I couldn't escape the hard sins of my past.
I couldn't unsee the truths in my mistakes.
Every breath she took was a reminder of the pain I'd caused.
Growing up at the mercy of a madman, I swore I would never give anyone that kind of power over me again. But here I was, on my knees, begging for a life I lost.
Except no amount of forgiveness would bring it back.
*HARD TRUTH is the fourth book in the Alpha Antihero Series, and it is not a standalone story.
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neil has always been my favorite book in the entire series, and tbh i didn’t think i would like candle. but WOW WOW WOW ! these last four books are everything ! couldn’t put this last one down, i wish i could give it 17184938 stars !
Candle...flawed but beautiful
Hard Truth is the fourth book in the Alpha Anithero Series and boy....did it blow me away! I have been a fan of Sybil Bartel books, but she completely blew me away with this series and especially this book. There is so much love and heartbreak in this book. It was so beautifully written that I felt as though I knew these characters personally. Never has a storyline affected me the way this series has. It is gut wrenching at times and then it flips to bring the biggest smile to your face. Absolutely beautiful!! There are not enough words to explain how much I loved this book. Candle and Shaila are both flawed from their pasts, but not from things they chose to do themselves. They are strong and resilient to the people who try their best to bring them to their knees. But they show that love is stronger than hate. This is not a series anyone should miss. Again, thank you Sybil Bartel for this amazing story. You are the best!
This series is insane
Candle/Tarquín and Shaila’s story is a pretty wild one. I was so mad that there was always a cliffhanger in the other books but I also understand that this story was pretty heavy and there’s no way it could have all been done in one book. This book wasn’t my favorite out of all of them but I still enjoyed it. It’s funny how I went from hating Candle in all of Sybil’s other stories to growing a soft spot for the guy. I’m so glad for Shaila and Tarquín finding their way back to each other. Thank you Sybil for giving us this story and always impressing us with your writing. Can’t wait for the next story 🖤