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.
Talon is book #1 in The Uncompromising Series, I was gifted an ARC of this book to read for Gemma Reads Too Much.
I’m a massive fan of this author, I loved The Unchecked Series and I’ve basically been harassing Sybil since then to find out when I could get my hands on Talon’s story.
This book was SOOOOOO much better than I’d hoped and my hopes were pretty high to start off with. Talon is a complete enigma, he’s so consumed by his grief over his wife that I honestly wasn’t sure what would have to happen to shake him out of the cycle of melancholy he was in.
I loved that Nic made him work for it, he was all swagger and overconfidence and Nic not falling at his feet was just perfect. Talon is the hero that pretends he’s not a hero but honestly give him a cape and id be amazed if he couldn’t fly!!
But what makes him so perfect is that as hero’s go he’s much more Hellboy than Superman. He’s broken and violet. He’s vengeful and angry and oh so alpha.
Did I mention ALPHA……. Swoon!!!
Talon makes my lady bits flutter in the very best possible ways and I absolutely adore him.
Nic is an interesting character, I think had I know at the beginning what I’d know at the end I probably would have taken to her a lot sooner. Alas I didn’t and I honestly wanted to shake her when she keeps going with Randy. I was actually shouting at my kindle in frustration and I almost wrote her off and became team Kendall.
The thing about this story is that even if I had hated Nic aka Siren with a passion I still would have loved how she affected Talon. I mean that girl literally brought him to his knees and I loved seeing him fall for her and fight for her.
This book has all the classic action that I’ve come to expect from Sybil, her fight scenes always have me on the edge of my seat and tense waiting to make sure my favourite all action heroes make it through ok.
I loved that we get to learn more about Andre, Neil and Roark I’m literally on tender hooks for their books now!
Have I mentioned the sex??
I NEED to talk about the sex! It’s explosive, launching at one another, ripping clothes and passionate, hard fucking that was so freaking hot I’m amazed my kindle didn’t melt!!!
I loved this book, you may have noticed from all the gushing I’ve just done lol but trust me, buy it, read it and I dare you not to give it a 5 star review.
Talon gets 5 brilliant, outstanding Stars from me.
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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