by Lisa Burstein
Publisher: Smashwords Edition
Release Date: September 22nd 2014
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?
by Lisa Burstein
Carter is a trust fund baby who went to college thinking nothing could touch him. When he witnesses a sexual assault about to take place at his fraternity his freshman year, instead of doing the right thing and stopping it he leaves. This has left him with a lot of guilt and regret. He’s a senior when Again begins and hasn’t been with a girl since that night as a way of punishing himself. He loves animals and volunteers at the local humane society. It isn’t until he meets Kate that he thinks he might finally be able to let himself be happy again.
Kate has been partying and making destructive life decisions since she flunked out of college eleven years ago. At twenty-nine after being fired and dumped by her boss/married-lover, she decides that the only way to make her life better is to live it over again.
She goes back to freshman year of college and pretends to be nineteen, only this time she vows there will be no drinking and no guys to mess things up. She has a great wit and confidence despite always feeling like she made the wrong decisions.
When she meets Carter, she begins to wonder if someone who seems so good is actually too good to be true.
Lisa Burstein is a tea seller by day and a writer by night. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Inland Northwest Center for Writers at Eastern Washington University. She is the author of the YA Novels: Pretty Amy and Dear Cassie and the NA Novella: The Next Forever. Sneaking Candy is her first full-length new adult novel.