All or Nothing at All (Billionaire Builders Series #3)

All or Nothing at All (Billionaire Builders Series #3)

by Jennifer Probst

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ISBN-13: 9781501124297
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 07/25/2017
Series: Billionaire Builders Series , #3
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 246,827
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Probst’s novels, novellas, and ebooks range from sexy contemporary romance to erotica. She lives in upstate New York. For more about this multitalented New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author, visit JenniferProbst.com.

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All or Nothing at All

prologue



SEVEN YEARS AGO . . .


The darkness masked everything that was wrong and allowed her to bare not only her body but her very soul.

Her hands slid over sleek muscles and dampened skin. She arched under the heat of his mouth, at first demanding and rough, then gentling to an aching tenderness that broke her apart piece by piece. His name whispered from her lips in a prayer and a chant, wanting him, needing him . . .

“Tristan.”

He parted her thighs and slid home. She cried out at the burning fullness crowding all the empty spaces inside until there was only him, his beloved face inches from hers, tight with tension and a raw possession that thrilled her.

“Give me everything.”

She couldn’t fight his words or his body. His hands gripped her hips. His amber eyes glinted with masculine demand as he pushed her higher, wringing agonizing pleasure with each step toward climax, and she gave up, gave in, and let him catch her as she shattered with release.

He followed her over, groaning her name, and she clung to him with a vulnerable need she tried desperately to hide in the light of day. He rolled to the side, and for a few precious moments, he held her. She breathed in the delicious scent of sweat, sex, and musk, cuddling into his powerful strength.

Tears stung her eyes. God, how she loved him. When he held her like this, the confusion and fear calmed, and she was able to reach an inner peace. But he was slipping further away with each passing day, and she didn’t know how to stop the slide.

Maybe when he knew about the baby, things would change.

They’d get better. They’d make a commitment and move forward, and it would be like this all the time.

As if he caught her thought, he suddenly released her, turning away to sit up in the bed amid the tangled sheets.

The fragile hope was crushed like new spring grass under a booted heel.

“I have to tell you something, Syd.”

She gathered her courage. “I have to tell you something, too,” she said quietly.

He stood up. The moonlight trickled through the window and drenched him in a silvery glow. He pulled on his jeans with a quick precision that told her he wouldn’t be staying the night. Again.

“I’m leaving.”

Shock hit her like a sharp slap. She propped herself up on her elbow and stared. Panic stirred. “What are you talking about?”

He turned. His face looked like it was set in stone, as if he hadn’t been buried inside her a few minutes ago. “I’m done with this family. Done with this town. My asshole father just informed me he refuses to let me buy the real estate I wanted to flip. He wants me to be like Cal. To take his orders and build his cookie-cutter houses for the rest of my life. My own brother took his side, and we just had a blowout.”

Heart beating wildly, she tried to find a solution. The family construction business, Pierce Brothers, was legendary in Harrington, but Christian Pierce ran his empire with a fierce hand and an even fiercer tongue. As the middle sibling, Tristan had been struggling to find his place for years and to show his father what he could bring to the company. “Your dad has a temper. If you keep showing him how you can help Pierce Brothers, I’m sure he’ll come around.”

He spit out a curse and shook his head. “Would you stop defending my father, Syd? He fucking hates me. God, I could take that if he respected me, but he thinks I’m a joke. Dalton is already leaving for California, my mother is dead, and I refuse to spend the rest of my life being a lackey. I’m going to New York City and doing real estate.”

She winced, her heart twisting with pain. His mother, Diane, had been the heart of the family. The car crash that took her life a few months earlier ripped everyone apart, including Sydney. Diane had been like her own mother, and she was still reeling with grief. She struggled to put her thoughts into words. “Right now? Why don’t you give it a little more time? Go over all your options. It’s been hard for everyone.”

“There are no other options here! Don’t you understand nothing is ever going to change? I’m trapped. Trapped by my damn family and responsibilities and—” He broke off, shoving his fingers through his hair. “I can’t wait any longer. I’m leaving this week.”

Her breath backed up in her lungs. No. This was going all wrong. He couldn’t just leave after the past few months together. Could he? Yes, he’d been in pain after losing his mother and constantly fighting with his two brothers. They all were struggling to put the pieces back together. But she’d thought he was leaning on her to help him through it. Not running away to some new place with new people.

Not running away from her.

He felt trapped. Is that the way he felt about her? When she’d turned nineteen, her dream had finally come true. After all these years, he’d finally seen her. Wanted her. Stopped looking at her as a child and saw her all grown up. They’d shared something extraordinary, but now he looked at her like she was holding him back, comparing her to his family.

“What about—what about me?” She hated the weak whine to her voice. Why couldn’t she be strong and fierce? A woman confident in their relationship? She always reverted to that young girl who used to follow him around like a lost puppy, begging for attention. Shame filled her at the question, but she couldn’t look away. She needed his answer.

“Come with me.”

They were the words she craved to hear. She could accept them and run away like in her youthful fantasies. Leave her home and follow him to New York. They’d be together and be happy. Right?

The inner voice rose from her core and whispered in her ear.

What about the baby?

Trapped. His baby would make him feel like he was being strangled. Like she did. He’d never wanted her to go, or she wouldn’t have had to ask. It was his guilt over leaving her behind. There was a shiny new life calling to him, and she wasn’t a part of it. No, she was a part of his past, a part he wanted to forget. Their brief affair hadn’t been as life changing for him. He didn’t love her the way she so desperately needed him to.

Still, sheer stubbornness and habit kept her hoping.

“My grandmother is sick,” she said. “She’s been in and out of the hospital, and I need to take care of her.”

“My father can help out. You can visit her. I’m sure she’d want you to go.”

Once again, there was no passion or urgency in his voice. It was as if he was stating facts, giving rational reasons why she could join him. Her hands floated around to land on her flat tummy.

Trapped . . .

She’d go to New York and have his baby, and he’d be miserable. Or he’d decide to stay to be a father and be miserable. She’d be a mistake, along with his child. Could she live with that? She’d been one of those kids, with her junkie mother and a father who took off, leaving her in the care of her grandparents. Always feeling unwanted. Was this what she dreamed for her future?

Coldness lodged in her gut. No. She couldn’t do that to any of them. Even if she had to lose the man she loved in the process.

“I don’t want to go to New York, Tristan. This is my home. I like my job at Pierce Brothers, and I can’t leave my grandmother. She took care of me my whole life, and I owe her. I want to enroll in business school and get my degree. I can’t start all over in the city.”

“Of course, you can! Don’t you want more for yourself, Syd? More from your life?” Frustration clung to his aura. He clenched his fists and faced her down. “Is this it for you? Working for my father and settling in the same town you were born in? You can be anything in New York. I thought you weren’t going to be that scared little girl anymore. Just take the chance, and let’s do this. Let’s leave together.”

If he’d told her he loved her, she’d probably fly off the bed and follow him to Siberia. If he’d given her any indication emotion ruled his speech, she’d tell him about the baby and take a leap of faith.

Instead, she looked deep into those gorgeous amber eyes and saw . . .

Nothing.

The numbness took over. She knew the pain would come much later. Right now, she needed to do this and set him free. He didn’t love her the way she did him. There was something bigger out there for him. His dreams weren’t about her. And damned if she’d spend the rest of her life trying to be someone who always doubted she was enough. Someone who trapped him into a life of what-ifs and regret.

“I can’t leave, Tristan. I’m sorry. This is my home. I need to stay. And to be honest, I don’t think you really want me to go.”

He spun away from her. Anger beat from him in waves she could almost touch. “Are you kidding me? I ask you to go away with me, and you say you don’t believe me? Are we playing these ridiculous games again, Sydney? ’Cause I’m tired. You can do anything you want, and nothing is keeping you here except yourself. But I’m not about to beg.”

He grabbed his shirt, quickly dressed, and walked to the door. “Just remember you made your choice. I tried. I’m leaving on Friday, and I’m not looking back.”

The door shut behind him.

She wrapped the sheets tight around her and bowed her head. Body shaking, she let the surge of pain and fear wash over her and wondered if she’d made the biggest mistake of her life.

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All or Nothing at All 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
4 star Review All Or Nothing (Billionaire Builders #3) by Jennifer Probst The third book in a great series and I have been looking forward to reading this story. All Or Nothing is a second chance at love story for Tristan Pierce and Sydney Green. Tristan was young when he left Sydney to head to New York, even though he wanted her to go with him she couldn't bare to leave her family and friends, a fact Tristan resented. This book explores the history of their relationship and how the past impacts the future. When secrets and lies are exposed will they be able to forgive each other or will the past come back to haunt them and ruin their future together? This book at times was an emotional roller coaster, the angst and tears were palpable as was the hope for the future. To be totally honest, at times I really thought Tristan was an arrogant jerk and wanted to smack him across the head, whilst being slightly frustrated with Sydney for not standing up for herself more. I was pleased to see that as they got older both of them came into their own, particularly Sydney. Of course the other brothers and their significant others were woven through All Or Nothing and as always it was great to see them pop up. Although not my favourite book of the series, All Or Nothing was extremely well written, the characters were believable (not perfect) as were the circumstances they found themselves in at times.
SweetSexyEscape More than 1 year ago
This was my first Jennifer Probst book and I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. I am always skeptical when I read a book that is part of a standalone series, but this series definitely can be read out of order. I will most definitely be adding the first two books to my TBR list. First, let me start off by telling you that the author flawlessly created the perfect alpha male. Tristan comes across laid back, but he just eludes power in every way. Except he has a small flaw that makes you fall completely head over heels for him. Sydney has loved him since she was 8 years old and she has gone from needy girl to confident and sassy women. These two have history and things start to change between them when Sydney presents this huge business proposal and requests to be made CFO. This forces Tristan to see Sydney in a different light and work side by side with her on this project. He decides that he wants a second chance and he won't take "no" for an answer. These two have off the charts chemistry and this constant power struggle going on through this entire book. Sydney has a secret that could tear them apart and you will find out if the past is just too much to overcome the present. I loved how the author uses flashbacks to spin the story and give it depth. This book is very well written and I highly recommend checking out this book.
Suze-Lavender 9 months ago
For Tristan being part of the Pierce family business and living in a small town used to be a nightmare, that's why he left and built a name for himself in New York. After the death of his father he inherited a share of the company and came back to run it together with his brothers. After a year he's still not used to one aspect of his current situation, spending time again with Sydney, the woman he’s always loved, but never let in. She’s aiming for a job as CFO of their company, which makes him realize she’s no longer the little girl he grew up with. Sydney is a successful single mother, a force to be reckoned with, does Tristan stand a chance to win back the woman he wants to spend the rest of his life with? Tristan broke Sydney’s heart many years ago. His distant and cold attitude made it hard for her to get through to him when she needed him the most and she had to make some difficult decisions by herself. This means there are many unresolved issues between them and there’s a lot Sydney hasn’t told Tristan. Now that he’s showing an interest again her heart want nothing more than to say yes to the man she’s always loved with her entire soul, but is it possible to make a fresh start after everything that happened in the past? All or Nothing at All is a terrific sexy love story. Tristan is the one for Sydney and she’s known ever since their first meeting. He has trust issues and doesn’t easily let people in. Sydney has never been able to completely break down his walls. Every time she makes a little progress Tristan withdraws. He shows her plenty of passion, but isn't always kind and I couldn’t turn the pages quickly enough to find out if he’d eventually be able to open his heart. Sydney is a wonderful generous person. She usually has claws, but whenTristan asks something of her, she can’t say no. There are many unresolved issues between them and discovering if they’d be able to overcome their problems kept me glued to the pages. Jennifer Probst has an amazing dynamic writing style. Her story is fast-paced and filled with energy and emotion. I loved that her main characters aren’t perfect, their flaws make them interesting and very enjoyable to read about. She thoroughly explores each feeling and every obstacle and the result is a fantastic complex love story. There’s plenty of chemistry, sparks are flying off the pages, and each interaction between the main characters is intense and meaningful. I love it when a romantic story is so powerful and highly recommend All or Nothing at All.
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BookWorm221 More than 1 year ago
This book was a rollercoaster of emotions, as the last book in this series I knew we were going to get many sweet moments with the rest of the characters but I guess I wasn’t really ready for how much it was going to affect me. Focusing on this story, we have Tristan he is in the business side of the Billionaire Builders and Sidney is a family friend, she practically grew up with the brothers and that meant a developing crush on Tristan since they were little. Certain circumstances influenced them in the past to start an affair but now many years later they are barely talking to each other and they seem to always be on opposite sides. They have a very rocky relationship, because they both have many feelings from the past still very much present in the present its hard for them to just let go and try and be happy, to all those feelings you also have to add a big secret that Sidney is keeping from Tristan. As I said this book was a rollercoaster there were so many ups and downs and I was right there with the characters for all of them, there were however certain little things that I didn’t like a lot, some words that Tristan says in the book seem to harsh and hurtful and disrespectful and I guess like in real life characters can get carried away but I don’t know they made me feel weird and took me out of the story a little bit. In all, I enjoyed the book, I feel like the characters got to say their goodbyes and that felt really good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another wonderful book by Jennifer Probst.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fun story,looking for next chapter!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made me cry a little, laugh out loud and swoon a lot! Loved this series and would love a wedding novella for Dalton and a Christmas one for all to revisit everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't miss this awesome series, fun and emotional. Loved all three books:)
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
** this review has spoilers ** It breaks my heart to rate this book so low because this story has been the one I've been waiting for. I have loved Sydney since the beginning of this series. I loved her snark and her hard work and how devoted she was to Becca. Tristan was always stand off-ish and maybe had a hint of cockiness, but I knew there was going to be something amazing between them. Yet, it was horrible. Yes, it finally comes out that Becca is Tristan's daughter. Of course it happens after Sydney and Tristan have slept together and tentatively started a new relationship. And then it all goes downhill. Tristan becomes cold and even more distant. He demands they get married or he'll take Sydney to court to get full custody. He demands they share a room and sleep together because Becca needs to see her parents "happy". It isn't until the very end of the book that he realizes that he's been a jerk the entire time and apparently a fancy dress and formal dinner is all it takes to be forgiven. I couldn't rally back from this one. I hated the way he treated her. I hated the way he thought about her as property and the constant thought of "taking what was his" and "claiming her." I get being angry and reacting, but he refused to talk things out with Sydney. She literally had to do what he said. There were no options. The saving spots for me were that he was adorable with Becca and I loved seeing the other couples. If not for those parts, I would have DNF'd. **Huge thanks to Gallery Books for providing the arc free of charge**
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
All or Nothing at All, Jennifer Probst Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:  Romance,  I've enjoyed a few of Jennifer's stories now but this one didn't really work for me.  I understood the background issues, the need Tristan felt to get away, as well as the reasons why Sydney wouldn't leave with him. He acted like a spoiled child growing up, a thwarted teen when he left for the city, and now he's back eight years later he's still acting like a kid, holding old grudges, never once looking at his own decisions or questioning them.  The romance side is pretty generic, secrets revealed, heartbreak just when the characters had finally got together...but as usual for a book by Jennifer its well written, and plays out nicely. What I had major issues with was the way Sydney managed to get away with no one, not one person, questioning who's Becca's father. Its a small town, and as we see in the book, like most its one where everyone knows, or think they know or suspect, every little thing that happens, so how she managed to keep this a secret isn't believable.  Then Tristan returns home and never once suspects? Nor do his family, who Sydney works for, who are very close to her? Even when they're organising Becca's 7th birthday party is still way over Tristan's head..... That was a huge issue for me to get past. When finally he finds out his reaction at first is understandable, but they way he acts after didn't make me like him. He'd been a pretty cold jerk to Sydney for the past year and he reverted to, went past even, that same icy behaviour. I just wanted to say "grow up man! Look at who you were and think honestly how you would have reacted, if things could have worked out!!" Sorry, a well written read that many will love, just not me. Stars: Two, a good read for some, but which didn't work for me. ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
This was a tough one to rate. Since the first book in the series, it was pretty clear to the reader that there was something between Tristan and Sydney, and it didn't take too much mental gymnastics to make the leap to figuring out what Syd's big secret probably was. Second chance romance can make for a really delicious read, so I was really looking forward to this one. The first 40% of the book was everything I could have hoped for--angsty, delicious second chance-ness and all. Once Syd's secret comes out, though, it was hard to get behind the all of choices and decisions that both Syd and Tristan make and demand. The fact that they both work so hard to keep Becca happy is a saving grace for both of them, but at times this book was hard to read. I was determined to get to their HEA, though, and kept going. Seeing the couples from the other books (Tristan's brothers and their coworker) helped to make things better, even at the darkest moments. So...I ended with mixed feelings on this one. There were parts I liked and parts that made me a little crazy. In the end, though, I really did like Tristan and Syd even if I didn't agree with everything they did, and was happy to see them finally end up at a HEA with Becca. It was great to see all the "billionaire builders" get happy endings, and I'm looking forward to seeing what Ms. Probst has in store for us next. Rating: 3 stars / C+ I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
thelonereader More than 1 year ago
I don’t think I advertised this enough, but All or Nothing at All by Jennifer Probst was actually one of my most anticipated releases of 2017. At one point, I thought it was my #1 most anticipated, although after devouring all 705 pages of A Court of Wings and Ruin the same day it came out, I realized maybe not. Either way, I was ecstatic when I got the chance to read this, and unsurprisingly, it was just as amazing as all of the other books in the series. All or Nothing at All is the third book in Jennifer Probst’s Billionaire Builders series, sort of inspired by the Property Brothers. This book features Tristan Pierce and Sydney Greene. They were childhood friends turned lovers, until Tristan took off to New York and Sydney stayed in her hometown. Three years later, he’s back and shocked/betrayed when he finds that Sydney has a kid. He gives her the cold shoulder, unaware that the kid is actually his. So basically, the perfect, most potentially swoony contemporary romance plot ever – it’s why I thought this book would be my favorite in the series. Now having read the book, it’s a hard call. I’m stuck between the second book Any Time, Any Place and this one. The former was perfect in every way, and while I did love this one as well, there was one thing this book didn’t quite hit. Let’s go through the checklist: The selfless heroine. CHECK. The adorable, lovable kid. CHECK. The relationship between father & daughter and mother & daughter. CHECK. The drama and pain after the big reveal. CHECK. The perfect, angsty relationship between Sydney and Tristan. Umm, not so much. While I loved so much about this book and had a great time reading it – minus the tears at the painful bits – one thing that really got under my skin while I was reading was Sydney and Tristan’s relationship. Too much of their relationship was founded on sex. It was clear that they both loved each other’s personalities and who they were to one another, but for most of the novel, this rarely came through in the way they interacted with each other. It was brought up at the end of the novel, but the apology wasn’t big enough, and my cold heart apparently isn’t as easy to please as the characters in the novel. There’s also this thing that happens about three-quarters of the way into the novel. I won’t spoil it, but one character is taken advantage of and literally no one stands up for this character. They let all of what’s happening happen to the character, and all the males and females we’ve come to know and love from the last two books stick up for the other character without even bothering to know more about the situation. Sure, they have the sad character’s back later in the novel, but they weren’t there for the character when the character so could have used them. Again, the character forgave them, but I still hold a grudge. And I’m not even done yet. The happily ever after bit usually occurs after one of the characters realizes that he/she is in the wrong, and makes a grand apology (re: two paragraphs above where I complain about the apology not being grand enough). I’m not sure if this is even a big deal, but the fact that one character absolutely refused to believe the other character until there was absolute proof right in front of that character’s face that the other character wasn’t lying really bothered me. Read the rest at: https://lonereaderblog.wordpress.com/2017/05/17/all-or-nothing-at-all-by-jennifer-probst/
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL is the third and final installment in Jennifer Probst’s contemporary, adult BILLIONAIRE BUILDERS erotic, romance series focusing on the Pierce Brothers-Caleb, Dalton and Tristan Pierce- of Pierce Construction, Harrington Connecticut. This is middle brother Tristan Pierce, and executive assistant and single mother Sydney Green’s second chance story line. ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. Sydney and Tristan’s story has been building throughout the series-the barely veiled animosity between the couple makes for some difficult working conditions. Told from dual third person perspectives (Tristan and Sydney) ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL focuses on the fractured relationship between Tristan Pierce and Sydney Green. Since she was eight years old Sydney has been in love with Tristan Pierce. Accepted by the Pierce family as the daughter they never had Sydney felt loved by all except by the man that called to her heart. A secret affair, and the repercussions of their mother’s death found the Pierce family going in different directions including Tristan Pierce whose need to escape his controlling father found our hero pushing Sydney for things she didn’t want. A brief summer fling with Tristan ended when Sydney refused to run away with the man that she loved. Fast forward to present day wherein Tristan wants a second chance but Sydney’s keeping secret a lie that could destroy the tepid hold on their rebuilding relationship. What ensues is the rekindling romance between Sydney and Tristan, and the fall out when the truth is revealed, and Tristan is unable to admit that Sydney is the woman he loves. The relationship between Sydney and Tristan is one of second chances; a rekindling romance between a woman who has never stopped loving Tristan Pierce, and a man who is unable to trust fearing the same betrayal and hurt from the past. Working together at Pierce Construction forces Tristan and Sydney together but sins from the past will reawaken more betrayal and heartbreak for our leading couple. The $ex scenes are intimate, passionate and seductive but Tristan’s reluctance to let himself love, once again, pushes Sydney to the fringes of their splintering relationship. At times, ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL is an emotional and heartbreaking tale of secrets and lies, unrequited love, betrayal, guilt and loss- I may have shed a tear or twenty but don’t tell anyone. Sydney’s secret betrayal and Tristan’s unwillingness to love continues to build walls that will soon overtake any semblance of peace or a potential future for two people whose lives were destroyed years before. The premise is dramatic anand intense; the characters are colorful, spirited and energetic; the romance is emotional and challenging.
readsandreviews More than 1 year ago
Well, didn’t Sydney and Tristan lead me on a merry chase. It’s been awhile since I’ve read a Jennifer Probst book and I’d forgotten what a good writer she is. All or Nothing at All appeared to be just another second chance romance with a secret baby trope thrown in. But, Probst takes the reader on a sort-of wild ride as Syd and Tristan try to find their happily ever after. There were moments I wanted to smack their heads together, times I wanted one to tell the other to take a hike, and a few times I could’ve just pinched either one of them. Yet, the payoff is so well-done, that it made all the violent thoughts worth it. I haven’t read books one and two in the Billionaire Builders series, but apparently there are a few hints of the relationship between Sydney and Tristan in Everywhere and Every Way and Any Time, Any Place. If you’ve read those, you know before it’s given away in the prologue that Sydney’s daughter is Tristan’s and boy, does she have some explaining to do. I love, love, LOVE secret baby books, but never has the secret been so… controversial. What seems like a pretty black and white second chance/secret baby story has some meat to it. I loved that I kept changing my mind about who needed to do more groveling as the story switched back and forth between present day and flashbacks. As a couple, I had some reservations about Sydney and Tristan. I didn’t always get their attraction to each other outside of their sexual attraction (which is insane). Often, I felt like I was being told they belonged together. Part of it had to do with my inability, at times, to connect with them individually. In truth, I’m sure it’s because I jumped in at the end of the series. But, I also think that Tristan is meant to be a bit of an enigma to readers because he’s an enigma to Sydney and has recently opened himself up emotionally to his brothers (see book 1 & 2). He’s cool and closed off, especially to Sydney and her daughter, Becca, as the book starts. He’s also a bit of a caveman, a bit reminiscent of some of my favorite 80s historical romance heroes. He also brought me to tears (in a good way). Sydney, however, is an open book. Readers know right away how much she loves Tristan, but also how hurt she is by his inability to truly love her. This is the recurring theme throughout the story, but Sydney isn’t a pushover by any stretch of the imagination. She’s business savvy and I loved the moments we see her making deals and renovating houses. More so, I loved how she took care of her daughter, Becca. Through the flashbacks we get to see her grow into the strong woman she is and I found myself cheering her on as she stood up for what she wanted. All or Nothing at All has a familiar supporting cast for those who’ve read the previous books and they play a big role. Even as a newcomer to the series it was easy to see how Probst had developed strong relationships between all the characters, past and present. The setting was also a lot of fun for me. If you like HGTV, you won’t be disappointed! 4 stars for All or Nothing at All. Heat level: 3.5 I received a copy of All or Nothing at All from the publisher and InkSlingerPR in exchange for honest feedback.
MsChris1161 More than 1 year ago
Another fantastic book by Jennifer Probst that I couldn't put down until I'd finished it. ALL OF NOTHING AT ALL tugged at my heartstrings and I just had to read on until I knew Tristan and Sydney had worked everything out between them. It was touch and go throughout the book. Just when it looked like they'd found their happiness something happened to change everything again. All or Nothing at All is the third and final book in the Billionaire Builders series. In my opinion, she saved the best for last. Ms Probst not only finally gives the last Pierce brother his happily ever after, she wraps up the stories for the other two brothers, Caleb and Dalton. She puts a pretty bow on the three brothers tumultuous relationship too. They had a really rocky start, but have not only worked out their differences, they're closer than ever. Sydney's little daughter, Becca, gets honorable mention for being a ray of sunshine and laughter whenever she graced the pages. This book has it all. Laughs, great dialogue, characters you'll love, plenty of angst, some heartwrenching and some heartwarming moments, and steamy, emotional sex scenes. Like I said. I could not put it down! 4.5 stars ~Complimentary copy downloaded from NetGalley. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.
LightningCityBookReview More than 1 year ago
Jennifer Probst ends her Billionaire Builders series on the perfect novel, "All or Nothing At All". This novel focuses on former lovers Tristan Pierce and Sydney Greene. This book has everything: flashbacks, humor, angst, hot sex, and a soul satisfying Happily Ever After. Surprisingly here is also a lot of the late Mrs. Pierce, the brother's mother. in flashback mode, of course. Tristan's stubborn and OCD as always but he breaks down and becomes an hot-blooded romantic. Driven to win back the only woman, other than his mother, he ever truly loved. Sydney's determined to not fall into the Romance Trap with Tristan. She has too many secrets and the threat of heartbreak is too great to go through again. Becca is an energetic six/seven year-old girl and is the crux of the matter. Cal and Dalton, and their women appear throughout as well as Ladies Poker Night. "All or Nothing At All" is moving, heartwarming, funny, and sexy. What makes this novel stand out, to me, above the other series books are the shared flashbacks of Diane Pierce. In the previous installment there are Diane-centric flashbacks as well but those focused solely on her and Dalton Pierce. The flashbacks in this story, via Sydney, show some snapshots of daily family life in the Pierce household. Sydney's an interesting source since she loved Christian Pierce, the brothers' father as well. Therefore we see a slightly less bitter side of him. The previous main characters of the series all appear and play important roles; no fly-by cameos here. The pace is steady and moves along well and the storyline is compelling and engaging. Tristan and Sydney are intriguing, likable, and understandable. "All or Nothing At All" is a wonderful way to end Kristen Proby's fabulous Billionaire Builder series! To read the entire review please visit: http://wp.me/p4XqxF-23Z This novel was provided, voluntarily read, and honestly reviewed.
DGulliver More than 1 year ago
All or Nothing at All is the first Billionaire Builders book I've read. I am very happy that I did not get confused at all while reading it and that it is linked to the first two books but it is a complete standalone. I will be going back and reading about Caleb and Dalton stories. Tristan and Sydney story is one that will truly break your heart. I lost count of how many times I cried while reading their story but I found that the low points made for amazing high points and it flowed perfectly into their happily ever after. You learn in the first chapter what the secret is that they will have to face. To me the secret made their journey perfection and added to their character development. This book reminds me while Jennifer Probst is one of my favourite authors, I will one click anything that she writes because she never fails to disappoint me. 5 stars all around for this amazing book!
ljtljtljt More than 1 year ago
My entire being was captivated by the prologue from Jennifer Probst's ALL OR NOTHING AT ALL. I felt the love and desire between the two main characters deep within my soul, and never wanted to let it go. Sydney Green fell in love with Tristan Pierce when she was only eight years old. Growing up, she always tagged along with him and his two brothers, which resulted in her becoming an honorary member of the Pierce family. Sydney and Tristan are entangled in a secret love affair when Tristan's mother passes away. It is at this time that Tristan is completely out of sorts and feels compelled to get away from his brothers and his family's construction business. He asks Sydney to come with him to New York City, but she wants to stay in town with her ailing grandmother. In addition, she loves working for Pierce Brothers and living in Harrington, so relocating is not really an option. Although she tells Tristan that she loves him, he does not reciprocate the sentiment. It is almost seven years later when Tristan returns home and joins his brothers in the management of Pierce Construction. Tristan uses his success in the NYC real estate market to further advance the company's interests, while he and his brothers rekindle the bonds that they once shared. Sydney is now CFO and a single mom to a darling daughter. She and Tristan barely tolerate each other while working on an important project together, until they finally give in to their mutual longing and desires. They get married, form a family, and overtime, find a way to forgive each others faults and deceptions. I really enjoyed this book. Sydney is an independent woman and I loved the way she stood up for herself time and time again. Her daughter is a real cutie and her way of looking at the world is truly refreshing. Tristan's good-looks, smarts, and emotions are captured brilliantly, which makes him quite likeable. Lastly, Sydney and Tristan are a hot couple and their sexy times are numerous and hot. Luckily, they get a second chance to realize they are meant to be. This is third and final book in the BILLIONAIRE BUILDERS trilogy and it can be enjoyed as a standalone. However, in order to truly experience this well conceived series, I recommend reading books one and two. Some of the characters crossover, which adds a nice familiarity and background to the plot. LJT, Romance Junkies, 4 Hearts
PegGlover More than 1 year ago
All or Nothing at All is about love, relationships, lies and betrayal. Sydney Greene has loved Tristan Pierce for as long as she could remember. As a child, she played games with him and even helped him to win against his brothers. As a teen, she followed him around like a heart-sick puppy and as a woman she relished in his intimate touch. Sydney's love for Tristan, was so complete, that she even let him go, so he could reach his goals. Tristan was tired of working for his father. He decided to go to New York and make a name for himself. He half-heartedly threw out an invitation for Sidney to accompany him to New York. Sydney needed much more than that, though, to leave the only family she’d ever known. If Tristan had only told her that he loved her, she would have gone. However, not uttering the words that Sydney needed, especially, after a night of passion, cost Tristan. He wouldn’t know just how much, though, for several years, and then, the truth would shatter him. Sydney never intended to keep her secret from Tristan, but she did. And, when he came back from New York wanting to renew their romantic relationship, she knew that the time had come. She’d have to be honest with him, even if it meant losing him all over again. All or Nothing at All is a well-written, enjoyable, light romance. If you love second chance contemporary romances, then All or Nothing at All is the book for you. Thank you, Gallery Books Publishing and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.
KatsNook More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars All or Nothing at All is the final book of the Billionaire Builders series. I loved this book and I am so sad to see this series end. Tristan and Sydney’s story began as childhood friends and grew into a passionate romance when they were young adults. But after the death of Tristan’s mom, he and his family are torn apart. Sydney is left with a broken heart and a tough decision to a make. Years have passed and they are thrown together again at Pierce Brothers Construction. Determined to try to work together, Sydney vows to not relive the past and make the same mistake of falling for Tristan. Their chemistry is hotter than ever and they have a second chance at love. But will secrets from the past ruin their future together? You need to read this steamy finale to find out! Since the first book, Everywhere and Every Way, I have been curious about Tristan and Sydney. From the tension between them it was clear there was a juicy story just waiting to be told, and boy was I right. Author Jennifer Probst put me on an emotional rollercoaster with this love story. There were sweet tender moments from their childhood, sizzling scenes in the bedroom as adults, and heartbreaking revelations. Tristan and Sydney love story is filled with highs and lows, but together they can overcome anything. After everything they each have been through it was meant for them to be together. Along with the romance of this series I love seeing the closeness of the brothers. Siblings will always have disagreements but it is clear the Pierce brothers love and support each other. The Billionaire Builders series is more than romance. This series is also about healing, forgiveness, having the courage to follow your hearts desires and for not setting for anything less. But I think the series title, Billionaire Builders, might give readers the wrong impression about these men. The men of Pierce Construction aren’t sitting behind a desk in a fancy high-rise building. They are hands on in all the steps of a project, from the design to the worksite. Which means these are irresistible men that are passionate about their work and the women they love. I highly recommend the Billionaire Builders series to all romance fans.
JillianReadLoveBlog More than 1 year ago
All or Nothing At All is the third book in author Jennifer Probst's Billionaire Builders series and is Tristan's, the brother I've been most curious about, story. He's been the broody, sexy, more posh brother we haven't gotten to dig beneath the surface of until now and I just knew his story was going to be a doozy...and boy was it ever! I'm a sucker for a secret baby trope. Add that trop into the second chance romance trope and I'm a total goner. Oh, and when all of that is written by Jennifer Probst? It's a "call for pizza and feed yourself" kid of situation for the family until I finish reading. Yep, this latest installment in a series I have loved since the beginning was that good. There's some serious history at play between Tristan and Sydney. So much of it. There's first love, heartbreak, family loss, business, and tons of emotion. Things went pretty sour when Syd and Tristan were younger and even though they couldn't deny their connection, it just wasn't the right time for either of them. Now, with years having gone by, fate has her way with these two and they are back in each other's lives and even though they don't realize it, their time has come. What follows is so much emotion and inner turmoil that my chest literally ached when I was reading. I loved these two together and I wanted them to be together desperately. Now, I certainly won't run anything for you but I will tell you that in true Jennifer Prosbt fashion, she gave these two a movie worthy ending that had me sobbing and swooning like a love sick fool! I also have to give a shout out to the serious dirty taking skills that Tristian brought to the bedroom. Holy moly! *fans self* If you haven't picked up this series yet, you really must! With well rounded characters and story lines that make you feel a part of the book, it's a series any reader is bound to love. Thank you, Ms. Probst for another stellar read!
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
This was absolutely AMAZING! Hands down my FAVORITE in the series. The Billionaire Builders went out with a bang with Tristan and Sydney's story. I could not get though of these two and loved every second. My heart was pretty much exploding all over the place. I loved Tristan and Sydney. Watching them reconnect, how their relationship developed and grew, was pretty fantastic. There is chemistry, animosity, tension, and major heat between the two. I loved learning about their histories and getting glimpses of their memories giving the story a lot of depth. I have to say, I have always liked Tristan but by chapter 7, the man completely melted me and I was totally in love with him. There were times both Tristan and Sydney frustrated me and I wasn't always happy with their past or present decisions but it was this hard situation and I felt like a fly on the wall as these two figured it out and fell in love. I was brimming with excitement for Tristan to find out the truth, that wait and build was tense and heart wrenching. I loved the raw, vulnerability of the characters. Tristan was a complicated mess but I loved watching him grow and open up. This was super entertaining to read. The Pierce brothers and their significant others play a big part. It felt like their were mini stories happening for them and it gave it a well rounded feel. I loved Tristan's relationship with his brothers, I am such a sucker for male bonding moments and the good natured ribbing but also that true understanding when it's needed. The women were pretty great too, loved getting to see Morgan and Raven again. I loved the lighter moments that were apart of this story as well. They were needed and perfectly timed. The writing was awesome! I almost feel like it had two major builds in one story and both times I was on the edge of my seat waiting to get to those moments. Drama, turmoil, love, sweetness, apprehension, playfulness, sexiness, this had it all!!! The ending was spectacular. Everything was building to this amazing moment. It broke me down and filled me up. It was the prefect ending to the series. It was an amazing story about reconnecting, second chances, family, healing, and true love. I am absolute thrilled with the conclusion and the roller coaster ride of emotions I experienced while reading, it was fantastic! Complimentary copy received for honest review.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 STARS! Quite the reunion story! A sexy hot connection between the main characters, and lots of stirred up drama along the way makes for an interesting plot! Loved that the brothers and their mates played an integral part in the story line. Sydney Green lost her heart to Tristan Pierce when she was just eight years old. She idolized him growing up and even thought she was just a nuisance to him, she didn't let it ruin her adoration. Once she grew up and was working side by side with him in his family's company, he couldn't ignore her any longer and they set out on a secret love affair. Life happened, things around them fell intoturmoil and Tristan decided he had to set out on his own. Syd was left behind, heartbroken. Years later, Tristan is back to face his past and carve his place back out in his family. Things with Syd are cold and distant at first, but down the road, they begin to warm towards each other again. Just when he's started to let his walls down and let her in again, secrets come out that could ruin them forever!
MBurton More than 1 year ago
3.5 to 4 Stars This was more of an emotional read than I was expecting. Very heartfelt and real. It has a few things in the storyline that I don't normally like to read about, but it worked. It's a second chance romance and had a secret baby. Don't worry, not spoiling anything since you learn this in the very first chapter. I had not read the first two books but never felt lost. You can read this one as a standalone. I enjoyed the HGTV aspect of the storyline and this has a lot of great side characters. Their daughter Becca was adorable and played a big part in the story. I'm such a sucker for the dad scenes. I love reading about a father being a true dad to their children. This had me tear up in a few places because I was very much invested in seeing this family get their happy ever after. I would like to go back and read the first two in the series. The glimpses I got of the women in the other brothers lives have me intrigued for their story. ARC provided by NetGalley.