Yay, Tristian and Sydney!
By Diva Princess1
First off, I loved this series. Based on three brothers , Pierce Brothers. But Tristian had to be last. He was definitely the most stubborn and the last to fall. Sydney loved Tristian since she was eight years old. She followed him around until one day he finally noticed that she had grown up into a beautiful young woman. They had a short affair, but then Tristian mother had did in a fatal car accident. Circumstances leading to a lot of unanswered questions about their mothers life and where exactly she was going. Tristian decided to move to New York leaving everyone behind. Returned only for fathers funeral and reading of will. So he decided to stay and work with his brothers. Now Sydney had a problem, because she never told him her seven year old daughter was his, he was a father. Though must of this story was or appears to be sad it wasn't. It was a really good book, with very real issue. I may read it again soon.
This book was absolutely EVERYTHING! ❤️
It is certainly no secret that I LOVE this author; she is my absolute favorite!! But this book...I'm having trouble finding the words that will even do this book proper justice. I have been waiting for Tristan & Sydney's story since the beginning of this HGTV "Property Brothers" inspired series. I loved each of the Pierce brothers and their loves (Brady & Charlie's story too) but this book was incredible and quite possibly my favorite. In this final installment of the series, we learn why there is so much tension between Tris & Syd and it is such a heartbreaking story. But as heart wrenching as it is, it is also a story about love and family and redemption.
I loved this series so much and I just can't recommend it highly enough!! I only wish that I could read it for the first time all over again! ❤️
By Laura G-slizzle
I want to start by saying I love the writing style and story flow. Jennifer's style is a modern upgrade on the romance scene that can get cliché and just awful very quickly.
That being said, this book (which I've been REALLY looking forward to reading) left a bad taste in my mouth. There were a few cases of dubious consent that made my skin crawl and I just couldn't find it in me to be onboard with Tristan's character.
I'm a fan of the more rough style of erotica and Jennifer has always done a great job of portraying it in a way that clearly shows that everyone involved is 100% on board. But the ball was dropped here.
I look forward to more from Jennifer Probst, but this will not be a repeat read.
Love, Lies and Betrayal
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.
By Reading by the Book Blog
Tristan was one closed off soul and even I thought he was a hard nut to crack. I may have got where he was coming from with the way his father acted towards him when he was a teenager to young adult but his heart of steel was an ego buster. I don't think anyone had the strength in which Sydney displayed but as a parent we do some crazy things for the sake of our child's well being either it be before birth or after. In our mind the rationale outways the consequences every time.
This was a hard story to grasp but I rallied around the fact that on a personal level I connect with Sydney and understood her reasoning more so than not. Mother Bear and doubt for the win. Your heart for the protection.
This was the last of the Pierce brothers individual story but I hope to get one more from them because although they found their way back to one another there is still some growth to be had. One of my favorite series by Jennifer and I hated to see my device at 100%
Great chemistry between Tristan, and Sydney. Becca is adorable, and the dynamic between her and Tristan is so sweet! Overall a worthwhile book. The problem is Sydney, her excuses for not telling Tristan about Becca are weak at best, and totally infuriating. If Sydney's reasons for keeping that whopper of a secret from everyone was really about her daughter Becca's well being she would have told a Tristan the truth about his daughter when he came back the first time, or the second time, giving Tristan and the family Syd loves so much a chance to take their rightful places in her and Becca's lives. Fine if Tristan wants to forgive Syd so easily, but a little more self reflection and loathing was due on her part, not the "I had my reasons, he didn't tell me he loved me", boo hoo, it's not about you Sydney it's about your daughter. Nope not a Sydney fan at all, her character confuses obstinance, selfishness, and fear, with strength, good parenting, and self sacrifice.
ANother stellar book from Jennifer Prost!
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!
By Lynn B888
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!
3.5 to 4 Stars
By Burton 74
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.