by Jennifer Probst
Publisher: Gallery Books
Buy the Book: Amazon
Goodreads: 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?
Kritters Thoughts: HGtv meets romance for this book. My first Jennifer Probst book, but obviously not my first romance book and it had been a long time since I had tried a new romance author.
The Pierce brothers have been through a lot. They lost their mother in a tragic accident and now their father has unexpectedly passed away. In their father's will, they must live in the same home and turn a profit to be able to keep the business. At the same time Morgan is working for a celebrity couple and must have the Pierce brothers build their home.
Unlike the romance readers that I have come to follow and love, this book lacked a little in the plot department. The foundational plot was great, but I felt like it was lacking in a few spots and the sexy times took over. I am not a prude and get that their are sex scenes in romance, but in this one it felt as though they overpowered the plot of the book.
I am not sure I will read on in this series, I may give it one more shot, but I was just disappointed in the lack of plot/character development where the author put more focus on the sexy times and lust each character had for the other.
If you are a romance reader that can forgo a little plot for some sexy, then this may be more your speed!
Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more
Review 2016 Challenge: 18 out of 50
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one copy of this book free of charge from Sullivan and Partners. I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.