Callan – Review

Sybil Bartel
(Uncompromising #5)
Publication date: March 20th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance


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.*

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Author Bio:

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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This book was VERY different from what I am used to by Sybil Bartel, but man oh man did I LOVE IT!

Callan, a man who grew up in a crazy religious cult, while he did not change much through the book, he still did it for me. (I have a new book boyfriend guys! and this one is gonna stay with me for a while…. plus did you notice he did not utter one F*#$ through the entire book???? what????)

He was insane… legit… because of his upbringing… but he was so male and alpha I found myself swooning despite the crazy.

Emily, the girl no one noticed twice, self conscious and innocent, man I really liked her. She did a lot of growing in this book, and I love it when you can watch as characters grow. It was so fun to watch her grow into herself and become who she was always meant to be.

Let’s talk about the possessive nature Callan showed over her. At first, not gonna lie, I was like umm heck no dude not cool, but as we got further into the book I realized that that was who he was. It was what he knew. He was doing it because he loved her. And boy did he love her.

The chemistry was OFF THE CHARTS burning on every page sizzling in a slow burn. Speaking of which, Sybil doesn’t normally do slow burn.. and she wrote it well. I found myself almost begging the book to just hurry up with it already.

I loved the cameos of previous characters… Especially that of Andrè… He is a total swoon.
I think this is my favorite yet in this series. Sybil Bartel never disappoints. Can’t wait for the next one!

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