Grind - Sybil Bartel

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

Hey Guys, I am so excited to be taking part in this tour for Grind by Sybil Bartel. If you haven’t read my reviews for the previous books in this series then here are the links…

Book 1 – Thrust
Book 2 – Rough

Thanks to Xpresso Book Tours for having me take part! Don’t forget the giveaway at the end of the post aswell.

Giveaway: I have 1 eBook copy of Thrust (my personal favourite of the series) to giveaway! To be in with a chance just leave a comment on this post before August 25th! (there is also a tour-wide giveaway at the end of the post)



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.

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Phew! Someone get me a cold shower! Sybil Bartel is definitely a writer I am learning to love, and how can I not when she writes these hot alpha males who are beasts in bed, and have no apologies for the things they do out of bed. Cripes, for a girl that has a weakness for bad boys these books are pretty much perfect.

In Grind we take a closer look at Dane, we’ve briefly met him in the previous books but when he stalks onto the page in Grind we know he means business. He’s a cold-blooded killer, an assassin and it runs through his every pore. His connection to the other guys being he occasionally takes an escorting client, one night only, no repeats, not ever. Using the sex as a release after his other jobs. Sexy right?

When he returns home early and Irina is in his house, left there by Alex after she left her Arms Dealer Husband Viktor, Dane is far from amused, but she definitely has something he likes. He’s a dominant man and she’s a submissive, but a submissive who has been badly mistreated and conditioned.

This book was far more romantic suspense than the previous. There is a lot of violence in this book but still plenty of the sex that makes Sybil Bartel’s books so good. I loved how Dane never changed who he was at the core, he stayed a dark and strong personality, but he fell in love and risked everything to make sure Irina found safety, even if she didn’t want him.  He was so damn sexy, his appeal fell off the page.

Irina initially appears as weak and broken but as the book progresses you see just how strong she is and how much she is willing to risk to protect other people. She is a beautiful and strong person and all you want is for her to see it in herself.

I absolutely fell in love with these characters, this was a brutal story, but the characters have so much strength and their discovery of love is hard but worth it.

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


About Sybil Bartel

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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.


  • Giveaway Button$25 Amazon gift card (Tour-Wide Giveaway)

Ends August 17th


Book & Buy Links

Series: Thrust #3
AuthorSybil Bartel
Genre: Romance | Erotica | Romantic Suspense
Publisher: N/A
Publication Date: 21 June 2017
Review Format: eBook
Other Formats: Paperback
Pages: 243
Buy: Amazon UK | Amazon US

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I'm BrizzleLass, I am a bookworm and my book blog BrizzleLass Books is where I share my love of books by writing reviews, sharing guest posts from authors, interviews and even the odd bookish giveaway! 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. My personal blog is where I talk about my mental health among other things that interest me.

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