Title: Any Time, Any Place
Author: Jennifer Probst
My Rating: A
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Billionaire Builders #2
Main Characters: Raven and Dalton
Release Date: January 2016
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Sexual Intensity: hot
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.
I loved this book so much. This story is about two characters whose history is so intertwined that they truly should stay away from one another. The thing is...only Raven knows the extent of that history. Dalton isn't aware of any of the facts about what ties them together, and he's in for a shock when he finds out.
Since Dalton is so unaware, he doesn't understand why Raven doesn't want to go out with him. She shoots him down around every corner even though she's obviously attracted to him. He just doesn't get it. He never has this hard of a time getting a girl and the more she resists, the more intrigued he becomes.
There is a lot to love about this book, but one of my favorite things is just how tough Raven is. This is a girl who can kick-butt and I kind of love that about her. She works out hard and that shows in this book. This is a girl who holds her own against ANY man and she proves it in the book.
Another couple of aspects of the book that I really loved were Dalton and his woodworking. I love how passionate he is about his projects. He's a true artisan and the author really captured that in the words of the book. Also, I loved how Raven set up the women and their poker nights. Again, this goes back to her being one tough, independent chick. So much to love in this story.
And I've hardly touched on it, but the relationship is core...and it truly is a beautiful thing. Even with the things that should be keeping these two apart, they are so obviously perfect for one another. Most romantic moments...stargazing and comparing their passions and loves. *happy sigh* Both of these characters are more than a little broken and to watch them find reparation within one another was a fabulous and entertaining journey. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. And absolutely can't wait for the next in the series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.