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?
I found this book through Goodreads telling me that the next book in this series was available. I got both immediately, given how much I loved her Marriage to a Billionaire series.
I can’t quite put my finger on why I liked this story, but I will try.
Firstly, the characters. Caleb Pierce (whose name is only one letter away from the male character in The Belgrave Legacy—complete coincidence) is a strong, smart, handsome, kind man who made mistakes regarding family and business. Well, it’s more accurate to say family matters that bleed into business. But, despite his faults, he does his best to right his wrongs and is an all-around great guy. Sometimes he just needs a wake-up call and/or a push.
Morgan Raines is a spitfire hidden under Southern belle charm. Don’t get me wrong, she’s both through and through, which makes her such an interesting character. Just like her work get-up: pink hard hat and pink work boots paired with her work ethic of steel. She can hold her own with any of the Pierce brothers, especially Cal. She’s intelligent, sassy, strong, and has a big heart.
And let me just say I love Cal’s two younger siblings Tristan and Dalton. They’re both interesting characters in their own rights, but I love them best when they’re ribbing each other and Cal.
Sydney, their assistant, is also awesome. As is Raven, the owner of the bar My Place that becomes a regular haunt for everyone.
Secondly, the plot. I’ll keep this one short and sweet: it was fun, not too generic, despite knowing it had to end in HEA, and made me follow Caleb and Morgan’s love story in a way that I felt like I could have been Sydney watching it play out right in front of me. Definitely a great read if you’re looking for something happy and lighthearted.