by Jennifer Probst
Series: Billionaire Builders #2
Narrator: Sebastian York, Madeleine Maby
Length: 10 hours and 19 minutes
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Narration: 4.5 cups
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.
The Billionaire Builders series by Jennifer Probst is such a fun series. Each book features one of the Pierce brothers who own their family construction company. They may be billionaires but these boys are down to earth, and each has their own skill set. Did you see I mentioned brothers? Y’all know how I love my brothers! ANYTIME, ANY PLACE the second novel shares the youngest brothers romance, and you’ll want to meet Dalton Pierce.
Narrated by Sebastian York and Madeleine Maby I once again chose to listen to the audio. Maby has a pleasant voice and captured our heroine Raven wonderfully, but her male voices were lacking for me. Narrators like York and Petkoff have spoiled me with their amazing ability to capture both the male and female voices.
If you listened or read book one, EVERY WHERE, EVERY WAY, then you will remember Raven is the new owner of the bar, My Place. She didn’t like the Pierce brothers from the onset but was immediately attracted to Dalton. It is something she desperately tries to deny. Dalton is a player, but Raven has gotten under his skin and so has her antique bar. We learn he has been visiting My Place daily and soon become privy to the banter between these two. Dalton tries desperately to get his hands on the bar and the girl, and when an upscale magazine shows an interesting in interviewing Raven, a mixology expert and her bar he soon may get the chance.
The tale that unfolds shares a passionate romance, between reluctant lovers who find something more. But there are secrets to be revealed, past scars to address and growth needed before they have any hopes of happily ever after. While there were are a couple of slow spots in the story, I spent a good portion of it, feeling for these characters, wanting to shake them and demanding a happy ending. This story wasn’t as heavy on the HGTV factor that I loved in the first, but Dalton got me hot talking about wood.
Secondary characters and his brothers are present for interventions, and I was delighted to see them. We get hints about the next book, share laughs when the ladies learn poker and feel a sense of community. Raven’s cook has me curious, and I wonder if Probst will delight us with his story. Maybe a novella? (hint-hint)
ANY TIME, ANY PLACE delivered allowing me to become attached to this couple. The mix of snark, swoons, and feels made their story feel genuine and gave the heat sizzle.
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Aw, it sounds like a sweet book. I love slow build romances too. 🙂 ~Aleen
It was Aleen. I have been having fun listening to this series.
great review, I”m also enjoying this series but I didn’t read this one that will change. And yummy Sebastian York can talk in my ear anytime 😉
Yes, grab the audio if you can 🙂
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Great review, Kim. I’m in the mood for something light right now after reading a heavy but amazing dark romance. This author seems to be loved by many. I’m curious about her books. Thanks for sharing, Kim. I’ll consider this one. 😀
I hope you try them 🙂
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I love Sebastian York. Great review!
I do too especially for romcom.
Got this one on audio because of the narrator duo. Love ’em!
I hope you enjoy listening Nise.
I LOVE brothers and the characters of Raven and Dalton sound awesome. This series is one I can’t wait to read!
I like the HGTV factor, brothers (Property Brothers? hello!), and snark! I’ll add this and the first book to my list 🙂
Haha…i love Property Brothers 🙂
Glad to see you enjoyed this! I still need to start this series but Probst usually doesn’t let me down! Glad the narrators were awesome! Lovely review, Kim!
I hope you enjoy them Cyn. I have had success with Probst.
I am trying to recall if I have ever read this author. I will have to try this. I do love Sebastian York narrating.
I have only read one other series by her. If you like Jill Shalvis and Jessica Lemmon you will enjoy her.
I haven’t read Jennifer Probst for ages. Wonderful review, Kim! Thanks for you helpful audiobook notes. Sebastian York has a perfect sexy voice for romance, hasn’t he? I often have problems with male voices by female narrators.
Me too, but York and Petkoff are impressive with their ability to do both male and female voices.
I love this premise! Thanks for the post.
I have enjoyed this series. I hope you try them.
I love brothers in books too, especially when they are together in scenes, it can be so much fun the connection and stuff. I am looking forward to hopefully reading this one myself.
Agreed. The interaction and teasing when they are together is awesome.
This sounds delightful despite the billionaire bit . So glad you enjoyed it, Kimba!
I avoided Billionaires for almost twenty years, but Probst and Jessica Lemmon have written them in such a way that they are down to earth, help others and aren’t; asshats.
Now I am wondering about the HGT factor…I might really like these…except it will probably remind me that my house in falling apart! lol
LOL, I watch HGTV and design my dream house in my mind. 🙂
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I’m curious about this series, and heck yeah Sebastian York! But I’m not sure if I would like the plot of this one. It reminds me a lot of Jill Shalvis’s Dirty Little Secrets, and I hated how the heroine knew this stuff but never told the hero. I think I might feel the same way with this one.
Also, the name Dalton really doesn’t do it for me. No offense to anyone with that name, but ugh!
Similar storyline, so you might not like it, but I had a blast.
Totally agree with you about this fun series! I am looking forward to the next book already! 🙂
And now we wait……
Secrets and brothers- lethal combo there. Hope you get your ‘cook’ story.
Thanks Sophia 🙂
Hmm,not convinced by either the cover or the synopsis, your review however has me thinking that maybe, just maybe, I might like this book after all.
I hope you try a sample on Amazon or audible
I’m having this really weird moment where I can’t remember if I’ve tried this author or not before or just thought about trying her. Crap, I need to go check now LOL!
Great review for this Kim!
Hehe..I have done that and need to pop onto Goodreads to check 🙂
Sounds like you really had a good time with this instalment! I’m afraid I still have to try any of her books, but I have a feeling this series could be a good start for me 🙂
I hope you do. I enjoy her books 🙂
Heat and snark, good times
Sometimes I find the HGTV aspect to be a bit annoying. I think it’s because my house has had so many problems, due it’s age, that’s had to be fixed that I just don’t want to read about it.
LOL, I love it. I have my dream house mapped out and furnished in my mind 🙂
oh it’s nice that it’s not insta love and that they take their time too
Yes, it had a nice build 🙂