Blog Tour: Neil (The Uncompromising Series) by Sybil Bartel

Posted October 6, 2016 by @Angelized_1st in Blog Tour, Book Tour, Books, Entertainment, Giveaway / 2 Comments

Blog Tour: Neil (The Uncompromising Series) by Sybil Bartel

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.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Blog Tour: Neil (The Uncompromising Series) by Sybil BartelNeil by Sybil Bartel
Series: The Uncompromising Series #2
Published by Sybil Bartel on January 1st 1970
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 329
Format: eBook
ASIN: B01IIXN0WK
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Ex-Danish Military Special Forces, built like a legend, and uncompromising in every way—Neil Christensen didn’t walk into my life. The Viking-sized warrior crashed it like a hurricane.

The moment he showed up at my strip club, my life fell to shit. South Florida's most ruthless motorcycle gang, the cops, the Feds—they all want something I don’t have, something the Viking took from me.

I thought I could run, but the motorcycle gang caught me. Now the only thing standing between me and an unmarked grave is a warrior I don’t trust.
I’m not afraid to die, but I am terrified of weathering the storm. Because when a Viking decides to unleash his fury, no one is going to come out unscathed.

Warning: This book contains alpha heroes, offensive language, violence and sexual situations. Mature audiences only. 18+
NEIL is a full-length, standalone novel and is the second book in the Uncompromising Series.

TALON, the first book in the Uncompromising Series is also a full-length standalone novel and is available now.

Review

Neil is the second novel in Sybil Bartel’s Uncompromising Series. While the first book featured hot, surfer Talon, this one is a complete 180 degree turnaround. Unlike snarky Talon, Neil is very quiet and kind of overbearing. Neil gives monosyllabic answers to almost every one of Arielle’s questions. He’s very forceful, and at times came off like a complete jerk. The story begins when ex-stripper Arielle winds up in trouble thanks to her no-good ex, and needs help protecting her son from the MC who wants to collect something they believe Arielle has. While I enjoyed this aspect of the story, I wasn’t a big fan of the romance between Neil and Arielle.

As I stated above, Neil is very silent and forceful. I didn’t find his demeanor to be be anyway romantic. In fact, I wanted to slap him pretty much all of the time. Having read Talon, and Bartel’s Unchecked series from which this spun-off, I was familiar with this aspect of Neil’s character. However, I was excited to read his novel because I thought he had hidden depths, and that there was more to this dude. While he did have some interesting back story, he pretty much was the guy I had already come to know. A huge disappointment.

Arielle wasn’t any better. I always liked her as a character, but she seemed to suffer from an addiction to bad boys. Her ex was a nice charmer, but I couldn’t figure out why she was so hung up on him. He was a complete loser, and not worth her time. What’s even worse, Arielle kept being drawn t him despite all of the mess he made of her life. Ugh! I just couldn’t relate, and wanted to give her a good slap as well.

Except for the romance, I found the book to be very enjoyable. Neil has the same action that I’ve come to expect from a Sybil Bartel novel, and I loved the continuity that carried over from previous novels. While you don’t have to read The Unchecked series, or even Talon in order to enjoy Neil, I still feel you should. Bartel refers to characters and events that happen in those novels, and they carry more weight if you understand the importance. I recommend this novel to fans of romance, and love tough guys kickin’ some major butt.

 

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About Sybil Bartel

Sybil grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She used to dream of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books about wistful summer days and first loves drew her into the world of storytelling. Her true literary love is the New Adult genre but really, 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’s not 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 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 freaked her out. Her favorite word is desperate, or dirty, or both, she can’t choose. She has a thing for muscle cars. But never rely on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.

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