Monday, December 28, 2015

Review: Built by Jay Crownover (Saints of Denver, #1)

(from goodreads)

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.Sayer Cole and Zeb Fuller are as different as two people can be. She’s country club and fine-dining, he’s cell-block and kill it and grill it. Sayer spends her days in litigation, while Zeb spends his working with his hands. She’s French silk while he’s denim and flannel.
The differences between the two of them don’t stop Zeb from dropping every hint he can think of that he would like to get to know her on a more personal level, but Sayer seems oblivious to his interest or is just too nice to tell him to take a hike. To Sayer, a guy like Zeb could never be interested in someone as reserved and boring as she is. She’s never been with anyone that was hot enough to melt the icy exterior she’s had wrapped around hera since her awful childhood. But what if Zeb is the one who might finally thaw her out…?

Read from: December 4 to December 13, 2015
Read on: eReader


So it took me ten days to read it and it wasn't because this book wasn't good, but because I had to read it on my laptop since I didn't have any other way to read it and I couldn't read as often as I wanted to. Believe me, it killed me when I was at work and I just wanted to get home and read it.

I'm really grateful for the chance that I got to get to have my hands on this book before its release date and I hope my review will reflect it.

So where do I start with this review? There are so many things to say and yet, I feel like the words aren’t enough to express what I feel about this book, but I have to start somewhere, so let’s start with the characters.

A few years ago, guys who resemble Zeb wouldn’t have been the kind of guys that would attract me in general, but now, I rather find them attractive and I wanted a Zeb for me. His personality just made you melt whenever you read his point of view. It was nice to read more about what happened to him and how it reflected in his life. He is such a family man and the way he loves Sayer will make you swoon from the beginning to the end.

Now Sayer. What do I say about her? I really wanted to hit her from time to time for being so clueless about just how awesome she was. It wasn’t because she was trying to get pity or compliments, but because she actually believed she wasn’t worth the love of a good man and it hurt me to see her like this, but in this book, you see how she grows into being the woman she really is and you can just be happy to read about her journey.

This pairing is probably one of my favourites in all of Jay’s worlds combined. Even if their worlds are different, they come together beautifully. It’s not a pairing like the bad boy/good girl that many people would come to believe if they only judged by the way the both look, but they are both such good people that it was only a matter of time before they found one another.

I’m really happy that Jay made this spin-off because there were quite a few characters that I hope we’ll get to read about in the next books. Jay has created a world where you just want to be part of and I’m happy that she continues their journey.

And if you miss your Marked men, Jay does bring them into this book too. Yes, they are not the main focus, but we do get to see where their story is at now.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO JAY CROWNOVER, HARPERCOLLINS AND EDELWEISS for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.

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