ER doctor, Aspen Zimmerman is no stranger to pain and loss. The tragic death of her fiancé catapults her life into a promise of healing–of being the best damn ER doctor her hospital has ever encountered. After all, it makes her feel like she’s making a difference when she couldn’t so long ago. And when her most beloved patient suffers horrifically, all Aspen cares about is healing her–even though her son has a special way of igniting a fire she thought fizzled out long ago.
As a private security officer, Anderson Hawkins puts everyone’s life before his own. With his mother fighting for her life in the hospital, Anderson is hellbent on finding a way to save her. On the plus side, he gets to spend his time with a sexy and fiery ER doctor who would do anything for his mother. Though Aspen seems to be pulling back—away from any feelings she may have for him. Now, it’s up to Anderson to prove that they can build a future together if they both let go of the past. Can Aspen trust her heart with someone when she already feels “dead on arrival?”
Until I Fall by Claudia Burgoa, a story of loss and trying to move on, only to be at risk for more loss. Anderson “Hawk” Hawkins appears in Aspen Zimmerman’s life out of nowhere, and he isn’t going anywhere. He was intense, yet fun. Flirtatious, yet hiding something. It was like he had always been there.
I want her by my side. I want her lips, her body. I want her soul. Most of all, I want to give her my heart.
Anderson seems sure of himself and where he and Aspen are heading, Aspen….not so much. She has been hung up on her past (for far too long in my opinion) and she tries to keep him at a distance. The line between friends and lovers is quickly blurred though.
Anderson scares me. He pushed my walls, broke the steel barrier protecting my heart and is climbing into it slowly.
Their blossoming relationship moves quickly, and at times it didn’t seem like they even realized it. At times I had to check the timeline to see how long they had been together because it all happened seamlessly and rapidly. But it just felt right, I loved how they were just what the other needed to move forward.
It might only be a few weeks, but it feels as if I’ve know her since before the universe existed.
There are parts of this story that are sad (you will most likely cry) but there are plenty of things to make you laugh. Anderson and Aspens’ friends and family round out the book as great secondary characters. The relationships that Claudia gives us between everyone worked well to keep the story flowing.
About the Author
Born on the mystical day of October 30th in the not so mystical lands of Mexico City, Claudia grew up with a childhood that resembled a caffeine-injected soap opera. Seventeen years ago she ventured to the lands of her techie husband–a.k.a. the U.S.–with their offspring to start a new adventure.
She now lives in Colorado working for a small IT company, managing her household filled with three confused dogs, said nerd husband, two daughters wrought with fandoms and a son who thinks he’s the boss of the house. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.
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