12 July 2014

No Apologies Tour & Review

No Apologies
by Sybil Bartel

What they say: 

Never apologise.

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.

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Author Spotlight:

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…
But Seriously?
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.


I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: No Apologies focuses on the developing relationship between music loving Graham Allen and dreamer Carly. We meet these two broken and damaged souls as they struggle to build a new life and see if they can ever have room for each other.

The story is told from Graham's POV, which works really well because although the story is about both of them, it's largely Graham's struggle. Or a look at how his actions affect the people around him. Graham is a handsome charmer, who never wants for willingly women but he's strangely drawn to bartender Carly. I really liked Graham and although a lot of his actions left me fuming, being inside his head allowed me to understand why he did what he did. He never apologises for his actions, doesn't back down and won't justify himself. It was actually a really refreshing change.

Carly is sweet, caring and kinda dysfunctional. The scenes where we got insights into her past were really sad and I have to say I thought she was extremely patient and forgiving. The girl likes to run, so make sure to hide all the crockery when she's around. I liked seeing how she bought out the gentler side of Graham.

I can't say more without giving away spoilers but make sure you have tissues at the ready...

4 Stars in my Sky!


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