Uncompromising Series Book One
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 left 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.
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“Siren didn’t just take my breath away, she stole my reason.”
I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for Talon’s story. Ever since I was first introduced to his character in The Unchecked Series, I had to know more about him. I asked Sybil Bartel. I begged her to please give us Talon’s story and let me tell you, it was so worth the wait. Talon’s story does not disappoint one bit.
On the outside, Talon appears to have it all together; an ex military man, now surfer and surf shop owner. He spends his days living the easy life: sleeping with women and have a good time. Never letting anyone get close and the moment they want more, he cuts them loose. Talon is a great man and a wonderful friend. You can always count on him when you’re in a bind and he can help you get out of any situation.
But, you see, Talon isn’t perfect. He’s not a hero at all. However, seeing Nicole badly beaten stirs his protective side and makes him want to protect and care for her. Nicole is only supposed to stay with Talon until her wounds heal, but being around Nicole is a game-changer. Nicole has unknowingly woken up a part of Talon that he thought was dead. He tries to fight the undeniable connection between the two of them, but is unable to do so. As the two of them try to navigate their way through whatever is going on with them, Talon quickly sees that everything isn’t as it seems. Nicole is keeping a secret. A very big one. A secret that has the power to change everything. When the truth finally comes out, will Talon able to keep his promise and keep Nicole safe? Will Talon ever get over the loss of his ex-wife?
Talon was well written and a quick and easy read for me. This was one of my most anticipated reads, so I devoured this book in just one sitting. This book is captivating and keeps your heart pounding. There is suspense and danger around every corner. Talon and Nicole’s story is sexy and intriguing. It is filled with lots of action and delicious twists and turns. This book gave me everything that I was looking for in Talon’s story and more.
*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*