Until the Last Star Fades by Jacquelyn Middleton

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 Gilmore look like a parenting slacker, ride-or-die friends, and a long-time boyfri...

Details Until the Last Star Fades

TitleUntil the Last Star Fades
Release DateNov 8th, 2018
PublisherKirkwall Books
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, New Adult, Fiction

Reviews Until the Last Star Fades

  • Cristina | CristiinaReads
    ➳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...
  • Ashley
    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 ...
  • Gabby
    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...
  • Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
    ”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 ...
  • Mia Book Addict
    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 wha...
  • Meredith Mara
    ‘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, awkward...
  • Caitlin
    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, wh...
  • Taylor Knight
    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 f...
  • Booksandchinooks (Laurie)
    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 goe...
  • poodles.ponies.peonies
    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 ...
  • Jenny
    Though lacking a setting similar of Stars Hollow Riley Hope is essentially Rory Gilmore....bookish 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...
  • Simone
    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 ch...
  • Marie
    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 cas...
  • Karen
    I took one star off because this book needed editing....too long in the most depressing of parts.....oh 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 tr...
  • Becca
    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. ...
  • Alyssa | Swept Away By Books
    So heartwarming, sweet, touching and emotional.
  • Kori (_livelaughread)
    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 t...
  • Brianna - Coffee Books and Bullet Journals
    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 more, ...
  • Mariana
    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 more 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 more; I thought it was a deep, emotional story. It was packed with a wide range of feelings, and very sweet and hopefu...
  • Claire
    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.
  • Rosalie
    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 more.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...
  • Katy (Katyslibrary)
    Thank you so much Jacquelyn for sending me a copy of your book in exchange for an honest review!  I was so excited to find out Jacquelyn had a new book coming out after loving her duet "London Belongs to Me" and "London, Can You Wait?".  "Until the Last Star Fades" had all the great qualities of Jacquelyn's contemporary romance writing and I really enjoyed it.  I ended up giving it 4 stars out of 5!"You are my first, my always.""You are my las...
  • Danai Keir
    *** 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 more chapter”, avid reader’s FOMO. The last several chapters I binged read. Non-stop. We follow the loveable main character Riley Hope, her two...
  • Caryn {iam.caryn}
    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 sophomore story because we’re now with a brand new ca...
  • Loraine Oliver
    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 t...
  • Cristina
    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 s...
  • Loralie
    Riley and Ben's story was just meant to be. Both chasing dreams in NYC, living meagerly and with obstacles to face. I love how Ben was presented one way and his character seemed to do a 180. I loved Riley's close knit friends. Piper, especially made me laugh. I enjoyed how the relationship between Riley and Ben ebbed and flowed and took its time.
  • Christi Massey
    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!!
  • Melena Torretta
    Jacquelyn Middleton writes romance. She also writes amazing friendships, strong female characters, and stories with humor and heart.Riley and Ben cross paths by chance at a time of change for them both. Riley is about to graduate college and she has great friends and a boyfriend, but her mother has a serious illness. Ben is in New York after not landing any acting jobs in LA during pilot season. As they both enter adulthood with all its responsib...
  • Heather
    Everyone is always worried about someone else accidentally taking their luggage instead of their own... but what if the guy who took it ended up changing your life in more ways than you could imagine? Until the Last Star Fades is a love story, but it is so much more than that. Jacquelyn Middleton creates depth to her characters that makes them very believable and relatable - they deal with complicated relationships (between friends, lovers, famil...