Surly, rude, selfish, and inconveniently attractive. Meet Milo Papatonis, the king of all jerks.
I’m not normally one to judge, but I’ve been down this particular road before and I can unequivocally say he’s earned his title. It’s not enough that Milo crushed my dreams when we were kids, but now I’m somehow being forced to dwell under the same roof with his ill-mannered ass. If he thinks his sexy shower noises and ovary-imploding smile can tempt me into forgetting, he’s nuts.
This situation is strictly business and blessedly temporary. Because my dreams are still out there waiting for me, and they won’t be found anywhere near this town - or this guy.
Jerks do nothing but break hearts, of that I’m certain. But I’ve been known to be wrong a time or two....
If you've listened to Then Again by Sylvie Stewart, you've met Jill, the hopeless flirt and younger sister to Jenna. Catch up with Jill as well as your friends from The Nerd Next Door in this fun, sexy, irresistible new addition to the Carolina Kisses series.
Wonderful Story & Narration🎧 An Enjoyable Delight!
Sylvie Stewart pens another delightful romantic comedy set in her “Carolina Kisses” series and I loved every minute of it, from her wonderful writing style to the fabulous characters and storylines she created to the perfectly cast narrators who bring it all to life from the pages to your ears. The story swept me in right from the start, grabbing my attention and captivating it straight to the end. The characters are realistic, relatable, easy to connect with and care about, I adored the two lead characters, Milo Papatonis and Jill Holloway. Milo inherited his father’s beach house, life has not always been easy for him and not all went as planned, he suffers chronic pain from an old injury but none of it has stopped him from helping others when they were in need, including taking in his teenage niece, Felicity. Jill is at a crossroads and is trying to figure her life where she is in life and where she wants to go. Driving aimlessly, she finds herself in the same Carolina beach town her family vacationed in when she was younger, only this time broke and a car that won’t start. She has the car towed but the outlook for the car is not very good, so she plans on staying, getting a job and saving up for another car. She sees a help wanted sign in the window of a restaurant and applies for the job, it is an interesting and uniquely named and themed restaurant, the owner is on the eccentric side. She stays at a seedy hotel and attempts to find a place to rent for her short-term stay. And with the universe working against her at the moment, she is face to face with him again, Milo, the one she vowed to hate forever. Wow, you could cut the tension between those two with a knife, each gave as good as they got, Milo the grump and the take no crap Jill stood her own. But the one thing that was apparent was that there was still something between them and the chemistry was undeniable. This is a beautifully written and plotted second chance romantic comedy, and the story contains the perfect balance of drama, angst, humor and witty dialogue, heartfelt emotions and a meant to be romance. Sylvie Stewart thank you for another wonderful story, the laughs and the emotional rollercoaster ride, Milo and Jill’s journey to their HEA was a great one.
🎧📚🎧 And for the wonderful narration, Amanda Stribling and Matt Hicks are mega talented narrators and versatile voice artists. They had a complete understanding of the characters they portrayed, gave each a voice that fit that character’s persona to a tee, sounding believable and just as I pictured the character to sound. Amanda Stribling’s Jill was perfection, she grasped all her strength’s as well as her no crap attitude when warranted, her timing was impeccable too. Matt Hicks played the perfect Milo as well, angst, grumpiness and all. You could hear how much heart they put into their work as they captured the characters’ emotions and projected them into their performance. They set the perfect tone for the story, handled the witty dialogue with ease and landed the humor effortlessly, never missing a beat. Thank you for another wonderfully entertaining listen, it is always a pleasure to listen to your work.