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.*
The Uncompromising Series:
TALON (Uncompromising #1)
NEIL (Uncompromising #2)
ANDRÉ - (Uncompromising #3)
BENNETT - (Uncompromising #4)
CALLAN- (Uncompromising #5)
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…
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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All Callan knows is life on the compound, he is a hunter, a protector, and he lives up to every facet of his name... you give him trouble and he will give you a powerful battle. So much of his life has been dedicated to the cult he grew up in, but now that it has been dismantled and he has gained full control of the land, he has plans to finally have a life and family of his own. But in order to do that he needs a very vital part of that, a woman, and not just any woman, a woman who can accept him for the man that he is and one who can love him unconditionally. He is a direct man, who sometimes lacks subtlety, and who doesn't always abide by acceptable expectations of society... he is just a simple man who wants a family. When he sets out to find the sister he never knew he had, he finds so much more than he expected, he finds the one woman who has had a starring role in all his fantasies for so long, the beautiful girl who came to his aid at the gas station a few years ago. And now that he has found Emily again, he has no intentions of letting her slip away again!
In this newest offering from Ms. Bartel I found myself completely riveted by not only her expertly crafted words, but also her expertly drawn characters, you can definitely tell she put a lot of thought and care into creating these two. Callan was a multifaceted character sometimes showing a pure, innocent-like side, but then two pages later showing a dominant alpha side, so it was quite fascinating to watch him maneuver through the new world he found himself in. Emily was a strong and sure woman, who found herself many times struggling to understand her attraction to someone who was supposed to be a relative, only by marriage of course, but it made her teeter on the edge of right and wrong...ultimately deciding to follow her heart instead of her head. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, it was action-packed, steamy, heartfelt, and a whole lot of fun to devour!! I am no stranger to this series, so I am familiar with the previous/secondary characters, and I have to say I appreciate, and wholeheartedly liked, the chance the author took with this new alpha character... he will certainly linger with me for a while. Highly recommend this one, it's an entertaining tale that is sure to leave you satisfied!!
I requested an advanced copy of this title from the publisher, and voluntarily read and reviewed.