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(The Uncompromising #4)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  267 ratings  ·  36 reviews
Being the drummer for the hottest new rock band should’ve been a dream come true. Sold out shows, women, more money than I deserved…

But I didn’t want any of it.

The fame sucked, the money was a burden and I’d given away my only chance at ever having her — my best friend’s sister.

I wasn’t supposed to touch her. My best friend made me swear I wouldn’t. Then he was deployed, a
Published December 19th 2017
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Juliana Philippa
Too much angst and conflict for me. Bennett is as terrific as all the reviews say, but Elyssia was annoying. I understood her love for her brother and her torn loyalties between Ben and Marcus (her bro), and on the one hand I admired all she was doing for her brother, but he wasn't helping him, she was just enabling him at some point. She was angry and resentful towards Ben and Talon, who were such good guys and just trying to help her and Marcus, despite all she was holding back and all the shi ...more
Dec 26, 2017 rated it liked it
3.75 stars
This review originally appeared on BrizzleLass Books.

I’ve been dying to read this for months and I devoured it Bennett was everything I had hoped for and more, it took me to uncomfortable and tortured places but the solid love and need between these two characters was something real and the need for them to make it propelled me through this book.

Bennett and Elyssia have known each other since they were teenagers, they’ve been in love with each other just as long, but they’ve done nothing about i
Lee Piper
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I didn’t think it was possible to improve on Sybil Bartel’s, previous release. I mean, how can anyone pen a more perfect alpha hero than Cuban ex-marine, Andre? Turns out, you can. And Bennett, book four in the Uncompromising Series is… *swoons* EVERYTHING.

Dominant? Check.
Protective? Check.
Drummer? Check.
Hot af? Check.
Martial arts expert? Check.
Determined to claim his woman? Check.

There are not enough panties in the world to survive this book. There are not enough hours in the day or batteries i
Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)

My Rating: 4 and a half stars

Though things started off rocky (in the first book) this series has grown on me and I'm loving every minute of it. The authors writing and narrating style has gotten better with every novel. I liked how this story was structured.

I don't remember Bennett being introduced in the last few books in this series, though that could be because he belongs in one of the other intertwined series by this author. I can't say I'm mad about it though. I liked how willing to talk
Kristen Johnson
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's no secret I'm in love with Sybil's Alpha Males and the women they claim as their own. With each book, there's always something unexpected, something that knocks you off the path you thought you were on.

Bennett is a taboo tale of finding love with your best friends little sister - but there's so much more to the story than that. Bennett is a superstar Drummer who's known by millions and wanted by most of them. Something has come between Bennett and his best friend Marcus which makes this ta
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bennett & Elyssia = One of A Kind Romance 5 Stars
Sybil Bartel has done it again with this incredible story. Be ready to be sweep up into the story from the beginning. I devoured Bennett and Elyssia's story. Bennett is one of my favorite books by Sybil. You can't go wrong with any of the books in this series.

Bennett is a captivating story of Elyssia 'Sia' and Bennett 'Ben'. They met as teenagers. Elyssia's brother, Marcus, brought Ben home. Marcus and Ben are best friends. Marcus tells him t
Sheila Schoenauer
This is the second book by this author that I have read. I loved the first one (Grind) so I had a feeling that I would love this one too. I was so right. This book broke me in so many ways. As the wife of a combat veteran I've seen how PTSD can affect those who have served. It's not easy watching the one(s) you love struggle and suffer. Reading Elyssia's plight with her brother Marcus wasn't easy. It was hard, real hard. I understood her desire to help him, to be there for him. But the effect it ...more
Carole Klimesch
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Read

Very unusual story. The heroine will do whatever it takes to save the people she loves. She trained in martial arts and can hold her own in most situations but her brother who served 2 tours with the marines has lost his way, her Mother is given short time to live and the only good thing is her childhood crush comes back into her life. Unfortunately, he's the Drummer for a hot rock band. She hates crowds, being in the spotlight and not taking care of her brother who is suffering from P
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a pretty intense story, although all of Sybil Bartel’s books are. Bennett and Elyssia met in their teens. He was best friends with her brother, and in foster care. Elyssia’s mother took an interest and treated him like her own. Now Ben is a rock star and Elyssia is fighting to save her brother who came back very messed up after serving in the Marines. Although Bennett is part of the Uncompromising series, Ben is in a band with Graham Allen from No Apologies. There are quite a few cameos ...more
Christina Youngren
Dec 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sybil has done it again! Every book I read of hers is absolutely fabulous! Bennett has known what he wants for a long time just as Elyssia has too. It may take a long time, some intense and messed up situations, heartbreak and emotional struggles but all of that has created a couple who is meant to be, with a love worth fighting for. The characters In this book are amazing and bring some funny moments as well as amazing ones because they are always there for one another ready to help at every tu ...more
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read

This book had me up all night because I couldn’t put it down. It was worth a night of no sleep. I knew I was not putting it down after the first chapter. This book deals with a few things that relatable to a lot of people and because of that I had to know what would happen next. I was beyond satisfied with everything in this book. My emotions were on overdrive all throughout the book because I can relate on missing someone who is no longer alive. I would recommend this book to anyone
Kat Witmer
Jan 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Ummm...this book had loads of potential and I adored Ben but Elyssia drove me fucking insane!! She was juvenile, whiney and way too wishy-washy. I love Ben, no I hate Ben, no wait I love Ben. I have no fucking idea why she kept pushing this man away! It was obvious he was head over heels for her but she just kept pushing!! Ugh! I almost DNFd, but I powered through. Her brother was a d-bag of the tenth degree, yet she defended him to the end even though...spoiler alert....he beat the shit out of ...more
Cara Grube
Dec 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All the love and all the feels for Bennett!

5 huge stars for Bennett, Elyssia and Marcus...their story is one that needed to ne told and Sybil told it beautifully. Sybil Bartel is a favorite of mine. I've read and loved every one of her books and this one was no different. She broke my heart while I fell in love with Bennett. His {and Elyssia and Marcus'} story is raw and emotional and so tragically real. As the proud wife of a veteran, this one will be with me for a while. ❤
ToniAnn Papa
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh, my. Bennett is sexy, strong, and determined. He knows what he wants and do whatever he can to get it...or her. Elyssia is gorgeous girl, doing her best to survive. When Bennett shows up at her house, and is confronted by her drunken brother, he knows something is up. What he never expected to find, was Elyssia beaten. This book is on the "dark" side, but you will be hooked once you start. Sybil has done an amazing job with every character in this book. I'm pretty sure Bennett is my favorite ...more
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am not a fan of rock star romances but this installment has been my favorite of the series . I actually held out to read this one last because I didn’t anticipate liking it this much . If you like alpha males then this is the author you should check out . All books can be read as a stand-alone or a series!
Mar 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Ben and Elyssia’s story is intense from the beginning and you can’t put it down. Their intense love for each other just makes you want more. The storyline captures you from the get go and takes you on an intense ride. I definitely would recommend this book, author, & series to friends.
T. Dawn Dawn.
Dec 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh boy is this book an important read. There is such a big picture painted with this one. It addresses abuse in a very cathartic way. It shows it from so many perspectives, very eye opening. Absolutely loved this book, Bennett is one in a million.
Denise McLendon
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I fell in love with Ms Bartel's writing from the very first book. I was mesmerized and couldn't put it down. It's been that way with every book since then. can't wait to read the next in the series
Sassy Southern Girl
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once again Sybil Bartel wows us with an amazing story! This book gave me all the feels and more! Bennett had me hooked from beginning to end! I devoured every word and didn’t want it to end! Loved Bennett & Elyssia!!
Elizabeth (Liz)
Dec 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was more interested in Marcus’s storyline than Elyssia or Ben. Was very conflicted about Marcus, but I kind of hope he gets a book of his own now.
Dec 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I fly through most of her books and this was one of them. I enjoyed Bennett. Even though he is a rock star it's not the focus of the book at all. Can't wait for the next!!
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
ugh..honestly i DNF it. i couldn't because i didn't feel the connection between the two..
sorry. i hope Callan will be better.
Viki Pazdur
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book!

Loved it!!!!!! I think this was a first for me by Sybil Bartel. I have another book by her in my kindle and will def read that next! She's an amazing author.
Helen McNabb
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

What a story!!!!!
While parts of the storyline are difficult to read, it astounded me that there was so much raw emotion.
Very impressed with the author.
Robyn Martin
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Iluzija 8
Dec 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Coralee Corrigan
Jan 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing read
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Loved this story so much I read the whole thing in one sitting. Out of this whole series each one just keeps getting better. I think this one is my fave!!
Jennifer Cleaveland
Another great read

Bennett story is another great read, the love story is great. Her book always leave me wanting more. So of course I go looking for her next book..
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Sybil grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She used to dream of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books about wistful summer days and first loves drew her into the world of storytelling.

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