Friday, September 11, 2015

BLOG TOUR REVIEW - Impossible Choice (Unchecked #2) by Sybil Bartel

Impossible Choice by Sybil Bartel 

(Unchecked #2) 

Published by: Carina Press
Publication date: August 31st 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


Book two of Unchecked

After her parents were murdered, Layna Blair spent three years on the run—until Marine Sergeant Blaze Johnson stepped in and saved her. With him, Layna knew safety for the first time…but two weeks after shipping out for another tour in Afghanistan, Blaze comes home early.

When Layna sees the jagged wounds covering his body, every truth she thought she knew is destroyed. Blaze is distant and angry and though her heart is shattered, Layna desperately tries to keep their relationship together in the face of another tragedy. When the tenuous bonds holding them together are ripped apart by a revenge-hungry maniac, Layna must trust her survival instinct and bury her past for good.

But the enemy is two steps ahead, and before she can take action, Layna’s hand is forced by his deadly demands—save herself or save the man who risked his life for her freedom. Blaze saved her once. This time it’s her turn to protect him.

91,000 words

This book picks up right where Impossible Promise ends, with Blaze back to his deployment and Layna staying in Miami. Enter the second hero Talon, who appears to be spontaneously visiting, but the truth behind his visit soon comes to light. Of course Layna is both angry because of Blaze's decision and devastated when she finally sees him. Since they're still in the beginning stages of a relationship, and it's not a "normal" relationship, they go through a crapload of ups and downs.

This book almost read like two separate stories: the first half was focused on all the issues Layna and Blaze dealt with. Neither one of them had really been in a relationship before, and it's not like either of them had anyone who showed them what a healthy relationship was like, so there was a lot of miscommunication between them. And I mean a LOT!

Luckily, they finally got their act together, and that was when the second half of the book seemed to start, because the trouble from Impossible Promise shows back up to make even more trouble. Of course Layna goes off-rail and because of that we get another dangerous confrontation that happens. 

The relationship dynamics between Layna, Blaze and Talon definitely go through changes in this book, but will everyone be solid with each other by the end of the story? You'll just have to read and find out. 

ARC provided in exchange for honest review.


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…
But Seriously?
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 reply on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you SO MUCH for hosting me and for rhe review!!! XOXO - Sybil Bartel