30 December 2015

Review & Excerpt Tour - BUILT

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Review/Excerpt Tour 

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!

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About BUILT:

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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I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: Let's get my #TeamJay fan-girling out of the way early on... I love Jay's Marked Men series and was flipping thrilled to discover a spin-off series - it's the Saints of Denver!! Much like a TV backdoor pilot we got to meet our new leads Zeb and Sayer in the Marked Men series, but BUILT is their story.

Zeb is busy rebuilding his life and getting his flirt on with with Rowdy's sister, Sayer, when he's thrown one heck of a wicked curveball. I loved the dedication Zeb displays in all aspects of his life and how far he is willing to go to protect those he loves. Talk about suffering for one mistake!  I never thought I'd be one to buy into the hot builder look Zeb seems to rock, but boy did he work it! The painting scene made me giggle, swoon and blush. I've yet to meet a construction worker with Zeb's assets but a girl can live in hope...

Sayer uprooted her entire life to meet the brother she didn't know existed, to be part of his world. Sayer's new life comes equipped with a busy job as a lawyer and a new home in need of renovation - enter Zeb. Sayer is very self-contained and initially seems straight-laced and cold. It doesn't take long to discover that she's very caring, but reserved. She's not used to being open with her emotions. I loved her and Zeb together, but I particularly appreciated how she accepted Zeb's past (and curveball). She took him as he was and didn't try to change him.

As with all of Jay's books, BUILT made me cry. It's a real rollercoaster of emotions, but it comes with a really positive message. There are lots of naughty moments in with the more romantic and serious ones. I was expecting to find Sayer hard to warm to, but her eccentricities made me smile and I really wanted her to see her own worth.  

A fab edition to a new series which matches Marked Men in terms of angst, action and sexy times! My only slight complaint is that I would have liked a longer ending, but I'm greedy like that! 

4.5 Stars in my Sky! 


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.
                  “F*** no.”

And don’t miss the previous novella in The Saints of Denver Series!

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Author Spotlight:

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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.

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