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Monday, April 17, 2017

✯BLOG TOUR:✯ Rough by Sybil Bartel {REVIEW + GIVEAWAY!}

Rough by Sybil Bartel

Release Date: March 20th 2017
Series: Thrust #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance


I’m not your boyfriend. I’m not the guy next door. I don’t even play nice.

My hands twisting in your hair, my whispered demand in your ear—I’m the fantasy you’ll wish you never had. 

When I’m through with you, every inch of your body will know where I’ve been. Your only thought will be the insatiable ache between your legs as my name drags across your lips. You won’t crave more, you’ll beg for it. Because I’m not just a cocky smile with military hardened muscles you paid five grand for—I’m the experience you’ll never forget. 

One night with me and you’ll know exactly why women pay me to be rough.

Purchase: Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Kobo

My Review:

Not having read any other book by the author before, I was really impressed with the author's execution of the story and the feels that it gave me even after finishing the book. From the sexy cover to the intriguing synopsis, Rough will leave you wanting for more. 

At the beginning of the story we get to meet Jared, the very good looking ex-marine whose current job is being a male escort. Though he doesn't care for the money that the job brings, he enjoys the need to control more. Even though he can have just about any women he would like, Jared doesn't do relationships. He stays away from them, but when he is called for a job he can't help but to be protective over his client. Her personality and beauty instantly attract him and he just can't keep himself away from her.

When Sienna first contacted her first male escort she thought she was doing the right thing, after breaking up with her ex boyfriend, she wanted to move on, and forget that he even existed. It is when she agreed to meet him again that completely she was surprised to find herself meeting a someone else, Jared. Their first meeting had a rough start, but their chemistry was undeniable, being opposites attracted them to each other. Sienna knows that Jared's job is to court her and make her feel like she is his would, but her fantasy could end up hurting her in the end. But no matter how much she wants to put a distance between them, the more attracted she feels towards him. There are things that they will have to get through if they want to future together, and that could change everything for the both of them. 

I really enjoyed reading Rough, it was a sexy and quick story that had me reading until the very end. The chemistry between the characters is magnetic and had me rooting for them throughout the story. There are some differences that they have to solve before moving on, but even when they are total opposites they still manage to come back together in the end. You are going to love Jared, he is possessive and protective over Sienna which  was both sexy and heartwarming. I do wish there was more action in the story, but it still has a good ending. I would highly recommend reading this book, and any other book by the author. I will most recently be reading more from the author in the future. :)

***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.***

My Rating:


Sybil Bartel grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew her into the world of storytelling. She loves the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes her swoon.

Sybil 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 isn’t writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…

But Seriously?

Here are ten things you probably really want to know about Sybil.

She grew up a faculty brat. She can swear like a sailor. She loves men in uniform. She hates being told what to do. She can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks her out. Her favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—she can’t decide. She has a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.

To find out more about Sybil Bartel, be sure to follow her on Twitter (she loves to hear about your favorite book boyfriend!), visit her website, like her on Facebook or join her Facebook group Book Boyfriend Heroes for exclusive excerpts and giveaways. 


Thanks for stopping by! :)


ShirleyAnn said... Best Blogger Tips

The book sounds really good and thank you for the review Jackie I've added it to my wish list.

Giselle said... Best Blogger Tips

Great review, Jackie! This sounds like a well written and character driven read! I like the sounds of Jared already!

Victoria Alexander said... Best Blogger Tips

Great review, I haven't read any of Sybil's work either so this is good to know. Thanks for sharing :)

CJ said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome review! I do love a sexy possessive alpha male hero in my romance novels, so this looks like a must read. Thanks! :)

akronugurl said... Best Blogger Tips

i love the cover!!

Bridgett Wilbur said... Best Blogger Tips

Very nice cover..yummy.

LauraJJ said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh sounds like a great read! Sybil is a new author for me! Cant wait to go and see what else she has written!

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