{Mini Review} Built


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About the book

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.Sayer Cole and Zeb Fuller are as different as two people can be. She’s country club and fine-dining, he’s cell-block and kill it and grill it. Sayer spends her days in litigation, while Zeb spends his working with his hands. She’s French silk while he’s denim and flannel.

The differences between the two of them don’t stop Zeb from dropping every hint he can think of that he would like to get to know her on a more personal level, but Sayer seems oblivious to his interest or is just too nice to tell him to take a hike. To Sayer, a guy like Zeb could never be interested in someone as reserved and boring as she is. She’s never been with anyone that was hot enough to melt the icy exterior she’s had wrapped around hera since her awful childhood. But what if Zeb is the one who might finally thaw her out…?

My Thoughts

I think it’s safe to say my tastes in certain genres has changed. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, but it kind of frustrates me, because I really wanted to love this book after seeing so many people raving about it on Goodreads. I have read several books by this author (granted, that was a few years ago), and loved them. They ended up on my favorite books list. I was in the mood for romance with some erotica, so I decided to try this one. Although the story line itself was really good, it was way too drawn out and overly detailed for my liking. Especially during all the sexy times. I get the point – an entire chapter dedicated to it is unnecessary. In addition to that, I wanted to strangle the heroine. I understood she had valid issues, but eventually you gotta get over it and she drove me batty.

I’m making it sound like this book was terrible, and it really wasn’t. I read the last half of the book in one sitting last night because I was enjoying it, for the most part. The story itself was really good, and Zeb was a wonderful character – I just could’ve done without the unnecessary details and rehashing the same things over and over.

I love a good romance with erotica, but clearly I’m getting burnt out on NA. Think I need to give it a break for awhile.

3 Stars

Genre: New Adult, Romance, Erotica

Series Standalone

Published: January 5, 2016 by William Morrow

Length: 400 Pages


5 thoughts on “{Mini Review} Built

  1. Kathy says:

    I haven’t tried her earlier books, although I have the first couple in the Marked Men series (I think that’s the name?). I know that my tastes in genres has certainly changed over the last year or two. I’m sure I’ll cycle back around at some point, but I seem to have outgrown new adult (in some areas), romance in some areas, but never really outgrew my YA. How does that happen? lol

    • Brandie says:

      The first couple of Marked Men are some of my favorite books ever. I loved Rule. I figure at some point I’ll be in the mood for NA again. I go through new phases every year it seems. I’m probably the least drawn to YA books, and I know I’m missing out!

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