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 1stfull-length novel in The Saints of Denver Series, a spinoff of her New York Times bestsellingMarked Men Series. This amazing book releases on January 5th!
Built (Saints of Denver #1)
By: Jay Crownover
Release Day: January 5th, 2016
Publisher: Harper Collins
Source: InkSlinger PR
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.
*Advanced Readers Copy received in exchange for an honest review*
First off all I love Jay Crownover and when I saw there is a blog tour for this book; I jumped for the change to read this book because I couldn’t wait for the release day! Anyway this book was fantastic. This book had romance, love, swoon worthy men, a broken yet strong woman who is scared to open up to the guy. Also there was a lot of hot sexual chemistry which I loved.
Now I’m not someone who likes guys with beards but Zeb is one with an exception. He is strong and talented with his hands. He had to do something after coming out of prison. So he went into restoring and building houses, which he did for Sayer. She loved him in the house and when he finished with the remodelling made her miss him so much. She couldn’t sleep much because she kept dreaming of him. Zeb wanted Sayer the moment he met her and he would not give up on her even when she kept pushing him away. One day Zeb got a visit from a stranger that rocked his life and Sayer is the only one who can help him with that. Sayer saw how hard Zeb worked for the one other thing that is important to him. He did all he could to get what he wanted but yet Sayer started to bend for him, her walls started to crumble around him.
I always loved the men in the Marked Men series so I enjoyed cameo from the characters in that series. I loved that Rowdy saw right though Sayer whenever Zeb was mentioned. Loving that Zeb melted Sayer’s heart every time he was near her. I mean he got her to open up and not to be afraid of what people might think of her anymore. I like that she loves all those bright colours and Zeb is the one who started the change for her but she had to fight for herself as well.
Anyway I am really rambling… I loved this book like I love all of Jay Crownover’s novels. She just knows how to write amazing books with swoon worthy sexy men who just knows how to show a girl a fun time. I would easily reread this book.
The moment I got the ARC I made sure read this immediately and I read it in one day. This was such a great book with so much emotions and happiness. This book ended with a HEA and I can’t wait to read more books from this author. Trust me guys you should get off your asses and read this book now, you won’t regret it!
I met her at a bar.
She had a beer bottle in her hand even though she looked like she should be sipping champagne out of an expensive flute, and that inexplicably turned me on. She was pretty and looked completely out of place in the no-name bar sitting across from one of my longtime friends who also happened to be her long-lost brother. He was the reason she was here. In that split second that I laid my eyes on her I wanted to be the reason she stayed.
I knew it was rude and that the two of them needed some time together, some time to figure out what they were to each other now that she had blasted into his life unannounced. If I was a better friend I would have left them alone. As it was, I made my way over to the tiny table and sat down. I was covered in sawdust and had drywall mud caked in the hair on my head and on my face, but she didn’t flinch or bat an eyelash when I purposely broke up their party of two and placed myself as close to her as I could without actually touching her.
My buddy Rowdy St. James lifted his eyebrows at me as I stared at her while he introduced us. Sayer Cole. Even her name was elegant and sophisticated sounding. She was an enigma, this pretty woman that seemed like she should be in any place but this bar with the two of us. She’d showed up out of the blue a couple of months ago claiming to be Rowdy’s half-sister, claiming that they shared a father, claiming that all she wanted was to be in his life and have some kind of family of her own. She looked too delicate to be that brave. Came across as way too proper to have said “fuck it all” and picked up her life to move it someplace unknown without being sure of her welcome. She looked like silk, but if my guess was right about her, it was silk wrapped around steel.
And don’t miss the previous novella in The Saints of Denver Series!
About Jay Crownover:
Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Todaybestselling 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.