Book Beginnings: Built by Jay Crownover

Book Beginnings is a weekly meme hosted by Rose City Reader. Post the first line or so of your current read, and share your general thoughts about it.



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…

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I met her at a bar.”


Short, but a flood of images comes to mind when reading that first line. It sounds like there’s a long story behind it, like that’s where it all began and look where we are now. Either love or heartbreak could be behind that sentence. Happy ending or tragedy. It leaves room for a lot of possibilities and makes you want to find out where this fateful acquaintance leads.




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