Thrust Book Blitz + Review

Sybil Bartel
Publication date: December 6th 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance


I know the game. I know the angle. I know how to make you beg.

My hands on your body, my mouth hovering over yours—I’ll tell you everything you want to hear. Ten inches of real estate never felt so good.

But don’t take my word for it. My client list is long and my motto is short—one single thrust and you’re mine. I’m not good at what I do, I’m fantastic. But satisfaction doesn’t come cheap. So open your wallet and prepare to forget your name. I’m about to ruin you for any other man.

One single thrust and you’re mine.

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“How do you wanna settle up?” I tied off the condom and slipped it into my pocket as I pulled my pants up. Rule number one—never leave behind any evidence.

Naked except for her heels, she got off the bed and sauntered to her purse. “How much?”

“Four grand.” I smiled like I was checking her out.


I took two strides and tipped her chin. “Two rounds and oral. You want a third? I just got hard watching that ass of yours.” I could fit in another quickie before my next appointment.

She smiled coyly. “Maybe next time.”

I held back my laugh, just barely. I was hung as hell. If she wasn’t sore from all that pounding, my name wasn’t Alex Vega. “You know where to find me.” I dropped her chin. “Cash or credit?”

She handed me her card and I swiped it through the small credit card reader attached to my cell phone. “Need me to text you a receipt?”

She smiled. “Receipt?”

“Deep tissue massage.” I was legit as fuck. I’d even gotten the damn massage therapist license. “Medical expense. You can deduct it on your taxes.” I winked. “You’re welcome.”

She shook her head but she looked amused. The card went through and I got dressed ASAP. Rule number two—never stick around—unless they pay you.

“So….” She twirled her hair like she was twelve. “What are you doing Saturday night? I’m looking for a date to this fundraiser that’s for—”

I was already shaking my head. “Sorry, babe. I don’t do show and tell. Strictly bedroom scenes. But text me after if you’re bored.” I shot her my money smile and buckled my Ferragamo belt then threw on the jacket of my custom-tailored suit. Stepping into my loafers sans socks, I was out. “Later, gorgeous.” Three steps backward, a wink for good measure and I turned.

On the elevator ride to the lobby, I checked my messages, scheduled three more clients and pulled up my E-Trade account balance. Nothing got me hard like seven digits in a row.



Coffee Cup On Wood Table At Sunset Or Sunrise Beach

5 ***** – Alex Vega: Best book-boyfriend ever

Breathtaking. That’s “Thrust” in one word in oh-so-many ways. It’s got everything: A refreshing plot, dual POV, a drool-worthy male main character, a strong-willed female main character, a host of complex supporting characters, just to name a few qualities.

I found the idea of the hero being a male escort to be totally new and refreshing. Personally, it was the first time I read a romance with this premise and the reason I bought it, in the first place. I was NOT disappointed. Alex’s story is a roller-coaster of emotions, toe-curling sex scenes, and non-stop action. I literally couldn’t put my Kindle down because every time I was about to do it, a new development in the story line reeled me in and I had to keep reading. I’m a sucker for multiple POVs, when well executed, and Sybil does a brilliant job. She uses first person alternating POVs for Olivia and Alex, which puts the reader inside their minds and that’s just perfect for this kind of fast-paced story. Giving the main characters their own voices is one of the safest ways to assure readers won’t miss on anything. Lastly, I found fascinating the play of words in the title because this book is as much about ‘trust’ as it is about ‘thrust’ and that is as much as I will say. “No spoilers, sweetie,” is my main rule when reviewing a book.

Sybil not only skillfully creates realistic characters, but subtly takes the reader on a journey through their psyche that is unique and profound. She gradually exposes new layers of their motivations, triggers, and vulnerabilities. Amazing. In Olivia and Alex, you’ll find believable and relatable characters and you’ll want to stay with them for far more time than the intense weekend this book covers. After all, it’s impossible not to fall for a guy who will carry an injured Golden Retriever up 20 floors of stairs almost without breaking a sweat. And this is just one example I can include in a review, because most of the others are inappropriate for young audiences, if you get my meaning. The supporting characters – may favorites being Merry, Sparks and Charlie – almost steal the spotlight. Plus, characters from other books by Sybil make brief cameo appearances. Delightful.

Here are some of my favorite quotes (the others I can’t post on here):


“Needed to lie right here and tell myself he was bad for me until I believed”.


“This woman was every fantasy I never knew I had”.

“I’m not going to date you, Olivia Toussaint. I’m going to own you.”

“I owned her. Because she owned me.”

I recommend “Thrust” to readers seeking a highly well-written, scorching-hot story, with depth and feeling. A warning, though: Alex will own you and you’ll love every second of it.



B & N


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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