Review & Giveaway: Callan by Sybil Bartel

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Review & Giveaway: Callan by Sybil Bartel

This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review & Giveaway: Callan by Sybil BartelCallan by Sybil Bartel
on March 20, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 176
Format: kindle e-book
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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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:



O.M.G! This was so amazing!

This is book #5 of a series, that I have only read the first book. I now must read all the other, because this was fantastic.

I understood the story, but I know I will like it even better when I read the entire series in order.

  • Addictiveness: This was a fast-paced thrilling story that I couldn’t let go. Really, I was sucked into their story from the beginning.
  • Character: hero 5/5, heroine 5/5, secondary characters 5/5, growth 5/5, real 5/5  I fell in love with all the characters, but Callan is above and beyond. He is perfect! 🙂 I know, crazy, totally different from the ordinary, but he is the perfect hero. I totally loved him and this book couldn’t have a better title.
  • Cover: art 5/5, title 5/5, subtitle 5/5, color-font 5/5, buy 5/5 Perfect cover! Is hot, at the same time after reading the book it matches. I love the font and colors and the title couldn’t be anything else.
  • Freshness: Yes! This is one-of-a-kind. UNIQUE! This book feels original, fresh, like nothing that is out there.
  • Plot: believable 4/5, conflict 5/5, dialogue 5/5, ending 5/5, enjoyment 5/5, opening 5/5, pace 5/5, setting 5/5, subplots 5/5, twists 5/5  Great opening and wonderful ending. Perfect conflict and dialogues written with purpose.Fast-paced with enough subplots to enhance the story. A few unexpected twists here and there, that makes this story fantastic. Is was thrilling and different.
  • Romance: believable 4/5, chemistry 5/5, description 5/5, development 3/5, steam 4/5 This was a slow-build romance, but the couple was explosive together. Really, the chemistry was undeniable. So so hot!!!
  • Writing Style: I loved it. Creative plot with wonderful characters enough twists to kept me wanting more.



  • If I wasn’t dumb and had read the series in order.


32.5/35 STARS –  4.5 STARS (between 31.5 and 33 stars)

Addictiveness: 5 Character: 5  Cover: 4.5  Freshness: 5  Plot: 4.5  Romance: 4 Writing Style: 4.5

  • Action 3/5
  • Angst 2/5
  • Darkness 0/5
  • Humor 0/5
  • Romance 5/5
  • Suspense/Mystery 2/5
  • Would I recommend? I would recommend this book for everyone that enjoys something unique.
  • Would I re-read this book? Yes
  • Would I re-read this series? Sure.
  • Would I read more from the author? Yes. I’m looking forward to.

You MAY read this because you like the author; you SHOULD read this because you followed the series; you MUST read this because it has one of the best and most unusual hero ever!!!!



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About Sybil Bartel

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.

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