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’s books are always enjoyable and have pretty unique characters. This particular series tells the stories of brothers who own a construction company.
➦Dalton, the hero is this installment, is the brother that deals with woodwork and he practically gets a boner every time he sees an antique wooden piece. I joke.
➦What he really has a boner for, or rather WHO, is a sexy local bar owner. And while he usually has no problem getting women, because, let’s face it, the dude is HAWT, for some reason this chick not only wants nothing to do with him but regards him with a bit of disgust.
➦But when that same bar owner approaches him to have restoration work done on her bar because of an upcoming feature in a magazine, Dalton jumps on the opportunity to help her and spend more time with her in hopes of getting to the bottom of why she’s so against giving him a chance.
➦Anywhoooooo, a pretty angsty read with an interesting backstory on both characters’ ends. They both have to learn to let go of the past and trust each other. Their chemistry is great and the banter is enjoyable. All in all, a solid read I’d recommend to contemporary romance lovers.