Today I am taking part in the Any Time, Any Place blog tour. This is my first book by Jennifer Probst and I am grateful for the opportunity to review it. Thank you to Ink Slinger PR and Gallery Books.
BLURB: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.
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Side note: Now this is the second book in the series and I haven't read the first book but this book can definitely be read as a standalone and I didn't feel like I was missing anything. Each book is about a different Pierce brother, so if you want to know Cal's story you would have to go back to book one. However you kinda know part of Cal's story from reading Anytime, Anyplace so if you don't want to have any spoilers start with book one.
So our stars of Anytime, Anyplace is Cal and Raven. Cal is the youngest of the Pierce brothers and is mischievous, fun and a guy that loves life and woman. I picture him as Jason Momoa I don't know why. And then there's sassy Raven who runs her own bar and restaurant and is a fantastic mixologist though she wouldn't call herself that.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, especially the characters. I especially loved Cal he is just a fun guy who is so nice but in my opinion emotionally damaged by events in his life. Raven is such a strong woman. She doesn't need a prince charming on a steed, she need's someone to walk beside her which I loved.
Jennifer's writing was fantastic, the writing is told in duel point of views with more toward Raven and Jennifer did it seamlessly. I did enjoy the plot, we as reader know some of what is happening but some of the other character's don't.
However I did have a few issues with Anytime, Anyplace, it's not a perfect five star book so there has to be issues. I enjoyed 90% of the book and the last little bit just got a little all over the place for me. Some of the scenes and little plot things near the end didn't seem necessary just convenient. And one scene in particular just didn't feel right for a certain character to do, in some ways I get it but dam really, it was a good shock factor but I personally think it didn't have to be that way.
Overall I did enjoy Anytime, Anyplace after a few mishaps near the end it ended on a good high for me. And I will definitely be checking out more in this series.
About Jennifer Probst
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.