12 July 2016

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

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Harper
Published: 5th January 2016
Pages: 352
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance, 
Main Characters: Sayer, Zeb
Date Read: 8th June - 15th June 2016

Rating Given:

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…?

I've only read one book by Jay Crownover which I enjoyed so I had to read a new book from her and I wasn't disappointed.

I do like the cover especially the model used however I don't really see him as Zeb yes he has some similarities but for me he doesn't have the build or enough tattoo's to be my Zeb. I like the use of the pink as it makes the cover stand out even more for me.

I was a little worried about starting this one since it was a spin off series in which I've only read the first one so I thought that I might get lost and not understand what was going on, however, there was a little reminder of how Zeb and Sayer met before it got started which I was pleased about as I hadn't seen the moment that they met. After that little catch up it got straight into it and I was hooked. I loved the love story side to this book as I loved the way Sayer didn't just give in and it was a slow builder but when they where in the same room the sparks jumped out of the pages. What was different to what I've read before this book was also about different kinds of abuse whether it was mentally or physically they where both dealt with which I found was dealt with realistically and delicately. I loved the ending as it was cute and realistic and I hope we get to see them again in the future books in this series.

I loved all of the characters in this book even the secondary characters it was also nice to catch up of the Marked Men characters as even though I haven't got to know them in their own right it was still nice to know a part of their story. Zeb has to be one of my favourite ever male characters as even though his shell was hot he was just as hot on the inside, there was nothing that I didn't like about him. It was Sayer that stopped me from giving this book the full five stars that I wanted to as because of how she was treated in the past it made her a bit too stand offish and even though I understand why she was the way she was I still didn't like the way she treated Zeb. I loved what we saw of Quaid and I can't wait to read his story.

Overall, I loved this story and I am very excited about continuing on with this series and any other book Jay Crownover happens to write.