Saturday, April 4, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Impossible Promise - Sybil Bartel + Review + GIVEAWAYS!!

Book & Author details:

Impossible Promise by Sybil Bartel 
(Impossible Promise #1) 
Published by: Carina Press (HQN)
Publication date: March 23rd 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


Three years ago, Layna Blair listened in horror over a telephone line as her parents were murdered. When the killer said she was next, Layna panicked and made a deadly deal—his secret in exchange for her life. She’s paid the price every day since, becoming a prisoner in plain sight.
Marine Sergeant Blaze Johnson offers Layna a way out—her freedom, his rules, no questions asked—and she takes it, despite knowing what her keepers do to people who get too close. She doesn’t know Blaze is fighting his own demons or that beneath his warrior façade is a man on the verge of breaking.
Embarking on a wild revenge mission with Blaze and his smooth-talking best friend, Talon, is not what Layna signed on for. But attempting to run when Blaze has made no secret he intends to make her his is a reckless mistake. With the killer closing in, it’s up to Blaze to save them all—and to Layna to realize that she’s risked the one thing she can’t afford to lose.

Book one of two / 93,000 words

Heat level: Steamy; not for under 17, it has open door sex scenes.

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This book is action-packed until the very end! I spent most of the story hanging on to the edge of my seat, not wanting to put it down! To say that Layna's had a rough go at things would be an understatement. The poor girl has been living in fear, knowing that her every move is being watched, for the last three years. Her parents' killer controls every thing about her life. All that changes when she meets an off-duty Marine Sergeant, Blaze Johnson. 

Blaze realizes that she's in trouble and he makes it his personal mission to help her out. I feel like this situation is a little bit of a lesson in "be careful what you wish for" because I don't think he quite realized what he was getting himself into. I also don't think Layna realized what she was getting herself into either when she agreed to let Blaze and his friend Talon help her. 

Talon was an interesting character for me. For part of the book I was hoping that he and Layna would end up together instead of her and Blaze. Don't get me wrong, the chemistry between Layna and Blaze is HOT and they are a perfect match but there is just something about Talon. I think he's my new book boyfriend. (I really hope the next book features him!) The dynamic between all three of the main characters works very well and I enjoyed seeing how things played out between them all considering Layna moved in with Talon. I don't know how realistic that whole situation is but honestly, the rest of the book was so good and their chemistry was so hot that I really didn't even care. 

This was a great book and I cannot wait to read more from Sybil Bartel!! 


I grew up in Northern California with my head in a book and my feet in the sand. I dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew me into the world of storytelling. I love the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes me swoon.

I now live in Southern Florida and while I don’t get to read as much as I like, I still bury my toes in the sand. If I’m not writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in my backyard, you can find me spending time with my handsomely tattooed husband, my brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…

But Seriously?

Here are ten things you probably really want to know about me.

I grew up a faculty brat. I can swear like a sailor. I love men in uniform. I hate being told what to do. I can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks me out. My favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—I can’t decide. I have a thing for muscle cars. But never rely on me for driving directions, ever. And I have a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell my husband.

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