Built by Jay Crownover
Saints of Denver #1
We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Review/Excerpt Tour for BUILT by Jay Crownover! BUILT is a Contemporary Romance novel being published by HarperCollins, and it is the 1st full-length novel in The Saints of Denver Series, a spinoff of her New York Times bestselling Marked Men Series. This amazing book releases on January 5th!
From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men books comes an electrifying new spin-off series,Saints of Denver, featuring all the characters fans have been dying to read about.
Sayer Cole and Zeb Fuller couldn’t be more different. She’s country club and fine-dining, he’s cell-block and sawdust. Sayer spends her days in litigation, while Zeb spends his working with his hands. She’s French silk, he’s all denim and flannel.
Zeb’s wanted the stunning blonde since the moment he laid eyes on her. It doesn’t matter how many smooth moves he makes, the reserved lawyer seems determinedly oblivious to his interest—either that or she doesn’t return it. Sayer is certain the rough, hard, hot-as-hell Zeb could never want someone as closed off and restrained as she is, which is a shame because something tells her he might be the guy to finally melt her icy exterior.
But just as things start to heat up, Zeb is blindsided by a life altering moment from his past. He needs Sayer’s professional help to right a wrong and to save more than himself. He can’t risk what’s at stake just because his attraction to Sayer feels all consuming. But as these opposites dig in for the fight of their lives, battling together to save a family, the steam created when fire and ice collide can no longer be ignored.
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Built is book #1 in the Saints of Denver series, I was lucky enough to be gifted an ARC of the book to read for Gemma Reads Too Much.
I remember Zeb from Rowdy but honestly I didn’t really think about him too hard, because, well obviously because Rowdy!
Now I’ve finished Built I’m wondering how the bloody hell I missed him!!!
Zeb is big and rough around the edges, he’s tough but sweet and hell the guys a giant covered in tats. Honestly this story could be shit and the image in my head of what he looks like would probably be enough for me to love this book.
To say I’m swooning over Zeb would be a bit of an understatement, because the guy is pretty perfect!!! This character that you swoon over but also instantly fall in love with. It’s weird for a Jay Crownover book for the guy to be the most sorted character and for once the steady, reliable nice guy totally won!!!
Sayer is a bit of a mess, I kind of like the fact that I didn’t really like her. I know it’s weird that I enjoyed not liking a character, but for me I had to not like her at the start to appreciate how much nicer she is at the end.
There’s a massive part of the story that I can’t comment on without giving away spoilers but let me just say that the things that happen only add to Zeb’s swoon worthiness.
This book has the easy style that I’ve come to expect from this author and right from the start I was rooting for Zeb and Sayer to sort their shit out and live happily ever after.
I honestly have no idea who will get the next book in the series because there are so many options.
Jay Crownover if you are taking suggestions please, please, please can we have Poppy and Church!!! Poppy needs a HEA and Church seems like the man for the job.
I loved this book, it was brill and I can’t wait for the next. Built gets 5 stars from me.
As though my intense and swirling thoughts had pulled Zeb into the vortex of self-pity I was struggling in, my phone vibrated in my hand with a message from him as I wandered aimlessly through the empty rooms.
I shivered at the sight of his name and then silently scolded myself for having such a powerful reaction to only his name on the screen. His message was simple but for some reason it felt full of more meaning and emotion than the three words staring up at me indicated.
Can you talk?
I bit my lip and decided how to answer. I didn’t talk to my clients after office hours were done for the day and I was already having a really hard time keeping the professional and personal lines clear where he and this case were concerned. I sighed and tapped out:
I can. Do you want me to call you?
I had started this process as his friend first and it wasn’t fair to him that my heart was pulling itself apart because of his situation. He was probably nervous and scared about what was coming next week, and I was the only one who could put some of that at ease.
There wasn’t a response for a long couple of minutes and I hated that all I could do was stare at my phone and pace back and forth while I waited to see what he was going to say. I was acting like a teenager and it was ridiculous. I snorted at myself and was headed into the kitchen to pour myself a glass of wine when the phone rang and made me jump. I wasn’t prepared for him to call me right that moment and had a bout of anxiety about answering the call before I told myself to man up and swiped my finger across the screen.
“Hey. Everything all right?” I heard a car honk its horn wherever he was calling from, and he mumbled something that wasn’t directed at me before answering.
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Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men and The Point series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.