Series: Billionaire Builders

Any Time, Any Place by Jennifer Probst

Posted January 26, 2017 by Anne in Book Review | | 1 Comment

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Any Time, Any Place by Jennifer ProbstAny Time, Any Place by Jennifer Probst
Series: Billionaire Builders #2
Published by Gallery Books on January 24, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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four-stars
two-flames

At fifteen-years-old, 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.

 

This was better than I expected, better than the first one, Everywhere and Every Way.  In spite of the fact it is the Billionaire Builders series, even though the brothers have money, they work hard for it and with integrity.  I generally don’t like the billionaire troupe, especially with the penniless virgin he rescues. Thankfully, this author features strong women who are smart and capable. The women have their own lives, are doing well and not waiting for a man to make them complete.

Any Time, Any Place was more emotional for me. This may be because the characters were more familiar or just the plot revealing more about the mystery of their mother’s death. This couple, Dalton and Raven, were adults and generally honest with themselves and each other. I appreciate it greatly. Not that they didn’t make mistakes, as happens in the emotions of a relationship, but overall they had the courage to be themselves.

The series is available on audio. One of the narrators is Sebastian York. Since I have yet to enjoy his work, I plan to revisit the series in audiobooks.

I am dying to learn all about Tristan and Sydney past and present, after seeing them in the first two books. All or Nothing At All, the third book is expected in July 2017.

 

 

Giggle-worthy quote:

“Good luck with that, ” Tristan said. “I’ve never been able to figure a woman out, so now I don’t even try.”

 

 

About Jennifer Probst

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 is the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of The Marriage Bargain. She is published both erotic and sexy contemporary romance with Entangled, Decadent, Red Sage and TWRP. She has also written a children’s book, Buffy and the Carrot, co-written with her twelve year old niece, along with a short story, “A Life Worth Living.” Visit her website for more info!

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Everywhere and Every Way by Jennifer Probst

Everywhere and Every Way by Jennifer Probst

Posted May 30, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | 5 Comments

    Madeleine Maby and Sebastian York are two of my favorite narrators, so listening to Everywhere and Every Way was a no brainer. I have a few of Jennifer Probst books on my TBR pile (audios actually) but this was my first time experiencing her writing, and I loved it! Her voice and these two narrators were a pairing made in romance heaven. Everywhere and Every Way is told through both Caleb and Morgan’s point of view with York narrating Caleb’s and Maby narrating Morgan’s POV. Everywhere and Every Way starts out with the brothers being brought back together after being apart for 6 years, over the death of their father. The father was a real jerk and had it put in his will that […]