Sybil Bartel
(Thrust, #3)
Publication date: June 27th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance



I’m silent. I’m trained. I’m lethal.

My hand skimming down your thigh, my gaze a weapon—I know more ways to kill you than please you.

But you’re not paying for my aim. You’re paying for my control. Bringing you a breath away from ecstasy, watching you beg as I hold back your release, I’ll show you exactly what you’ve been missing. Your hunger is my currency and five thousand is my price. I only have one rule—no repeats, because I’m not for keeps. I’m for sale.

One slow grind and I’ll give you exactly what you paid for.


Dane & Irina =  An Exquisite and Scrumptious Read! 5 Stars!

         Grind is an exquisite and scrumptious read. The reader is taken on an incredible roller coaster ride filled with action and suspense. Grind has steamy and passionate chemistry and scenes between Dane and Irina. Yum! It features a power and dominate alpha male named Dane.  Grind is the 3rd book in the Thrust Series. Each book can be read as a standalone.  

      Dane is a male escort and hitman. He performs both jobs phenomenally and will exceptional skill. ‘Wink!’ Dane lives a fairly lonely existence with only his dog Hunter by his side. Dane likes his privacy and his space. One night Dane comes home to find that he has a house guest. He knows from the start that she needs help. Dane is loyal to his friends & military buddies. He is very protective and possessive of Irina. Dane is also a dirty talking, sexy as hell alpha male. Dane has reasons why he is male escort and rules that he always follows. 

      Irina is an abused and beaten woman. Her husband is a wealthy and powerful Russian Mobster. He controls Irina in every way. She is a submissive, but her husband mistreated her and her trust. His control had gone on for so long that Irina has become cold and shut down to protect herself. As she spends time with Dane, Irina finds her inner strength and determination. Irina will do what she thinks that she has to protect those that she cares about. Irina and Dane learn about love, trust and what is important to them. Will they find love and a happily ever after?

      Grind is an outstanding book that will have the reading falling in love with Dane and Irina. I know that I sure did. I loved the chemistry between them and all the white hot scenes. I am now a huge fan of Sybil Bartel. I can’t get enough of a dirty talking alpha male, who will do anything for his woman. The reader will not be disappointed with Grind. I highly recommend this book.

Overall Story – 4 1/2 Stars
Chemistry – 5 Stars
Alpha Male – Yes
HEA – Yes
POV – Alternating POV
Cliffhanger – No
Recommend to Others – Hell Yes
*I volunteered for the arc of this book. This is my unbiased review. I also purchased this book.

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Author Bio:

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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