Hot on the heels of her beloved Marriage to a Billionaire novels, New York Times best-selling 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' 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?
©2016 Jennifer Probst (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
What I really liked is that the "issues" (that every romance is destined to have) weren't mountains out of molehills but also weren't ridiculously dark. It's a light, airy, fun book and I look forward to the series. It's sexy hot too. Liking Property Brothers or any HGTV will help you like this story, but it's not necessary. I only wished I could have spent more time on the beach with it.
Possibly from Jennifer Probst, but not the narrators.
Not the audio version.
I really struggled with the narrators unfortunately. It sounded like the female had like a gumball in her mouth while she spoke, and it took awhile to move past that. And the way she does the male voice was really strange and too slow. The male voice wasn't the best either, but he was easier to get used to. I'm not usually one to write negative reviews, but I really struggled with this one. I know others love their voices, so I recommend sampling it before purchasing. Unfortunately, there is a lot of power in the narration because it can definitely take away from the story line of the book itself.
I select books for the story but also for the voice. The story is light and entertaining, which fulfils the objective for me. But the feminine narration, the first time I hear it, is poor, she finishes all the sentences with a high tone that gives the impression of having all questions and lack of conviction. There is some correction in the middle of the book, but she keep doing it until the end. I would have rather read it than listened to it.
Sebastian York was good.
Madeleine Maby has a nice voice but has to work on the rhythm and narration, it gets tiring hearing her end all the sentences in a high tone, like a half question.
Story is light and has a continuation. I will check whether I buy the book or the audible version.
I like the story. I like the characters the depth and where the stories could go. The only thing I didn't like was the way the story was read The spacing the timing of the words was slow people don't talk with pauses in between words. I just thought it could have possibly done a little faster in the delivery and sometimes it annoyed me when there were extra pauses in between the spacing of the words.
The female voice I found super annoying all the way through. Not sure if I will try another audio book after this experience. I did like the story though.
Enjoyed story, look forward to next book. The reader drove me crazy, when she attempts the male voice, she pronounces the words too slow, like the make is slow.
Not impressed with Madeleine Maby. Her reading is awkward and choppy, especially when reading dialogue coming from male characters. It's so distracting.
Sebastian York is always a solid reader, though, and this book is no different.
Jennifer Probst's other books aren't the best I've ever read, but I'm not sure this new series is worth continuing. The tension between all the characters seems contrived around not terribly realistic circumstances.
I have not read many Probst books, but this one was terrific. Of course I'm biased and think that the narrators often make the book better than it is, and Sabastian York is the best male reader who rivals th best but late Anna Fields (read Susan Elizabeth Phillips' Chicago stars series). This book had fabulous characters and by the end I loved every one of them and can't wait until I read the next book in the series. Caleb and Morgan were like water and oil, but one look at each other and the combination was sublime. You're missing out on a satisfying romantic story if you pass this one up.
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