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Built by Jay Crownover…Blog Tour Stop, Review, & Excerpt

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We are absolutely thrilled to bring you the Review/Excerpt Tour 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 releases on January 5th!

 

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BUILT Review & Excerpt Tour

December 28th

Reading is Sexy – Review & Excerpt

RentasticReads – Review & Excerpt

StuckInBooks – Review & Excerpt

Little Red’s Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Addicted to Happily Ever After – Review & Excerpt

kimberlyfaye reads – Review & Excerpt

December 29th

Bookcrack – Review

Ramblings From This Chick – Review

V’s Reads – Review & Excerpt

three chicks and their books – Review & Excerpt

Desert Divas Book Addiction – Review & Excerpt

Lili’s Books – Review & Excerpt

December 30th

Lustful Literature – Review & Excerpt

Zili in the Sky – Review & Excerpt

Red Hot + Blue Reads – Review & Excerpt

Biblio Belles – Review & Excerpt

Mustreadbooksordie – Review & Excerpt

Book Freak – Review & Excerpt

A Bookish Escape – Review & Excerpt

December 31st

The Book Maven – Review & Excerpt

She Hearts Books – Review & Excerpt

Lazy Book Lovers – Review

Reese’s Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Naughty and nice book blog – Review & Excerpt

January 1st

Books to Breathe – Review & Excerpt

Random Book Muses – Review & Excerpt

Under the Covers – Review & Excerpt

Holly’s Hot Reads – Review & Excerpt

Cocktails and Books – Review & Excerpt

January 2nd

Bewitching bibliophile – Review & Excerpt

Much Loved Books – Review & Excerpt

Dark Faerie Tales – Review & Excerpt

The Book Disciple – Review & Excerpt

Live Read and Breathe – Review & Excerpt

Smokin’ Hot Reads Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

January 3rd

People Like Books – Review & Excerpt

The Flare Up – Review & Excerpt

Gemma reads too much – Review & Excerpt

Read Love Blog –Review & Excerpt

KT Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

i love lady porn – Review & Excerpt

January 4th

Red Cheeks Reads – Review & Excerpt

Krista’s Dust Jacket – Review & Excerpt

Jenuine Cupcakes – Review

Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt

Never Judge a Book by its Cover – Review & Excerpt

Book Sojourner – Review & Excerpt

January 5th

Echoing Books – Review & Excerpt

oh the book feels – Review & Excerpt

Reviews by Tammy & Kim – Review & Excerpt

An Asian Chick & her cat Walk into a Book Blog – Review

TLBC’s Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

January 6th

Obsessive Book Nerd – Review

The Bookworms Obsession – Review

Total Book Geek – Review & Excerpt

True Story Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Literati Literature Lovers – Review & Excerpt

January 7th

The Revolving Bookcase – Review

Two Book Pushers – Review & Excerpt

BFD Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

The Fairest of All Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Hot Guys in Books – Review & Excerpt

January 8th

Nose Stuck in a Book – Review & Excerpt

Book Babes Unite – Review

Renee Entress’s Blog – Review & Excerpt

BJ’s Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Shelf_Life – Review & Excerpt

Ticket to Anywhere – Review & Excerpt

January 9th

Nuggets from a Book Nerd – Review & Excerpt

Krissy’s Book Nook – Review & Excerpt

Tar Heel Bibliobabe – Review

pbc – Excerpt

From the TBR Pile – Review & Excerpt

Romance Addict Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

 

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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.

 

My Review:

Built is the first in a new series from author Jay Crownover and had me hooked from just the cover alone.  Of course, after I dove into the story I was glued to every word and loved it from start to finish.

One of the things I loved most about this book were the two main characters and just how perfectly imperfect they were.

Sayer is pretty closed off and holds a stiff upper lip most of the time.  But that didn’t make her unrelatable.  Far from it, in fact.  She’s a gal who had a crappy childhood and knows she’s gotta make a change or risk being alone for the rest of her life.  She has a few friends, excels at her job and has plenty of compassion and heart when it comes to that, but it’s learning how to let that heart and compassion into her personal life that always trips her up.  She’s a woman who has been hurt and is emotionally closed off because of that hurt.  She’s a woman just waiting for the right guy to come and shatter those walls. Enter Zeb…

Poor Zeb has been through some pretty rough times himself.  But instead of closing off like Sayer did, he did the opposite and learned to love more of his life.  More of what life can offer and do it with a fierce determination that I just adored.  He is all man with a big soft heart and a fierce love and loyalty to those he holds close.  He doesn’t back down from a challenge and does what’s right.  He’s a fighter and faces two of the biggest fights in his life after meeting Sayer and getting some very unexpected news from his past.  I loved that he embraced the challenges and set out to make them both work.  Oh, and he’s sexy as hell.

Adding real depth to these two amazing characters is the way Ms. Crownover writes. I’ve read a lot of books and there are a lot of terms and words that are overused.  It just happens and it’s not necessarily a bad thing. I’ve come to expect certain terms or phrases when it comes to emotional scenes or love scenes, and that’s totally ok.  That didn’t happen here in this book, though.  There is something exceptional about the way Ms. Crownover wrote those special moments that really stood out to me.  The words used to describe things like Zeb’s feelings, Sayer’s emotions, the physical moments they share, were all done with a little edge of something different that had me in love with this story.  For that, I’m especially excited to read more of this series and more of Ms. Crownover’s writing.

Overall, if you’re looking for new and different, this is a book you should get on your shelf.  I highly recommend! Thank you, Ms. Crownover, for an amazing read!

4LovesRLB

Four-and-a-Half Loves

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Excerpt:

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.

“Fuck no.”

 

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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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Comments

  1. This is to be read for sure! Thank you, Jilly!

  2. Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

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