Hello friends! ♥
This time I’m reviewing Everywhere and Every Way by Jennifer Probst. I was first interested not in this book but in All or Nothing at All. I saw someone posted it on their Instagram and thought the cover was sweet. By looking at the cover I thought it was a standalone young adult contemporary romance novel. After I had it checked on Goodreads, it turns out the book was a part of a series entitled Billionaire Builders. I had no choice but to start with the first book. After reading the first book which was Everywhere and Every Way, I figured the series was more of a new adult semi-erotica contemporary reads. It’s been a while since I read such smutty scenes. I felt weird and a little bit uncomfortable reading this. It was like being caught doing something bad. My conscience kept bugging me “oh what are you reading? hhmmm, you’re being naughty“. Hahahaa. It was different from reading smut in Sarah J. Maas’ books because this one was more wild.
The story-line was actually interesting. It was about three brothers whose relation has been tenuous since their mother’s death. They have a family business, Pierce Brothers Construction. Their father leaves a will before he dies. It was actually more like a dare than a will. The brothers have to run the business together until it makes a certain amount of profit. That was quite a challenge because the three brothers pretty much hate each other and each one of them already has different interests and goals. Then, there’s the female lead character Morgan who’s a home designer. The story revolves around the struggles of the three brothers trying to fulfill their father’s wish, save the family business, and mend their family ties. Also the love story of Caleb, the oldest brother, and Morgan.
What I like about this book is that it talks about constructions. There were a lot of conversations discussing building materials, house furniture and utensils. It was refreshing. The language also didn’t beat around the bush. Although sometimes it shifted and became naughtier and more intense. I also like the characters, except Dalton, the middle brother. Caleb likes to be in charge, in control, in command. He’s not the type of person you’d want to have as a co-owner or partner. He says what’s in his mind, and he’s not afraid of admitting his mistakes and apologizing. Dalton is what the book calls man-whore. Doesn’t that word make you cringe? That is why I don’t like him. The youngest brother Tristan is more calm and wise. Not the best kind of wise, but he’s better than the other two brothers. Morgan is hard-working, passionate, and stubborn.
What I don’t like about this book is pretty much all the smut. It was like how I imagined watching porn would be. It was weird, uncomfortable, but also funny. Not because the scenes were actually funny. I don’t know! I laughed when I read it. I wasn’t aroused. Maybe because the writing lacks of sincerity. In the end, when they hinted they were gonna do it, I skipped that parts.
All in all, the book was okay. I’m giving it 2.5 stars. I felt misguided and cheated by the cover. I didn’t get what I hoped I would. I think it’s okay to read the series randomly. There are three books and each is dedicated for one brother. I should’ve just picked the third book about Tristan without reading the first and the second. I don’t know yet whether I’ll continue on with the series or not. If I do, I’ll skip the second and go straight for All or Nothing at All.
That is all for the review. Have any of you read the book? What is the best new adult book you’ve ever read? See you on the next post! ♥