Callous (The Alpha Bodyguard Series)

Callous (The Alpha Bodyguard Series)

by Sybil Bartel

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Silent Observer.

Life was in the details. The weight of a government issued rifle, the trajectory of a bullet, the speed of the wind—those details were crucial in the Marines. But outside the military, that level of observation was currency, and I was selling my skills to the best security firm in south Florida.

Except I wasn't on a job when I noticed the nervous brunette pushing through the crowded street. Her hair loose, her shirt borrowed, she stumbled in too-big shoes before looking over her shoulder. I didn't follow her glance. I didn't have to. I'd already spotted the muscle after her. The question was if I was going to do anything about it. Before I could decide, her pursuer took aim. It was the wrong move.

Now he was going to find out how callous a bodyguard could be.

CALLOUS is the sixth standalone book in the Alpha Bodyguard Series.

The Alpha Bodyguard Series







Product Details

BN ID: 2940156489138
Publisher: Sybil Bartel
Publication date: 09/09/2019
Series: The Alpha Bodyguard Series
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,812
File size: 728 KB

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Callous (The Alpha Bodyguard Series) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
## Not good. The hero in this book is awful. He runs off mid-conversation, he won't answer any questions, he's evasive & secretive. I can't recommend this. It was just too frustrating. Btw, the heroine was no prize either.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Preston pretty strange but love how SB created his character into someone VERY interesting
Mikky 5 months ago
Based on how this novel started out I thought it was going to be amazing but then it just wasn't. Before the pitchforks come out let me explain! It starts off with a prologue type of situation which I was excited about. The present story starts off nicely with the heroine telling us about present hero and action-packed-problem hits and.... then proceeds to get resolved within a chapter? I guess it was wrong of me to think that all the books in this series would follow the pattern all the other books have set. It was just weird to have the couple interact because they wanted to and not because there was a big bad after one or all of them. Most of this author's novels feature insta-love and she's one of the few that make me not hate it. Mercy (at least in the beginning) seemed to have a good head on her shoulders. She was sassy, mouthy and knew that she would put her son above anything else. Though in the last third of the novel she got this annoying tick where she started running off when small problems would come up with Preston instead of talking to him about it even though they always made up afterword anyways. Speaking of her son, (even though I dislike children in novels) I would have loved to have known what condition he has (or if he even has one?) that caused him to be born deaf. I can already imagine the future story he could have if/when the author ages him up. Preston was a whole other ball game compared to the other heroes this series has featured in past books. He's broken due to happenings in his childhood and the way he's found to circumvent that is control in every aspect of his life and his surroundings. Counting and calculating is a way of life for him. If there was anyone who would benefit from talking to a therepist it would be him. Living like that is not what I would call living at all. As much as he is controling he's also secretive. Getting personal information out of him is like pulling teeth. I would have liked to have gotten to know him more. The ending was sweet! Considering there was no big bad (remember that ended almost before the present story began), it was just that: sweet. I'm not excited for Thomas's book to be next. The way the heroine Summer was presented didn't make me like her one bit. I'm still on the bandwagon of let's-give-Neil's-cousin/nephew(I forget who he was only that he was presented at the beginning of another character's book) a book for himself! My Favorite Quotes: "Bad sh*t happened in odd numbers." "Our experiences shape us." "Feelings are never wrong, they just are."
Anonymous 5 months ago
Another great one. Sybil Bartel just can't write them fast enough. Did want it to end.
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Powerful, Heartbreaking, Compelling Story + Love = Callous 5 Stars Callous is a captivating and exceptional story! It will take the reader on a rollercoaster ride from beginning to end. I absolutely love Preston and Mercy. Both Preston and Mercy have their own insecurities and doubts, but together they make each other stronger. Preston is a heavily tattooed Marine with a heartbreaking past. Mercy is his military buddy & friend’s sister. Callous is a unique story with realistic characters, lots of sexual chemistry, suspense, vulnerability and action. It has everything that you look for in an amazing book. There is an alpha hero, love, a feisty single mother, doubt and angst. My heart broke for Preston. You will go through every emotion while Preston and Mercy fight for love and a happily ever after. Preston and Mercy had to grow, learn to trust each other & fight for love. I fell for these characters and this wonderful world that Sybil Bartel has created in Callous. The path to trust, acceptance and love is a powerful thing.
jennajen 6 months ago
Extraordinary. Dominant. Provocative. Preston Vos is all three and so much more! Preston and Mercy are sumptuous together! Callous is off the charts steamy, intense and riveting!! Five Sizzling Stars⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Dimples579 6 months ago
Holy hotness! This entire book is a waiting game between Mercy and Preston. It will keep you on the edge of your seat. Preston’s character is like no one you have ever read before. He is precise. He counts out everything. He keeps up with everything. He remembers everything. And he is so in love with Mercy that he is almost afraid of his feelings. And Mercy is so in love with him but she’s also frustrated with him 99.9% of the time. He never really says what he means. He only just insinuates it. The anticipation and the waiting for them to finally come together will have your heart beating so fast and you will be crying for them to tell each other I love you. Incredibly intense and incredibly sensual and romantic. I adored this book.
mamalovestoread22 6 months ago
It only took seventeen minutes for Mercy's life to change forever, one little mistake in a vulnerable moment that has haunted her everyday since... one that cost her a chance at everything should could ever want. Or has it? The moment Preston Vos's landed on her face he knew she was the one, the one woman who may just be able to sneak past all his defenses, and give him the life he has always craved. But before he could make his move he had some things to do, so he asked her to wait for him, thinking that the moment they shared was meaningful enough to convince her to wait. But things didn't quite work out that way... Once again Ms Bartel has created an alpha that aims to please, goes to impossible lengths to protect what he loves, and comes armed with all the goods to steal our hearts and weaken our knees. The moment Preston came into my view I knew my heart was in trouble, he was all alpha most of the time, but every once in a while a softer side would slip out and make an appearance and that is the man I really fell for. His intentions were pure and good, but sometimes the route he went to make them happen wasn't so smooth, and it landed him in trouble. And I have to say it was fun to watch him find his way back into Mercy's good graces, she really made him work for her time and forgiveness! I loved every single second of this beautifully penned tale, it evoked emotions, tugged on the heartstrings, and made me smile and swoon... in other wards it was the perfect literary escape! Highly recommend!!