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Peek Inside Then, Again

James’s restaurant keeps his feet firmly planted in their beach town; Kay’s job sends her all over the world. Can their steamy summer reunion turn into a lifetime of happiness?

Then, Again

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Reeling from personal tragedies, travel photographer Kay Turner retreats to her newly inherited beach house to clear her mind. Everything is exactly as she remembers it---the sound of the waves, the scent of her grandmother’s perfume, and the irresistibly sexy James Margolis, the man she pined for every summer of her youth.

James always thought of Kay as a “nice kid”, but she’s all grown up now. When Kay agrees to divulge her grandmother’s family recipes for him to use in his new restaurant, they find themselves sharing more than culinary secrets.

Fate has brought them together again, but James’s restaurant means his feet are firmly planted in their sandy beach town, and Kay’s job sends her all over the world… Can they turn their steamy summer reunion into a lifetime of happiness?


"It was extremely refreshing to read a book about two adults that actually behave as adults. Kay and James seemed like real people…people I could be friends with." --Lindsay, Goodreads

"I’m in love again. I love reading a story of one of my favorite authors and getting lost in her book. If you haven’t read a book by Karen Stivali then you are missing out on a wonderful writer of contemporary romance." --Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

"Then, Again is a cute case story that makes my belief is happy ever after firmer. Despite us stepping into a future where good things lies ahead, it’s also good to look back to see people that we could bring along to the good future times." --Karla Mae, Goodreads

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781640630598
Release Date: Aug 21, 2017
Page Count: 251
Imprint: amara next
Genre: contemporary
Tropes: friends to lovers, second chance

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By Lindsay July 25, 2013

This was such an enjoyable book. It was a nice summer romance between two people that have known each other pretty much their whole lives. Kay had the biggest crush on James as a teenager so he’s always been her dream man. And inexplicably to her, he liked her too.

This book was sweet. It wasn’t ang ...more

By Sleepless in Chicago May 24, 2013

Original review posted on Choo Choo Tre

Source: ARC provided by author for honest review
Rating: 3.5 Stars

Foodie Romance? I'm in! Because I love me some romance and you can tell by my big fat ass that I love me some food.

Kay is a photographer who spends most of her time away from home traveling to e ...more

Amanda‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Review copy provided for an honest review.

5 Stars

I’m in love again. I love reading a story of one of my favorite authors and getting lost in her book. If you haven’t read a book by Karen Stivali then you are missing out on wonderful writer of c ...more

By Heather in FL July 09, 2013

This was a really sweet story. Kay, a professional, jet-setting photographer, used to spend summers with her grandmother. She's been called home from a shoot early because her grandmother died. Instead of getting the support and comfort she should have from her boyfriend of three years, she comes ho ...more

By Roni May 19, 2013

I thoroughly loved this book and loved the chemistry between James and Kay. Their attraction had always been there since they were younger, and it was just icing on the cake to see their attraction pick up after all the years they hadn't seen each other. I cried about Kay's grandmother and how her g ...more

By Emily June 09, 2013

Photographer Kay Turner's life has completely turned upside down, finding out her grandmother has died, then walks into her apartment and finds out her boyfriend, now ex, has been carrying on an affair. At least she has found a bright spot, her teenage crush James Margolis.

James can't believe he is ...more

By K.D. December 02, 2014

This book has one of my favorite first chapters. From the opening sentence, you HAVE TO KNOW what is next for this character. There's no way to put it down. The story is sweet, funny and everything the gorgeous cover promises. A must read for romance lovers. ...more

By ReadingInThe6ix August 28, 2017

3.5 stars

This started really well and I enjoyed the first half quite a bit. I thought the second half wasn't quite as good, but I think its because Kay started to annoy me. I thought James was a great hero, very relatable, sweet and sexy. His only issue was that he seemed to be a bit of a pushover w ...more

By Denept October 05, 2020

Really like the story and writing. ...more

By Elizabeth February 09, 2013

Then, Again is a story of love and strength but also finding and then holding on to what matters most in life.

In this story we meet Kay, a successful photo journalist with a passport full of stamps and files full of gorgeous shots that would make even the most experienced photographer jealous. In h ...more

By RO July 14, 2013

Then Again, by Karen Stivali is a wonderful book. This story starts with Kay, (Kimberly, Kimmy) Turner, coming home to her apartment from a photo shoot two weeks early, to find a woman in her apartment! She is wearing Todd's, (her boyfriend of 3 years) shirt, cooking in Kay's kitchen, when Todd walk ...more

By Helena June 17, 2013


Anyone looking for a foodie romance? Well I have the book for you! Then, Again is a quick read that has just the right amount of angst, love, and laughter. It will leave you feeling content and maybe just a tad bit hungry :)

Kay Turner is a successful freelance travel photogr ...more

By Tonya June 04, 2013

When Kay returned home for her Grandmothers funeral to find a strange woman in her kitchen wearing nothing but Kay's boyfriends shirt, all she could think about was escaping to her favorite place, her newly inherited beach house. Everything there reminded her of her summers growing up with her Gr ...more

By Blushing May 19, 2013

Then, Again is a story of how James and Kay fall in love. Yes, I get that this is what most Romance books are about but this was different, a palate cleanser in a way. Then, Again is a story that is truly focusing on how two people who have known each other in some way for year ...more

By Mary May 20, 2013

Then, Again by Karen Stivali was such a sweet, romantic, and heartwarming story. It made me swoon, it made me laugh. it was a true love story, one where that made me feel better for reading it.
I was consumed and elated while reading this book. The one word I would describe this very romantic story ...more

By Becca July 02, 2013

Life can seem like everything is ok. But doesn't it always seem to be that when it rains it pours. Kay Turner is on assignment as a photojournalist in Greece when she gets the call that her grandma has died. The same woman who loved her and raised her, when her mother wanted nothing to do with her. ...more

By Jennifer June 12, 2013

I absolutely loved this book! It was such an easy, quick read too! I sat down one night and before I knew it I was halfway done with it! Kay is the main character. She travels around the world for her job. She's a photographer. She ends up cutting a 3 week shoot short and comes home to pack and go t ...more

By Momma June 09, 2013

This is my first venture into a Karen Stivali book.. Karen, she's a keeper. I only wish I had Then, Again in paperback so I could read it over and over!

Then, Again is a timeless love story. It's has that perfect blend of romance, steamy scenes and a little sadness to keep it real. I was addicted fro ...more

By Kari June 11, 2013

This is the first book by Ms. Stivali and after reading Then, Again, I know it won't be my last. I really enjoyed this book! After reading a few disappointing books, it was a breath of fresh air. I loved Kay and James. They were just so cute together. James was so swoon worthy. Imagine finally havin ...more

By Desiree Gorman - May 29, 2013

Then, Again is a beautifully written romance with just the right amount of sexy to make if fun, entertaining and an absolute must read. Throw in some yummy food, a hot guy in the kitchen, love at the beach and you have the recipe for something amazing.

Kay is a talented photographer who has spent a s ...more

By T June 24, 2013

❤❤❤I enjoyed this book!❤❤❤

Foodie romance - check!

Older boy you've had a crush on since forever - check!

Beach house - check!

What's not to love about this book? Well, let's start from the beginning - Kay returns home from a photography assignment because her beloved grandmother passed away. She stops ...more

By Michelle Bowman June 13, 2013

4.5 stars !!

Kay and James want and need each other!!! It's the journey to get there that is complicated. This is a story of two people reunited under mutual friendly, strained, concerned and compassioned circumstances. Each having to relies what is more important to themselves and for the happiness ...more

By Cocktails and Books May 30, 2013

Karen Stivali has done it again. Absolutely a great, great read. Karen set the stage for two wonderful characters, who've known each other forever, to figure out they were made for each other. Highly recommend her to anyone who hasn't read her before. Excellent storyteller. Full review to come. ...more

By Literati Literature May 28, 2013

Elizabeth's review posted here -->

Great foodie romance that had me wanting to cook and wrap my own man in an apron. Mmmhmmm....

Sorry, had a moment. ;)


By Elizabeth June 07, 2013

It was a fast read for me, but thoroughly enjoyed it! ...more

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Karen Stivali

About the author

Karen Stivali

Karen Stivali is a prolific writer, compulsive baker and chocoholic with a penchant for books, movies, and fictional British men. She's also the multiple award-winning author of contemporary straight and LGBTQ romances. She writes novels about real life, only hotter. Karen's lifelong fascination with people has led her to careers ranging from hand-drawn animator, to party planner, to marriage and family counselor, but writing has always been her passion. Karen enjoys nothing more than following her characters on their journey toward love. Whether the couples are m/f or m/m, it’s guaranteed that Karen's novels are filled with food, friendship, love, and smoking hot sex—all the best things in life. When Karen isn’t writing (and often when she is), she can be found on Twitter attempting witty banter and detailing the antics of her fruit-loving cat, BadKitteh. She loves to hear from readers (and other writers), so don't hesitate to contact/follow/like her at: Twitter: Facebook: Website: Pinterest: Goodreads: E-mail: [email protected]

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