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Blog Tour with Review: Talon (Uncompromissing #1) by Sybil Bartel

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Uncompromising Series Book One


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 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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My Review

“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*


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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4 responses »

  1. Thank you SO MUCH, Amy!!! Thank you for reading and hosting and for the amazing review!!! XOXO -Sybil


  2. Thanks for hosting today! This sounds like a great series! I love it when a series gives you different characters POV in the following books. I really need to give this one a try!

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