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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There's just something about artists that always makes things that much more complicated. Maybe because artists, in general, tend to have quite a few layers to their characters. Either way, Dalton, the youngest Pierce brother is just that. There's so much to him that we get to really explore in this second installment of the Billionaire Builders series. Even Raven, the local bar owner, cannot get her head wrapped around why she is so insanely attracted to this one guy that her history has dictated as an arch nemesis. Raven, herself, has a million layers to get to know, too. What is she hiding under that tough-barkeep persona? I felt that the premise of this story alone is interesting enough as it is--Dalton and Raven are so right for each other even though it all seems so wrong.
Probst's writing style prevails in this book. She does not disappoint with her emotionally charged and intense characters. Her writing has always been able to get to me on an emotional level. There are a whole lot of heart wrenching moments. The chemistry between her characters is hard to find and I have no issues relating to them and feeling right alongside them. Can't wait for the next book!
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.