Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Until I Fall” as Want to Read:
Until I Fall
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Until I Fall

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  1,402 ratings  ·  306 reviews
I gave my heart to a Navy SEAL.
He took it with him to his grave.
Eleven years later, ignoring the yawning void is as automatic as breathing. Working brutal hours, dating a comfortably commitment-phobic guy, hanging with my best friends. Anything until exhaustion—or an extra glass of wine—claims my consciousness.

My neighbor’s handsome, enigmatic son invades my
Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published April 1st 2017
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Until I Fall, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Vj I so wish Claudia writes Brynn's story.. I loved aspen-hawk story because aspen had a strong support system in byrnn and a resilient bf in hawk!! …moreI so wish Claudia writes Brynn's story.. I loved aspen-hawk story because aspen had a strong support system in byrnn and a resilient bf in hawk!! (less)

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
really liked it Average rating 4.00  · 
Rating details
 ·  1,402 ratings  ·  306 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Until I Fall
MJ Symmonds
Mar 30, 2017 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 someone in and losing
Caroline F
Mar 31, 2017 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.

Apr 02, 2017 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 thrown h ...more
The Sassy Bookworm
Mar 18, 2017 rated it liked it

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
Apr 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
Until I Fall is so much deeper story than just romance. Burn out Aspen was dealing with her loss ans her job. A chance encointer with Anderson changed her life.
Anderson is such a sweet hero. He is patient, loving and fierce.

Miss Burgoa proves herself to be a writer who can write comedy and contemporary romance. The story is sweet, easy to follow and have a lot of moral messages.

4 stars
3.25 stars.🌟🌟🌟
There is so much that I like about this author's writing but for some reason this book just didn't flow very well for me . I kept picking it up again and again but it still seemed like it literally took me ages to finish reading it.
I loved so much of the heroine's narrative (some clever, witty and intelligent writing) and the story was good but overall it was just an okay read for me unlike my other two reads by this author - "Maybe Later" and "Once Upon a Holiday"- which I both r
S.M. West
Mar 25, 2017 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.

 photo until_zpsq3eu1nf7.jpg

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 sm
Geri Reads
Apr 04, 2017 rated it liked it
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
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
Oct 15, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, 2019
Nope. I let it slide when the author made the ridiculous statement that "the EMTs didn't know what to do, so they just drove him to the hospital and left him in a hallway". (Having been an EMT at one point in my life...this would never fucking happen.) But I cant overlook the numerous errors. "Accelerating" when it should have been exhilarating. "Riffle" when she meant rifle. I'm out. DNF ...more
Lana Reads
3 stars. Or even less. 

Where do I start?.. 

I was excited about the book, because the blurb was perfect. And the beginning was good, even if hearthbreaking. After some introduction to current day the heroine met the hero and their exchange was funny - and I wanted to know more.

But then something shifted. The writing was not consistently good, it switched around as if the author couldn't really decide what style she wanted to write. She jumped into scenes where the reader had to adjust to understa
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
When Aspen Zimmerman was in medical school, she was engaged to the man of her dreams, a Navy SEAL named Michael who also happened to be her best friend’s older brother. After each mission, Michael always came back to Aspen, no matter what. But only weeks before their wedding, Michael unexpectedly dies and leaves Aspen with inescapable grief. Now 11-years later, Aspen still hasn’t healed from Michael’s loss. She overwhelms her days with back-to-back shifts at the ER and a free clinic. She’s been ...more
1-Click Addict Support Group
May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Love in all its forms…

I knew this book would be targeting my heart with all the feels - both joy and sorrow. I knew because I’ve read (and enjoyed) this author before. Aspen and Anderson’s story certainly did that as they both struggled with devastating loss and the pain and hurt that goes with it. Drawn together through love of another, they soon begin to look at each other differently – seeking and finding support and, dare they say, even love….

“No matter who I meet, no one will ever fill t
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Such a wonderful story! I'm your faithfull reader after several amazing books ive read!
This book blew. me. away. I had my eye on this book for a while now because of the cover. I love the fact that it started to tell the story just from looking at it. The story starts off as Aspen is engaged to a SEAL named Michael. They’re so in love and everything is looking forward to the future. When tragedy strikes, Aspen feels like she has to start all over. Eleven years later, Aspen is denying herself love because of her past. When she meets Anderson, her neighbor’s son, she lets her walls ...more
Mar 22, 2017 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
book bruin
Jun 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Audiobook Review
Overall: 3 stars
Performance: 5 stars
Story: 2.5-3 stars

I really wanted to like this one, but unfortunately it was a miss for me. I just never felt fully invested in the characters or story, even though there wasn't anything in particular that I really disliked. I think there were too many subplots and characters for me to keep track of and I felt like the main story line got lost in the shuffle. The writing was good, but the book felt unfocused and unnecessarily long. The most emo
Kerry Richardson
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
I find myself disappointed with this book. The premise was good but I don't think it was executed very well. There were many grammatical errors and mistakes which I hate to see. The story itself was really long winded and drawn out, unnecessarily so in my opinion, this meant that I lost interest in the characters. If the characters and story can't hold my attention then it is not good enough and I wouldn't recommend it. ...more
DJ Sakata
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
Laura Lee
Mar 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Aspen Zimmerman lost the love of her life, now 11 yrs. Later she still hasn’t gotten over the grief of losing her forever partner. Graduated from medical school, she works nonstop in the ER and volunteering at a clinic to pass the time. Anything to help her mind stay off the greatest loss of her life. Having trouble sleeping one night, she steps outside to catch some fresh air, she meets her neighbor’s son.

Anderson “Hawk” Hawkins has been through a lot. Served his country and now working for a
Kerry Melton
Mar 28, 2017 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.

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
Tania's Book Blog
Apr 02, 2017 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 emotion
Title: Until I Fall
Author: Claudia Y. Burgoa
Publisher: Unknown
Edition: Kindle
Amount of Pages: 278
Genre: Military, Romance

Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)
HEA/HFN: (view spoiler)
Cheating: (view spoiler)
Triggerwarnings: (view spoiler)
Love Triangle: (view spoiler)
Insta Love/ Insta Lust: No (view spoiler)
Single Parent/Kids/Pregnancy: (view spoiler)

Date Rea
Mar 23, 2017 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
Becky Rendon
Mar 28, 2017 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
Apr 01, 2017 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
Nook Books and More Blog
Apr 03, 2017 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
Angie Bartley
Mar 17, 2017 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
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • The Christmas Princess (Wedding, #4)
  • Head Over High Heels
  • Survive the Night (24 Hours - Final Countdown Book 1)
  • Return to You (Whisper Lake, #1)
  • Belle's Secret (Outback Brides Book 2)
  • If the Dark Wins (Finley Creek, #4; General, #1)
  • Secret Acquisitions (Bad Boy Capital #1)
  • Spring Fling (Romancing Wisconsin #7)
  • Country Gold (Wilder Sisters, #1)
  • The Christmas Challenge (The Wilder Brothers #3)
  • Divorced, Desperate and Deceived (Divorced and Desperate #3)
  • Only Rivals (Only You, #1)
  • Mistletoe Kisses (Northstar Holidays, #1)
  • Rescuing Emma (Special Forces: Operation Alpha)
  • On the Market (Texas BBQ Brothers, #1)
  • Not by Sight (Stone River #1)
  • My Best Friend's Mardi Gras Wedding (Boys of the Bayou, #1)
  • Beautifully Undone (The Beaumont Brothers, #3)
See similar books…
See top shelves…
Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author.
She writes alluring, thrilling stories about complicated women and the men who take their breath away.
She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and her youngest two children. She has a sweet Bichon, Macey, who thinks she's the ruler of the house. She's only partially right.
When Claudia is not writing, you can find her reading, knitti

News & Interviews

As the final days of the year tick themselves off the calendar, the 2022 Goodreads Reading Challenge is coming to a close. Sincere...
156 likes · 148 comments
“Soulmates aren’t hatched, they grow. You make a connection, build a relationship, and then, you realize: This is my soulmate. ~ Anonymous” 0 likes
“Among seven billion I’ll always find you. I’ll always choose you. Even before our souls branded each other, I knew we were meant to be together forever. I’m yours, yesterday, today, and always.” 0 likes
More quotes…