by Jennifer Probst
Series: Billionaire Builders #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Tristan Pierce left the family business to carve out a life of his own, but never forgot his passionate affair with the much younger, inexperienced Sydney Green, or the hurtful break-up that tore him apart. When he’s forced to return home and face his past, will he be able to carve out a future, or will lies ruin his second chance at love?
Sydney Green loved Tristan her entire life, but when he left, he took not only her heart, but her trust with him. Now that they’re together again, it’s time they both face the biggest secret of all….
ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL by Jennifer Probst is the third book in the Billionaire Builders series which features three estranged brothers brought together by the terms of their father’s will. I listened to the first two books but was sent a physical copy of this book, and it sounded perfect for a beach read.
While I ultimately enjoyed the book, the actions of Sydney our heroine took a while for me to overcome. I am not sure I ever completely forgave her actions, but Probst allowed me to understand her. We all make terrible mistakes, and it was quite the ride to our HEA.
Sydney and Tristan grew up together. She crushed on him waiting for him to notice. When he did, they have a secret affair, but the tension between him and his father caused Tristen to leave town. He asks Sydney to go with him, but with her sick grandmother and her secret, she refused. Sydney kept something from Tristen that night and went on to marry someone else.
Fast forward to present day. Tristin has been back two years, Sydney still works for his family business and lives alone with her seven-year-old daughter. I loved Sydney’s take charge business savvy, and she knows how to deal with each of the Pierce brothers. Sydney keeps the office running smoothly and is ready to take on a bigger role. When an opportunity to handle a project presents itself she goes for it. Tristin is left to oversee her on the job site which forces both to address the big elephant in the room. Sexual tension, unresolved feelings and a big old mouth full of miscommunication complicate things even as the heat sizzled. Their emotions felt genuine, but the big secret loomed over them. Why can’t people say what they feel? Tristan is swoony, and even though he proclaims he wants their relationship to be more, he is not without faults.
We are treated to updates about the other brothers and their significant others. I love this crazy family and the banter between brothers or always a hoot. Syndey’s daughter and others added to the plot as our couple took me on an emotional trip that included frustration, tears, anger, laughter, and happiness.
I thoroughly enjoyed and recommended this series to fans of brothers, HGTV, and heartfelt romances. Despite my frustrations with ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL I was hooked and enjoyed the journey. Whether you listen or read the books, you’ll want to invite these brothers into your home.All or Nothing at All by Jennifer Probst tugged at my heartstrings Click To Tweet