Arc Review – Built by Jay Crownover


January 5, 2016 by ceresbooksworld



Built by Jay Crownover

Book one in The Saint of Denver series

Publisher : Harper Collins

Publication Date : January 28th 2016

Source : Inkslinger via Edelweiss

Rating : 4 hearts



Synopsis (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.



If you read Rowdy, you know that Sayer is Rowdy’s sister, you also see the attraction between Zeb and Sayer in Rowdy and Asa.

Zebulon Fuller is a hard worker, yes he’s gone in prison for a while but he is a good man with honor and compassion. He will do everything for the people he loves. He has a sister and a niece, he loves them. He is attracted by Sayer since the very first time he see her. His job is to rebuilt houses, make them beautiful and nice. He will have to do the same with Sayer, rebuilt her.

Sayer Cole is a family lawyer, her father was a monster with her, not physically but mentally. She has some issue with confidence in herself but she loves her brother. She took care of Poppy and helped her to take her life in her own hands. She is also attracted by Zeb but she has some big walls around her heart, it will take some times to destroy.

Zeb and Sayer are really great together, Sayer is trying to help him the best she can and I like seeing her more colorful. Zeb is handsome, I’m not a beard girl but this man is attractive, he is kind and my heart melts totally when I see him with Sayer or with Hide.

I really liked this story, Jay Crownover did an amazing job with Zeb, with her men she put the level higher and higher, I don’t know when she will stop. I know some of you will probably think that Sayer’s problems are not that big and she shouldn’t be so freaked out. But personally I think you’re wrong, often, the words hurt much more than acts. The words remain engraved in your memory while bruises become blurred. So keep that in mind when you read Built because Sayer totally deserves your love.

I must also say that seeing Rowdy, Salem, Cora and Rome did a lot of thing for my heart. I love the fact that they are all connected and even if we are not in their story, we learn a little more about their life.

The next book in Saint of Denver will be about Quaid and Avett so I suppose we will see Sayer, Zeb and maybe Asa and Rome too. I really enjoyed all Jay’s book, some more than others but she’s a very talented author and I would love to see her one day in France.


2 thoughts on “Arc Review – Built by Jay Crownover

  1. Well, I’m not much into beardy guys, but I do like the cover nonetheless. 😉 I have not read any of Crownover’s books! I met her back in September but had nothing for her to sign (and I felt bad). However, I am interested in this series (especially Leveled). I’m glad you liked the lead couple, and Zeb’s character development! Lovely review, Carine. 🙂

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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