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Back for More

Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Wes 

When I was a kid, my dad was the gardener for the richest man in town. His daughter, Lily Barnes, told me she could never like a guy like me. Then she kissed me and told me it would never happen again. When it happened again, she told me she could never love me because she was going to leave this place, and I would never leave my dad. 

We were never quite friends, not exactly enemies, and we could never quite stop secretly kissing each other. 

She never said goodbye before running off to try to make it as an actress. That was her dream, and I wanted her to chase it. Okay, maybe I hated her for it, just a little. 

Now she’s back, with no money and even more sass.

A lot has changed around here...except for my hidden feelings about Lily Barnes. 

Lily 

So, it turns out I’m a terrible actress and now I’m back! 

When my father offers me a job at his company, I actually think he’s finally decided I’m worthy of one day taking over the family business. Imagine my surprise when I find out that the gardener’s son is the one who’s being groomed to take over, and I’ve been assigned to work for him. 

Wes Carver has always been rich in confidence and abs, but now he’s rich in everything, including disdain for yours truly. 

If he thinks I’m not built to work, he’s wrong. 

If he thinks he can boss me around just because he’s my boss, he’s delusional. 

If he thinks I’m still the girl who could never love him...I may be a better actress than anyone thought. 

©2019 Kayley Loring (P)2019 Kayley Loring

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  • Bette
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  • 09-30-19

Fabulous Story & Narration🎧 Swoon-worthy Wes💘Lily!

I adored this fabulous story, Kayley Loring is a master at writing heartfelt romance novels that are captivating from start to end. She creates interesting storylines and characters that are realistic and likable, they are ones you can relate to and empathize with what they are going thru. Lily Barnes wanted to become an actress, she left home after H.S to pursue a career in theatre. It did not work out for her and she decides to head home and work at her father’s company, she needed the money, and she needed to work at least a year gain access to her trust fund. Her father never supported her career choice and wanted her to work for the company. He gives her a job as Wes’s assistant, Wes, the son of her father’s grounds keeper, the boy she had a crush on. Wes is such a great guy, he has been in love with Lily since she was a teenager and he planned to keep his relationship professional but not everything goes as planned. I thought these two were great together and for each other. He was patient with her, he knew she needed for find herself and what she wanted in life. It was great to see Lily come into her own, loved how she finally fessed up about how she felt, also loved how she stood up to her father. This story is filled with love, emotions, some good laughs, drama, a touch of angst and some hot romance. And the ending will put a smile on your face. Kayley Loring, thank you for another fabulous story.

I listened to the Audible edition, Teddy Hamilton and Mackenzie Cartwright are wonderful narrators and voice performers. They bring these characters to life, give each their own voice and personality. You can hear how much heart they put into their performance as they project the emotions of the characters. They are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another fabulous listen 🎧

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A fantastic page-turner

Kayley Loring has quickly become one of my must read authors as I've come to enjoy all her books and Back For More was another fantastic page-turner. This sweet yet emotional love story had me hooked from beginning to end and I enjoyed every moment of it. This novel included first love, enemies to lovers, office romance and second chance tropes all into one amazing story and I could not put it down. I loved Wes and Lily. Their chemistry was intense, their steamy scenes were hott but it was their banter had me really amused. Back For More was a fantastic read and I would highly recommend it to all romance lovers.
I listened to the audible version of this novel and I absolutely loved it. Teddy Hamilton and Mackenzie Cartwright were amazing together. Their narration were perfect and they brought the story to life. Their pace and timing was excellent and they were easily able to portray the emotions of the characters. I really love their voices and it was a pleasure listening to them narrate this story.

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First love and dreams

Loved it! Kayley writes like she know some bits here and there from your own life. Her style of writing takes you on a journey through relatable characters lives with her instinctive scene building and character development. You'll feel like you know these characters personally. Be sure to keep listening through the epilogues!

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Definitely recommend

everything about this audiobook is excellent! the narration, the story, the characters! if you have not listened to a Kayley loring audiobook yet, do it ASAP!
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Beautiful Story!

I love Kayley Loring's writing. This is a beautifully written, sweet and emotional second chance to love and enemies to lovers. Wes and Lily are both great characters. Wes is handsome, and sexy. Lily is a lovely woman. Their first love is amazing. The secondary characters are also great. Mackenzie Cartwright and Teddy Hamilton did an amazing job with the narration. I loved it and I highly recommend it. #AudiobookObsession

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Impressed by this new-to-me author!

I'd never read nor listened to anything penned by Kayley Loring prior to her newest release, but if her back list is as fantastic as this one, then I'm clearly missing out. Narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Mackenzie Cartwright, Back for More is a standalone audiobook, and it's a romantic comedy with a touch of second-chance romance and enemies-to-lovers. We're introduced to twenty-three-year-old Lily Barnes, a woman who grew up wanting for almost nothing, except the love and affection of the mother she lost. When she decides to leave her home right after graduating from high school, it isn't merely because of wanting to pursue a career in acting. More than anything, what Lily craved was her widowed father's approval and recognition. However, it isn't just her father and the only home she's ever known she's left behind; Lily leaves Wes Carver, too, the son of their family gardener. Wes who came into her life when he was sixteen and she was fourteen. Wes who owned all her kisses. Wes who she only said goodbye to in a note telling him to not go looking for her. Five years later, Lily returns, ready to prove to her father she deserves to take over their family-owned realty business. It isn't until she's back in town that her father reveals the one piece of information that he failed to mention before: her new boss is none other than Wes Carver.

This rom-com was a revelation, and I enjoyed the heck out of every second of it. Kayley Loring perfectly balanced the romance with the comedy and sprinkled some slow-burn, second-chance, and enemies-to-lovers to it and the tension between the main characters was deliciously addictive. To be perfectly honest, I'm not usually a fan of heroines like Lily, but I'm glad that I didn't allow that initial impression dissuade me because there was more to Lily than meets the eye. She wasn't the spoiled princess I thought her to be, and while I did raise an eyebrow at her returning home to get her hands on her trust fund a year earlier than she was supposed to, at least she was honest about it. Then there's Wes, and the guy simply stole my heart, even as he struggled with keeping his cool and distance from Lily because he didn't want to get his heart broken all over again should she choose to leave once she received her trust fund. He was sweet and sensitive but he also had a dirty mouth on him. Teddy Hamilton and Mackenzie Cartwright brought these two to life impeccably well, and I think they were paired perfectly for this audiobook. I've listened to Hamilton before, so I'm not surprised by how gifted a narrator he is, but this was my first listen from Cartwright, and she left me just as impressed as I was with Loring's writing. All in all, Back for More was one of my top rom-com audios this year, and I wouldn't say "no" to listening to more from this trio. Five stars! ♥

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  • Jodi B
  • Indianapolis
  • 11-12-19

Great book

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I love every second of this audiobook. I loved getting lost in the story. I love to read a good book, but sometimes listening to a book gives you all the feels. That's exactly how I felt with this book. I loved getting lost in the story. I loved getting lost in the words. I love each and every minute of this book and audiobook.

I love Lily and Wes. I love who they are when they are with each other. I love how amazing they are together. I love it when they give in and allow each other in. I love the history these two characters have. I love seeing Lily become the woman she was always meant to be. I loved seeing her grow and change. I loved seeing the person Wes became. I love how hard he works, how good he is.

I loved this story and I love the chance to review the audiobook. I can't wait for more from this amazing author.

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I can't wait to dive in to Kayley Loring's backlog

Have you ever started a book and IMMEDIATELY known it was going to be a five star read? That was the case with me and Back For More. I can't pinpoint exactly what vibe within me that Lily's letter to Max instantaneously harmonized with, but it did and now Kayley Loring is a must read/auto buy author for me (and this was my first book by her). Not only are Teddy Hamilton and Mackenzie Cartwright PHENOMENAL as narrators, this story just hit all my buttons. It's second chance romance done oh so right, a reuniting of first loves, an office romance, it has problematic parents, AWESOME friends, and the steamy bits could not have been more perfect. It has just the right amount of emotional tug and angst but satisfying and realistic resolution and characters that communicate and exhibit the kind of emotional maturity I LOVE in romance. I legit can't wait to read Kayley Loring's backlog (and I sincerely hope it features a book about Nate and Alicia). Back For More was just a joy to read from beginning to end and I ran the gamut of emotions (including some LOL moments) while listening. I actually went ahead and added the paperback to my Amazon cart because, dah da da dah - it's a Best of 2019 pick for me! 5 out of 5 wine glasses.

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  • SS
  • 11-08-19

Great listen

Everything about this audiobook is perfection from the slow burn romance, the characters, the banter and one liners and the narration. I had read the book before listening to the audiobook and had enjoyed the book but honestly I loved the audiobook more than I enjoyed reading the book . Both the narrators made the story so much more beautiful with their narration. Definitely worth listening.

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♥️♥️ Wes and Lily! ♥️♥️

Kayley Loring once again delivers win Back For More! I loved everything about this audiobook. From the amazing characters, addictive story, and the perfect narration everything was spot on.

Lily and Wes were so great. From their sizzling connection to the amazing banter between the two they are enemies-to-lovers perfection. Their story also has a touch of second chance romance that had me rooting for these two the entire time.

Narration was performed by Teddy Hamilton and Mackenzie Cartwright. I adore this narrating due individually, but together they’re even better! Both put so much emotion behind their performances and bring the story to life effortlessly. 5 stars.

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  • Sara
  • 11-12-19

💣💣 Loring is getting better and better!!! 💣💣

I just don't know how more romance readers aren't out there reading/listening to Kayle Loring. Her characters are charming and frustrating which seriously gives themselves that real feeling. There are so many instances where we get the female being the help and the man having the rich and snobby family but we get a bit of a role reversal here. Lilly is the one with a well to-do family and aspirations of being an actress. Wes is the gardner's son with nothing but hearts in his eyes when he looks upon Lilly. She goes off to pursue her dreams while Wes stays and works his way into Lilly's family as an employee that is primed to take over her father's position eventually. Oh these two!! There was sparks that couldn't be doused in a bucket of water.

I feel like Miss Loring has giving us one after another of sweet romances with heat and fun! I think this one had a bit of those parental issues we can all struggle with. We want our parents to be proud and to turn to us as we turn to them when our roles eventually switch. There was a bit more negativity or toxicity than is usually seen in Miss Loring's other books. However, it seemed to work for this novel.

The narration by Teddy Hamilton and Mackenzie Cartwright was just fantastic!! I love their narrations together. They have a great sound. I really enjoyed Teddy's ability to add a lightness to Wes. Mackenzie really gives an emotional narration and mixing that with a deeper male voice of Teddy's deep baritone and it's another narrative hit!!

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  • Lovinghotbooks1
  • 11-10-19

A sweet, sweet story

I liked this story and it was I couldn’t stop listening to it. I felt so sad for Lily and her father’s relationship and their lack of communication. Lily and Wes’s relationship however is steadily going in the right direction.
No unnecessary descriptions of surroundings
Lots of good dialogues
Steamy hot love scenes that’s tastefully described
The characters is well described and developed in to realistic personalities
In between there’s some laughable moments to.

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  • Rotella Reads
  • 11-05-19

A second chance romance that stole my heart!

Wes and Lily were such an incredible duo in this book! Their push and pull and finally, surrender to their feelings was an adventurous ride! I absolutely loved their back story and how they came back together 5 years later.

This second chance romance had all the elements of a great, romantic read! There was witty banter, super sultry bedroom scenes, hilariously supportive friends/family, mixed emotions and unsure decisions. But in the end, it all flowed together into a superb HEA!

The narration for this book was spot on!

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  • Jaime Reynolds
  • 11-02-19

Enjoyable listen

I am pleasantly surprised by how much I loved this story. It was a great second chance romance narrated by two of my favorites. Teddy and Mackenzie did a fantastic job of bringing this story to life and I enjoyed every minute of it. Definitely one I would recommend and would listen to again.

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  • Ally WLbooks
  • 11-02-19

Perfection!

Kayley Loring is becoming on of my favorites! This story has it all!!! Second Chance, Enemies to Lovers, Forbidden Love, Family Drama, Amazing Hero, and True Love! This story is Witty, Funny, and Swoon Worthy! Fantastic job by the narrators❤️❤️❤️❤️
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  • Cindy
  • 10-19-19

A Sweet Second Chance Romance

I loved Back For More. It had a great storyline and a cute couple who were made for each other. I loved Wes and I liked Lily too but not quite as much because she ran away all those years ago and never looked back. I have loved every Kayley Loring book I have listened to. She writes such sweet yet sexy stories.

I also love Teddy Hamilton and Mackenzie Cartwright. Both of them are great performers who really know how to bring a story to life.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 10-16-19

Fantastic humour

This book had me in stitches. It’s got a great level of humour and emotion. Brilliant characters and storyline. Both Mackenzie and Teddy give an amazing performance, they sound great together.
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  • Marcelle Ellis
  • 10-14-19

Loved It!

Wes and Lily's story is about a second chance at love. This was about a girl who left her privileged life and the boy she loved to try to make it on her own. When she has to return home for help from a father that dosen't really know her and work for the man she has always been in love with. Teddy Hamilton and Mackenzie Cartwright was awesome and loved their work. This is a must have in your library.

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  • Desire
  • 10-13-19

So so good!

Wasn’t what I was expecting at all! No misunderstandings just two people working there way back to happiness. I really enjoyed this so much!

First time listening to this Author but I have listened to the narration duo before and it is amazing as always!

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  • PATRICIA
  • 10-10-19

First loves and second chances

I cannot get enough of Kayley Loring! Every book I listen to of hers finds a place in my heart. Back for Me is a story of first loves, coming home, and second chances. Lily leaves to go chase her dream of becoming an actress. When things don't go quite as she planned, she comes home to take a job in her family business. Little does she know that her father has her working under her first love. Wes, the gardener's son is now her boss and the chemistry is still there. But can these two work together? I love this low angst, yet compelling story. It is lets us live real life relationships and see who they work through them. Second chances don't always come along, so this first love and family time is crucial. I love how Loring brings it all together. Her writing is always easy to listen to, has such a good story and leaves me with a smile. She creates incredible characters I can easily picture and really love her style.

Loring also chooses amazing narrators for her stories. Teddy Hamilton and Mackenzie Cartwright are the consummate team for this narration. Each brings a manner that gives the feeling that you know the character, they are a friend of yours. Hamilton's conversational style always makes me so happy and comfortable and I know he really brings the disposition of the characters out. Cartwright finds the core of the heroine and brings her out in a way I can connect with. They are an amazing team.