Review: Callan by Sybil Bartel

About the Book

Review: Callan by Sybil BartelCallan (Uncompromising, #5) by Sybil Bartel
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Published on March 28th 2018


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.*


stacy’s review

Sybil knows how to deliver a hard core Alpha. Every single man in The Uncompromising Series has the perfect amount of Alpha-hole in them. Their love and devotion is limitless, and of course their need to please their woman is plus.

Callan is so different than all of the other Uncompromising guys. He’s brooding, and fierce like the others, but he’s also articulate, firm, and unashamed of who he is.
Being raised in a religious cult may not have been easy, but Callan never let the pains of his past affect his life in the present.

Emily is the woman all women can relate to. She thinks she’s plain and simple, that there’s nothing even remotely interesting or sexy about her. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. Callan sees in her exactly what she is. Beautiful.

I recommend this series so much. Sybil’s books are packed full of steam, heat, passion and a whole lot of action.


“What are you doing?” She snapped the question at me.

“Fixing your vehicle.” I disconnected the starter and installed the new one. When I got back up, I caught her staring at my thighs. She quickly averted her gaze.

“I could have called Ted.” She threw the sentiment out, but her tone had come down significantly from the inside the diner.

“You could have not run from the meal.” I lowered the jack. She crossed her arms.

“You were way out of line.”

“How?” I reconnected her battery and closed the hood. Still not looking at me, she studied the pavement.
“You know exactly how.” I did not know how. My hands dirty, I used a knuckle to lift her chin, but she still would not meet my eyes.

“Look at me,” I demanded. Her brown eyes met my gaze. Six months of solitude reeled through my mind, and for the first time, the thought of going back to my land alone did not appeal.

“Tell me you are not interested in me, and I will walk away.” I did not know why she was offended at my statement about caring for her, but she was.

“I don’t—” Her voice broke, and she swallowed. “I don’t get to be interested in my stepbrother.” She did not pull back. She did not tell me no. She did not deny being attracted me. Only a fraction, only to make my point, I leaned in.

“This is the last time I am going to say this to you.” I held her gaze. “I am not your relation.”

About the author

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.

Posted March 30, 2018 by Stacy Garcia in 6 stars, Excerpt Reveal, favorites, GSBB Lists, Releases, reviews / 0 Comments

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