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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.
- ISBN-13: 9781501124266
- ISBN-10: 1501124269
- Publisher: Gallery Books
- Publish Date: January 2017
- Page Count: 400
- Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.2 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds
Series: Billionaire Builders #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-12-05
- Reviewer: Staff
Probst charms with the second in her Billionaire Builders series (after Everywhere and Every Way), the sweetly sexy tale of a sensitive man in a construction company and a gutsy and fiercely independent bar owner with a big secret. After Raven Hawthornes beloved father is killed in a car crash with Diane Pierce, a married woman, at his side, Raven swears to exact revenge on Dianes sons, whom she blames for spreading the rumor that her father seduced an unwilling Diane away from her family. Dalton Pierce was forced to return to his Connecticut home town by the terms of his fathers will, which required him and his brothers to take over the family construction business. When he meets Raven, whos in her element as the owner and chief mixologist of local hangout My Place, he realizes she may be the one woman who can interest him in romantic commitment. Both Raven and Dalton carry deep wounds from the past, inflicted after her father and his mother ran off together. When Dalton finds out the secret Ravens hiding, it could spell doom for their relationship. Probst creates a realistic, incredibly relatable couple whose mistakes might be anyones, surrounding them with a stellar cast of characters, including a setup of the relationship that will likely feature in the sequel to this well-plotted, endearing story. (Jan.)