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?
Life didn't just throw me lemons. Oh no.----------
ARC from Netgalley----------
June 17, 2014----------
4 steps out of 5----------
I picked this book up without ever having read the first book in the series, (Never) Again, and I understood the plot line just fine. (Never) Again is about Josh's younger sister and now I really want to go back and read it. So you don't have to read the first book to understand the this one. :)
(Once) Again is written from Josh's POV, which was nice and refreshing. The book centers around his struggle to overcome the nightmare he experienced a few weeks ago. He was shot in a college shooting. He wallows in his pain and sometimes wonders why he's alive, but throughout the novel, the people around him help him realize it could have been worse and to focus on the positive.
Kat is shy but opinionated. She's been through her fair share of awful experiences but she doesn't want to talk about it with Josh. After all, he did leave her behind. But Josh thinks she didn't want him to stay. As much drama as that sounds like, there really wasn't that much centering around that. I loved watching Kat and Josh's relationship blossom from a summer relationship two years ago that they hid from everyone to one of deep feelings. I liked that Josh realized he was in the wrong about hiding their relationship, despite doing it with good intentions.
I hope you enjoy (Once) Again as much as I did. And be sure to check out (Never) Again, too.