Rough - Sybil Bartel

#BlogTour: Rough by Sybil Bartel @SybilBartel @XpressoTours #Review #Giveaway

Hey Guys, thanks for stopping by for Sybil Bartel’s blog tour for Rough, you can catch my review below along with a couple of giveaways, one just for my blog, one which is tour-wide so check them out. If you want to follow the tour head over to Xpresso Book Tours.



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.

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With the opening paragraph of this book my eyes popped out of my head and I knew I was in for a wild ride. Jared is an ex-Marine who works as an escort, and he plays rough. Women crave him and he treats them mean and gets paid for it.

Then he meets Sienna, the red-headed, beauty who is looking for something uncomplicated after a break up which keeps haunting her.

This is not a book for those who like a gentle romance. This book is hot and heavy from the word go, the language is crass, and these aren’t a couple of people who take things slow.

This is a fantastic read though, there is a superb backstory with surprises you don’t see coming and plenty of depth so that the whole book comes together beautifully.

Jared and Sienna are a fantastic couple, despite is alpha male ways Sienna stands her ground with Jared, she won’t let him get his way and although she may enjoy it sexually she won’t take it in other aspects of life. It makes for an interesting dynamic.

I also find it interesting seeing Jared discover parts of his personality he thought he had lost as he becomes more attached to Sienna.

Overall, this was a fabulous read, I’ll be reading more of Sybil Bartel’s books as this was so enjoyable.

Sending a huge thanks to Sybil Bartel and Xpresso Book Tours for the eARC so that I could read and honestly review this novel.


About Sybil Bartel

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 rely 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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Giveaway ButtonEbook copy of Thrust. This is an international giveaway and the prize is only for readers of this blog!



Giveaway Button$25 Amazon Gift Card. This is an international and tour-wide giveaway.

Book & Buy Links

SeriesThrust #2
AuthorSybil Bartel
Genre: Romance | Erotica | Adult
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 20 March 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
Pages: 242
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

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I'm BrizzleLass, I have Bipolar and have been dealing with mental illness in one form or another since childhood, I was first diagnosed with depression at nine. It's not easy speaking out about my experiences, some of them are extremely painful, but if I can help even one person then I have succeeded in sharing my story. This is where I talk about my mental health among other things that interest me. I enjoy walking, PlayStation, reading, heavy metal, and spending time with my Niece.

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