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Any Time, Any Place by Jennifer Probst
Series: Billionaire Builders #2
Published by Gallery Books on January 24, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Amazon, Audible, Audiobook
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.
“Good luck with that, ” Tristan said. “I’ve never been able to figure a woman out, so now I don’t even try.”
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- Anne: 2017 New Release Challenge
- Anne: COYER Winter Storm