Thursday, December 10, 2015

"Impossible End" by Sybil Bartel

Impossible End
(Unchecked Book 3)
by Sybil Bartel

Impossible End is the third and final book in the Unchecked series by Sybil Bartel. Also available: Impossible Promise (read my blog post) and Impossible Choice (read my blog post).

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I stood by my brothers in the Marines and fought for my country. I gave my blood, sweat and flesh so that others could have a taste of freedom.
But my wife wasn’t free.
She’d been hunted, stalked, and forced to keep a secret no one should have to live with. I’d made her a promise. Her freedom, my rules, no questions asked. I thought I’d kept my promise but I made a mistake - a rookie mistake.
Now I was going to finish what I started. I was done playing games with the killer who’d murdered my wife’s parents and tracked her for sport. If he thought he was safe in a jail cell, he was wrong. No one puts out a hit on my wife and survives.
This ends now. I protect what’s mine ... at whatever cost.
Impossible End is the conclusion to the Unchecked Series. This novella is from Blaze’s point of view and is not a stand alone. To get the full story, please read the first two books in the series, Impossible Promise and Impossible Choice.

She picked her head up and her voice became a strained whisper. “How many men have you killed?”
I knew it was coming. I knew that’s what this was all about. I knew she would focus on the act—not the situation, the cause, or the reasons—just the act. I knew it, but the words coming out of her mouth still hit hard. “You think I’m a killer?”
Her throat moved with a swallow. “I think given the right circumstances, anyone is.”
“Not what I asked.”
“You have no remorse.”
I stared her down. “You’re right.”
“That scares me.”
“What do you think happens when you join the military?”
She picked up the bleach, opened it and spilled some where I’d been sitting. “Don’t talk to me like I’m stupid.” She spread the shit around with her foot then poured more bleach on a rag and started wiping down everywhere I’d touched.
I snatched the bottle and rag from her and set them down. “I’m asking you what you think happens when the U.S. military puts armed rifles in the hands of thousands of young men and women?”
“I don’t know.” She threw her hands up. “I’m not asking about them.”
“Do you think they’re trained to hesitate?”
She crossed her arms. “No,” she answered, quick and sharp.
“Do you think they’re trained to worry about ethics or trained to protect the soldier standing next to them in the same damn uniform?”
“Do you think that protection comes with remorse or honor?”
“Honor,” she ground out.
“Ask me again,” I demanded.
She closed her eyes.
“Ask me.”
Her chest rose and her eyes opened. Focusing on me, her voice barely audible, she asked me again, “How many men have you killed?”
“I don’t know and I don’t give a f**k. I was protecting my country.” I stepped closer to her. “I was protecting you.”

Praise for the Book
"Impossible End is exciting and captivating. It will pull you in with it’s sexy and action-packed story-line. It will feel as though no time has passed from this book to the previous one. It will be so easy to get lost in Blaze and Layna. Even though Impossible End is a short novella, I will tell you, it really packs a punch. There is not a single dull moment and I enjoyed every second of it." ~ Amy Bosica
"Sybil wrote a beautiful ending for this wonderful duo. Blaze and Layna were just wow! I knew I loved them when I finished Impossible Choice, but she took my love further. And I love that." ~ Nikki - Bookmark My Heart
"A quick, action packed, panty melting adventure. [...] Action ensues from the first pages. I can say much but this is a must read if you have loved this series. Great conclusion!" ~ Witchy Richey's Booktastic Reviews

About the Author
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 he 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.
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