I am loving this series so much! Raven and Dalton are such great characters and I loved their romance. :-)
Any Time, Any Place (Billionaire Builders #2) by Jennifer Probst
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.
4 out of 5 stars
I love a good enemies to lovers story. The animosity between the characters, the playful sparing and the sparks that fly as the chemistry builds. I love the chase of it all as the story develops. It hooks me every time. Any Time, Any Place totally hooked me. Great read!
I thought Raven and Dalton were fantastic characters, they had serious chemistry and I loved their banter and flirting. They were both fighting with past demons and I loved how those pasts intersected. I liked all the details, the tension and heat, and I loved their building passion. I thought Dalton was so sweet, having these little moments with Raven, confused by his feelings. I felt like he went through a really big transformation of forgiveness. I liked Raven a lot. She was a strong, independent woman who can definitely hold her own. I loved how she came to terms with her past and connected with Dalton. There were a lot of great moments of emotion and vulnerability between the two. There were some heart wrenching moments towards the end that had me focusing on holding it together, I was definitely teary eyed. It had a bit of everything: fun, heat, and drama.
There are a couple of things going on with this story I really liked. Dalton and Raven of course, but I really liked the growth of Dalton's relationship with his brothers. It could be fun but it also had a lot of underlying emotion and tension. I loved the growth that happens throughout as both Cal and Tristan really start to see Dalton for who he is. It gave me such a warm feeling. I love how far they've come as brothers, as a family, and the closure that came. It was really heartfelt.
The writing was really good, I liked all the details. I did think the front half was a bit slow and but the second half had a great pace and build. I loved the foreshadowing with Tristan and Sydney. Sign me up for their story now. I've been curious about those two since book one, Everywhere and Every Way.
I loved Raven and Dalton’s very sexy and animosity filled relationship. The end was great and had me filled with hope. Love the message of forgiveness and moving on. Awesome addition to the series.
Complimentary copy received for honest review.
Connect with Jennifer Probst
Somehow, Some Way (#2.5) – Amazon | Release Date: May 30, 2017
All or Nothing at All (#3) - Amazon | Release Date: July 25, 2017
US. Giveaway ends Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 12:00 PM CST. Winner will be announced on the original Facebook giveaway post and have 24 hours to contact me. Paperback will be sent directly from the publisher. Good luck!
I hope you enjoy this as much as I did. Do you have a favorite Jennifer Probst book? I’ve only read this series and have quickly come love her work. Can’t wait to read more!
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