Monday 8 February 2016

My Book Boyfriend Monday - Zeb Fuller #bookboyfriend #Built @JayCrownover #saintsofdenver @WmMorrowBks

It has been forever since I have found a male worthy of book boyfriend status.  This time the honor goes to Zeb Fuller from Built by Jay Crownover

Some of the reasons I love Zeb

  1. He's such a soft giant with a huge heart.
  2. He's loyal, protective, understanding and so loving
  3. His way of loving Sayer and Hyde is so full that you can't help but fall in love with him.

A few examples of why Zeb stole my heart: 

All quotes and phrases from  eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of HarperCollins via Edelweiss

Built (Saints of Denver #1)

The first in the new SAINTS OF DENVER series from NYT bestselling author of the MARKED MEN series, Jay Crownover

Sometimes you have to tear everything down to build something new…

Sayer Cole is frozen inside. At least, that’s what it’s felt like for as long as she can remember. She’s yet to let anyone past her icy exterior – and the one guy she thinks might melt her heart couldn’t possibly be interested in someone so uptight.

Rough, hard and hot-as-hell, Zeb Fuller has rebuilt his life and his construction business since protecting his family sent him to jail all those years ago. His elegant client, Sayer, makes him feel like a Neanderthal in denim, but despite the many hints that he’s been dropping to get to know her better, she seems oblivious to his charms.

Just as things finally start to heat up, Zeb’s past comes back to haunt him and he needs Sayer’s professional help to right a wrong and to save more than himself. As these opposites dig in for the fight of their lives, fire and ice collide in an unstoppable explosion of steam…

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of HarperCollins via Edelweiss
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 1 in a new spin off series

 My Built Review . . .

This is a spin off series and can be read without reading the Marked Men Series first but this book is so much more if you have read the previous series.  From The Marked series I knew Zeb was going to steal my heart.  I wasn't sure about Sayer but with these two, their chemistry was through the roof that you knew it was going to be good, even though it took awhile for Zeb to melt the ice queen. 

" . . . You have to be wounded in order to heal."
Sayer was hard to like at times and I was on the verge of not liking her as cold heroines who give up for the sake of others does tend to bother me, but Zeb kept pulling me back in to sympathize with her and for me to eventually like through her cold martyr ways.  Once you got past that wall and could really see Sayer than she too was hard not to love and her and Zeb couldn't be anymore perfect for one another.

The way Sayer was brought up caused her to function on survival mode.  Which was her very neutral, bland, cold persona. However, the minute she met Zeb he warmed something inside her that she didn't even know existed.

Zeb has such a loyal heart and will be definitely making an appearance on one of my Mondays for My Book Boyfriend Mondays.  There is so much too him and you can't help but fall in love with him.  One of the reasons you love him is also one of the reason he made a bad decision that caused him to go to jail.  After that stint he's being trying to survive in a world where many people on see the tattooed felon.  But with the family of Marked and Sayer they see the gentle heart that this giant of a man possesses.

From the minute he met Sayer, he knew he wanted her.  Not only because she immediately saw more than most but because he could see something special with her that he wanted more.   You would think with a man like Zeb that feat would be easy, but it's not where Sayer is concerned because she is heavily guarded with a fierce iceberg.

All Zeb wants to do is love but Sayer is scared.  Scared of feeling.  Scared of wanting. Scared of needing.  Scared of being judged. Scared of screwing up. Scared to let people down.  Scared of loving.

"If you don't put yourself out there to risk the hurt, then you won't ever feel the pleasure either. . . ."

Sayer has a big journey to feel what most feel with ease.  Thankfully she has the love and support of never failing Zeb and her Rowdy her brother.

"You've seen me, just me, from the beginning Sayer.  Why is it so hard for you to believe that I've see you, all of you, as well?"

All Zeb could do was love all of Sayer but for Sayer to truly find her happiness she had to love herself, which is a lot harder than most would think.
There was no repairing Sayer Cole.  She had to tear it down and rebuild from scratch.

While Sayer is dealing with her own demise, Zeb needs her for so much more, but he also knows that he has to let Sayer find her way back to him all on her won.

"I choose you, Sayer. Lover, lawyer, and all the shit you are in between that, I choose it.  I choose us,  When you're ready to accept that, you come find me. "

I absolutely adored this book and couldn't put it down.  I fell so hard for Zeb and as well Sayer.  It was hard not to when we got to see Sayer through the eyes of others.  Zeb steals your heart from beginning to end.   I'm such a fan of Jay Crownover and this is just another example of why.

4.5 Zeb Loving Thumbs up!

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