Impossible Choice

Impossible Choice

by Sybil Bartel

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Book two of Unchecked

After her parents were murdered, Layna Blair spent three years on the run—until Marine Sergeant Blaze Johnson stepped in and saved her. With him, Layna knew safety for the first time…but shortly after shipping out for another tour in Afghanistan, Blaze comes home early.

When Layna sees the jagged wounds covering his body, every truth she thought she knew is destroyed. Blaze is distant and angry and though her heart is shattered, Layna desperately tries to keep their relationship together in the face of another tragedy. When the tenuous bonds holding them together are ripped apart by a revenge-hungry maniac, Layna must trust her survival instinct and bury her past for good.

But the enemy is two steps ahead, and before she can take action, Layna's hand is forced by his deadly demands—save herself or save the man who risked his life for her freedom. Blaze saved her once. This time it's her turn to protect him.

90,730 words

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459290075
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 08/31/2015
Series: The Unchecked Series
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 20,391
File size: 438 KB

About the Author

Sybil grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She 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's not writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her family.

To find out more about Sybil, visit her website, or see what she's up to on Twitter @SybilBartel.

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Impossible Choice 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Angelized_1st More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed all of the characters in this story. From the main lovers, Blaze and Layna, to all of Blaze’s friends. They were all multi-layered characters that I loved unraveling, and I wished this series would continue to featuring some of them. Especially, Neil and Talon. They were both riveting characters, and I feel like we’ve only scratched their surface. I’d love to see something about them both. The mystery of what happened to Layna’s parents, and why was pretty fascinating, and made for a tense thriller. The bad guys were bad and mysterious, and the hunt for their identities kept the action flowing, and the story moving forward. One of my favorite aspects of the story was how unpredictable it was. Maybe not the characters’ actions, as I was able to figure out how they would react once I got to know them, but the various twists and turns of the story kept me glued to the page. I was so hooked, that I couldn’t put it down, and immediately picked up Impossible Choice once I finished Impossible Promise. I also really enjoyed Blaze and Layna’s relationship development. While I was frustrated by them from time to time, I did feel as if their actions were true to them as individual characters, and to the events of the story (on and off the page). Many romances do ‘happily every after’ from jump street, and I enjoyed that these characters felt like real people. Of course there’s still the fantasy element of a young girl being surrounded by all these hot, built, male model look-alike macho men, but the character interactions rang true from the very beginning. As I’ve stated, this series was only meant to be a two book series, and I’m sad. Sybil Bartel created some very interesting characters, and I wish we would get the opportunity to see more of them. Even if they were stand alone stories, or two parters in their own right. There just seems to be so much story left to be told, despite the fact that this story was thoroughly resolved. Sybil Bartel’s Unchecked series is highly addicting, and one I definitely recommend. However, I would not pick up Impossible Choice without having read the first book, Impossible Promise. While Bartel does a great job of catching readers up to past events, I still feel the story would feel more complete if a reader reads both books. So much happens in the first book, that the narrative recap in Impossible Choice doesn’t really do Impossible Promise justice. Besides, they’re such quick reads, why not pick up a copy of both books? I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.