We are honored to help host the No Apologies Blog Tour and tell you about this great book! If you are wanting a good 4th of July read, then look no further.Take a look at the book’s synopsis, as well as Tina’s thoughts! You can enter the Blog Tour giveaway and one click the purchase links to buy your copy today.
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.
Graham is quite a complicated character that I just fell in love with. It was not love at first sight. His arrogance, temper and the walls he had built around his life annoyed me to no end. It was obvious he had been hurt in his life but I couldn’t understand what would cause him to behave the way he did. Yet as this story progresses, I was surprised that Graham was not more psychotic than he was. He had been wounded in a way that no person should ever be hurt. His walls and rules were the only things to hold his sanity together. Yet as he began to live for smiles from Carly and the moments they shared, those looming walls began to crumble. Her sweet temperament and innocence was the thing he needed above all to begin the long road to healing. He would always have scars, but Carly helped him see past those scars and see who he could be. Carly was a woman of passion and stunning innocence, despite her frightful past. Someone who made others around her strive to be a better person. Her character and joyfulness allowed for dark days to be brightened and full of life.
It was interesting to watch Graham’s walls begin to break. They did so without his realization. It was the transformation of hope and freedom in Carly that he desired, her tenderness and love, that brought about his life change. Things he did not know he wanted became a priority. It was heart breaking to watch two broken people fall in love but so beautiful at the same time. Halfway through the story, BAM, Sybil throws us a curve ball. Someone from Graham’s past arrives and a secret is revealed. This secret was a breaking point for Graham but the exact thing he needed to grow into the man he was meant to be. It was amazing to see how the life and love that Carly was helping cultivate in Graham’s life set to a full bloom in light of these events. It was a twist I was not expecting and I loved it! I love being surprised with a story! The ending could not have been better. This story is full of hurt and anger but accented in a beautiful stroke of life, forgiveness, and love. Make sure to grab your copy today and fall in love with the story of Graham and Carly.
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About the Author, 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 really, 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…
Here are ten things you 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 reply on me for driving directions, ever. And I have a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell my husband.
To see more of what Sybil is up to, you can check out her social media sites!