Monday, March 14, 2016

BLOG TOUR REVIEW - Talon (Uncompromising Series #1) by Sybil Bartel

Talon by Sybil Bartel 
(Uncompromising Series, #1) 
Publication date: March 1st 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance


I surf.
I fuck.
I pretend to smile.

Two years ago my life was perfect, until it wasn’t. I scattered my wife’s ashes then walked away from the Marines. I didn’t think I had anything else to lose.
I was wrong.
The blond showed up at my surf shop, beaten and stabbed. I did what I was trained to do—I stitched her up. I didn’t have a clue who she was and I told myself I didn’t care. Until they came looking for her.
I swore I’d take my last breath before I let anyone else hurt her except I didn’t know she was keeping a deadly secret. Now I had two choices, her life or mine.
Marriage and combat taught me the same thing—I was no one’s hero. And I was about to prove it.

After falling in love with Talon in the Unchecked series, I was excited to learn that he was finally going to have his own book. Unfortunately, the "heroine" in this book just didn't inspire me to like her as a character, let alone as a love interest for Talon. I get that she had her secrets, but she was just so unemotional it was almost like she was an automaton. Talon had his moments where his southern gentlemanly manners peeked through, but for most of the book he was his usual broody arsehole self that reverted to being a smartass when conversation got into the uncomfortable territory. But even with him acting like that, he was still fun to read. Nicole though? Not so much. Even though I wasn't impressed with Nicole, the overall plot was still entertaining with plenty of action, so it was enough to keep me engaged throughout the book.

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.
To find out more about Sybil Bartel, be sure to follow her on Twitter (she loves to hear about your favorite book boyfriend!), visit her website, like her on Facebook or join her Facebook group Book Boyfriend Heroes for exclusive excerpts and giveaways.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for hosting today, Nicole! Glad you liked the plot despite not connecting with the character. Sounds like a fun series :)