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(Once) Again
     

(Once) Again

3.7 10
by Theresa Paolo
 
Josh will have to reconcile his past…
In order to make Kat his future.

 

After surviving a real-life nightmare, Josh Wagner is sent home from his dream college on crutches. Bedridden and tormented by flashbacks, he’s just seen his world shattered and his baseball scholarship go up in smoke. Josh’s family hires a health

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Josh will have to reconcile his past…
In order to make Kat his future.

 

After surviving a real-life nightmare, Josh Wagner is sent home from his dream college on crutches. Bedridden and tormented by flashbacks, he’s just seen his world shattered and his baseball scholarship go up in smoke. Josh’s family hires a health aide to help take care of him, but when he opens the door, the last person he expects to see is his biggest regret…
 
Katherine Singleton is the only girl Josh has ever loved. Now, even though she’s only taking care of him because it’s her job, Josh is determined to win her back. But Kat had to move on after their breakup two years ago, and despite her feelings for Josh, a lot has happened since he left…
 
When Kat’s past comes back to haunt her, Josh decides it’s his turn to take care of her. But protecting her—and redeeming himself—will put Josh in the line of fire again. Will he survive this time?
 
Includes a sampler of (Never) Again
 
Praise for (Never) Again
 
"A sweet, romantic tale about reconnecting with the one that got away."—LeAnn's Book Reviews

"A fresh new voice."—wondrousreads.com

“A beautiful, light, fun love story with a dose of drama . . . leaves you with a satisfied smile when you read that last page.”—Cassie Mae, author of How to Date a Nerd

”Made me remember how fantastic it is to surrender to your heart and fall in love.”—Lizzy Charles, author of Effortless with You
 
Theresa Paolo lives in the same town she grew up in on Long Island, NY with her boyfriend and Milton, their big eyed goldfish. She has a hard time accepting the fact she’s nearing thirty which is why she writes new adult and young adult books, reliving the best and worst years of her life through her characters. She put her love of writing on hold while she received her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Dowling College. When she’s not writing, she’s behind a camera or can be found in the blogosphere or on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698181588
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/17/2014
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
253
Sales rank:
1,216,791
File size:
713 KB

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Theresa Paolo lives in the same town she grew up in on Long Island, NY with her boyfriend and Milton, their big eyed goldfish. She has a hard time accepting the fact she’s nearing thirty which is why she writes new adult and young adult books, reliving the best and worst years of her life through her characters. She put her love of writing on hold while she received her bachelor’s degree in marketing from Dowling College. When she’s not writing, she’s behind a camera or can be found in the blogosphere or on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.

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(Once) Again 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seems writing had afterthoughts to fill in blank spots
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book captured my attention and held it.... however, what holds Kat and Josh apart at first is very minor. As I was reading and perceiving their words and actions I thought something worse had gone down. Yes things happenin the book but I feel like it lacked real substance. Extremely quick read though... good for pool side.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring
THHernandez More than 1 year ago
*** Warning *** Spoilers for (Never) Again. Do not proceed if you haven't read (Never) Again *** (Once) Again picks up where (Never) Again left off. This time, we follow Liz's older brother, Josh, as he recovers from a gunshot wound to the thigh. He's lucky to be alive and knows it, but he's haunted by what he witnessed when a deranged gunman killed six of his classmates and wounded seventeen, including Josh. His baseball scholarship hanging in the balance being the least of his concerns. He returns home to recuperate and a home nurse is hired to help out. He's shocked to discover the nurse is Kat, a girl from his past, the only girl he's ever loved. In some ways, the themes parallel (Never) Again with Josh being the one that moved on, leaving the girl behind. But there are differences, too. He told Kat to ask him to stay, but she didn't. He tried to move on, but couldn't. She's not willing to let him back in, even though that's all he wants. Plot This story is a lot darker than it's predecessor. Josh is dealing with PTSD big time and author Theresa Paolo does an amazing job of making the reader feel it. We get deep inside Josh's head and relive the horror of that day over and over again. Kat is dealing with her own issues. Part of the reason she let him go was because her mother was sick, and she was wrapped up in her own family drama. But it's more than that, she harbors dark secrets of her own that haunt her dreams. These two have a lot to overcome if they're going to have another chance. It all builds to a pretty intense climax that is very well done. World Building The PTSD was incredibly well done. The author did an amazing job of getting me inside Josh's head and making me feel his panic, anxiety, and overwhelming intensity. Characters Aside from Josh being too emotionally feel-y, the characters are solid. Kat comes across as completely believable in her role, and Josh's parents are spot on as concerned parents. I love the scene where his mom tells him to "keep it in his pants." Such a great mother-son bonding moment and I laughed out loud. Top Five Things I Enjoyed About  (Once) Again 1. The delicate, but emotionally real way that PTSD is dealt with. 2. The continued bromance between Josh and Liz's boyfriend, Zach. 3. How much Josh loves Kat from early on, the way he pursues her, and is there for her. 4. Watching Kat come alive and stand up for herself at the frat party. 5. The scene with Mia's mom. So heartbreaking and beautiful. Bottom Line (Once) Again is intense, well-written, and touches on a difficult subject with grace and honesty. Disclaimer I was given a copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
TracyG-1 More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Josh Wagner is a cool, good looking flirt.  He has gone through a lot after being shot while in school. While recovering, Josh falls for Kat.  Kat is Josh's at home nursing assistant and Josh's very first love.  Will true love prevail or will Josh be left out in the cold?   I love the way the author writes from one characters perspective in this book and also the way she adds humor. 4-Bombs Reviewed by Nicci
snaggelpuss71 More than 1 year ago
Wow what can I say this book is better then the first one. The way the plot is written is awesome. this book picks up with Josh story after the shooting and how he deals with that. And how he struggles to come to terms way he survived it and Nia didn't. I love the relationship between Josh and Kat, the way she takes care of him not just his body but his soul. This story was very realistic to how survives of tragedy do feel and what they go through. and the long road to recovery is not just the Physical but the mental. I loved this book I hope you do too. I sure plan to look for more books by Theresa Paolo
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
momof3infl More than 1 year ago
(Once) Again is a heart wrenching tale of two lost souls reuniting for a second chance. It is the second in the series, and can be read as a standalone, but there will be spoilers from the first book if you read it first. After tragedy struck, Josh and Kat meet up again after a few years after their secret relationship. Even with everything they have both been through, it's obvious they still care about each other, but will that be enough for them to work out their own issues? This is a sweet novel, I love the characters, they just seem so alive to me, it was great seeing Zach and Liz. I wasn't expecting this story to be as emotional as it ended up being, I was a blubbering mess by the end. Another wonderful book by Theresa Paolo, love her writing! I received a copy through NetGalley for an honest review of this book.
BookMama_1 More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars This book is part of a series can be read as a stand alone. Josh is home after a shooting at his college. He insists his family is smothering him, but he goes along with it to make them happy. He doesn't need a Home Health nurse. Josh is pleasantly surprised when the new nurse arrives that day and it turns out to be Kat. His one and only summer love that he never got over. Now, if he could just get her to open up and find out what's going on with her. This was a good book. This was the first book I've read that was solely from the male character's POV. Others were dual POV so those don't count. This was a good read and I have to say for once I liked all of the characters. Except, of course, the not so nice guy (you'll figure it out when you read it). The purpose of the book was to focus on Kat and Josh's relationship, but I would have liked to have read more of how Kat (or anybody really) helped Josh get through his after shooting issues. Or Kat and her issues. I do think that this book would have been better in a dual POV as I often wondered what was going through Kat's head. Or maybe an Epilogue from her POV. This was a good read and I would recommend it. ***I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago