has now given me two book boyfriends to love Until the Last Star Fades is a love story in its truest form It s heartfelt and bittersweet and hopeful It will take you an emotional journey you won t soon forget With her knack for complex characters and vibrant settings, I can t wait to see what journey both emotional and physical Jacquelyn Middleton will take her readers on next flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 07, 2018 Taylor Knight rated it it was amazing I loved the main characters so much and I thought Riley was so relatable It was so refreshing to read about a character that deals with anxiety and depression, something I definitely relate to but rarely see represented in books I was so invested in the story and couldn t put this book down, which doesn t happen that often for me I went out of my way to make time to read this book and it was definitely worth it Jacquelyn Middleton never fails to write a book that I fall in love with but Unti I loved the main characters so much and I thought Riley was so relatable It was so refreshing to read about a character that deals with anxiety and depression, something I definitely relate to but rarely see represented in books I was so invested in the story and couldn t put this book down, which doesn t happen that often for me I went out of my way to make time to read this book and it was definitely worth it Jacquelyn Middleton never fails to write a book that I fall in love with but Until the Last Star Fades is easily one of the best books I ve read this year flag 4 likesLike see review Oct 08, 2018 poodles.poniesonies rated it it was amazing After reading London Belongs to Me and London, Can you wait , I had high expectations for Jaquelyn Middleton s new book Until the Last Star Fades I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced eBook copy and it did not disappoint Once again Middleton has built a world full of well developed characters and beautifully constructed relationships that draw you in from the first page From the brilliantly conceived meet cute, to the hilarious banter between friends that I have come to associa After reading London Belongs to Me and London, Can you wait , I had high expectations for Jaquelyn Middleton s new book Until the Last Star Fades I was fortunate enough to receive an advanced eBook copy and it did not disappoint Once again Middleton has built a world full of well developed characters and beautifully constructed relationships that draw you in from the first page From the brilliantly conceived meet cute, to the hilarious banter between friends that I have come to associate with her work, this book moves along at the perfect pace The pop culture references are spot on and the frequent twists in the plot are masterfully composed.While the slow burn romance is swoon worthy and the friendships enviable, this book also does not shy away from dealing with challenging subject matter Middleton doesn t pull any punches She respects the intelligence of her audience and writes with an absolute honesty that makes her characters truly relatable and their journeys all the beautiful I highly recommend this five star read for anyone who enjoys new adult contemporary romance written with humour, intelligence and honesty Synopsis 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 flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 17, 2018 Alyssa Swept Away By Books rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 releases So heartwarming, sweet, touching and emotional flag 4 likesLike see review Sep 16, 2018 Jenny rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves romance, arc, ya, new adult Though lacking a setting similar of Stars Hollow Riley Hope is essentially Rory Gilokish with a bad taste in guys and a super close relationship to her mom Riley is struggling to finish up college while dating a hockey player I have to admit I really disliked him reminded me of Logan She randomly meets a British guy, Ben, who might just be the distraction that she needs She has her secrets but so does him I have to admit at times I didn t trust Ben He seemed too good to be true Though lacking a setting similar of Stars Hollow Riley Hope is essentially Rory Gilokish with a bad taste in guys and a super close relationship to her mom Riley is struggling to finish up college while dating a hockey player I have to admit I really disliked him reminded me of Logan She randomly meets a British guy, Ben, who might just be the distraction that she needs She has her secrets but so does him I have to admit at times I didn t trust Ben He seemed too good to be true maybe I m just jaded since my college days were over a decade ago I liked how relatable Riley is but at times I wanted to shake her The mother daughter relationship is what this book worth reading There are a lot of parallels between their story and Gil Girls I can t wait to discuss this book with my Gil Girls loving friends It s my book club pick for January Work related notes This is one of the those books that is kind of difficult to classify in the library It is being marketed as an adult contemporary but when I read it it s young adult in my opinion Yes, there is sex but there is sex in some YA It falls into the dreaded wasteland of the new adult genre You don t want to classify it as young adult because then adults may not pick it up because not all adults will browse the YA section but then if you put it in adult some adults won t read it when they see the main characters age The solution I m going to pimp the book out to every reader in my library that I think will enjoy it You may be asking yourself where is it going shelved at my library I will go with the publisher s preference and put it in adult flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 02, 2018 Caitlin rated it it was ok Actual rating 2.5 starsI received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.Review originally posted on my blog, Turning Pages.This is a book about family, love, and following your dreams The message of the book is beautiful I loved the focus on a relationship between a daughter and mother on the child parent dynamic and I think it was handled very well However, I struggled with the romance in the first half of the book, which is a pretty dominant focus That s a big chunk Actual rating 2.5 starsI received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.Review originally posted on my blog, Turning Pages.This is a book about family, love, and following your dreams The message of the book is beautiful I loved the focus on a relationship between a daughter and mother on the child parent dynamic and I think it was handled very well However, I struggled with the romance in the first half of the book, which is a pretty dominant focus That s a big chunk of the book to struggle with The second half of the book, however, I quite enjoyed.The romance in the first half of the book is a pretty big focal point Her boyfriend is self absorbed, but that s not what I struggled with I struggled with the direction the relationship went, and the choices characters made view spoiler Riley agrees to marry her boyfriend because she knows he will support her financially, including her mom s medical bills This is wrong Cruel It s using someone for money hide spoiler.I found that Riley was a much likeable character in the second half, because she has realized her mistakes view spoiler She finally breaks it off and begins to realize she confused love with financial security, or rather that she lied to herself so she could act like she wasn t using someone for money hide spoiler I have nothing against flawed characters, just with the particular choices Riley makes early in the novel The second romance plot is better, and luckily doesn t suffer much from my least favourite trope lack of communication The second romance was sweet, and kinda hot Ben is lovely, and though he makes mistakes, he supports Riley and her mom through a difficult time.The dialogue is a bit cheesy sometimes, and doesn t always feel realistic, but I enjoyed the pop culture references I also found some of the descriptions to be a little odd, so I don t think this writing style is for me The book thankfully shows women who have tension with one another kind of overcoming that, which is good because girl hate in books needs to end Though I don t think Riley should ve held a grudge against the other girl view spoiler She was mad at this other girl for sleeping with Ben before Ben and Riley dated Um, what And she acts like this girl should apologize to her Nah hide spoiler Please note there s also a side character who dates both men and women.In my opinion, this book portrays grief and anticipatory grief very well How it changes you forever, amplifies any anxiety issues you had before, and leads to depression That you can struggle to plan for big things in the future It s very important to me that if authors write about grief, they do it justice and it s not just a plot point As someone who has lost multiple loved ones, it s a pet peeve when it s just used as a way to add depth to a character Thank you, Jacquelyn, for doing it justice I got a little emotional while reading The book talks a lot about mental health, with multiple characters having depression and or anxiety I m so glad this was included so we can end the stigma and people won t feel alone.Overall, my issues with Until The Last Star Fades stem from not enjoying the first half of the book, and some issues I had with the characters, dialogue, and descriptions flag 3 likesLike see review Oct 28, 2018 Loraine Oliver rated it it was amazing Recommends it for Everyone Shelves reviewed books I really loved this book This book is even better than the first two books by this author and I loved those books and gave them a 5 star rating I wish I could rate this as 10 stars, it was that good This story is very special and tells the tale of Riley a senior at NYU Everyone loves her and her childhood friend and now boyfriend Josh, is off in North Dakota on a NHL scholarship and is also a senior It is after a 5 day trip to North Dakota to watch her boyfriend Josh playing hockey, she is I really loved this book This book is even better than the first two books by this author and I loved those books and gave them a 5 star rating I wish I could rate this as 10 stars, it was that good This story is very special and tells the tale of Riley a senior at NYU Everyone loves her and her childhood friend and now boyfriend Josh, is off in North Dakota on a NHL scholarship and is also a senior It is after a 5 day trip to North Dakota to watch her boyfriend Josh playing hockey, she is at the airport while getting her pink luggage When she sees that someone took her case the exact case as hers by mistake, she rushes outside and sees her suitcase This starts the friendship of Ben and Riley, and you will see how serendipity comes to play in their lives.Riley suffers from anxiety and depression no matter what, she smiles to make everyone happy around her, even though she may be in a dark place inside Most people do not realize this, except for her wonderful mother, Maggie, who insisted that Riley get a place close to the University rather than stay in Staten Island Maggie wants her daughter to have the best possible life Thankfully, aside from Josh her boyfriend, she has Casey, Piper and Erika as friends, to hang with and they love her Piper is her best friend however, and is a unique character with a big heart, and an endless supply of advice, even when it may not be welcome Maggie has had cancer in the past, and went into remission, but she has it again, and Riley is so upset and worried about the fact she may lose her Mom to cancer This fact causes Riley to make a decision that may not be good for her It is through her mom, and her friends and through Ben, her new friend from over the pond, that makes her think about everything This book is something special, in that we get to feel along with the characters, as the author s pages are vibrant with love, passion, loss, and new beginnings,and secrets When I finished this book, I had a book hangover, which means that nothing will interest me for a while now It is worth it though and I knew I would have one, I did not want this book to end I gave this book 10 Stars even though I can only give it 5 beautiful stars in this review flag 3 likesLike see review Sep 17, 2018 Mariana rated it it was amazing UTLSF tells Riley and Ben s story and how after a strange luggage mix up their paths intertwine As they get closer and they start being around each other and having fun, they start to know about the other It s then when we start to see that this story is not only about them, and not just about romance UTLSF is so much I thought it was a deep, emotional story It was packed with a wide range of feelings, and very sweet and hopeful Also, it has great, lovely and complex characters t UTLSF tells Riley and Ben s story and how after a strange luggage mix up their paths intertwine As they get closer and they start being around each other and having fun, they start to know about the other It s then when we start to see that this story is not only about them, and not just about romance UTLSF is so much I thought it was a deep, emotional story It was packed with a wide range of feelings, and very sweet and hopeful Also, it has great, lovely and complex characters that I really liked I loved Riley she was brave and strong despite having issues on her own I liked Maggie and Piper too, they were great secondary characters and they added a lot to the story Casey I didn t like so much, I don t know why And just when I thought Mark Keegan from LBTM would forever be my 1 book boyfriend Benjamin Fagan appeared to fight for that spot Seriously, I refuse to decide which one I love the most.I don t know how to express all the things that the story made me feel without giving away spoilers However, I can say that even when some parts were not so easy to read especially if you have or had had even a slightly similar situation to Riley s the rhythm was very fluid and I couldn t stop reading And even when there are some heartbreaking parts in the story, it s also beautiful and deals with very important topics we should all talk about and it s nice to see that in literature I really enjoyed the book I have read the other two books by the author and loved both LBTM and LCYW, but UTLSF is very different You get to see other issues, other kinds of love and that makes it very special I highly recommend it and I m so happy and grateful of having the opportunity to read it early flag 3 likesLike see review Oct 11, 2018 Brianna Coffee Books and Bullet Journals rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 favorites What can I say about this book other than OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING This book struck so many personal cords with me Riley is a senior at NYU and she deals with anxiety and depression Her inner monologue sometimes could have literally been taken from my brain, especially when she was juggling a long distance relationship I cried while reading this book and I don t cry in books I may come back to this after my thoughts have processed , but I think it s safe to say I think I just found my What can I say about this book other than OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING This book struck so many personal cords with me Riley is a senior at NYU and she deals with anxiety and depression Her inner monologue sometimes could have literally been taken from my brain, especially when she was juggling a long distance relationship I cried while reading this book and I don t cry in books I may come back to this after my thoughts have processed , but I think it s safe to say I think I just found my favorite book of 2018 flag 3 likesLike see review Sep 21, 2018 Claire rated it it was amazing I was lucky enough to receive an arc of this novel and it was a joy to read.The characters felt like close friends, relatable, funny, loving but not without their flaws troubles.The multiple relationships family, friends, significant other, were all outstanding, heartfelt and touching.This is a fabulous book and a must read for all contemporary fans flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 13, 2018 Simone rated it really liked it Shelves 2018, romance This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here SPOILERS AHEAD Starting this review off with a trigger warning This book does talk about cancer and losing someone you love to it I just feel like I should bring this up first if you re squeamish or sensitive.I was stuck between a 3.5 and a 4 for this one and the reason why I decided to go with 4 stars is because this story is just wonderful in all the good and wonderful ways you want a romance story to be.I loved Riley and Ben and all the characters in this book Riley is the hardworking po SPOILERS AHEAD Starting this review off with a trigger warning This book does talk about cancer and losing someone you love to it I just feel like I should bring this up first if you re squeamish or sensitive.I was stuck between a 3.5 and a 4 for this one and the reason why I decided to go with 4 stars is because this story is just wonderful in all the good and wonderful ways you want a romance story to be.I loved Riley and Ben and all the characters in this book Riley is the hardworking post graduate who loves her mom who has cancer and also struggles with smiling depression I feel like I m a lot like Riley and me resonating with her character really helped me to like her She s struggling to keep everything under control when lo and behold, Ben comes along and shares with her a little bit of life.Ben is just your average bad boy He s a little messy thing who s trying to be an actor and the kind of guy I would think is very aware of how good he looks However, his charm really won me over like the hundreds of other people who probably felt the same thing I love a bad boy with a heart of gold, you know.I think the best and most surprising part was the end We don t get to learn a lot about Ben throughout the novel and I honestly was waiting for the other shoe to drop for him, but he surprised me His character s massive growth in this book really made me happy While I m not a fan of the savior story mostly because it s an unrealistic view of relationships, I did love that he was open and willing to try and change He didn t change EVERYTHING about him and Riley didn t either, but they were able to compromise in a way that make me happy couples like this exist With some conversation and a little empathy, relationships are manageable There are happy endings in the world.And speaking of HEAs, you ll definitely get it here I mean, it s a romance But what s great about this ending is that it feels like a real couple The truth between the two of them is finally revealed Ben has made sacrifices Riley has made sacrifices Honestly, it feels like no one was truly selfish to one another in this book There was the kind of drama that your brain just tends to do, but once you learn the truth you re shocked and happy to know that it was your brain lying to you and not your partner.I think the only thing that really bothered me was something major that happened To me, it felt a little unrealistic but at the same time a huge romantic gesture Or human gesture I just wish there was a little bit of a realistic effect to that decision But aside from this, definitely recommend It s about 480 pages, but because there s a lot of dialogue and stuff happening the book moves quickly I was worried to read it was a slow burn and get overwrought literary expression in a romance But it was definitely a romance It has its sad moments and happy moments Perhaps a lot of stuff going on over a small period of time, but so worth it.You can find UNTIL THE LAST STAR FADES on flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 09, 2018 Karen rated it really liked it I took one star off because this book needed editingo long in the most depressing of partsoh my goodness, Maggie being sick drained me and the characters I also felt short changed on the time in London Oh, it s still some fine reading but seriously, too long on the time up to the big hospital visit Your book characters are well presented, even secondary and brief characters Leia.I feel the HEA was worth the slog through cancer treatments and being damn near poverty I didn t rea I took one star off because this book needed editingo long in the most depressing of partsoh my goodness, Maggie being sick drained me and the characters I also felt short changed on the time in London Oh, it s still some fine reading but seriously, too long on the time up to the big hospital visit Your book characters are well presented, even secondary and brief characters Leia.I feel the HEA was worth the slog through cancer treatments and being damn near poverty I didn t really see how depression fit in because I was depressed with treatments and living poor Appreciated the author using therapy as a successful tool for the main character however.Keep writing I ll keep reading flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 16, 2018 Becca rated it really liked it Until the Last Star Fades was such a beautiful story with SO MUCH heart I really enjoyed the main character Riley She was so kind and truly cared for the people in her life I loved the relationship between her and her Mother, their bond tugged at my heart strings the most At first I wasn t sure how I would feel about the other MC Ben, but he quickly proved that first impressions are not always what they seem and by the end he won my heart The way the book got its name totally stole my heart Until the Last Star Fades was such a beautiful story with SO MUCH heart I really enjoyed the main character Riley She was so kind and truly cared for the people in her life I loved the relationship between her and her Mother, their bond tugged at my heart strings the most At first I wasn t sure how I would feel about the other MC Ben, but he quickly proved that first impressions are not always what they seem and by the end he won my heart The way the book got its name totally stole my heart I would read it all over again just to experience that moment This wasn t just a romance, it was about real people with real issues and I loved the family aspects of the story too Close family bonds are always a favorite of mine I really enjoyed this one overall and highly recommend flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 06, 2019 Amanda rated it it was amazing This book was so good I enjoyed Jacquelyn Middleton s other books but this one is my favorite I laughed, I cried Riley, Ben, and Maggie are lovely, I feel like I was reading about people I ve known in my own life flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 30, 2018 Kori _livelaughread rated it liked it Shelves read 2018, for review, romance 3.5 stars I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this book for review, and I enjoyed it It s a slow burn romance but with a great mother daughter storyline as well that I really appreciated.I really love how Jacqueline wrote Riley as someone who is struggling to identify herself in the face of thinking long term As someone who graduated from college a few years ago and still struggles to really know where I m heading, I felt for her I think their romance was adorable and Ben was perfect fo 3.5 stars I was lucky enough to receive a copy of this book for review, and I enjoyed it It s a slow burn romance but with a great mother daughter storyline as well that I really appreciated.I really love how Jacqueline wrote Riley as someone who is struggling to identify herself in the face of thinking long term As someone who graduated from college a few years ago and still struggles to really know where I m heading, I felt for her I think their romance was adorable and Ben was perfect for her, though he drove me a little bit crazy at times Their dialogue often came across as cheesy and unrealistic to me That being said, I do love how they just worked for each other and I thought their relationship progressed well.Overall, I enjoyed this book and I m really glad I read it Thank you for sending me a copy flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 01, 2018 Rosalie rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 releases, contemporary, reviewed 4.5 5 I want to thank Jacquelyn for sending me an ebook arc of this book This did not, however, affect my reading Until the Last Star Fades is story about a young woman and her mom a young woman and a young man a young woman and herself And so much.After London Belongs to Me and London, Can You Wait , Jacquelyn hits home again with this book Riley Hope meets Ben Fagan at the airport, weird looking and insisting Ben Fagan Yet, they still managed to bond, and that s part of the sto 4.5 5 I want to thank Jacquelyn for sending me an ebook arc of this book This did not, however, affect my reading Until the Last Star Fades is story about a young woman and her mom a young woman and a young man a young woman and herself And so much.After London Belongs to Me and London, Can You Wait , Jacquelyn hits home again with this book Riley Hope meets Ben Fagan at the airport, weird looking and insisting Ben Fagan Yet, they still managed to bond, and that s part of the story Middleton tells in her book This book, though, is so much than just a love story And I think that that makes the most important strenght of the book It felt personal I felt like the author was delivering us an important part of herself, of her story, and it made the book even meaningful and touching When I first began to read, I was afraid that the characters might have been to much alike the ones we find in LBTM blond young woman, dark haired young man, a preppy bff It was and was not the case I did find similarities between the characters of both books, but the ones we meet in UTLSF I related to I could really find a little bit of myself in almost every character, and that made me get really invested in the story I like how pretty much every character was developped, had a bit of a backstory and wasn t just put there to be useful to the MCs I did wish, however, that we get time with Casey, one of Riley s best friends, as he seemed like a character that could have been developped What I also like about Middleton s books in general is the mental ilness representation Riley has smiling depression, or high functioning depression, and I think it s important for books to also have that kind of representation since a lot of people deal with mental illnesses Though it sometimes felt like a textbook, we have a lot of informations of what smiling depression is and or can be I also like how Riley s friends are comprehensive of her problems and are really present for her It s good to see characters that are not stigmatised for their mental illnesses, but rather have a kind support system And I want to thank Jacquelyn for being so open about her own dealing with smiling depression thank you for sharing your experience and advocate for mental health I also have to bow in front of Middleton s ability to draft a story dealing with mental illness, cancer and death with such delicacy Never did the book made me feel as if there were no positive outcomes possible It made me look at my own life sometimes and made me realize that positive outcomes are possible, and harder times can be shorter than expected So Middleton s done it again making me fall in love even with England, wishing the characters could have been my friends I m now off to find myself a cute british guy flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 24, 2018 Christi Massey rated it it was amazing Shelves bought, giveaways, finished giveaways OMG, EXCELLENT read I never wanted to leave Riley s world I miss her so much I truly hope there s a follow up to this as I was NOT placated by the ending Don t get me wrong, it was t a bad ending, but it left me craving MORE, MORE, MORE Wonderful, exhilarating, heartbreaking, amazing read flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 13, 2018 Caryn iamryn rated it it was amazing Shelves read 2018 My eyes are swollen from crying so much.Until the Last Star Fades was equal parts heartfelt and heartbreaking.I won Middleton s previous two books, London Belongs to Me and London, Can You Wait in a giveaway and I read them both earlier this year.I absolutely LOVED them, so I was eagerly awaiting her next novel.It did not disappoint Even though this is her third book, I consider this her sopho story because we re now with a brand new cast of characters, in a whole new location, and dealing My eyes are swollen from crying so much.Until the Last Star Fades was equal parts heartfelt and heartbreaking.I won Middleton s previous two books, London Belongs to Me and London, Can You Wait in a giveaway and I read them both earlier this year.I absolutely LOVED them, so I was eagerly awaiting her next novel.It did not disappoint Even though this is her third book, I consider this her sopho story because we re now with a brand new cast of characters, in a whole new location, and dealing with new issues.It s completely jaw dropping how well Middleton writes about mental health Having dealt with similar challenges that both of her protagonists had, it was wonderful to see it so beautifully represented.I loved getting to know Riley and Ben, and getting to see their friendship and relationship grow into something so realistic But the heart of the story was definitely Riley and her mother, Maggie.Every scene with them was incredibly moving and often so raw that I had to put the book down to help stop the tears from flowing.Each of Middleton s books are a treasure, and I m so happy I got the opportunity to read this gem flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 07, 2018 Danai Keir rated it it was amazing Shelves book reviews I was given a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own The third book from author Jacquelyn Middleton is written with so much love and laughter a book which had me hanging at the end of every chapter, begging me to keep reading, just one chapter , avid reader s FOMO The last several chapters I binged read Non stop We follow the loveable main character Riley Hope, her two sidekicks Piper and Casey, beautiful mother Maggie, boy I was given a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own The third book from author Jacquelyn Middleton is written with so much love and laughter a book which had me hanging at the end of every chapter, begging me to keep reading, just one chapter , avid reader s FOMO The last several chapters I binged read Non stop We follow the loveable main character Riley Hope, her two sidekicks Piper and Casey, beautiful mother Maggie, boyfriend Josh and the larrikin, Ben Until The Last Star Fades touches on so many topics which even the best of the writers merely touch on depression, anxiety, loss, love, grief and heartbreak You would not normally catch me on a rollercoaster, however, this emotional rollercoaster of a novel will definitely be repeatedly enjoyed over and over and over Throughout this book I laughed until I cried but also cried until a box of tissues was empty Such beautifully written words, so heartfelt and literally spoke to my soul, so absolutely relatable which I am sure all readers would agree The ending I have no words Best Ending Ever Finally, someone has written an ending to a book where you say to yourself, Ah Yes Thank you If you haven t yet read Until The Last Star Fades or any of Jacquelyn s other books, your TBR is seriously not complete Get off your phone, jump on now , purchase this novel for 2.99 for your Kindle or other device, and you ll get enjoyment than that venti quad, no whip, coconut milk, extra hot mocha with caramel drizzle, extra vanilla syrup and dark chocolate curls Trust me That coffee is SO overrated flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 13, 2018 Cristina rated it it was amazing Until the Last Star Fades by Jacquelyn Middleton 2018, Kirkwall Press Friendship, love, wanderlust, careers, illness, family, loss, and tough decision making each very human theme presents itself in Until the Last Star Fades, author Jacquelyn Middleton s third novel that combines romance with pop cultural allusions, devastation with humor, and loyalty to the self with love of others Riley Hope is leaving behind college, past love, and in some ways a past life And she s sprinting, sometimes s Until the Last Star Fades by Jacquelyn Middleton 2018, Kirkwall Press Friendship, love, wanderlust, careers, illness, family, loss, and tough decision making each very human theme presents itself in Until the Last Star Fades, author Jacquelyn Middleton s third novel that combines romance with pop cultural allusions, devastation with humor, and loyalty to the self with love of others Riley Hope is leaving behind college, past love, and in some ways a past life And she s sprinting, sometimes stumbling, in the present and into the future The New Yorker is at a serious personal and social crossroads when Ben Fagan also stumbling, if not spinning dangerously out of control appears It s a meet cute that, in the end, winds up some not so cute truths that reveal these two wayward yet ambitious wanderers as well rounded human beings with depth and personality souls and bodies that ache in every place we can imagine Like Middleton s previous two novels London Belongs to Me and London and London Can You Wait , UtLSF includes plucky, energetic young women balancing career aspirations with personal demons and love foreign boyfriends British and Irish men dominate nerds who rule and are snappy, sexy, smart, and spunky Fans of Middleton s duology will delight in the crossovers here.To explain, for fans who have read Middleton s aforementioned first two novels and are fans of lovers Alex Sinclair and Mark Keegan an American playwright and Irish actor, respectively you re in for a treat While UtLSF includes its own cast of characters, there are overlaps between Riley Hope and Benjamin Fagan s and the other couple s lives Yet, there is no need to read the other books first to appreciate Until the Last Star Fades Rather, the allusions and cameo appearances to her earlier figures and storylines merely add to the level of enjoyment if you happen to already be a Middleton fan or Keeganite Middleton has, effectively and affectionately, created an enticing, fast paced, and immersive literary world of her own characters And she makes us care for them.Middleton s greatest skill is evocative language that creates a deep sense of space of sights, smells, sounds, and sensations Armchair travelers may be encouraged to rise up and book a flight to NYC and or London This story is told in a clear style is punctuated by delightful moments of wit, humor, and appealing phrases And make no mistake, too, in thinking that this is merely romance or woman s literature Yes, Until the Last Star Fades is catalyzed by Ben and Riley s relationship But it is really a novel about parents and children and the bonds between them as much as it is a novel about traditional guy girl romance When no one wants you you turn inward, one character I ll be vague as not to give much away reveals at a critical moment, the words essentially underscoring what is the central issue in this novel the struggle to take the inner life and allow it to become symbiotic with an outer life These are people seeking totality and trying to stay strong They learn that strength can come from accepting vulnerability in themselves and one another They learn, as we all are reminded once we finish Until the Last Star Fades, that w hat you see on the outside, never tells the true story of someone s heart Middleton tries and succeeds to do that tell the story of people s hearts Each of her novels keeps getting better and better doing just this I look forward to the next novel flag 2 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed 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 Hello I m Jacquelyn Middleton, award winning author of LONDON BELONGS TO ME, LONDON, CAN YOU WAIT and 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, now than 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 all of my books I ve always felt that there should be representation of mental health in novels And by representation, I mean realistically and empathetically portrayed mental health I ve seen stories where mental health issues are treated like a character trait and nothing appears on the page to show its reality Anxiety and depression aren t disorders you can try on like a trendy pair of jeans So, who would be better equipped to show anxiety and depression in a true to life way than someone with those very challenges I m pleased to have this platform to inform people about this misunderstood affliction My goal is to entertain AND bust the stigma one book at a time 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, and LONDON, CAN YOU WAIT contemporary romance captured the GOLD prize in the romance category of the Independent Publisher Book Awards in April 2018 My first two novels were featured by NBC S TODAY SHOW, HYPABLE, COSMOPOLITAN, BUZZFEED, REDBOOK, POPSUGAR, ELLE, and THE HUFFINGTON POST My latest novel, UNTIL THE LAST STAR FADES, blurs the line between slow burn, friends to lovers romance and women s fiction This standalone is a bittersweet story about love, loss, sacrifice, and the life changing decisions we make It s been featured by THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, NBC NEWS, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES, THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, PARADE MAGAZINE, and USA TODAY, and was named by HYPABLE as one of their favourite books of 2018 as well as one of the best books of 2018.I live in Toronto with my husband and a mischievous Schipperke named Zoey Follow me on Instagram JaxMiddleton_Author , Facebook JacquelynMiddletonAuthor , or Twitter JaxMiddleton , and visit my website at JacquelynMiddleton, or Facebook group Keeganites United Books by Jacquelyn Middleton More Trivia About Until the Last St No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now Quotes from Until the Last St If I did the right thing, why does it hurt so much 3 likes 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    1. The boundaries of wanting what you can reach, have been broken in this very emotional and in depth full of hope and fresh light of a romance novel The last time I read a book by Jacquelyn, it was a twist of events that made me want to take my time in understanding her type of style in writing When her publicist reached out to me to review this one, I already had it added to my TBR so I was excited to dive into it earlier than what I was expecting I am glad that I did because this angst [...]

    2. AVAILABLE TODAY 5171 Miles Book Blog 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 c AVAILABLE [...]

    3. 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 r [...]

    4. 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 [...]

    5. Sometimes the heart wants what it can t have Sweet 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, cu [...]

    6. 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 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 [...]

    7. 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 Unti [...]

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