by Jennifer Probst
Published by Gallery Books on January 24, 2017
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Reading Challenges: 2017 New Release Challenge, COYER Blackout Winter Storm 2016
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.
Any Time, Any Place is the second book in Jennifer Probst’s Billionaire Builders series and I’ve fallen in love with this series. I loved Dalton and Raven’s story!
5 words for Any Time, Any Place: funny, romance, family, justice, healing
What did I like?
- I really liked Raven. She is a beautiful, intelligent and strong businesswoman. After the death of her father she made some mistakes but she now has a bright future with her bar, My Place. She has a sassy and tough attitude but she cares about the people she loves.
- Dalton is sexy and charming. He’s knowns as a womanizer but we get a glimpse of who he really is. Of all the brothers Dalton was the closest to his mother, so her death was a painful loss. That loss is the source of the walls he put up, but once he opens up I couldn’t help but fall in love with him.
- Dalton and Raven’s connection goes beyond physical. Because of their loss for a parent they have an emotional connection. But they also have so much more (which I don’t want to spoil). I also loved the banter between them – it was sexy and funny.
- This series is about family and healing. It was good to see that the brother’s relationship is stronger. With siblings there will always be arguments but we see more playful teasing. I suggest you read the first book Everywhere and Every Way to get an understanding of the brothers and appreciate the character growth (also you will have fun meeting Morgan!).
- I love the references to HGTV shows. This made it a fun read combining the renovations and romance.
What didn’t I like?
- The pace was slow in some parts of the story. Raven is trying to fight off her feelings for Dalton, which is understandable. But I think this became repetitive at times.
Overall I liked this book. The characters are fun, the romance is steamy and the tender moments touched my heart. I can’t wait to read the next book about Tristan and Sydney.