Title: Any Time, Any Place
Author: Jennifer Probst
Series: Billionaire Builders #2
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: January 24, 2017
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.
Jennifer Probst has a gift! She's able to make me fall in love with her characters and their friends.
Any Time, Any Place is the second installment in Jennifer Probst's Billionaire Builders series. Both characters were introduced in the first book.
Raven Stratton is a young woman who's on the mend. She's the owner of the bar "My Place". The bar is flourishing thanks to Raven's crew and her unique take on mixology. Raven can make the best cocktails around town. Raven suffered the loss of her father almost a decade ago. Her father died in a car accident but he was not alone. Daina Pierce was with him. Evidence indicates that they were leaving on a plane to Paris before they died. Raven has had years of anger and hate towards her father and the woman who took him away from her. When she discovered Dalton is her son, she wants revenge.
Dalton Pierce has never recovered from the loss of his mother. She hurt him deeply when she made the decision to abandon them. He has learned not to trust marriage and no-commitment relationships are all he's interested in. He's a third owner of the Pierce Brothers Construction business. He's in charge of anything to do with wood. He can give any old piece of wood a new life. When he crosses paths with Raven, he knows there is something there. Something to explore. He just needs to convince her that it's worth it.
Any Time, Any Place has Jennifer Probst signature all over. The romance is sweet and sexy!
Raven and Dalton both suffered a big loss and both felt abandoned. Years later, they are still trying to overcome their pasts. Only when they forgive their parents are they able to move forward. I knew that Raven hiding things from Dalton was going to cause trouble. I was dreading the big reveal. Luckily, there was also the right amount of groveling.
A complimentary copy was provided by Gallery Books via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.