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Until I Fall

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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 ...more
Published April 3rd 2017
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MJ Symmonds
Mar 30, 2017 MJ Symmonds rated it it was amazing
So I got to a point in Until I Fall where I thought if I don't stop highlighting I'm going to have the whole book highlighted because there are so many awesome quotes in this book.

Aspen & Anderson are two characters that are so easy for you to fall in love with. They are so well rounded & developed. Loved them & the supporting characters so much.

Aspen was crushed at a young age and decided to throw herself into her work & never let her walls down. She couldn't risk letting someo
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Caroline F
Mar 31, 2017 Caroline F rated it it was amazing
“For years I avoided feelings. I moved around, evading big emotions. Yet here I am, falling madly, deeply in love with a man who faces danger for a living.”

Dr Aspen Zimmerman has known love and tragically lost it. She’s estranged from her mother. She lives with one of her best friends, a fellow doctor. She’s been ticking over for eleven years, mostly alone or with ‘safe’ guys, who don’t demand more that she’s willing or able to give. She’s avoided feeling anything really deep and meaningful.

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Christine
Apr 02, 2017 Christine rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2017
At times you read a book that touches your soul. One that hits all the bases for a number one romance and Claudia Burgoa has done it again with Until I Fall. Claudia has written a stunning love story set around heartbreaking loss and overcoming grief but with hope and promise of tomorrows. Aspen & Anderson have such a strong connection and a way of healing each other that you'll get drawn into the their story from the first chapter. Aspen is a strong female lead but so broken that she's thro ...more
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
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descriptionThis is a pretty great cover. It's a good representation of the story. It has great composition (for the most part). It's eye-catching and original. The only thing "I" don't care for is the type used for the title. It's weird that the "u" and the "i" are lowercase and that throws off the composition a bit. I would have gone with a font that had a bit more unity in regards to the size of the different charactersdescription

This one was just OK for me. There wasn't anything overtly wrong with it. The writing
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Malene_D *BadAndDirtyBooks*
I love discovering new authors and then when their work just resonates with me. Well it doesn't get any better than that. Until I Fall by Claudia Burgoa was a fabulous and emotional story about love, fear and letting go. Rediscovering yourself and your passions in life.

Aspen was a terrific character. I enjoyed her journey. It had everything in terms of emotions. Her losing her love of four years was well depicted and I felt her pain and her reasons for closing herself off and staying numb. Her
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S.M. West
Mar 25, 2017 S.M. West rated it it was amazing

Anderson and Aspen's story is a heartwarming and tear-jerking story that will stay with you long after the last word.

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Claudia is the mistress of family romance. She's has this uncanny knack for weaving the characters so tight that the sense of family just leaps off the pages. This story is no different. I truly enjoyed all the characters, although the jury's out on Scarlett. I loved that she was part of this story, but I want her story because I want to love her. Right now, I just want to smack
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♥~♥Geri Reads ♥~♥
3.5 stars

This is my first Claudia Burgoa book and I must say that I liked it. It was good, if not a little longer than I expected.

Aspen Zimmerman is a dedicated ER doctor who has been coasting through life ever since the death of her fiance 11 years ago. His tragic death marked Aspen deeply and affected every facets of her life. Despite many years have already passed since his death, it seems like Aspen still haven't truly moved on and lived until she meets Anderson Hawkins.

Anderson is the myst
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Taylor Roth PA
Mar 22, 2017 Taylor Roth PA rated it it was amazing
The blurb is good. The cover is beautiful. The author is amazing. But the story… the story is breathtaking. Until I Fall will elicit feelings and emotions in a way that only some books can.

Aspen and Anderson. Just the names alone make me want to go reread their story.

Aspen is guarded, solely by choice. Yes, she’s experienced some loss in her life but she finds comfort in drab, monotony; the only excitement coming from medical emergencies that show up in her ER. I wanted to shake some sense into
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Mari
Apr 01, 2017 Mari rated it really liked it
Wow I wasn't expecting that heartbreaking sadness in the start of this book. Based on the cover I was think comfort and easy but there's more to it than that, it's a long journey ahead. I have note I liked that cover it's not the usual. Aspen this girl needed a hug and a huge break. Anderson and Aspen's relationship is full of tears and emotions.

One thing they share is the loss of someone they love, one who has gone through it and one about to go through it. Aspen has to deal with her grief and
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Kerry Melton
Mar 28, 2017 Kerry Melton rated it it was amazing
This standalone by Claudia is absolutely beautiful. Grab a few tissues or maybe a box because you're going to need them! From the moment I started reading Until I Fall, I knew my heart was going to shatter. It's full of sorrow, love, loss, and friendship, but it's also about rebuilding love and life.

Addison has suffered the loss of a loved one. Since then she has built walls around her heart. She doesn't show her emotions though. She's lives life through burying herself in work and friends.

Ande
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Tania's Book Blog
Apr 02, 2017 Tania's Book Blog rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book.

I thought I was a strong woman until I read the prologue of this book and continued reading. The emotions are just wow. Your heart goes out to both Aspen and Anderson and the losses they had to encounter.

Aspen & Anderson will show you that a beautiful relationship can be developed from a beautiful friendship even though they have faced great losses in their lives. Aspen tried hard not to feel for Anderson but she couldn't help it.

So emo
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Mo (The Scarlet Siren)
I have to be honest, this book was painful to read. There are an OVERWHELMING amount of typos, grammatical mistakes, and editing gaffes, that I don't know where to begin to detail them all.

This book read like a rough draft. Clearly, the author's beta team, editors, and proofreaders let her down in a very big way. Yes, I know that no book out there is perfect, no manuscript is without error. However, I highlighted 65+ mistakes in this book. And I have NO copy editing or proofreading training, so
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Nadine Bookaholic
This was a decent read, I have to say that the beginning of the book was predictable because of the blurb but nonetheless it was an emotional start to the book. I love the young love of Aspen and Michael and yes I cried when he was killed off, but like I said the blurb alluded to it so it wasn't a shocker nor is my mentioning it a spoiler. What did shock me was that it was eleven years from Michael's death to the present time.

Read my full review and be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to
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Kathy Aronoff
Mar 22, 2017 Kathy Aronoff rated it it was amazing
I refer to Claudia Burgoa as the "Queen of family romance" and this ARC does not disappoint - Aspen Zimmerman was in love and at 21 years old she had her entire life planned out - finish Medical School and marry the love of her life SEAL Michael Reynolds, although nervous about her fiancee's tour of duty Michael promises to come home - when tragedy strikes Aspen's whole world is falling apart, but with the help of her inner circle, therapy and an impossible work schedule she gets by. One night w ...more
Angie Bartley
Mar 17, 2017 Angie Bartley rated it it was amazing
All I can say is do not loose your box of tissues. You will need them for this book. This is a book of such sadness and growth and I don't even know how to begin talking about it. Both characters have been through so much and lost so much, but Hawk isn't afraid to give love a chance. Aspen has cut herself off from emotions. She works until she is so exhausted all she can do is fall into bed just so she can stay numb. Aspen has left her emotions suspended in time and encased a wall of ice around ...more
Becky Rendon
Mar 28, 2017 Becky Rendon rated it really liked it
You know you're going to cry. I knew I was going to. Accept it, carry tissues, and one click. It's that simple.

What isn't simple is the emotional upheaval that the author insists on inflicting on poor (un)suspecting readers! No lie I was a slobbering mess at least twice in this book. I will not cop to any other instances because my book buddies already tease me.

What I will share is the fear...I have always had the irrational but highly normal fear of losing my love. It is this terrifying fear t
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Taranjit Sidhu
Apr 04, 2017 Taranjit Sidhu rated it it was amazing
Right from the beginning, you are hit with emotionally packed first few chapters. You really feel for Aspen and you also get to love Anderson. The text exchanges between Aspen and Anderson were awesome to read and funny too! The story is definitely heart-wrenching, but you won’t be disappointed with the ending. I suggest reading the acknowledgments as well, as it gives a glimpse into the background of the story.

*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*
Anne Milne
Apr 03, 2017 Anne Milne rated it really liked it
This is an emotional story from the start and it will tug at your heartstrings so have some tissues handy.
Aspen lost the love of her life tragically and has closed her heart and emotions off, she has her work and her friends and that is enough for her. That all changes when she meets Anderson he's a mountain of a man in stature and presence. He recognises that he needs to step carefully with her but it's a case of one step forward two steps back. I loved the build up between them yes there is pa
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April Symes
This was such an emotional and complex romance story. I literally had to keep tissues handy but it was sooooo worth it. This is a story about love, life, family and all that keeps you going when life takes what you care about the most away.
Anderson(Hawk) and Aspen-- Both characters have been through so much and lost so much yet Anderson is willing to take risks ,willing to put himself out there for love whereas Aspen has cut herself off from emotions, from love. Each have had trials and pain in
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Michelle Abascal Monroy
Mar 23, 2017 Michelle Abascal Monroy rated it it was amazing
5 Oh My HAWK stars!!

ARC Generously Provided by the author

Until I Fall is a standalone by Claudia Y. Burgoa. For this book you will definitely need tissues! This book was amazing and so good for me. We know two persons who had have difficult past situations, for example Aspen has suffered the loss of her fiancé and since that she has close her heart and she doesn’t allow herself to feel any emotion, so she works crazy schedules and in different places so she can spend all her time doing other
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Leticia  Melendez
Mar 23, 2017 Leticia Melendez rated it really liked it
Loved it. True to Claudia's other books it was a page turner. The characters were phenomenal, well developed got to love them all - except Scarlett in some cases.

Take out the tissues, there are some heart wrenching parts. The book deals with some heart wrenching real life situations that, thankfully, I cannot begin to imagine and don't want to. I cried on and off throughout the book. Aspen and Bryn are so brave and caring it is admirable. Like with every other books that I have read by Claudia,
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books are love
Apr 03, 2017 books are love rated it really liked it
Loved Anderson. I love watching him evolve. He went from being all about work to finding someone to seeing what love is and respecting his mom’s last wishes. He was a truly terrific sexy guy. Very honest and fun but serious when he needed to be and very protective.

Aspen was hard to understand at first. Only because she was so wrapped up in grief and thinking that she could only love one person ever because it would hurt to much to lose someone that she almost lost herself and the chance at love
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Kaitlyn
Mar 23, 2017 Kaitlyn rated it it was amazing
First of all, are there more than 5 stars? Because this book deserves it and so much more! I just, it's hard to string any words together to write a sentence, let alone a review!! Just oh my gosh!!! But here goes nothing!

Life is all about second chances. You just have to be courageous enough to take them. The question is, is Aspen strong enough to do that? The poor girl has had a hard life. She's lost her fiancé and other family members. And right now along with Brynn and Scarlett when she's in
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Nook Books and More Blog
Apr 03, 2017 Nook Books and More Blog rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
It's incredibly touching, Prodigious, Shocking, Stunning, Unbelievably fascinating. It's impeccable writing skills down to it's core! It's a suspenseful yet rocks you with disturbance to your very core! ~ Nook Books and More Blog


Loss is so profound on a person that it's crippling not only to your mind but, soul. Often leaving you so broken that you can't live beyond that shell


Aspen is broken. She can't get beyond that so she dedicates her self to her work. She's driven, smart, cunning, and witty
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Favorite Quotes:

I could blame my mother and her loud voice. She’s part Greek and part Puerto Rican. Unfortunately, her entire family lacks volume control. They scream ‘how was your day, sweetie?’ The same they yell, ‘pick up your room before I turn your hide red with my belt.’

This is right, my heart agrees and my soul demands it.

Anyone can make your heart beat, not many will shake your soul,

You know why I don’t weight much? … It’s because the only part left of me is my soul. It’s light, but abl
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Victoria Tortelini
Apr 02, 2017 Victoria Tortelini rated it it was amazing
Every once and awhile, you encounter a book that captures every part of your heart and soul. Claudia has done just that with Aspen and Anderson's story. Their heartbreak and love is enough to heal any pessimist heart.
Aspen has been through pain no one should feel, getting her soldier home safe only to lose Micheal to a car accident weeks later. How does a heart heal when the love was only just beginning? She throws herself into her work as a doctor, living a fast paced life to avoid having enou
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Barbara Barber
Apr 01, 2017 Barbara Barber rated it it was amazing
What an amazingly heartwarming storyline. The author has written a book with wonderful characters that you can’t help but love and relate to. They are so much like everyday people that as a reader it’s all but impossible not to feel like you know them or at least know people in your own life that are very similar.

Anderson and Aspen are two flawed people with so much going on in their own worlds that they have basically shut the loving or warm side of life out of their lives. They meet under sad
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Jen Zingaro
Apr 01, 2017 Jen Zingaro rated it really liked it
Wow! What an emotional story. I am surprised about how many tears I actually shed. This story was very interesting. First of all, there are a lot of really interesting characters. Right down to Hugo the dog. There are so many dynamics amongst the relationships between the characters. This story is told mostly in the present, with a good amount of looking back in the past. Secondly, the best compliment that I could give this story was that I really felt things. I could feel the passion between As ...more
Victoria Smiser
Mar 22, 2017 Victoria Smiser rated it it was amazing
UNTIL I FALL is Claudia Burgoa at her best. She has skillfully created two unforgettable characters. Aspen, paralyzed with grief, closed off from emotions and feelings. As a doctor, Aspen lives for her manic ER shifts and free clinic marathons, she subsists, on alcohol and caffeine while approaching career burn-out. Losing the love of her life eleven years ago, makes her wary of potential relationships. Add to her life, the mysterious son of the terminally ill neighbor. Hawk this world-wise, wor ...more
Kaila
Mar 25, 2017 Kaila rated it it was amazing
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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 h
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