Talon by Sybil Bartel #BlogTour #Review

 
Talon by Sybil Bartel
Uncompromising Series #1
Published March 1st 2016
Genres: Adult, Romance
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Talon

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.

About the Author
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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Review
Talon is an ex-marine medic with a playboy reputation. He also is the guy people look to for help. Nicole comes to him after a beating from her ex when she had nowhere to go. After losing his wife, Talon doesn’t do relationships or names for that matter. Something about Nicole draws him in though.
I was a little annoyed with Talon for the nicknames he gave to women but I decided to let it slide because he made up for it in other ways. Nicole got on my nerves a little bit because she came across as a doormat. She seemed to make excuses for Randy which wasn’t okay.
This is a spin-off series from Sybil Bartel’s Unchecked series. I wasn’t aware of this before I started reading and I haven’t read those books. There were a few things that I felt like I was missing but it wasn’t enough to deter me from Talon. I enjoyed this book over all and look forward to the next in the series.
Rating: 4 stars
Giveaway
The author has graciously allowed me to host a giveaway for an eBook copy of No Apologies. To enter, leave me a comment below about your favorite type of hero and include an email address.
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