Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (47): Again by Lisa Burstein

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. Visit Breaking The Spine to see more entries!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:
 Release Date: September 22nd 2014
 Format: Paperback

 Goodreads Summary:
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?

 Reasons I want to read & own this book: 
1. A 29 year old woman, pretending to be 19 years old to start over in college - Doesn't that sound interesting already? Why take the 10 years off your age when plenty of older twenty somethings are in college? Why start over? Why face the challenges of being 19 again? I'm curious about Kate's double life. Aren't you?

2. A relationship of an older woman with a younger man. Not that the age difference is huge, just 7 years, both in their twenties, but in the New Adult genre, it doesn't happen too much, so I'm wondering how the dynamic is gonna work.

3. How could I forget to state the obvious, a relationship is going to develop between two people who have a hidden past they want to forget, that seems to me, is going to resurface anyway. I wanna know how Kate and Carter will handle the baggage.

4. This book just sounds awesome and I love a college setting, the place where people are always trying to redefine themselves at no matter what age they come in at to study. Will Kate and Carter put the past behind them? I wanna know!

What do you guys think? :)



  1. I love it when books are set in college, so this one intrigues me! Great WOW choice :)

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by. I love a college setting as well. :)

  2. Hey, I want this book NOW!!!! I want it for all the reasons you mentioned above. What a combination of ingredients! I also want it because I'm "a cougar" myself! I'm about 6 years older than hubby. Lol. (Ah, those younger guys.....) Also, I LOVE a college setting as much as a high school one!!

    Thanks for sharing, and for visiting and commenting on my WOW!!
    : )

    1. LOL @ being a cougar too. I hear you on the younger guys, haha. I rarely see books about it so i'm so curious to see how the author tackles it. College and high school settings are the best. Agreed.

      And you're welcome. Thanks so much for stopping by, Maria :)

  3. I've seen this one around and it does draw my interesting! I love NA books/college settings!

    Lovely pick!

    1. Thanks, Magen!

      I love NA and college settings, too.

  4. This sounds like an interesting premise. I'll have to add it to my tbr. Thanks for sharing!
    My WoW

    1. I'm glad you thought so. :)
      Thanks so much for reading and stopping by!

  5. Well, it's definitely a new twist on NA, not that I've read that many anyway, but it sounds good! :)

    1. I hear you. It's a genre I am just getting into and this definitely sounded different. Thanks so much for stopping by :)


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