What it’s 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.
4 Bearded Hero Stars!!
The minute Zeb and Sayer were introduced their attraction was obvious and you got the feeling that their connection will be amazing.
Zeb is larger than life, interesting, and very passionate and man-oh-man, he’s a master at dirty talk! Zeb just oozes confidence, he runs his own construction company, he knows who he is, what he wants and is very comfortable in his tattooed skin. And despite his beard, numerous tat’s and ex-con status, he has a HUGE heart of gold. Sayer is exactly the opposite. She’s put together on the outside but inside this girl IS.A.MESS! I liked Sayer, but she also drove me a bit batty with her insecurities and fears.
Sayer has been emotionally and verbally abused and needs to find herself. She also needs to come to terms with her feelings for Zeb. She attempts keeps her distance from Zeb, but when Zeb gets an unexpected surprise from his past, he finds he’s in need of a lawyer and Sayer, being a lawyer, is there to help him. I admired Zeb for the way he faced his responsibilities head on, he owned up to his mistakes and made no excuses. He’s big, he’s burly and he’s very protective of those he loves.
One thing was clear, getting my son in my life on a permanent basis wasn’t the only thing that was going to take a hell of a lot of work on my end. If I wanted the girl, whatever version of her I could get my hands on, then I was going to have to fight for her as well.
Early in the book you realize that Sayer has issues, her abusive (deceased) father is still too much a part of her life and it seems to be what she focuses on the most, to the point that Zeb backs away from the women he loves.
Sometimes a real hero lets you save yourself . . .
All in all I enjoyed my first Jay Crownover read, but I especially loved her swoon worthy hero, Zeb Fuller.
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