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4.28  ·  Rating details ·  700 ratings  ·  133 reviews

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 ex
Published July 18th 2019
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Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
The plot for this story could have been easily set back in the 1800’s - daughter of a wealthy family falls for the gardener’s son. However, it is set in the here and now - and I could not put this book down!

From a young age Lily dreamed of being an actress, she wanted to make it in Hollywood, proving not just to herself but to her father that she could achieve what she set out to do. However, things did pan out as well as she had hoped and although she had some success as an actress, she has ret
I am to lazy to write a review, so I am just going to say this:

I get it, I get what the author was going for in this book but I don't think it was executed well. Their relationship was a tad bit toxic and a whole lot childish (from both h AND H)
I wanted to punch heroine's father in the face.Her relatioship with her father and hero's with his mother was a whole lot fucked up and it didn't seem to me that it was acknowledged enough. No some stuff can't be worked out with simply sorry and "it's you
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
Yeah... no.

God this was several hundred layers of cringe worthy. One of my pet peeves in books is when the heroine tries to be overly complicated - the whole “I love him but I made him hate me for his own good”. The whole woe is me trope, vulnerable then attempting to be an annoying biatch the next constantly trying to prove something to the dude. It’s just pathetic.

If we are real, she fell for her gardeners son years ago. Her dad didn’t want them to be together. They shared intimate moments w
Kate R
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Well, Kayley Loring has done it again! This was one incredible love story. Wes and Lily met each other as teenagers. He was “the help” at her rich parents’ home. They kind of always circled each other but never really came together. After her mom’s death, Lily leaves for 5 years to become an actress and when she returns, she starts working at her dad’s company. And who is her boss? Wes, of course. This is where the fun begins. Their past memories are mixed into the present, but the story flows p ...more
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Jul 18, 2019 rated it really liked it

“Do you hate me?
“Not anymore.”
“But you did?”
“A little.”

There was a bit of everything in Back for More, our first Kayley Loring book, and ‘son of a biscuit‘ didn’t she make it easy for us to enjoy by delivering some of our favourite elements. Let’s tick them off…..

✔ First love and Enemies to lovers
✔ Office romance
✔ Second chance
✔ Heat
✔ Family drama
✔ Forbidden love
✔ Witty banter
✔ Gorgeous romantic hero
✔ Hilarious best friend

Kayley Loring’s dedication ”To the First Love that we all deserve’ was a s
Fantasy Land Romance Reader
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-arc
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*First time reading author

I am not big on second chance stories, but I thought I would give this one a chance since I had never read Kayley. I did give this book four stars, and that is a high rating for me on a second chance.

Back for More is a story of two people that should not be together due to their status in life until they find each other when they are older and should be wiser. However, family and obligations get in the way of what could be a great love.

Back for More is a good book
Anne OK
This was my first book by this author. And it was such a fun-to-read story that took in a lot of different tropes. From different social classes to enemies to lovers, to second chance and forbidden love to a beautiful happy ever after. Both main characters charmed me, stole my heart and made me believe in their devotion to each other. The feel goods were all wrapped up in a pretty bow. There's a touch of angst (family version) that both Lily and Wes have encountered. But there's a great secondar ...more
Alyson  L
I was so excited to get to have this be an audiobook as part of a blog tour. Audiobooks are my favorite way to 'read' these days quite often and BACK FOR MORE did not disappoint. The characters of Wes and Lily were fantastic! They played off one another so well, especially in their awkward situation of her being the bosses daughter but Wes being her boss while her Dad was trying to teach her a lesson and Wes and Lily having the hots - no make that the chills - no make that a burning, no raging f ...more
Blushing Reader
Dec 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-reads
I’m not sure why I let this book sit in my kindle, it was so good!! Loved this new to me author and her writing style.
Natasha is a Book Junkie
Jul 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was my first book from this author, but it most definitely won't be my last. A heartwarming second chance romance, this is the story of Wes and Lily, two people who grew up together, but belonged to two very different worlds. The son of a gardener, Wes always knew that he wanted to make something of himself before he would let himself admit his feelings for Lily, but she ran off without even a goodbye after graduating high school, and he never got a chance to tell her how he felt. Now she i ...more
Avidez Literaria
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
“Because you fucking left town without saying good-bye, and I hated you for it.”

Lily met the love of her life at the age of fourteen. But she soon learned to flee her emotions to protect herself. So, even fascinated by Wes, her attitudes and posture border insolence and petulance. But Wes is not affected by her. If Lily thinks she would hurt him because he was the gardener's son, she was wrong. He responds in the same tone, always with sharp answers and a certain air of disdain. And with each gr
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
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 rig ...more
Isha Coleman
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Audio Review: Back for More by Kayley Loring (Author), Teddy Hamilton (Narrator), Mackenzie Cartwright (Narrator)

Kayley Loring is one of the most endearingly, frustrating authors I have ever come across. She shows a heart what it means to be human. Her characters remind us it's okay to be less than perfect. Back for More was not love at first sight for me. Lily is more than a little self involved and Wes comes across far too self righteous. What I failed to understand was that there was more to
Pelusa Rivera
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
So when I saw this cover, I said well hello I am definitely grabbing and I was happy that I did, by the end of the book I had a smile on my face. We meet Lily who is as the title states Back for more. Lily had met Wes when she was 14 and he 16 and these two had a frenemy-confusion state going on. Lily was a rich girl who was losing her mother to sickness and Wes was the groundskeepers son. LIly was pushing him away while have a lust/hate relationship with him, she leaves town at 18 and seven yea ...more
3.5 stars. Loved Wes, complicated Lily, meh, not so much. At least for about half the book. She gets better after that halfway point. That Wes is a true blue keeper. Decent story with some emotion, tons of heat and a few likeable fun side characters.
A Damach
Aug 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.85⭐. Another great one by this author. Funny, romantic, low angst, great side characters. I have loved every book this author has written and I think this one was the only one I hadn't read yet. All rereads for me. ...more
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
The heroines dad in this book was the entire reason I didn’t rate it higher. He was horrible.

All in all another great read from Kayley Loring.
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Wes & Lily's story. Good characters. This was a new author & such a fun book. I'm voluntarily leaving an honest review for a copy of the book via booksprout. ...more
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Deeply funny and moving book that takes a bunch of tropes and flips them on their head. Rich, distant dad, friends to lovers, boss-employee etc Etc and yet it’s compelling not cliched.
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019


“Do you hate me?
“Not anymore.”
“But you did?”
“A little.”

There was a bit of everything in Back for More, our first Kayley Loring book, and ‘son of a biscuit‘ didn’t she make it easy for us to enjoy by delivering some of our favourite elements. Let’s tick them off…..

✔ First love and Enemies to lovers
✔ Office romance
✔ Second chance
✔ Heat
✔ Family drama
✔ Forbidden love
✔ Witty banter
✔ Gorgeous romantic hero
✔ Hilarious best friend

Kayley Loring’s dedication ”To the First Love that we all deserve’ was a s
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, ig, audible

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.

Spicy, sexy and sizzling! Lily and Wes are perfect together. Their problems stem from Lily missing her deceased mother and trying to deal with a father who doesn't put any effort into loving the only relative he has left - his daughter. Wes is awesome. He too has abandonment issues with his mother, but he has so many people in his corner and that makes all the difference in the world! At first I thought it was a rich girl vs. poor guy kind of thing but it ended up being so much more! ...more
Book Snob Sue
“To the First Love that we all deserve” is the dedication in this book...and I really think is says it all. This is only my 2nd book by Kayley Loring, but I have already become a huge fan. I absolutely loved this book, these two *sigh* good. Lily is 14 and Wes is 16 when they meet, his dad works for her dad, and their is instant chemistry for these two. Lily tries so hard to not get attached to Wes right from the beginning, but as we all know, chemistry always wins out. Lily leaves home whe ...more
Anna’s Readings
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Kayley knew what she was doing naming this book. I loved this book for 2 things: the story and the feelings it made me feel again.

Leaving Romantic books and movies aside, loving someone is scary and when it’s love for the first time it’s beautiful and uncertain at the same time, those feelings you had with your first love will come back to make you feel in love for the first time again.

What would you do if left your first love, your gardener’s son, who you kinda look down at him to become and ac
Sep 30, 2019 added it
Fabulous Story & Audible Listen🎧 Swoon-worthy Wes💘Lily!

Back for More
By: Kayley Loring
Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Mackenzie Cartwright

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
Jennifer Pierson
Jul 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lily Barnes has had a thing for Wes since she set eyes on him, but he made her so nervous, that she came off a bit uppity while they were teenagers. Not to mention, Lily had issues with her dad ignoring her at home, so as soon as she could leave, she was out of there without looking back to try to make it as an actress. Turns out that Lily couldn't make it on her own, so she had to come home years later, and her father offers her a job at his company, so she takes it like he finally decides that ...more
2OCC Reviews
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gemma
The blurbed this story had me instantly intrigued about this story and the characters within the story. I absolutely loved this story and thought that this was such a fantastic storyline. The connection that the characters had was evident for: the first moment thy were together on the story. But the slow burn between their relationship and the back and forth between them really added to the story making me desperate t find out what will happen between the two characters.

Lily was a strong female
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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
This is my 9th Loring-penned HEA in 2 weeks - one more to go and I'll have finished her entire catalogue to-date. This story of Wes and Lily love at first sight as teenagers/runaway to find myself/pining virgin hero(&ine)/office romance/once in a lifetime love is in my top 5 with Sleeper, Charmer, Sexy Nerd and Come Back to Bed.
The side characters are great - love the friendship and banter between Lily and her BFF Alecia, who together, are Lilecia, who dreamt that they would marry best friends a
The Smutbrarians
Jul 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Feels 1
Steam 4
Storyline 4.5
Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

I REALLY loved this book and it made me cry!! I don't want to give much more thn the blurb did but I can tell you to definitely read this, you wont be disappointed! Wes grew up being the gardener's kid to a rich family. Lily was the daughter of that rich family. Wes and Lily had major crushes on each other and made out every chance they got. But Lily had dreams about being an actress and firm plans to
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