Series: Billionaire Builders #1
Published by Gallery Books
Published on May 31st 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook, Paperback
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Hot on the heels of her beloved Marriage to a Billionaire novels, New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst nails it with the first in an all-new sexy romance series featuring red-hot contractor siblings who give the Property Brothers a run for their money!
Ever the responsible eldest brother, Caleb Pierce started working for his father’s luxury contracting business at a young age, dreaming of one day sitting in the boss’s chair. But his father’s will throws a wrench in his plans by stipulating that Caleb share control of the family business with his two estranged brothers.
Things only get more complicated when demanding high-end home designer Morgan hires Caleb to build her a customized dream house that matches her specifications to a T—or she’ll use her powerful connections to poison the Pierce brothers’ reputation. Not one to ignore a challenge, Caleb vows to get the job done—if only he can stop getting distracted by his new client’s perfect…amenities.
But there’s more to icy Morgan than meets the eye. And Caleb’s not the only one who knows how to use a stud-finder. In fact, Morgan is pretty sure she’s found hers—and he looks quite enticing in a hard hat. As sparks fly between Morgan and Caleb despite his best intentions not to mix business and pleasure, will she finally warm up and help him lay the foundation for everlasting love?
To all the “Nopes” I’ve “noped” before.
I tried. I reaaaally wanted to love this. But I couldn’t.
This was pitched to me as “HGTV meets Property Brothers meets romance”. But if this book had been a show on HGTV, I would’ve changed the channel halfway through. (But only cause I couldn’t find the remote.)
I tried to love this almost as hard as this book tried to be good. The intent was there; I could see what the author was trying to do, but somehow between chapter 1 and chapter whatever-the-fuck (where I DNF’d) it fell short. The plot felt contrived, and lackluster to boot. I just didn’t connect with the story at all. The heroine: meh. The Hero: clichéd alpha (underwhelming) male. (More like, alpha MEH-L.) I couldn’t even find the fun in the steamy moments, either. Even those were uninteresting. AND FOR FUCK’S SAKE, if I had to read the phrase “her slick folds” one more time, I was bound to “fold” this book into the rubbish bin.
I think the only thing that intrigued me most was the family angle/dynamic between the three brothers, because 3 hot burly men who know their way around a tool bench? Who could say no to that?
Turns out, ME. I CAN SAY NO TO THAT.
I couldn’t even allow myself to finish it on audio, as it was TERRIBLE. The female narrator was monotoned, and boring. (I can’t for the life of me understand why there were two narrators, as this book was written in third person POV…)
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