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Any Time, Any Place
The Billionaire Builders
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.
As a teenager, 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.
A women after my own heart , with this main character Raven. She is stubborn, bitchy bartender , take no mess from anyone, blunt kind of girl. The male lead is Dalton, just saying the name is sexy….Dalton. Play boy type that is never going to settle down. Both characters not looking for what they find. Deep rooted family secrets come into play, making it hard for the two to connect much deeper than flirty, witty banter. When the spark does come rushing in, the secrets of the past may rear their ugly head and ruin any chance of a future.
I must say if you are an antique enthusiast you will absolutely love the writing in this book by Jennifer Probst. Many references to all kinds of word working projects and restoring antiques, makes this an interesting read. Not only is the chemistry of the two highly suspenseful, they find they have many similar interests. Which leads to a very steamy bar scene to release some of the over bubbling tension between the two. Must say the on the bar scene ranks highly in my list of great provocative writing.Thoroughly enjoyed this read and hope you will too!
3 Stars and pair it with a Key Lime Martini, one of Raven’s specialty drinks at the bar.