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I enjoyed reading Everywhere and Every Way, the first book in this series (still haven’t reviewed it because I was a slacker in 2016). To say I was intrigued is an understatement. I was HOOKED! As with any Jennifer Probst book, we get a lot of romance and heartache and chemistry!
Back in the day (okay, when I was in college), I loved watching HGTV, so this was right up my alley! I absolutely loved that this story is about the youngest, Dalton. He is definitely the sensitive brother in the group and I loved that he is matched with someone who is independent, and not as emotional as he is.
The Man Bun
I’m probably NOT going to get Pierre to wear his hair in a man bun BUT this totally works for Dalton! I can actually picture him scruffy and sporting his man bun. Totally HOT! And DREAMY!
The chemistry between Raven and Dalton is SIZZLING! I also loved that their romance was slow and was established by their friendship! We definitely need more friendship to lovers trope in romance!
Raven and Dalton meet at My Place, Raven’s bar where she also bartends. When Raven gets offered a feature in one of the magazines, she contracts with Pierce Brothers and Dalton to restore her bar even though she knows HOW the brothers are related to her father.
The development between their romance is perfect. As I’ve said, I really enjoyed reading about how their love slowly blossomed. Although I didn’t really care for what Dalton did in the end, it still didn’t ruin the story for me.
The Heartache is real
This is the book where we find out what really happened to Dalton’s mother and Raven’s father. We finally see how the brothers work their issues and also how Dalton resolves his hurt. He IS the mama’s boy, after all.
And I have to admit, I shed a few tears, too!
The only thing that turned me off (a teeny tiny bit) is how his being a mama’s boy ALMOST ruined his life with Raven. I DO understand it, but what he was pretty bad, IMHO.
Any Time and Any Place is a MUST read. It has the right balance between romance and friendship. Plus I loved meeting the dogs: Balin and Gandalf again! Oh, and did I mention that Raven’s best friend is Izzy from Searching for Disaster.
Books like Any Time and Any Place
- Searching for Disaster – This is Izzy’s story and really about how she overcame her addiction and how she grew up. The romance is also sweet and perfect!
- Close to You – Is about independent women owning a restaurant! This is also has a lot of heartache and second chances.
I’m curious to know if you love reading about heroes who are mama’s boys? I’m personally not a fan because in this case, it ALMOST ruined his romance with Raven!