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Defying Our Forever

(The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers #3)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  489 ratings  ·  174 reviews
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Claudia Burgoa delivers a funny, heartfelt, sometimes angsty romantic comedy where love begins anew.

Fresh out of Vet school, I married Pierce Aldridge. Gorgeous, sexy, and smart. He’s a philanthropist with a heart of gold, or so I thought.

After a while he became distant, self-centered, and callous. The man I married disappeared before my eyes.
Paperback, 339 pages
Published October 15th 2020
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Defying Our Forever is book three in The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers series by Claudia Burgoa. With each book, as I get to know the Aldridge brothers, I get more invested in this family. I knew that Pierce and Leyla had secrets and have been so looking forward to this book to find out their story. I ended up loving these two so much and can’t wait to tell you about them.

Pierce Aldridge was brought up by his mother and her family in an environment free of any kind of love, where work and m
Claudia Burgoa
Oct 14, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition

Defying Our Forever is a brand new standalone part of the Baker's Creek Billionaire Brothers series by USA Today Bestselling author Claudia Burgoa. A heartbreaking, heartwarming, and at times funny second chance romance.

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The Junkie's Fix is Reading (it's Em)
5+++ stars!

OMG Pierce is GRRRR up until he’s swoon-worthy. And my guess about this two after reading A Moment Like You , kind of fit, it so heartbreaking. But I believe, further down the road or further down the next books, Leyla’s dream of a baby boy & baby girl will come into fruitition. Her character is amazing and very fictional! AKA perfectly unrealistic, coz nobody’s that forgiving and perfect FYI. But im still rooting for them. These two characters are so broken yet for some reason they f
Cami P.
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Defying Our Forever! I read it between breaks at work because I just couldn't stop reading. Yes, that's how good it is.

Let me start by saying that the story line of this series is amazing overall. But Defying Our Forever is something else entirely.

It starts from the beginning of Pierce and Leyla's relationship. From there, it takes us through everything that happened to leave them where they are now. And we come to understand the past of these two characters who, to be honest,
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest and voluntary review.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


Leyla Faye Gibbs is the daughter of Justin Gibbs, owner of Gibbs department stores, and the only surviving heiress of the Gibbs fortune. She survived a family tragedy that left her scarred and disappointed then later became an orphan at a young age. She focused on caring for animals instead of people since sh
Michele McMullen
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Claudia has once again wowed me with her words and captured me in the world of the Aldridge men. This is Pierce and Leyla and their love story was beautiful, heart wrenching, romantic and had so many challenges. I truly love when characters and their world seem so real. This couple is smart. sexy, vulnerable and real. I loved watching as they navigated their love, life, struggles, and then being thrown into the family drama. It is amazing to watch this family unfold on the pages. Loved their sto ...more
⭐Toonasa⭐ •Romance Book Lovers' Haven•
A Breaking Marriage getting its 2nd Chance In a Small Town with Touring Pasts, Passionate Feelings, Finding the Calm, Never Stopped Loving, Deep Talks & Truth, Fractured but Mending, Bright & HEA!
Secrets Tore them apart but Care & Truth brought'em together again. I loved Pierce & Leyla! DEVOURED this story in 7hrs.

NOTE: So I Binge read this series for the release of 'Call You Mine'. It was on my TBR & I finally got to read it! Its so much Fun, Totally Recommend it. It's VERY Enjoyable to read th
Willow Winters
𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝗮 𝗳𝘂𝗻𝗻𝘆, 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗳𝗲𝗹𝘁, 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗴𝘀𝘁𝘆 𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗱𝘆 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗲𝘄.

𝐒𝐞𝐱𝐲 𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐞 ✔
𝐒𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐭, 𝒔𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒚 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐞 ✔
𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐑𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 ✔
𝐀 𝐦𝐨𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐚𝐥𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐚 ✔
𝑭𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒆𝒎𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝑳𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔 ✔
𝐀 𝐒𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐓𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐮𝐧 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲 ✔
6 𝑨𝒍𝒅𝒓𝒊𝒅𝒈𝒆 𝑩𝒓𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝑪𝒉𝒐𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 ✔
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Nadine Bookaholic
What happens when your marriage looses the spark that it once had and all you seem to do is fight? What happens when you still love the person you're married to but it hurts to be near them? This story is one that I was most anticipating since the series began because of the dynamics between Layla and Pierce, you could tell they still cared about one another but they were talking about getting a divorce and it just didn't make sense....but now all the questions I had have been answered and I cou ...more
Jessica Alcazar
Man, I just cannot get enough from this author. It is just so easy to get lost in the world that she creates, and her stories make me happy and give me hope! THIS story was everything. If you’re a romance junkie, this is the story you’re looking for. If you like your fiction relatable and realistic, this is the story you’re looking for. I’ve been reading a ton of books this year because the world is on fire and I have nothing better to do and sometimes I get in these slumps and nothing I try to ...more
Rating: 5/5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Series: Yes Book 3 of (The Baker's Creek Billionaire Brother's)
Recommend ✅ Highly ✅

OMG!!! This book left me shattered....this book will completely drain you. It was such an intense angsty emotional story from beginning to the end! This has to be my favorite book of Claudia Burgoa she completely out did herself with this one! WOW😍

I am in love with this family ....I want to go to Baker's Creek and visit them. They are one big disfuctional complicated family, but I can't get enough
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5* Second Time Around Stars

I am absolutely loving the Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers Series and I was so excited to eventually read Pierce and Leyla’s story as we have got glimpses of them in the previous two books. I knew they had a story to tell and boy did they ever!

In the previous two books we get to meet them, where they are living together (but separated) with the other Aldridge Brothers and their respective partners in Bakers Creek. This story takes us back to how they met, and the
B. C. Booklover
Oct 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you've been reading along in The Baker's Creek Billionaire Brothers series, then you've seen sexy, workaholic lawyer Pierce Alderidge in action as he becomes the legal mind behind he and his brothers efforts to foil the crazy plan that is quickly driving them all crazy.  Even from beyond the grave, their estranged father has them jumping through hoops and comply with his outrageous demands in order to recieve their inheritances.  These guys are talented in their chosen, diverse careers, gorge ...more
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Yolanda McGee~Veronica's Reading Vault
Defying Our Forever is everything and I do mean EVERYTHING that a romance should be. Claudia Burgoa has truly outdone herself with The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers series and so far, Defying Our Forever is without a doubt, the BEST one. She delivers an emotionally intense romance that utterly consumed me.

From beginning to end, Pierce and Leyla’s second chance romance absolutely blew me away. They’re realistic characters with faults and cracks in their souls who will have you clinging to t
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My first thought about this book was when I saw the cover. If you’ve ever seen the show Once Upon a Time, the clock tower looks a lot like the one in Storybrooke. And if you’ve ever watched OUAT you know that not all fairy tales are how we imagine them. Leyla and Pierce remind me a bit of that. They are tested and they are given obstacles but it’s the ending that counts. It’s where these characters get to and what they overcome. And it’s their own unique fairytale. But a fairytale none the less! ...more
Jun 29, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Claudia Y. Burgoa Fans, Romance
It's A Tale As Old As Time...
No, Not Beauty and The Beast...
But More A Story Of What Can Happen...
When Your Marriage Goes Arye ...

I Was Wide Eyed...
Fresh From Vet School...
Ready to Take On The World...

He Was Pierce Aldridge...
A Philanthropist With That...
Required Heart of Gold...

At Least That Was What I Thought...

Once The Blush of Being Newly Married...
With All The Reasons
Why We Said I Do Start to Go Away...

The Man I Fell For Disappeared...
Right Before My Very Eyes...

So I Started to Bide My T
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

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Pierce and Leyla's marriage was so ideal. AT FIRST. Then he changed into someone she didn't recognize - cold, distant, and even cruel. So why won't she sign the divorce papers he draws up? And why does she agree to the stupid stipulations to his estranged father's will, which requires all of his children (and Leyla, as she's Pierce's wife), to live in the same house in his small town, before any of them receives their inheritance? Will this forced prox
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Be still my heart on this one, fell in love from the beginning. Review on my BLOG -> CLICK HERE
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Pierce has been one of my least favorite Aldridge brothers since the series began. He certainly redeemed himself in this book.

I loved seeing how his & Leyla’s story began. They go through a lot of struggles to find their way back to each other.

Everything happens for a reason.
Athena D.
☆☆☆☆☆ 5 STARS

This couple did not have the greatest of childhoods, yet it shaped them into the people they've become. The way Leyla and Pierce's relationship progresses from their first encounter right up to their present state is incredibly entertaining. I could not get enough of the Aldridge brothers. I am dying to read Beacon and Grace's story. Defying Our Forever by Claudia Burgoa is an EPIC read that will join the ranks of the BIBLIO-ARISTOCRACY!!!
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020, arcs
I couldn't wait to read Defying Our Forever, book three in the brilliant Baker's Creek Billionaire Brothers series by Claudia Burgoa. With each book, the series gets better and better. This family and these brothers have grown on me.

Pierce Aldrige has had a hard time, not being loved the way he should've been by his mother, which left its marks. And then Leyla Gibbs came around, the beautiful red-haired veterinarian. Both of them hold so many secrets, prefer to keep things hidden. Neither wants
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have fallen so hard for these sexy Aldridge brothers and The Baker's Creek Billionaire Brothers series! The more I learn about these broken billionaires, the deeper I care for them and cheer for their HEA! This is about Pierce Aldridge, and Leyla Gibbs and their magical fairytale second chance romance. But as we know, fairytales are not easy journeys at times. Pierce is a broken, moody lawyer until he meets the beautiful, kind, caring veterinarian. He loves that she tries to save all the anima ...more
Becky Rendon
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Can we talk about the need to shake Claudia Burgoa for answers!?! Okay, fine. How about the fact that Pierce is clearly an even bigger jackass than his older brothers!?! Or so damn stubborn you want to shake him until he gets a concussion amnesia, or both!?!

Pierce, dude, what the heck!?! I want to hug you and strangle you. I'm so glad you learned to pull your head out of your posterior. I was just shy of throwing my kindle.

Leyla, honey, you are a better woman than I am. Your grace and love is a
Oct 14, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Defying Our Forever by Claudia Burgoa finally tells us the story of Pierce and Leyla. We learn about their history before landing in their current situation. They share witty banter and I loved their back and forth. But with neither being totally open and honest with each other, can they make it together? They definitely share steamy chemistry, but also a whole bunch of obstacles stand in their way. Can they find a way to stay together and see what they truly have before it’s too late?

I loved n
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I love this series. First off, I wanted to throat punch Pierce. He was such a prick to Leyla. Leyla opened her heart and trusted for the first time in her life and he smashed her. There were many times I shouted at Leyla in my mind to get out and be done with him. I admired Leyla for her strong character and her love of Pierce. She took all the bad in her life and created beauty. I don't want to give spoilers away, but of course there is HEA. In each book the reader learns a little bit more of t ...more
Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
Pierce and Leyla’s love is one that will remain with me for years to come! Their passion and loyalty to one another was mesmerizing and I was rooting for them the whole time!

Claudia created two characters that you can’t help but fall head over heals in love with! Though Pierce can be brash, he also has a heart of gold. He’s just a person who is trying to keep his heart protected! He’s so easy to love but you also can’t help but want to slap him a few times only to realize that his heart was in
Caroline F
Pierce is my favourite Aldridge, so far. Loved this story!!

"Leyla taught me that home sometimes has a heartbeat and not a zip code."

Pierce and Leyla were not looking for love when they met but it crept up on them. Pierce was damaged by this childhood and Leyla was broken but together they found 'home'. Unfortunately, they couldn't stay forever in their passionate and happy bubble, and Pierce's conditioning broke their marriage. When he has to uproot his life, Leyla could either sign the divorce
K.  Ramjohn
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm loving The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers series and Defying Our Forever is no exception. This story was emotional and intense and I was hooked from beginning to end.
This is Pierce and Leyla's story, a story about them rekindling their love for each other. These were two flawed yet strong characters, and their story was realistic, swoon worthy, and angsty and will have you very much invested in the outcome.
Pierce and Leyla had intense chemistry and I loved their witty banter. It was obv
Jul 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm so ready for this UGHHH

5 stars !!

I knew coming into this book it was going to be angsty, sad, and heartbreaking but wow I was not expecting that many tears! I love Leyla and found her headstrong and confident in the previous books which surprised me about her past as a young girl. I was always intrigued about Leyla and Pierce's story and why they were going through a divorce but now it made sense. There were just so many lies and unspoken truths that Pierce hid throughout their marriage whic
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Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author.
She writes alluring, thrilling stories about complicated women and the men who take their breath away.
She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and her youngest two children. She has a sweet Bichon, Macey, who thinks she's the ruler of the house. She's only partially right.
When Claudia is not writing, you can find her reading, knitti

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  • Call You Mine (The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers #4)
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