Badly Built by TH Compton (Built for You Book 4)


From the blurb:

Size only matters when it comes to the heart.


I’m not what I appear. I’ve built my life around illusion and making others happy. It’s ingrained in me that I have to perform better each and every day, but I’m tired. I found someone that’s worth risking rejection. I just hope it’s not a recipe for disaster.


With more than one skeleton in my closet I just want to keep cooking and stay out of trouble. Then Jaylen gets pushed into my life and all caution leaves my mind. He makes me want more. I've never been good at love, but he seems tough enough I won't break him.

Badly Built is a contemporary opposites attract sweet heat MM Romance with an ex-convict cooking his way into the heart of a muscled gym rat with the sweetness of a gummy bear. This book has men who built high walls for protection, but will have to shatter them for a chance at happiness. Sometimes bad feels too good to let go and good things can come with small packages.

Join the employees and patrons of Built Bar as they find love for themselves and each other in the Built for You series.

Heather's Review:

In this fourth installment of the Built for You series, we meet Anton and Jaylen and see them help each other tear down walls that they built to hide themselves behind... This book is slower burn then previous Built books, with Syl acting as matchmaker and bringing the two men into each other's orbits... so we don't actually see them really interact with each other until nearer the middle of the book...

It took me a while to warm up to the book because of this, but once Jaylen and Anton were together and exploring their relationship I enjoyed it more.

Rating: 4 Stars

Janet's Review:

Badly Built is the fourth book in the Built For You series. It can be read as a standalone, but I’d recommend reading them in order. 

Anton is an ex-con and has a temper. I have mixed feelings about this story. I think I wanted to like it more than I did. Anton was a jerk, I struggled to like him. It wasn’t until the halfway point that I started to like him. 

Jaylen is a hotel manager. I freakin adored Jaylen. He was a total sweetheart. They were total opposites. I did like how Anton supported Jaylen. I guess I felt I was missing the connection between them in the beginning. 

Overall, a good story. 

Rating: 3.5 Stars