May 31, 2017

BLOG TOUR REVIEW: Somehow, Some Way (Billionaire Builders #2.5)

I need Pierce Brothers to be real. Because these guys and their guys are awesome. As is this new novella in Jennifer Probst's Billionaire Builders series.

Somehow, Some Way (Billionaire Builders #2.5), by Jennifer Probst
Publish Date:
May 30, 2017
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Inc.
Format: e-ARC, provided by the author and Inkslinger PR
Genre: adult contemporary romance
To Buy: Amazon

Rating: 4 STARS

(Synopsis) Bolivar Randy Heart (aka Brady) knows exactly what he wants next in life: the perfect wife. Raised in a strict traditional family household, he seeks a woman who is sweet, conservative, and eager to settle down. With his well-known protective and dominant streak, he needs a woman to offer him balance in a world where he relishes control.

Too bad the newly hired, gorgeous, rehab addict is blasting through all his preconceptions and wrecking his ideals…one nail at a time…

Charlotte Flowers knows who she is and refuses to apologize. Growing up poor made her appreciate the simple things in life, and her new job at Pierce Brothers Construction is perfect to help her carve out a career in renovating houses. When an opportunity to transform a dilapidated house in a dangerous neighborhood pops up, she goes in full throttle. Unfortunately, she’s forced to work with the firm’s sexy architect who’s driving her crazy with his archaic views on women.

Too bad he’s beginning to tempt her to take a chance on more than just work…one stroke at a time…

Somehow, some way, they need to work together to renovate a house without killing each other…or surrendering to the white-hot chemistry knocking at the front door.

We know Brady Heart as the brilliant architect that works for Pierce Brothers Construction. We know he's oldest brother Cal's best friend and equally close to Cal's two younger brothers. We didn't know much else about him, but we certainly learned a lot in the span of a short novella. 

There are a lot of layers to Brady. He is a very traditional man. He loves the finer things in life. He also loves women - respects them and treats them like gold. But, he has very archaic views about them. He thinks wives belong in the home and not in the workplace. That they should defer to their husbands in all things. And Brady is in the market for a wife. 

He has a big crush, however, on Charlie Flowers, the rehab expert Pierce Brothers recently hired. She's a big problem for him because she flies in the face of everything he believes. She is fiercely independent and wildly talented at what she does. She was raised poor, so she eschews extravagance. She is basically the exact opposite from Brady's ideal woman. Which makes the fact that he wants her more than any other woman terribly inconvenient.

I spent most of the book incredibly frustrated with both Charlie and Brady - but moreso with Charlie. She spends much of the book judging Brady for his views and ideals, while being pissed off with him at the same time for his judging of her for the same reasons. She doesn't appreciate him meddling in her business, and yet, when she does the same thing in the name of pinching pennies, he's supposed to be grateful. It was maddening. 

As Brady got to know Charlie, he started shifting his ideas about what he wanted in a woman. And, although his family still held traditional views about marriage and kids, Brady's time working on a house with Charlie caused him to start questioning everything. Can you imagine what a jarring experience that would be? He understandably has a hard time with this realization. Wouldn't you?

Somehow, Some Way was a great addition to the Billionaire Builders series. Despite my frustration with Charlie, I did like how she and Brady worked together once they both got over themselves. And the glimpses of the three Pierce Brothers was icing on the cake. 

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 in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

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.

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, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at

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