ANY TIME, ANY PLACE
by Jennifer Probst
Billionaire Builders, #2
HGTV’s Property Brothers meets The Marriage Bargain in this second volume in the Billionaire Builders series, an all-new heart-wrenching and sexy contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst.
When she was a teen, Raven Bella Stratton’s father was killed in a horrible car crash. The bigger shock was the discovery of a woman with him—Diana Pierce—and their two fully packed suitcases with airline tickets to Paris. Devastated by her father’s betrayal, Raven went to live with her aunt, never truly overcoming the traumatic event. When she discovers that the mysterious woman had a family with a husband and three boys, Raven vows to leave the memory of her father behind.
Until Dalton Pierce visits one night and suddenly her past challenges her future…
Leaving his life in California behind to run Pierce Construction with his two older brothers, Dalton Pierce has enjoyed returning home and studying his passion of woodworking. But when he visits the local bar with his brothers one evening, he’s immediately drawn to the smart-mouthed, badass, sexy bartender who sets his body on fire. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem as intrigued by him, and his multiple advances are met with rejection. When he offers to restore the bar back to its original glory, he begins to work with her on a daily basis, and falls harder. His plan of seduction slowly weaves a web around them both, until they are caught up in the spell. But Dalton doesn’t know the secret that can either destroy them both…or finally mend two broken hearts.
And that’s all before you consider the Raven and Dalton romance…
You knew from book one ( Everywhere and Every Way ) that Raven and Dalton were going to make one heck of a couple–and they did. The reader, of course, spends the whole book knowing her secret and knowing that the thing that’s going to be the cause of their relationship bad moment is going to be right there in the room with them all along…but still, the will-they-or-won’t-they buildup to their relationship and then the relationship itself are irresistible. Should Raven have told him earlier? Yeah, probably. Do you blame her? Not always, because you know it was never going to be a fun conversation, and anyway it took her a good chunk of the book herself to get to the point where she was okay with it herself, which was understandable.
So…she has an error in judgement and makes up for it, and then he acts like a major a$$, and some hard-core making up for his a$$hattery ensues. Cue a totally sweet and completely deserved HEA. We’re left in an awesome place for the next two books in the series–a novella for Brady (Somehow, Some Way ) and, at last, Tristan and Sydney’s book ( All or Nothing at All )–cannot wait!
And if I binge watch some Property Brothers in the meantime, surely no one can blame me…. 😉
Rating: 4 stars / A-
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Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.
She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.