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ANGIE'S REVIEW + AN EXCERPT AND GIVEAWAY: BUILT BY JAY CROWNOVER!!!!

Title: Built
Series: Saints of Denver Bk #1
Author: Jay Crownover
Release Date: AVAILABLE NOW!!
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SYNOPSIS:
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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Built was one of my most anticipated books of 2016. A new series, from an author I love... GAH! There's nothing more exciting than that for a book junkie. I knew I NEEDED to read it and I was thrilled to get a copy. Everything—from the blurb, to the cover—enticed me. And when I cracked Zeb and Sayer's story open, I was so elated, I could hardly sit still. My expectations were huge. And I'm happy to say that I was immensely satisfied with this beautiful, heart tugging, and sweetly sensual romance. 

The feels... the feels were out of control. 

So much so, I fell completely, utterly, and hopelessly in love with these characters. It's impossible not to. Though I must admit, it took some time to actually get into the book. I really don't know what it was, but I struggled with the first bit. I expected an instant connection and I didn't get that. It took time to develop my attachment BUT once I reached the moment where I felt the characters plight, I was HOOKED. 

OH.MY. Was I ever freaking hooked. 

I felt everything these characters were feeling and I swear, I didn't know what to do with myself when it was done except cry and cry. Seriously, I cried so much. I think the last half was spent with me sniffling. These two are intoxicating. They make you feel so deep, so hard, and so much. And once you get to the meat of the story, you're so invested, you can't see straight. 

Sayer—Rowdy, from the Marked Men Series, sister—is literally an ice queen when it comes to people and relationships. She doesn't know how to process emotion... Like, AT ALL. For her it's easier to run her life almost as if she's on auto pilot—aloof and uninvested. Sure, she's great at nurturing people, she's sweet to others, goes above and beyond, but she never takes care of herself, and while she may be there in person, she separates herself emotionally. She doesn't feel as though she's good enough, and that screams at the reader page after page. You can feel her awkwardness in intimate settings, her need to keep her guard up, the way she feels like she's no good. She has demons, HUGE, DARK and OVERWHELMING demons. 

I hated that for her. It broke my heart that her father had raised her to feel she needed to be anything else but the beautiful soul she was. Even dead, Sayers father haunts her every move. His rule, the way he reigned over her, is ingrained in the way she runs her life in present day. And even with a fresh start, a life alerting move to have a relationship with a brother she didn't know existed, but one she now adores, her past is still there. 

Zeb... Ah, Zeb is on a mission: Never make his mother suffer again. After being released from Prison, for kicking the ass of his sisters ex who beat her, he works to stay on the straight and narrow. At the heart of Zebulon Fuller is the perfect, loveable man, he's warm and caring, laid back and full of easy smiles and quick-witted banter. He's sexy as all can be, and he has his sight set on a certain girl. Sayer has made quite an impression on Zeb. She's never once judged him for his past actions or where they landed him. And he likes that. He likes that a hell of a lot. 

But Zeb and Sayer and are opposites in every way you can imagine. 
She's prim and poised. 
He's tough and rugged, tattooed and mmmm **swoons**. 

Together these two wouldn't appear to work, but they do. They really do. Sayer may want no part of anything serious, but she can't deny her attraction to Zeb. And when a situation pulls these two together once again, Zeb is set on breaking down Sayers walls, while simultaneously fixing a mistake from his past.

The story takes you on a heart warming, emotional journey that is gorgeous and tender, captivating and unbelievably sexy. Everything about it moved my heart in the very best way. I cannot wait for you to read and I am eager to get my hands on the next book in the series. I really can't say enough about these characters and the way they warmed my soul. I recommend Built to everyone who loves a romance that gives you ALL THE FEELS. Zeb and Say are a guaranteed win in my book. Just fanatically terrific.

My Rating:

He took a step closer to me and put his finger under my chin so that I had no choice but to look at that darkening green gaze. “You know what is a big deal?”

Without thinking I put my wet hand on the center of his chest and watched as my handprint covered the place where his heart was thudding heavy and strong. He felt so vital and real, like everything I had had my hands on before him was just make-believe.

“What?” My voice came out more of a whisper than anything else.

“We hung out, I bought you dinner, we talked about our families and shit. We shared. This was a date, Sayer. Maybe not the best first date ever but it was still a date, so you know what that means.”

I did? I was still trying to get my head around the fact that it really had been kind of a date when his head lowered toward mine and my lips tickled as his beard got close enough to brush against them.

“It means we went on a date, so now you should absolutely put your hands on my dick…a lot. My gentlemanly tendencies only reach so far and with you they have about reached the end of the line.”

I gulped a little. “Oh.” That sounded like so many different kinds of dangerous and delicious. I had never asked him to be a gentleman, and frankly one of the reasons I was so attracted to him was because he seemed so rugged and untamed by the conventions I was used to and bored to death by.

“Yeah, oh…which I fully intend to make you say over and over again while I’m as deep inside of you as I can get.”

When his mouth settled over mine, it was an entirely different mess I was suddenly worried about. There was going to be no cleaning up the wreckage that was going to be left of my heart and body when this man was done with me and that felt entirely like a great big deal even though I was helpless to stop it. It was one mess I intended to embrace and not apologize for even if that went against everything I had ingrained deep down within the very core of me.


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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15 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read this. Thanks for the giveaway and chance to win. <3

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  2. build a time machine and go back in time and save people i have lost and tell them better

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  4. I'm actually renovating my entire house right now. I love interior design, but I have to admit it's frustrating at times.

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  6. My BFF and I joke about making a teleported so we can visit each other whenever we want without our butts going numb with a 12 hour drive. Lol. So I'd build that!

    And since, that may never ever happen, I'd love to build a nice reading nook with lots of comfy places to sit, lots of shelves and lots of natural light.

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  7. I would renovate my bedroom make it bigger

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  8. I would renovate my kitchen it's too small

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  9. I wish I was a 'handy' person, but sadly I'm not. But if I were, I'd love to throw myself into a renovation project of a small beach cottage somewhere that I could have some 'me' time. Maybe I'll hit Saturday night's powerball and be able to hire the Property Brothers to do it for me, while I watched...

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  10. I would love to build a dream log cabin
    With plenty of room to have family come to visit. We just have a 2 bedroom home that isn't real big.

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  11. I would renovate the 55 chevy truck that is sitting in our backyard. My husband started it but stopped when we moved in together and later married, he wanted to spend the extra money on trips with our children then on his truck. Now we are empty nesters and I have been trying to get him to start on the truck again.

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  12. a time machine!!!! would be awesome!

    Mariann Murvai

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  13. I'd build a perfect little log cabin =)

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  14. I would build an outbuilding for our RV.

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  15. I would love to build a new house. Thank you for the giveaway!

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