Monday, June 23, 2014

Blog Tour Stop!- No Apologies by Sybil Bartel

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Title:  No Apologies 
Author:  Sybil Bartel
Publication Date:  June 23rd 2014 by Carina Press (first published January 1st 2014)

Plot:  Never apologize

Hard-edged rocker Graham Allen has it all. He's flush with cash from playing bass in a band by night and restoring classic cars by day. And there are plenty of women willing to share his bed for a night, complication-free. Perfect, because if there's anything he learned from his past, it was to never get attached—to anything. So when bartender Carly Sullivan flashes her innocent smile, Graham isn't prepared for what happens next.

Never fall in love

Two rules, that's all Graham has—never apologize and never fall in love. He knows Carly is everything he should avoid. Cheerful and sweet, she has "relationship" written all over her. But Graham can't stay away from her probing questions and concerned blue eyes.

When Graham discovers Carly is hiding a crushing secret, he's prepared to risk it all. Until in one single moment, everything changes and Graham's past threatens to collide with his future. His life is crumbling down around him, and soon no apology in the world can save him.

He should've known to walk away.

 My Review 

“Never apologize and never fall in love.”

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No Apologies follows two highly broken and dysfunctional individuals who don’t come from the best of circumstances.


For bad boy rocker Graham Allen, on the outside it seems like he has it all: looks, money, and with an endless supply of women who would kill to be in his bed.

But when old demons of his past threaten to throw him into a tailspin of angst and turmoil, can this thrill seeking, edgy Casanova save himself from himself? Especially after meeting local bartender Carly Sullivan who makes him question his ways and who spurs to want to better himself for his own well being.


And Carly. They say “don’t judge a book by its cover” and “behind every face has their story.” Well, coincidentally, that rings true for her as well. What is she hiding beneath that dazzling smile and cheerful demeanor?

And with both her life and Graham colliding and crumbling at the same time, can their rediscovery of themselves and each other be the paths to their salvation?

A raw, gritty, emotionally riveting, non apologetic, and REAL read about facing adversity and what you make of it. Brace yourself guys! It's going to be a bumpy ride!

*I received an ARC via Inkslinger PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!*

--Note: Images not made or put together by me.  They were simply used off of the author's website for review use only.--

My Rating:
-Overall : 8.5
-Plot : 8
-Writing : 8
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 8.5

 About the Author 

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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.

To find out more about Sybil, visit her on Twitter to see what she’s up to. Commitment phobic until she met her husband, she loves those little 140 character snippets.

Or check out her Facebook page, if, you know, you’re feeling more wordy.

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