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(Once) Again by Theresa Paolo
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it was amazing
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Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Vivacious Valkyrie - Marta:
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review

I first discovered this authors work when I read Never Again last year and was immensely surprised by how much emotion Ms Paolo generated in me. This book returns to characters previously discovered but switches the story to Josh who had been a supporting character. In this book we learn how he's coping after suffering through a heinous event that has left him traumatised and needing support.

Josh met Kat two years ago but failed to convince her just how much she really meant to him. Now he's facing the aftermath of the terrible events that took place at his college, a massacre that left his friends dead and him wounded. Josh is understandably traumatised by it but is struggling with his physical recovery but when he meets the woman who is assigned to help him it's Kat the only girl that he's ever loved!

This is a story that will resonate with many readers and although it's a romance aimed at young adults will appeal to those of all ages. Josh is a young man who is facing the very real prospect of never realising his dreams of being a baseball star but he is written as a guy full of humour and I thought the author captured a young mans viewpoint beautifully .I had genuine laugh out loud moments as he's so entertaining and I just wanted him to have his happy ending and get the girl!

Kat is the heroine of this book and she's a young woman who sacrifices much to do what she feels is the right thing and I liked her so much. She's had to be strong and unbeknownst to Josh has suffered truly harrowing events in her life. Unfortunately her problems may not be over and she will need all her strength to face what's coming. She is quite hard on a Josh at times but he needs that as he needs for those around him to make him see that he's still normal in spite of his recent injury. As for his injury there's a moment in this story when I am unashamed to admit I had tears in my eyes as Josh recounts what happened .

I would imagine most readers who pick this up will be expecting a second chance romance and yes it is that but so much more besides. It's an emotional story that's very well written about believable characters. I started reading this and admit I kept going as I just had to finish it. This story and indeed this series is most definitely recommended .
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Reading Progress

May 12, 2014 – Shelved
May 12, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
May 12, 2014 – Shelved as: literal-addiction-books
May 12, 2014 – Shelved as: reviewed

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