Note: This ARC was provided by the publisher via InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review.
It's a battle of wills and opposites in the novella written by bestselling author Jennifer Probst and her latest addition to her ongoing Billionaire Builders series. Somehow, Some Way is the enemies-to-lovers story of Bolivar Randy Heart and Charlotte Grayson, also known as Brady and Charlie, respectively. As the lead architect at Pierce Brothers Construction, Brady is considered one of the very best and is quite set in his ways--both in his personal and professional lives. He's got his life all planned out and he's been checking each milestone and achievement off of his list. The one thing missing? A wife he can come home to, keep house for him, and be the mother of his children--every bit the traditional idea of what a wife should be, with his mother and sisters setting themselves as examples of what he wants in the woman he's to share his life with. That woman is certainly NOT Pierce Brothers Construction most recent hire. Charlie is headstrong and independent and makes no apologies for who she is. While she may admire his work, she isn't a fan of Brady's lack of flexibility and archaic ideas of the role of women. But when Brady is tasked to help Charlie out on a house she's flipping, they get to know each other better. Will giving in to their mutual attraction also mean having to give up on who they are and what they think they wanted?
I've enjoyed Jennifer Probst's Billionaire Builders series from the beginning, but I admit that it took me a bit longer than usual to warm up to this novella, which is also the only one that isn't about any of the three Pierce brothers. I wasn't a fan of Brady's for most of the book, and it isn't because he isn't a Pierce. Nope, it was because he was a jerk when it came to Charlie, often looking down on her as if she didn't rank high enough on his scale because she didn't fit into the mold he had created for the "ideal" woman. It's the twenty-first century and what Pierce was looking for in a wife made me think he thought that title was synonymous to "maid". I get it--he had idealized the marriage of his parents and all but gah! The man left me frustrated and I was rather insulted on behalf of many working women who were married and slash or had children. That doesn't mean, of course, that the man didn't have his good moments. He did, especially when he let loose and allowed himself to simply be whenever he was with Charlie. Speaking of Charlie, the woman is one of my favorite Probst heroines so far. She's her own person and she knows what she wants and goes after it with gusto. While not my favorite story in the series, I did enjoy Somehow, Some Way and it's whetted my appetite for the third book, All or Nothing at All, next month. Four stars. ♥
Read my reviews for the Billionaire Builders series:
Everywhere and Every Way (book one) - five stars - My Review
Any Time, Any Place (book two) - 4.5 stars - My Review
Somehow, Some Way (novella) - four stars - My Review (posted above)
Date Read: 02 June 2017
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