Book Review: Again by Lisa Burstein

Posted September 29, 2014 by love2dazzle in New Adult, Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from the PR company in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Book Review: Again by Lisa BursteinAgain by Lisa Burstein
Published by Self Published, Smashwords Edition on September 22nd 2014
Genres: College, Coming of Age, Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Friendship, Girls & Women, Law & Crime, Legal, Lifestyles, Love & Romance, New Adult, New Experience, Other, Social Issues
Format: eARC
Source: the PR company
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How far would you go for a second chance?
Eleven years after flunking out of college, Kate has finally hit rock-bottom. Losing her job and boyfriend in one drunken night, she’s determined to fix her life by going back to the moment when she let partying and sex take over. And do things right this time. At twenty-nine, she heads back to freshman year of college, with a catch.

Pretending she's nineteen with a new roommate and full class schedule is easy. When she meets her shy, sexy and seven-years-younger RA, Carter, following her self-imposed sobriety and celibacy rules is proving to be anything but.

A senior enduring years of regret, Carter is more than ready to graduate. He’s anxious to move on from the party his freshman year where he witnessed his frat brothers about to commit a sexual assault. Instead of doing the right thing and stepping in, he looked the other way and left. His guilt has made for a lonely four years.

When he meets the new freshman on his floor, spunky and confident Kate, he wonders if his time as an outcast has finally come to an end.

Kate and Carter’s growing friendship and undeniable attraction make it harder to hide the demons from their respective pasts. But when their secrets are finally revealed, will their chance at starting over together still be there?

“Again” by Lisa Burstein was actually highly disappointing. I was really looking forward to another novel to enjoy by Burstein but this one just didn’t come any where close to my expectations. I think Burstein is a wonderful author and I really enjoy the other novels that she has written but I was sad with this story. I think “Again” has a very fun concept and I think that the plot could have been really good but I feel as if the story focused more on the screws up that the main character made more than anything else. I thought this story was going to be about a woman that lies ad goes back to college to start over but honestly if feels like she repeats her mistakes over and over again. When she finally starts to become serious the book ends.

Kate tells everyone that she doesn’t party and doesn’t drink but then she turns aroudn and does that very thing. She misses out on her classes and gets away with it because Carter covers for her. I think this book could have been a whole lot better because the idea is really good I just don’t like how it was executated. I don’t think “Again” was very enjoyable at all. I hope Burstein’s next book is really good because I do like her as an author so I will be waiting to see what comes out next.


About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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