I’ve gone back to orange which can only mean one thing, Callan is in the house again! Huge thanks to Sybil Bartel and Xpresso Tours for having me be part of this blog tour, and well all of the events related to this book launch. I’m a huge fan of Sybil Bartel’s and it’s been such a pleasure to be involved with everything to do with Callan finishing up with this blog tour and the chance to review this fantastic book.
If you need catching up on the Uncompromising series here are links to my reviews so far…but all Sybil Bartel’s work perfectly as standalone’s I read these all out of order (very unusual for me) and had no issues at all:
So are you ready to get a taste of Callan? I certainly am…
I was trained to be a hunter. Growing up in the nation’s most infamous, violent cult, my job was simple. Track. Kill. Survive.
And that’s what I did… until our leader threatened to kill his own daughter.
Refusing to watch another senseless murder, I did what I was trained to do. I took his life. Then I claimed his land, and set every member free, including her. I only had one goal left. Find the sister I was told was dead.
But being a hunter in the woods is a far cry from tracking a woman in Miami Beach.
I didn’t find my sister.
I found my stepsister.
*CALLAN is the fifth standalone book in the Uncompromising Series. You do not have to read the books in this series in order, but if you prefer to read them in the order written, The Uncompromising Series is listed below.*
The Uncompromising Series:
Callan is quite a bit different from Sybil Bartel’s other novels, while he is all alpha male he’s also naive and quite unsure of himself. Quite a hard character to get right I would guess but as with every character she writes Sybil Bartel doesn’t miss a beat. Combining his alpha traits with those more innocent traits to create a man that we just can’t help but to fall head over heels in love with.
If you’ve been following the books you will know we met Callan, as Hero, in André, the cult member who helped protect Kendall. I fell for him a little bit (OK a lot) in that book and was so pleased when I found out Sybil was writing a book about him. But to get those nuances right, a man who has known nothing but the cult he grew up in now navigating the real world, and falling in love. Damn…my heart was choking me all the way through this one.
Then there is Emily, his angel, who thinks of herself as an ugly duckling but all he see’s is absolute perfection. Except she’s his step-sister. And damn, just like that we have ourselves a forbidden romance with two of the sweetest most deserving people I’ve ever read. It was inevitible they would have to come together they couldn’t do anything else.
This went against everything we expect from Sybil Bartel, the language was toned down, it was a slow burn and the characters were far more innocent and naive than we normally see but god dammit it worked perfectly. I cried like a baby, I rooted for these two like I haven’t rooted for a book couple in ages and I WANT Callan’s form of Alpha in my life already!
It also dawned on me as I was reading that this group of people, have the worst bloody luck on the planet, when you look at what happens to each set of characters in each book they are plagued with bad luck beyond belief. It made me feel incredibly sorry for them…Sybil give them a break already!
Another winner from Sybil Bartel, I don’t think this lady could write a bad book if she tried.
Thank you to Sybil Bartel and Xpresso Blog Tours for the eARC so that I could read this early and give my honest opinion. I have already bought myself a copy so I can just read it for the rest of my life!
About Sybil Bartel
Sybil Bartel grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew her into the world of storytelling. She loves the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes her swoon.
Sybil now resides in Southern Florida and while she doesn’t get to read as much as she likes, she still buries her toes in the sand. If she isn’t writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…
Here are ten things you probably really want to know about Sybil.
She grew up a faculty brat. She can swear like a sailor. She loves men in uniform. She hates being told what to do. She can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks her out. Her favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—she can’t decide. She has a thing for muscle cars. But never rely on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.
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Series: Uncompromising #5
Author: Sybil Bartel
Genre: Romance | Adult | Contemporary
Publication Date: 26 March 2018
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
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