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Book Review: Thrust (Thrust #1) by Sybil Bartel

thrustTitle: Thrust (Thrust #1)

Author: Sybil Bartel

Genre: Adult Fiction, Romance, Contemporary

Date Published: December 2016

Goodreads Rating: 4.06

Synopsis (Goodreads):

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.





Hiya bessies!


How are you all?


It’s shocking that though I’ve already read the second and third book, I haven’t read the first book yet. Haha! Crazy, right?


And since it’s the only book that I haven’t read in the series yet, I realized that I need to read the first one. And also because I’m curious about Alex Vega’s story. 😀


So let’s start!


Alex Vega was a Marine for eight years when he decided to walk out and became an escort. He’s one hell of a very expensive escort. He’s having a steady life of being an escort for three years when one day, he met the storm that changed his life in a form of a curvy and luscious body of Olivia. And then things got interesting.



You see, when I read the second and third book of this series, I thought I would get a glimpse of Alex’s story in them. And I did, it just wasn’t what I was expecting. I realized then that all the books in this series happened at the same time with only a day or two intervals. That no matter which book you start reading, you will have no clue as to what the book before it happened. Like it’s a common thing in this kind of genre to have a series that can still stand as a standalone but it will somehow spoil you on the first couple’s story if you didn’t read them first. You get what I’m meaning?


This series though can actually stand as a standalone. If you read the third book first, you will not get spoiled on the first and second books’ stories and vice versa. It was a very amazing thing to do. So kudos to Ms Sybil Bartel for that. 😀

What I like about Alex’s story is that of all the men in this series, he seems to be the only one who wasn’t very uptight and very serious. He knows how to laugh and how to make a reader laugh. Though I don’t think he’s got a sense of humor. Well, all three of them in this series don’t have a sense of humor. Haha! But still, I like those three men.


I just realized then after reading Alex’s book that it gave a lot of glimpses on the third and second book compared to the second and third book giving glimpses of Alex’s story. And I think I like it that I read the first book last.


And of all the series, Alex’s woman, Olivia, seems to be the only one who’s perfect in the physical department. I think it was a form of experiment. Haha! Also, Alex is less alpha compared to Jared and Dane. Like I said, Alex knows how to laugh a lot.


To wrap this up, I still love Dane Marek. He is still my favorite Sybil Bartel men. Haha! I’m on my way to reading the rest of Ms Bartel’s other books so let’s just see if she can be my other fave adult genre author. Ms Daniels is still my number one. 😀 I would recommend this book to you bessies if you want to read an alpha male with a fast paced romance which you won’t feel like fast paced at all because that’s Ms Bartel’s magic, this book is perfect for you.










Sybil grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand.

sybil bartel

She used to dream of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their

shelves full of books about wistful summer days and first loves drew her into the world of storytelling.

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’s not 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 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 freaked her out. Her favorite word is desperate, or dirty, or both, she can’t choose. 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, visit her on Twitter to see what she’s up to. Commitment phobic until she met her husband, she loves those little 140 character snippets.

Or check out her Facebook page, if, you know, you’re feeling more wordy.

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Thanks for reading up to here bessies! Love you all!



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