Everywhere and Every Way (Billionaire Builders Series #1)

Everywhere and Every Way (Billionaire Builders Series #1)

by Jennifer Probst


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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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501124235
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 05/31/2016
Series: Billionaire Builders Series , #1
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 200,266
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a Master’s degree in English literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again. She is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain spent twenty-six weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Her work has been translated in over a dozen countries, sold over a million copies, and was dubbed a “romance phenom” by Kirkus Reviews. She makes her home in upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.

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Everywhere and Every Way 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 35 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't remember when I first read this story, but I was ready to read the next book in the series and decided to refresh my memory. I enjoyed the second reading throughly. Well written and very entertaining. I look forward to what happens next. LA-TXN
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review Stars: Overall: 4 Narration: 5 Story 4 A dual-perspective story is the basis for this story. Siblings, mischievous dogs, an uptight designer and a touch of the Southern Belle blend to create a story that will have you searching construction sites for a man like Caleb. Oh yes, it is fun, funny, sexy and heartfelt with plenty of moments to enjoy. Caleb is the eldest brother in the Pierce family, expecting to have control of the family business after the death of his father. Years of stress from dealing with a manipulative and difficult father should have ended. Instead the stipulations require him to bring his estranged brothers into the company to live and work together. As if that isn’t enough to deal with, Morgan Raines, has hired him to build a home to her exacting specifications. On two fronts, Caleb expects nothing but walking on eggshells for the next while. Morgan is exacting, demanding and ALWAYS gets what she wants, even if she has to appear at work in pink work boots. Holding on to her proper is a habit, but she also never lets on the pain or secret she keeps inside. Oh yes, there is a solid, knee shaking instant reaction to Caleb, and their control issues will bounce off one another far sooner and more often than their lips will connect. At first. One can only hope. Morgan is solidly female, strong, and intelligent and knows what she likes and wants. Caleb couldn’t be more different than his brothers, and while he does find stings in the barbs thrown, his honest desire is to make everything work – and then find happiness. Narration for this story is provided by Sebastian York and Madeleine Maby. I adored the solid portrayals, as both added elements to the characters that felt intuitive and appropriate, never over emoting or letting the moment fall flat. Probst’s writing is perfectly paced and each moment is nuanced to show the characters in every living and breathing moment, flaws and all. Truly wonderful narration allowed those elements to shine and held my attention, giving everyone a voice and memorable place. I received an audiobook copy of the title from Simon and Schuster Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
Everywhere and Every Way by Jennifer Probst is the first book in her brand new Billionaire Builders series. While this book is a standalone romance that focuses on the two main characters, Morgan and Caleb, it is also the book that completely sets the scene for the next books in the series. we get an insightful look into the brothers relationship with each other, another dip into their past and their mothers history leading to another outlying character. It's just so rich and filled with detail but done in a way that doesn't bog you down. I loved this story of home-building and meshing two personalities together to create a life together from their own individual and very different lives. I absolutely CANNOT wait to read more in this series and am really looking forward to seeing where the Pierce brothers will take us next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fun series to look forwsrd to reading!
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
4.5 Star Review Everywhere & Every Way (Billionaire Builders #1) By Jennifer Probst This was a new author to me and what an introduction it was. What captured me initially was the title of the book. It evoked provocative thoughts and once I read the premise, I knew I wanted to read it. I will certainly be reading more by this author in the future. Who doesn’t like a hot as sin contractor? Caleb Pierce has worked for his father’s contracting company for years and fully expects to inherit. He shocked when he learns that he has to share control of the company with his estranged brothers Tristan and Dalton. The interaction of Caleb and his brothers in trying to work out how the business would continue was an interesting addition to the storyline as was their trying to rebuild their relationships. Morgan Raines hires Caleb to build a customized dream home, but that is not without complications. She is a designer who is not afraid to push Caleb to his limits, even stooping to using threats. Complications arise when both Caleb and Morgan are drawn to each other, even though Caleb is determined not to mix business with pleasure. Morgan is feisty and no nonsense, and just as determined that her heart not get involved. If only they knew what fate had in store for the two of them? There was certainly some sizzling moments between Caleb and Morgan as they fought their attraction, but in the end it was inevitable. I fell for Caleb; he is everything I look for in a book boyfriend. I didn’t connect as much with Morgan, but overall the book was so well written that I eventually came to like her. Not only was there smoking hot sex scenes, but there was emotions running deep within the book. It wasn’t all fun and laughter, there was sadness as well and at times I felt tears near. Everywhere and Every Way was extremely well written, the characters were believable (not perfect) as were the circumstances they all found themselves in at times. Jennifer Probst has a winning formula on her hands and I cannot wait to read more in this series.
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LEH0644 More than 1 year ago
Morgan Raines had a six-month time period in which to build a house for her celebrity clients and she was determined to hire Pierce Brothers Builders, long considered to be the best. She sabotaged the deal that Caleb Pierce had that would establish him in the green builder’s category. Caleb had no choice but to tell Morgan he and his brothers would build the house to her specifications. This involved working closely with Morgan and the more he worked with her, the more attracted to her he was. The attraction soon flourished into a full-time affair. Morgan was unable to have children and knew she had to tell Caleb since he had said he wanted a houseful of kids. She was afraid he would leave her. Was their love strong enough to withstand this devastating news?
KatsNook More than 1 year ago
Everywhere and Every Way is the first book in Jennifer Probst’s Billionaire Builders series. 4 stars for this sexy romance that will make you laugh and touch your heart! What did I like? • The references to HGTV shows, Property Brothers, made this a fun read. I love watching HGTV so this series combines the excitement of designing and building a home with a romance to heat up the story. • The romance of Caleb and Morgan is a slow build but their chemistry was hot. They started as enemies but couldn’t ignore their attraction. With the slow pace and increasing energy between them I honestly thought they would explode. Jennifer Probst can write up intense sexual tension and steamy sex scenes! • I loved the banter between Morgan and the guys. She’s a fighter and proved to everyone she can hold her own on a construction site. • The story was a right balance of romance and the family conflict. Both storylines deliver an emotional kick which was surprising and thought-provoking. I really felt for all the characters and as for the brothers, not one was primarily to blame for their feud. What didn’t I like? • The pace of the story was slow due to the brothers fighting. After a while it felt like a broken record hearing the same arguments since the brothers were too stubborn to deal with their problems. • I liked Morgan and thought she was a fun character. But why would she wear white to a construction site?! But she did make me laugh with her pink hard hat and work boots. Overall I thought this is a good start for the series. The Pierce brothers are stubborn but sexy and I can’t wait to read Tristan and Dalton’s stories.
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
Everywhere and Every Way, is the first book from Jennifer Probst's brand new series, The Billionaire Builders. This is a fun read, combined with some emotional entanglements and a love story that is very hot. This book is all about Caleb, the oldest Pierce brother. Due to their father's last will and testament, the three estranged Pierce brothers are required to come together in order to save their legacy, Pierce Brothers Construction. Up until their mother's death five years ago, Caleb, Tristan, and Dalton Pierce were very close. Caleb remained in Harrington, helping their tyrannical father run the family's successful construction business. Dalton moved out to California and perfected his woodworking craft, while Tristan relocated to NYC and specialized in real estate. Not only are they saddled with each other now, they are forced to accept a celebrity build that they are not thrilled about. In addition, Morgan Raines, a personal interior design artist, is the organizer of the celebrity build. Caleb is used to being in charge, so sharing responsibilities with his brothers and Morgan, is a huge thorn in his side. Slowly and overtime, Caleb and his brothers make their company work, as Caleb and Morgan fall in love. This book gets off to a slow start, but gradually picks ups speed and excitement. The Pierce brothers are easy on the eyes and their distinctive personalities are intriguing. I loved Morgan's spunk and her ability to work well with others. She and Caleb have tons of chemistry and their sexy times are steamy. The next book in the series is about Dalton, and I am truly looking forward to reading his story.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MsChris1161 More than 1 year ago
EVERYWHERE AND EVERY WAY is a great start to Jennifer Probst's new series, Billionaire Builders, featuring the super sexy Pierce Brothers, Caleb, Tristan and Dalton. It kicks off with Cal, the oldest brother falling hard and fast for Morgan Raines, the demanding and no-nonsense interior designer who leaves him no options but to work for her on building a home for her high-profile clients. Right from the first time they meet Caleb and Morgan have crazy, undeniable chemistry... the kind where they spark off each other so intensely they're not sure if they want to make love or kill each other. Neither has the time or the inclination for any kind of a relationship... but one things certain, they need more. They can't resist each other and neither one truly wants too. Throw in the bickering between the brothers, an over-zealous cop, two loveable, but completely untrainable dogs, a project with its fair share of hiccups, and the always fabulous writing of Jennifer Probst and you've got a delightful story from beginning to end. I'm just thrilled there will be at least two more books in this series, because this gang was easy to love!! 4 stars
TheSassyBookster More than 1 year ago
You know that couple you want to read about always? The attractive, successful, confident, sexy but down to earth guy; the sassy, feisty, gorgeous, strong and smart woman; the witty banter and the sizzling hot passion between them? Well, it's time to get excited because Jennifer Probst just served up a dose of everything you'll ever want in a romance! EVERYWHERE AND EVERY WAY is all about passion, emotions and family. Caleb Pierce has dreamed of taking the helm at the family business all his life but his father's difficult, demanding and manipulative ways while alive have nothing on the stipulations in his will for how the company should be managed. Faced with losing the company he has given his entire life to, Caleb has an uphill task convincing his estranged brothers to abide by the terms of the will. Things get even more complicated when he gets outmaneuvered by a pushy home designer determined to have him build her clients' house. With the company losing clients left and right and the conditions of the will to deal with, it's do or die for Cal and he has no choice but to take the job. Cal gets more than he expected because Morgan Raines is more than just a pretty face. In her pink work boots and pink hard hat and with her pink tools, she's ready to get down and dirty with the crew on the job and she really earns the respect of his men as she pitches in to help. And she fires him up like no woman before her has ever done. EVERYWHERE AND EVERY WAY packs a two-for-one punch. While things steam up between Morgan and Cal, his relationship with his brothers is at best frosty and he has to take the lead on fixing things, even if it means letting them have input in how the company is run instead of calling all the shots. Not an easy thing for him to do but necessary, to begin the healing among them. I had so much fun reading this book and really enjoyed the banter between Morgan and Cal which was layered with so many metaphors, from books to chips to wood (you have to read it to figure this part out). Morgan is a southern gal through and through, all sass and steel wrapped up in a pretty package. Cal is hot and sexy and if imagining that hot body and his tool belt strapped to his waist doesn't get you going, I don't know what will. I don't watch HGTV but Ms. Probst has certainly made me want to check out the Property Brothers now! The second book promises to be even more exciting and I can't wait to get to the secrets and scandals it hints at. Disclaimer: I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters were loveable and entertaining . Fast fun read.
Fredreeca2001 More than 1 year ago
Morgan is a designer who gives as good as she gets. Cal is ooolala on a stick!! He is the “symbol of construction hotness.” These two fight, fuss and all around bicker. But as with most romances, they have the hots for one another and just cannot keep their hands off! This is a lightening fast read with a few surprises. Some keep you in stitches and some make you so frustrated you just want to beat the characters senseless. I love the way Cal and Morgan relate to each other. She is prim and proper. He is rough and tough. They are perfect for each other. He steps up to the plate to help her when she gets arrested…yes, I said arrested…OOOPS!! Probably should not have said that!! SPOILER ALERT..too late. This is a wonderful beach read! HECK!! It’s a wonderful read no matter where you read it!! I received this novel as part of Simon and Schuster’s XOXperts
Teewee125 More than 1 year ago
The death of their father forces them back together again after years apart. They are to work and live together and make a profit with their construction company in a years time. Caleb has been with the company working along with his father all along but his brothers ran off. If this company fails he feels he has the most to lose. His brothers ran off and made their own way. Now he has to convince them to work together and make this company a success Morgan want Calebs company no matter what to build her clients new home. She will stop at nothing to get her way. She has no clue to the stipulation in his fathers will and forces Calebs hand to take on her project. She is not your typical businesswoman. She is not afraid to get dirty. She is involved in the construction from start to finish. With her pink work boots and pink hard hat she is right along with the guys. Finding it hard to ignore the attraction between them they decide to an affair for the duration of the project. Morgan sees the conflict between the brothers and the stubbornness that Caleb has with getting his own way. Sometimes it takes someone on the outside to make you see what is right in front of you. Can Morgan show Caleb how stubbirn he is and the good his brothers can bring to the company? Each has their own specialty and together they can take this company to high places. If only Caleb would treat his brothers as partners and not men who are beneath him and work for him but rather men who work together with him.
thelonereader More than 1 year ago
For the past few years, Jennifer Probst has been my favorite contemporary romance author, and so when I found out about Everywhere and Ever Way, you could say I was excited (though that'd be a huge understatement). Her Marriage to a Billionaire and Searching For series are some of the best romances I've read, and I recommend them every year that Probst's new novel comes out. This Billionaire Builders series specifically is based on the Property Brothers, and though I'm not big on them specifically, that doesn't mean I don't appreciate fictional, hot construction workers. Besides, who doesn't love HGTV? Anyways, once I started reading, it was decently difficult not to read it in one go, and the only thing that kept me from being up all night until morning-tide is the few flaws that I unfortunately found in the romance. • From the very start of the book, Caleb and Morgan spent an unusually large amount of time thinking about each other naked, even though they seemed to hate each other at first glance. I mean okay, you can admire each others physical agility and whatever else you want, but explicit imaginary sex scenes at first glance? I don't think so. • I felt like Caleb and Morgan spent more time thinking about each other - non-sexually this time - than actually forming a relationship. Sure there was cute banter, but the actual relationship part of their relationship seemed to whiz by and suddenly it's the end of the book. They just blurted out their deep emotional backstories whenever they felt like it, even before they were really involved, so looking back, it's hard to remember when exactly they began to fall in love with each other. • Most of the time, I was more interested in Caleb's brothers' (one of them more than the other) past and future relationships than Caleb's own, and that's never a good thing. No, it didn't detract from the story or how cute Caleb and Morgan were, but it's nothing to brag about when you're more interested in future romances that haven't come out yet than the one that's currently being read. • This is quite petty of me, but I wish there was a longer and slightly more significant "trouble in the water" moment before the happily ever after. Every single contemporary romance has this moment, and this was no exception, but it lasted a few hours and that's it. I crave emotional pain, and this book didn't have much of it. These are the only problems I had with the book though, and the last one barely even counts, so you can definitely call this book a success. The flirting, the sexy times, Morgan's pink construction wear, etc. were all super cute and romantic; it's not that this is a bad book, only that it's not as amazing as some of Probst's other novels, which are crazy good and shouldn't be compared to anyways. I do hope that the next two books in the series are filled with more pain, tears, and angst, but I'm quite happy with Everywhere and Every Way. The one thing I'm rather miffed about is probably the fact that the next novel features Caleb's brother Dalton when I was really hoping for Tristan's story. But I can wait two years. Or so I think.
KristinaLeigh More than 1 year ago
Jennifer Probst is a new author, one I've heard of but never read until now. I will be checking out more of her stories as I very much enjoyed Everywhere and Every Way. I love Property Brothers and think it is a genius idea to base a book series off of. Who wouldn't want a gorgeous man who can build her dream home? Seriously though, I love the plot of this story. At first I wasn't too sure about their father's will being the main catalyst of the story, but not only did it get the ball rolling, I feel like it did a great job setting up this book and the next books in the series. I really enjoyed watching the different types of relationships progress through the novel, especially the relationship between the three brothers. It was a relief for them to finally be able to put aside the past and their differences in order to not only run the company, but to finally have a good relationship as brothers. The relationship between Caleb and Morgan is the right amount of sexy and sweet without being too overdone. I appreciate that the story focused as much on the house they were building as the relationships building within the novel. That's the type of contemporary romance I enjoy; one that has a bit of storyline other than straight romance. I enjoyed Jennifer's writing and am looking forward to checking out not just the next book in this series, but some of her other stories too. If you like Property Brothers (or similar shows) and romance novels, give this one a shot!
KristinaLeigh More than 1 year ago
Jennifer Probst is a new author, one I've heard of but never read until now. I will be checking out more of her stories as I very much enjoyed Everywhere and Every Way. I love Property Brothers and think it is a genius idea to base a book series off of. Who wouldn't want a gorgeous man who can build her dream home? Seriously though, I love the plot of this story. At first I wasn't too sure about their father's will being the main catalyst of the story, but not only did it get the ball rolling, I feel like it did a great job setting up this book and the next books in the series. I really enjoyed watching the different types of relationships progress through the novel, especially the relationship between the three brothers. It was a relief for them to finally be able to put aside the past and their differences in order to not only run the company, but to finally have a good relationship as brothers. The relationship between Caleb and Morgan is the right amount of sexy and sweet without being too overdone. I appreciate that the story focused as much on the house they were building as the relationships building within the novel. That's the type of contemporary romance I enjoy; one that has a bit of storyline other than straight romance. I enjoyed Jennifer's writing and am looking forward to checking out not just the next book in this series, but some of her other stories too. If you like Property Brothers (or similar shows) and romance novels, give this one a shot!
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RedCheeksReads1 More than 1 year ago
‘He was . . . perfect. Defined pecs and tight biceps. Endless toasty brown skin, gleaming with sweat. A perfect swirl of lighter hair dusting his chest and traveling down washboard abs. He had an actual eight-pack. Not six. Eight.’ The best way I can think to describe this book is as a perfect summer beach read. Light on drama but full of exciting characters the book as a whole gave me a happy feel. Morgan and Caleb are working together building a house for a famous couple but finding keeping their relationship strictly professional is becoming more and more difficult with each day that passes. Both have more than enough drama already in their lives and no not need to add mixing business with pleasure to that. The series follows the three Pierce brothers who have become estranged as they got older. Now with the death of their father they are forced to work together to save the family business or they will all three lose the legacy. The brothers themselves were a highlight for me. Each is so vastly different and their temperaments do not always mix which helps fuel just enough drama to keep the story line going. ‘Oh yeah. Morgan Raines was gonna be a hell of a lot of trouble. But also a hell of a lot of fun.’ Everywhere and Every Way was an easy read that was pretty light on angst. For me personally it did start a little slow but by the time I got into the guts of the book I was hooked on Caleb and Morgan. I really enjoyed their dynamic, especially the way Morgan never was afraid to stand firm and give Caleb h***. For his part, Caleb, was a strong and protective man who also had mastered the art of dirty talk. Told in third person, which is not my favorite, the story flowed nicely and I will enjoy seeing where the stories of the other brothers takes us. ~miranda
JackiesBookWorld More than 1 year ago
From the cover to the synopsis, I was immediately intrigued to read yet another book by Jennifer Probst. Having read Probst's works before I really wanted to read what she came up with this time around. Needless to say, I was hooked with the story and how the characters evolved throughout the book. Everywhere and Every Way is part of the Billionaire Builders series which evolves around three brothers whose lives drastically changes when their father passes away. They were all supposed to inherit the family business, but there was a catch that left all of them unhappy with. In the will, their father specifically required all of them to live in their old family house, and work together as a team. If they didn't do that, the family business would be taken away from them. With each brother bringing in a unique talent to the family business, they all decide to give it a try and put aside their differences. That is when Caleb Pierce comes into the picture, he is the one that wants to keep the business within the family, and he'll do anything to convince his brothers that it's worth giving it a try. He hopes to land huge jobs, but they all turn him down the minute Morgan Raines arrives to his office wanting him to take her job offer without accepting a no as an answer. Morgan Raines has worked all over the world as an interior designer. She is sought after by many people, including Hollywood celebrities. When she is hired to look to build a land in the small town of Harrington, she immediately wants the Pierce brothers to build the perfect home for her. But getting them, especially Caleb to work for her was harder than she thought. Now Morgan is willing to do anything to ensure that the Pierce Brothers take on her project. When they finally give in, another sort of problem rises, and that is the sexual tension between Caleb and Morgan. No matter how much they try to hide it, it's impossible to keep them apart and the two have to figure out if giving in is worth the try. I enjoyed the overall idea of the book, it's well thought out and that made it that much more interesting to read. The characters themselves have big personalities, Morgan is bit of a manipulator, but then again she will do anything in her power to get things done no matter the cost. Whereas, Caleb is a more relaxed guy whose always had to please his dad, and now that he is gone things have suddenly changed for him. Now the two have to figure out a way to work together, and as the they start to spend more time together things slowly start to develop into something more. Morgan's story is an interesting one that develops throughout the story and pulls you in. There were some times when I felt that the pace of the story started to slow down, and there were a couple of scenes that felt extra for me. Other than that, I liked the story and the ending was sweet. I would highly recommend giving it a try, you will not regret it. : ) ***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.***
LoriC5 More than 1 year ago
Grab a fan for this one! This book is HOT! Like all Jennifer Probst novels, this was a fantastic read! The story was a fun premise, especially if you are a fan of HGTV, or sexy constructions workers! The author doesn’t overwhelm you with technical information, but she gives enough for the reader to understand the series of events and even more, for the reader to truly be able to envision the scenes. Every location, Cal’s house, the new house they are building, the bar, etc, I could see them all right in front of me. Throw is shirtless guys with a hammer (as long as they aren’t vomiting…) and the picture gets a whole lot enthralling. The characters are well developed and consistent, I had a whole myriad of feelings toward them. But, that’s what makes them excellent characters, whether I loved, hated, was annoyed by, felt compassion for, the point is, they made me feel. Caleb and Morgan have an immediate, magnetic attraction. The sexual tension between these two was intense and when it finally explodes…oh boy. They also had a witty banter between them that was fun and sharp. By the end, I could see how they fit together like puzzle pieces. As individual characters, Cal is so easy to fall for. He’s completely alpha and confident, but he’s got a sweet side, with a little vulnerability. Cal is not your typical over the top hero, while he has everything I love about those types of guys, he also has the ability to stand back and look at the bigger picture, then admit when he’s wrong. He doesn’t hide from an apology; he owns up to his actions. He had things to learn about himself in the story, things he didn’t really like, but again, he recognizes his failings and corrects his course. He is definitely full of layers. For the most part, he is a hard worker, responsible, and dedicated to their goal. He’s also full of love, though he hides it a little more. But, as the story progresses, we peel back his layers right along with him. Suddenly, little things we didn’t notice become indicative of a larger flaw, a stubbornness and control factor we didn’t even notice at first. It’s how he handles the ups and downs, and discoveries that make him an amazing character. Morgan was a tougher character for me to like. She was incredibly manipulative in the beginning and her actions took a dream of Cal’s right out from under him. Something he’d worked for and earned. When I was on the cusp of forgiving her, Cal explains what she forced him to give up and even then, she admits, she would have still done it. Forgiveness was a long time coming and I’m not sure I’ve ever really let it go. Just writing this review makes me a little mad at her all over again. And, while she was dealt a lot of crappy hands in her life, it doesn’t excuse her actions. That being said, she is definitely full of wit, humor, and dedication. She works hard, knows her stuff, and has a knack for knowing where to draw the lines between her and the workers. Despite her professional lack of empathy, she has great compassion and love for Cal and the people in his life. She redeemed herself quite a bit in my eyes when she took care of Cal and his brothers on the anniversary of their mother’s death. Tristan and Dalton are very intriguing and I can’t wait to see what Jennifer has in store for them. She’s got a little work ahead of her for me to like Dalton though. While he’s funny and has sweet moments, he seems incredibly immature, bull-headed, and definitely a manwhore. But, I have faith
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars I really enjoyed this one. The characters were engaging. Morgan was a surprising character. I loved the way she blew all the stereotypes that were thrown her way. Those dynamics between the Pierce brothers. Those men have dealt with enough tragedy and now must find a way to coexist in order for the family company to survive. Morgan and Caleb had a lot of chemistry and things got pretty steamy between them. I enjoyed the flow of the book. I also liked the set up for future books in the series with the secondary characters. This book also had a good amount of humor in it which is always a plus for me. Over all a very enjoyably read.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Everywhere and Every Way was so much fun to read! I honestly lost track of how many times I laughed out loud while reading it--it's a perfect blend of humor and fun and sexy romance with more than a little bit of family drama and just a touch of angst to give it a bit of an edge. I loved Caleb and Morgan together--even when they thought they couldn't stand each other, they had fantastic chemistry. I liked that they could acknowledge (internally, of course!) that they found the other person attractive without it seeming like too much too soon and insta-lusty. Their progression from "let's keep this casual for the few months we have here" to "this could be something more" was believable; it was pretty much impossible not to root for them. Morgan was keeping a pretty big secret from him, though, which was completely understandable when they weren't yet serious but that she definitely should have told him sooner once they were. (More than once she was going to tell him but didn't, and I'm not sure exactly why. Reasons weren't really given at the time, which was a little confusing, but honestly, that's my biggest complaint with the book and I'm not even sure "complaint" isn't too strong a word to use for it.) Oh, and I adored Morgan's pink hard hat and work boots and the way she gave as good as she got while at the work site. She's my hero! Total girl crush time :) As awesome as Caleb and Morgan are, though, the book's secondary characters very nearly steal the show at times. I loved Cal's brothers Tristan and Dalton; the dynamic between the three is just fantastic. Cal's assistant Sydney and her daughter Becca, Brady the architect, new-to-the-town bar owner Raven, heck, even Cal's mastiffs Gandalf and Balin were just so much fun to read about. I pretty much wanted to just crawl into the book and be besties with everyone in there. And maybe ogle a few shirtless construction workers (and a foreman, and master woodcraftsman, and real estate mogul, and architect...) while I'm at it. But I digress. Cal and his brothers had some pretty big issues to work on in the book--they get a good start here, definitely, though I could definitely see them having to deal with residuals in future series books. Man, did their parents do a number on those poor guys... I cannot wait for Dalton's story, Any Time and Any Place , which is the next in the series to be released. Fingers crossed that Tristan and Sydney will be the stars of book 3--heck, I'm even hoping that non-Pierce-brother Brady's going to get a book! If the rest of the Billionaire Builders series is just like Everywhere and Every Way, then chances are it'll be my favorite Jennifer Probst series! Rating: 4 1/2 stars / A- I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.