BUILT by Jay Crownover Review and Exclusive Excerpt! 

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz 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 is out now so grab your copy today! And be sure to check out the awesome sweepstakes! Info and links below!

 

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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.

 

Review for BUILT by Jay Crownover

By Amy at Pages Abound

I don’t know how Jay does it, but each time she writes about a character, she taps into the inner workings, roots around the demons and insecurities that lurk inside, and brings forth the diamond in the rough. BUILT is just one more example of how Jay Crownover is able to draw forth the human element of her characters and expose the flaws that make them unique and lovable.

The foundation she BUILT  for Sayer and Zeb is carefully constructed, encompassing the messiness of life, so that once fears are faced, trust is built, and walls are torn down, two people are brought together in order to help heal, love, grow, and build a relationship that is strong and supportive.

If you are a fan of the Marked Men Series, you are sure to find yourself just as hooked with The Saints of Denver characters. Be prepared! Zeb will steal your heart and have you appreciating the strong convictions he holds dear and the support he lends to those he loves and cares about.

“Sometimes we have to suffer and give up a piece of ourselves to do the right thing for someone that we love. I’ve been there.”

He is a man with integrity and a heart of gold; a man who was able to rise from the ashes and builds a life of which he can be proud. His ability to see so clearly the needs of others and find the compassion and strength to understand each person’s perspective made him one my favorite men Jay has written to date! (Look out Rule…Zeb is moving in!)

 And Sayer? What can I say. She was a women who seems so put together on the outside: strong, independent, and a fighter. But the insecurities and internal battle she has with herself is what really brought Sayer’s character to life.

“She has to trust that she’s enough, more than enough, and I can’t tell her that. She just has to know it and believe it. It has to be her truth.”

Like so many people, her fears kept her from really enjoying life and going after all life had to offer. Yet, she was amazingly honest and forthright about her personal insecurities and how she wanted to protect Zeb from her flaws or from the pain she was sure she would cause him. I appreciated being able to watch her struggle and grow through the process while also seeing the love and compassion she has for others radiate.

“There was no repairing Sayer Cole. She had to tear it all down and rebuild from scratch.”

This is not the typical love story where one chases the other and becomes the savior. This is the story of two people with enough courage to figure out what is most important in life and choose whether to let go of the personal fears.

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EXCERPT

It was late.
I was really tired.
I had a full day at work tomorrow and I needed to be up early enough so I could swing by the
gym before I went into my office.
I had also agreed to have drinks with a fellow attorney after my final court appearance of the
day. It was a semidate I had already rescheduled twice, so I couldn’t reasonably back out again without
looking like a complete jerk. Doing any of that on a few hours of sleep was less than ideal, but I was
getting used to running on fumes lately. I, too, was having dreams that woke me up in the middle of the
night, that left me shaken, heated, and too wound up to stay in bed.
Only my dreams weren’t terror inducing—they were good. Oh, so fucking good. They were
better than good. They were the best dreams I had ever had. Hell, the dreams were better than any kind
of actual sexual experience I had ever had while wide-awake. They were the kind of dreams that had me
jerking up from a dead sleep while I panted and sweated. I woke up twisting in my sheets and touching
myself because the man that starred in each and every single one of them was nowhere around.
Control was everything to me, and Zeb Fuller made me want to lose it even when he was sound
asleep in his own bed all the way across Denver.

 

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

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Jay Crownover - author picAbout Jay Crownover:

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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