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.
This is book 3 in the Thrust series – now I haven’t read the first two books in this series, so have read it from a Standalone view point, there are some obvious characters and crossovers to her other books, but it didn’t detract from the story one little bit. After reading this I will definitely read the first two books from this series.
This is not a fairytale romance – this is a dark gritty story! Dane is ex-Marines, a hired gun and an occasional escort, but does not offer a repeat service in either of those, once is all you get!!
He arrives home early after a hit to find beautiful woman in his home. Irina is on the run from her husband, an arms dealer, who she has been with since she was 18, and has trained and conditioned her with abuse, degradation, violence and sex to make her his submissive slave. He is all she knows, and when confronted with a hugely hot dominant Alpha like Dane she is scared. Dane is instantly attracted to her, she has survivor written all over her that calls to him, but she is broken in many ways, and she tests his control on many levels.
This is action packed and fast paced, happening in only a very short time frame. The attraction between them is undeniable, but Dane had given up on finding himself a relationship and Irina has been abused so much so no longer believes in love, or that she is worthy of receiving it. Trust, courage and strength are needed on both sides for any progress to be made – and its a beautiful thing to watch as it builds between them!
Wonderfully written, you can’t help but fall for Dane and his hot Alpha ways as he in turn falls for Irina, how protective and caring he is of her…. A gripping read throughout, I couldn’t put it down and thoroughly recommend giving it and the series a go!
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…
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.
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