#Review: Bennett by Sybil Bartel @SybilBartel
Bennett is the fourth book in the Uncompromising series and it is out today so you don’t need to hang around to buy it. If you wanted to check out my reviews of other books in the series see the links below, I am missing a review of Book Two which is actually going to be going up tomorrow so keep your eyes peeled for that!
If you missed it, I took part in the book blitz for Bennett and the post went live earlier today, there is a fantastic excerpt to give you a taste of what you will get with this book and there is also a giveaway so head there if you want to check it out.
Being the drummer for the hottest new rock band should’ve been a dream come true. Sold out shows, women, more money than I deserved…
But I didn’t want any of it.
The fame sucked, the money was a burden and I’d given away my only chance at ever having her—my best friend’s sister.
I wasn’t supposed to touch her. My best friend made me swear I wouldn’t. Then he was deployed, and he told me to look out for her. Except being around her while still keeping my distance was slowly killing me. Touring with the band should’ve been the perfect escape… Until I fucked up.
I fucked up so bad, she was half-conscious in my arms, fighting for her life.
I’ve been dying to read this for months and I devoured it Bennett was everything I had hoped for and more, it took me to uncomfortable and tortured places but the solid love and need between these two characters was something real and the need for them to make it propelled me through this book.
Bennett and Elyssia have known each other since they were teenagers, they’ve been in love with each other just as long, but they’ve done nothing about it. Marcus, Elyssia’s brother and Bennett’s best friend would have none of it. Now Bennett is a famous rock star, Elyssia is shy, and Marcus is a vet with PTSD.
While the main romantic story is focused on Bennett and Elyssia I was drawn into Marcus’ story, having seen a friend go through almost exactly what Marcus went through I felt connected to his battle and wanted to see him overcome his demons. To say I shed a few tears would be an understatement. This book ripped me apart in ways I didn’t think would be possible.
Bennett is one of the characters you can’t help but fall in love with, even if I wasn’t a rock chick I would want to love him. He’s such a loving man and he would do anything for the woman he loves including walking away from his career if it came to that. The way he puts her before everything says so much to me and I adored reading him and discovering the kind of person he was.
Elyssia, on the surface, comes across as quite a meek person, but she’s actually incredibly strong and has a lot of courage and inner strength. We see more of it as the book progresses and I like that Sybil Bartel has shown that a woman doesn’t have to be in your face strong to be a strong woman with this character.
This is by far the best book in the series yet, it’s blown me away on so many levels and I will be carrying it with me for a long time. I also just have to add, the cover, wow, just wow…can I have a poster?
Sending huge thanks to Sybil Bartel for sending the eARC so that I could read and honestly review this novel.
Book & Buy Links
Series: Uncompromising #4
Author: Sybil Bartel
Genre: Romance | Erotica | MIlitary | Music | Mental Health
Publication Date: 19 December 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US