Review: Rough, by Sybil Bartel 1

4 out of 5 Stars

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If you’re ready for a rough, dirty talking, controlling, sexy male escort who’s also an ex-marine, then you’re ready for Jared. He’s a crude talker in and out of the bedroom and he won’t apologize for it to anyone. When his friend and fellow male escort, Alex, asks him to take over his clients for a night, Jared agrees to help him out. With one client, what he gets is a shy, unexpected woman, Sienna, who ends up turning his world upside down. Sienna hasn’t had it so easy, and both of their pasts and stories are worth reading about. The hotness is dialed up to infinity with these two, so definitely for mature readers only. If you’ve read any of the Uncompromising series books, you will be reacquainted with some of those characters since they are friends and all ex-military. Even though this is part of the Thrust series, I actually consider it part of the Uncompromising series. Both series are worth reading if you’re looking for that story with no holds barred sexual situations, a strong story line, and a happily ever after.

Reviewed by Vampire Fan

Our Blog was given this book in exchange for an honest review.



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. You won’t crave more, you’ll beg for it. Because I’m not just the 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.

About The Author:

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.

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