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Scandalous

(Alpha Bodyguard #1)

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4.26  ·  Rating details ·  216 ratings  ·  51 reviews
Bodyguard.

Babysitter.

Chauffer.

Not what the hell I thought I’d be doing with my life.

Especially not for a spoiled Hollywood actress on location in Miami Beach. But triple pay and carrying a gun had its advantages. I’d shove away paparazzi and screaming fans for a lot less. The Marines trained me to be Force Recon — intimidation and crowd control was child’s play compared to
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Published September 10th 2018
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Melanie A.
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kobo
4 STARS!
This wasn't sex. This was mind-altering fucking, and it only had one outcome. Addiction.
God, this book was trashy! So classless, so tacky, and even offensive in some parts . . . and I loved it! What a luxurious wallow in the alpha-smut gutter. :D

On the surface, Audrina is a spoiled, out-of-control Hollywood starlet, and Tank is her arrogant, unfeeling, muscle-bound security. Dig a little deeper, and . . . yeah, they were still mainly those things, but they did have something import
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
Audrina is a 24 year old A-list actress embroiled in the scandal of her life. Tank is a former marine, turned body guard working for Luna and Associates and Audrina is his newest client.

Holy cow. This couple was like watching a lit match get thrown into a pile of explosives. I really didn't know what to think of these two at first. You're not going to get sweet and romantic with this couple but you sure are going to see a lot of heat.

I did not like Audrina when we first get introduced to her. I
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Lee Piper
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
To be honest, I was hesitant in starting, Scandalous (The Alpha Bodyguard, #1). Not because I thought it wouldn’t live up to my expectations, but because I knew it would surpass them.

You see, Sybil Bartel knows how to craft alphas. Her heroes are a romance reader’s wet dream. They’re what women (and some men) conjure in their deepest, darkest fantasies. Bartel’s heroes are unapologetic, uncompromising, and so freaking hot, they need to come with some form of signage—a warning label will do.

So,
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Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)
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My expectations were high for this novel because I've loved most (if not all) of this author's past few book releases. I'm so glad that this novel stood up to my expectations! This authors writing style is so good! The overall pacing of the story was perfect. I love seeing this authors evolution in every book she releases because they keep getting better and better.

Dreena was an interesting character with somewhat of a dark backstory. You never knew what mood she was and i
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Lissanne
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There’s nobody who writes alpha males quite like Sybil Bartel, and she doesn’t disappoint with the latest in the amazing universe she’s created. It started with the Alpha Escort series, then moved into The Uncompromising series, and now we have Scandalous, the first in the Alpha Bodyguard series.

Audrina “Dreena” MacKenzie is a famous actress, having made the leap from child star successfully. She’s originally assigned to Tyler, but when he fails to keep her contained as she strips and runs acro
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Samantha I Love HEA Romance Book Blog
TANK!!!! Gahhhhh, this book is just so damn good!!! This is the first book I have read by this author and let me tell you, it WILL NOT be my last. This book is so so so SO good. I was hanging on every word, every page, every scene that involved Tank...

Tank is the definition of alpha.... I am sure if we looked it up in the dictionary his face would be right there on the page. He is alpha, dominant, and oh so sexy. He is such a brooding, dirty talking hunk who had me swooning. no shame here, I fr
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Jeanne
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-direct, jeep-diva
I got off to a rocky start with this book. The language was harsh and the initial sexual situations almost unpleasant as Tank and Audrina try to break through each other's barriers. The storytelling was good enough to keep me involved even when I wasn't sure I was going to like it! I'm glad I kept reading. I began to really like Tank and Audrina as I learned more about what made them the closed off, hard to get to know. Then the relationship started to become more real, less dysfunctional and I ...more
Missy Noecker
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Audrina and Tank are great together! Tank works for Luna and Associates which we've met in the author's previous stories and Audrina is a Hollywood star. Her security detail becomes his assignment and she just wants to be normal. I loved their interactions especially when she flies off the handle. I can't wait for more of this series!
Renee
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has it all...mystery, scandal, a hot dominant alpha, a heroine searching who she really is, and is flaming hot. This is easily one of my favorite series with recurring characters and intertwined stories. Sybil is queen of the alphas!
Kristen Johnson
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Full Review to Come soon!
Belle
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 sexy delicious alpha stars for Scandalous !

I never give 5 stars. Ever. Unless it's this novel, or Sybil Bartel in general because I just love her so much.

I recently discovered Sybil Bartel by a complete accident, and let me tell you I am so happy that I did. "Scandalous" is the first book in the series of standalone alpha bodyguard novels. This series is a spin-off of the "Uncompromising Series" which follows multiple marine men with different stories. (Highly recommend reading Andre's st
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Mia Searles (The Muses Circle)
I was kindly gifted with an ARC copy of Scandalous for my honest opinion and I must apologize to the author for my late review. However, I am thrilled to shout to the roof tops that Scandalous, the first in Sybil Bartel’s new Alpha Bodyguard series, was a mouth watering, addictive read that I honestly inhaled. This really isn’t a shocker since this has happened to me every. single. time. with her books. You just can’t stop once you start one of her stories!

Sybil Bartel has become my go-to author
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Haina Hitsugaya
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Before I start my review, I just like to commend the cover of this book because, HOT DAMN! That is one scintillating cover. If this is your first time reading a Sybil Bartel book, you’ve been missing out on all the MAN CANDY she has on her covers. Not just on her covers but in her books as well. You’ll find your next book boyfriend in her books. I’ve read all of her books and this cover, by far, is my favorite. Love the color of the text, love the model, LOVE IT!!! I’m thinking the covers for th ...more
Laura
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tank & Audrina are A Perfect Fit!! - A Must Read!!!

I absolutely adore Sybil Bartel’s work!!! Her books are smart, steamy and intriguing!! Did I mention they are hysterically funny too? She is one of my favorites especially when it comes to her smooth, seamless flow and her spectacular world building skills. There hasn’t been a book that she has written that I haven’t loved. Scandalous is no exception. I was hooked from the very first page and I didn’t put it down until I was finished that
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Laura
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tank & Audrina are A Perfect Fit - A MUST READ!!!

I absolutely adore Sybil Bartel’s work!!! Her books are smart, steamy and intriguing!! Did I mention they are hysterically funny too? She is one of my favorites especially when it comes to her smooth, seamless flow and her spectacular world building skills. There hasn’t been a book that she has written that I haven’t loved. Scandalous is no exception. I was hooked from the very first page and I didn’t put it down until I was finished that ev
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Leslee
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tank is a closed off mountain of a bodyguard who has no place for a woman in his life, just temporarily in his bed. Audrina has no one that truly cares about her, just parasites that feed off of her celebrity. When things spin out of control, Tank steps in to take control of the situation and Audrina. When Audrina panics and puts Tank in the spotlight, he doesn't react well. What do you do when you find something you didn't even know was missing? Where do you turn when you are so utterly alone?

I
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Mack Black
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sybil Bartel has done it again! I love how she can create such an epic alpha male and female couple and bring her readers to their breaking point in her books. She excels at writing these epic story's that interconnect together and weave a tangled web of love.
Tank (Please can I steal him?) ends up being the body guard for Audrina a famous chick who started in childhood and now is trying get away and make a life for herself. At first he can't stand her, thinks she is a spoiled brat, but as he st
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Jeriann Fisher
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Audrina  "Drina" McKenzie is a young a-lister actress tired of her career that never felt like hers and Falcon "Tank" Gunther is her bodyguard in Sybil Bartell's Scandalous. What a great romance this story is, a fast-moving romance with two great characters.

Not quite so much a romantic suspense as a straight contemporary romance, Scandalous follows how Tank gets swept up with Audrina as she deliberately throws away her career, threatening his ability to continue as one of Andre Luna's bodyguard
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Peggy
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First, Sybil is my fav author - I love all her books and read them often. I am so excited to see a brand new series about hero, aloha bodyguards! Yay! This story is about Tank, a former Marine and Audrina, actress who is way more then a frustrating handful. Tank is every eoman’s Dream - dominant, alpha male with a gorgeous sexy body,and Adrian has been celibate for 4 long years and wants her bodyguard and won’t let the matter go. Tank has always been professional and does his best to ignore her ...more
Megan Bradshaw
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I would like to say thank you to Sybil Bartel on allowing me the opportunity on reading Scandalous as an arc!

I can’t tell you how amazing this book was.. Tank had to be the first bodyguard to start off this series. I can’t tell you how many times I laughed, cried because I laughed, and you really felt the emotions that Tank and his heroine went through. Tank was all ALPHA just how we like them, when you read Sybil Bartel’s books. I was completely drawn in from the first sentence of the book. Sad
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Sandy Sohlbach
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tank, a former Marine, inherits a new client… Audrina "Drina" McKenzie. An actress that is tired of her career and unfortunately in a bit of PR trouble. Audrina has trouble controlling her traitorous body whenever Tank is near. He is a dominant alpha male with attitude and a delicious body. Audrina’s 4-yr celibacy is coming to an end. Tank really struggles with his thoughts and his body being on a one-track mind…Audrina.
She is a client, she is not supposed to be his, but Tanks loves her feisty
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LianaReads blog
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Lynda
Dec 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewd
Audrina is a Hollywood star. Her first bodyguard has been removed from watching her. It's not her fault, well, not entirely. Her second guard, Tank watches her every close. Real close. Maybe too close. They enjoy their time together. He dominates her and she loves it.

Audrina wants out. She's tired of being under a magnifying glass. Her life in photos & videos. It's to much.

There are twists & turns that I didn't see coming. This is another strong woman who goes through life feeling alone
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Fortsumtergirl
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first in Sybil's bodyguard series. Sybil does great alpha and great bodyguards. I was drawn to the storyline from the start. As always Sybil makes you want more and more, page after page, then soon you don't want the end to come as it comes way to fast.

This book is a favorite of mine but I love all of Sybil's books so I can never choose just one (though I must say, Callan is up there for me ;). I am never disappointed by her books and was definitely not disappointed in Tank, I want
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Jaime Ryter
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dominating the Scandal

Tank, a dominate alpha, meets his match in a younger Hollywood actress whose Scandalous behavior went viral. In trying to correct the issue, she ends up further scandalizing the already Scandalous scandal. 😂😂 Mix the craziness of a Hollywood scandal with steamy scenes and a sad past along with a long and frustrating road trip and you get this fantastic book!

There's nothing that I like reading more than current or ex-military Alphas. Sybil has such a great writing style tha
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Sabrina Pawn
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I think this is Sybil’s best book by far....! Tank and Audrina were everything.

Damn. Hook. Line. & Sinker.

I’m still trying to process my thoughts because this book was definitely hot and off the charts. The chemistry, sexual tension, his alpha dominance, her stubbornness and beauty. Everything was beyond perfection.

I didn’t think I could love an alpha Hero more than Alex, Talon and Callan but I think I found my new favorite. Half Native American/ half German with the green-brown eyes...! I
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ToniAnn Papa
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I think Tank needs a stronger word than Alpha!

Audrina is a movie star staying in Miami. Tank is the bodyguard to takes over watching her, when Audrina starts acting strange. I wasn't a fan of Audrina when she's first introduced to us. It's seemed Hollywood has done a few weird things to her. Tank isn't impressed by her either. Who knew finding out the truth about Audrina would turn into them falling in love?

I've read every book by Sybil, but she keeps getting better and better. I swoon over eve
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Christina Youngren
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was so damn good that I am not sure I have the right words. I absolutely love the mix of pure alpha and comedy together at the same time. The characters banter, personalities and lives come together and fit perfectly. As Tank would say, “Lock and key” and that kind sums it up spot on. I love how finding the right person changes everything you ever thought you wanted or needed. Couldn’t put this book down and I am always waiting for the next book by Sybil, as every one of them is pure m ...more
Azalia
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Scandalous is the first book in Sybil’s “The Alpha Bodyguard Series. This was Tank’s story and what a story. He takes over the watch of a Bodyguard to one of the most famous actresses in Hollywood. Audrina is a beautiful actress since childhood so, I knew that this book was gonna be filled with so much drama. And it was. Tank and Audrina made me cry, swoon, angry, laugh, and smile. It also has beloved characters from other Sybil books to help be part of Scandalous. I love when she does this ever ...more
BookWorm
Mar 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
I get that this book is meant to be saucy and crude. And it's not aiming for a Pulitzer Prize. But jeez it was nuts.

There were so many things I was troubled by. Such as the hero perving on and objectifying a naked woman who was drugged up and not aware of what she was doing; The hero holding a gun to the temple of multiple people; the unprotected sex; the volatile relationship...

Different strokes for different folks and all that. But this is not my cup of tea.
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