Xpresso Book Review: NEIL by Sybil Bartel

Published October 6, 2016 by The Author

Sybil Bartel
(Uncompromising #2)
Publication date: August 22nd 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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 wanted something I didn’t have—something the Viking took from me.

I thought I could run but the motorcycle gang caught me. Now the only thing that stood between me and an unmarked grave was a warrior I didn’t trust.

I wasn’t afraid to die. But I was terrified of weathering the storm. Because when a Viking decides to unleash his fury, no one was going to come out unscathed.

Warning: This book contains offensive language, violence and sexual situations. Mature audiences only. 18+

NEIL is the second, stand alone book in the Uncompromising Series.

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Author Bio:

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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Heather’s Review:

Look, I’m not going to lie: the hot naked guy in the chains on the cover of NEIL was what grabbed my attention. We all know that judging (or in this case picking) a book by its cover can be a tricky proposition. Luckily, this was a good read, so I didn’t regret it.

I admit, I felt some ambivalence about this book. Neil is just not very sympathetic, and he’s the sort of rude, rough alpha I’m kind of over at this point in my life. Yes, there’s some serious hotness in this story, but it’s walking a line where calling “romance” might be pushing it. At this point, my alphas need to have serious soft hearts for me not to roll my eyes.

The interactions between Neil and Ariel were intense, and Ariel wasn’t a bad character. It’s just that the fine line between “grunting caveman” and “man of few words” is fine and sometimes hard to walk.

There’s great suspense, action, and yeah, okay, hot sex, and the book is pretty well-written. I was highly entertained, even if I didn’t completely fall in love with it.

I give NEIL a firm:

3 batty moons THREE Batty moons!


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