HGTV’s Property Brothers meets The Marriage Bargainin 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 the Billionaire Builders series by Jennifer Probst.
Sweet, sexy and sassy!!
This novel was all about finding the ONE!!
Ever since her dad ran away with Diane Pierce, and left Raven Bella Stratton, then 19 years old behind, she hated the Pierce family. She never knew why her father decided to leave, she just knew the pain that his decision brought to her.
Now years later Raven was a strong and hard-workng women. She loved the popular bar that she owned and was a gifted mixologist. She enjoyed what she was doing. And was finally ready to settle down.
Dalton Pierce, cocky and charming and a gifted wood worker had no idea who Raven really was. He just knew that he was insanely drawn to her. She intrigued him like no other. He loved her prickly manner, was fascinated by her walls and layers that she hid behind. She threw him off guard, and it was hard for him to keep his balance around her. A look, her scent, or a touch had him wishing and hoping for more.
Dalton Pierce was a broken man after his mom died in the car crash that also killed Raven’s dad. He was the closets to his mom and took her death the hardest. After living in California for a few years he came back home to take over his families company with his two older brothers.
When the opportunity arouse to restore Raven’s bar he took it with both hands. He had always been enamored by her ever since they met a year ago. Raven on the other hand kept her distance. Since she knew why their parents died she didn’t want anything to do with the bothers, but especially with Dalton. She was already drawn to him and knowing what she knew she didn’t think anything good could come from the attraction.
But Dalton had a plan on his own. He would slowly immerse himself into her life, starting with restoring her bar. He recognized that she was not immune to him and he was willing to go the extra mile, if that helped him to loosen her up enough to get her talking to him.
Raven and Dalton were wonderful together. They had so many things in common. Stargazing, a love for Raven’s bar, nature, and their parents involvement. He admired her for her strength and work ethics. Also for her talents, and her tenacity, both spoke to him and challenged him at the same time.
I loved that Raven came out and told him from the very beginning that she was looking to settle down and he was not the marrying kind. Which he acknowledge, but throughout the book, he came around and realized that what he thought he didn’t want was actually exactly what he wanted.
Any Time, Any Place was a wonderful and solid addition to this series. Getting to know the brothers and their interactions added substance and detail to the families history. All the women in this book were strong, affectionate and intelligent. Great counterparts to all of the Pierce siblings.
Great characters and a wonderful plot is something I associate with a Jennifer Probst book.
ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.