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Ruthless

(Alpha Bodyguard #4)

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4.40  ·  Rating details ·  239 ratings  ·  54 reviews
Bodyguard.

Protector.

Security Detail.

I wasn't supposed to join the Marines and serve three tours. I'd been groomed to be another kind of warrior. Since I could walk, I'd been primed to take over the family business. Build the real estate empire bigger, ruthlessly fight my way to the top—make everyone richer.

Instead, I'd enlisted. Wanting to protect my country, not a bank ac
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Published March 18th 2019
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
This is one of those books where I would love to just gush all over the place about it but I know that isn't constructive. So, I'm gonna try to contain myself and just say that I loved it and why I loved it. #1 reason is Sawyer.

As a reader, I'm really into the alpha heroes, but not just any alpha will do. For lack of a better way to describe it, I like a man's man. The kind that are big, tough and scary but also very protective of woman. I like when they feel it's their job to take care of the
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Mikky (Nocturnal Predators Reviews)


The author's writing style does so much for her stories! I can't put my finger on what it is but it has a way of sucking me into a story and making it so enjoyable!

We met Genevieve in the Reckless novel and I was intrigued by her. She's very clumsy and rambles when she gets nervous (which is all the time). She's rather anxious because she seems to be grasping for control in most aspects of her life. I liked how when her temper would arise she would call out Sawyer on his BS. Though she should w
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Clare
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
4.5*

I voluntarily read an advanced copy on behalf of the author and this is my review.

I. Fucking. Loved. This.

Sawyer and Guneiveve are everything. I haven't even had this book for 24 hours and I'm already desperate for the next one. I love this world, I love how characters from The Uncompromising series always be popping up like "Sup bro, remember me?" Every mention of Andre (dreamy sigh) and Talon made my fangirl heart squeal.

Sybil really knows how to write dominant alphas. She's the queen.
LianaReads blog
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Liana 5 starsBe still my heart!This book is so much more than you can expect from a love story between a bodyguard and a redhead woman that i just love together and to say that i don't know who to choose as my favourite from these books and characters it's the hardest thing to do really.The story carries on from the previous book when we met Genevieve as Calandra's personal assistant and Sawyer is one of the Luna and Associates security firm.As always, the author has created a story where the fo ...more
Reyne Clark
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you love reading romance with larger than life, dominant Alphas, Sybil Bartel is the writer for you. Her newest book, Ruthless does not disappoint. Sawyer is everything you would probably list in the definition of Alpha: Ex-Marine, Bodyguard, Dominant, Strong, Controlled, Handsome, Billionaire. Sawyer makes a swoon worthy lead you want to cuss at and fall in love with. Genevieve, the female lead, is Sawyer's complete opposite, but somehow through an interesting and entertaining storyline, she ...more
Maya Nemour
Mar 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
..... well i'm going to be that one who didn't like this for many reasons
the two main leads meets at an event on wich the M lead was guarding his client and the F lead organised that party they stay to clean then they go to eat and then get robbed , the F lead end up in the hospital .
in this story the two of them were shit for different reasons :
-the M lead was a jerk he was all about go , sit , eat do don't aaah buddy that shit don't roll in here , this was meant to show his alpha vibes but he
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Kristen Johnson
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sawyer Sawyer Sawyer -- I didn't expect you Sawyer but oooh boy did I love you!!

Full Review to come
Arkady_jo
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
Doing this review after the fact (I read it while on holiday so didn't do the review at the time). Details are sketchy, I just remember I was disappointed with this after loving the previous book. I think the hero was inconsistent at times, and I never really understood why the heroine kept lying to him about certain things. It passed the time easily on a beach, but is pretty much forgotten now.
Belle
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ heart-pounding stars for Ruthless

Another 5-star read from Sybil Bartel, who knew?

Is it hot in here?
Am I the only one sweating ?
Or have I spent too much time staring at the cover photo?
*cue drool*


Sybil Bartel has once again ruined all other alpha-male characters for me. I have a love-hate relationship when she releases a new novel. Why? Because after finishing each new novel, it leaves a hole in my heart so big and I can only fit so many book boyfriends in there at once (Tank, D
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Mia Searles (The Muses Circle)
How do I even write this review without sounding like I am complaining or that I didn't like this book? Let me start by saying I haven't read one book by Sybil that I didn't like or didn't give a 5 star rating. I don't give 5 star ratings out lightly either. This book absolutely had all of the special ingredients that only Sybil can deliver. Sawyer was totally alpha, Genevieve was a spunky heroine that pulled on my heartstrings, Luna and company were at it again, having Sawyer's back while givin ...more
Cheryl O'Harney
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Title: Ruthless
Author: Sybil Bartel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

ARC received in return for an honest review.

This book was everything, I honestly think Sybil Bartel could write out a parking ticket and make it that much more appealing, she has such a way with words.

Whilst providing security for a client at a party Sawyer comes into close contact with Genevieve and believe me when I say she was one lucky lady to capture his attention, yes he was rather bossy and intimidating and he mad
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Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
While providing security for a client at a party Sawyer comes in close contact with a sexy redhead that invades his space and rattles his core. There is just something about this feisty woman that makes him want to know more. So, he invites her to dinner, thinking he'll have his chance to get all the answers he is craving, but their night goes a little array when they become victims of a carjacking. From that moment on Sawyer takes it upon himself to appoint himself as her personal guardian, eve ...more
Nicole Levy
I intended to just *start* Ruthless last night, but Sawyer and Genevieve drew me in too quickly and I ended up not being able to put it down. Ruthless is the perfect balance of action and suspense and love story, and an excellent addition to the Alpha Bodyguard series. I've really enjoyed the way the stories are standalones that continue to build on each other, and loved how much Talon we got to see this time!

Both Sawyer and Genevieve have some internal battles going on, and it leads to plenty
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Jeriann Fisher
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Like all of her books, the 4th book in Sybil Bartel's Alpha Bodyguards  -- Ruthless -- is sheer perfection.

Sawyer Savatier doesn't intend to find trouble when he asks Genevieve Jenkins out for a late-night burger following a security job, but trouble finds them in Sybil Bartel's Ruthless.

Scion of a wealthy Miami family, Sawyer is one of Andre Luna's bodyguards and he has appeared in previous installments in the Alpha Bodyguard series so I've been anxiously waiting for his starring turn. Man oh
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Kristin
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Get ready to be drawn into another intriguing and truly touching story

Ruthless had me captivated & clinging to my book from the beginning, and I did not put it down. I needed to know more about Sawyer and Genevieve. Sybil Bartel has a way of creating her stories and lives of the characters as such that you believe that you could meet on the street. I absolutely loved that Sawyer and Genevieve were not perfect individuals. They both had flaws because let's be honest no one is perfect or witho
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Leslee
Mar 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sawyer needs control, his life revolves around it. So why does the walking, talking disaster named Genevieve tempt him like no other. Genevieve is so attracted to Sawyer but knows that a man like him, perfection from head to toe isn't for her. When circumstances spiral out of control, she has to stay in his condo and the pull between them quickly blows up in their faces. Will they be able to make it through this alive and together?

Sybil Bartel is hands down a flipping genius with words! Every ti
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Peggy
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you haven’t read a book from,this author - you are missing out! I have now devoured every book this author has written and they are so compelling and captivating that I have read them all more than once, probably more than three times. Whenever I need an escape, I open one of Sybil’s books. The Alpha Bodyguard series has been a perfect read. We met many of these guys throughout the Compromising and Escort series and now they are getting a book of their own. Sawyer has always been one I looked ...more
Laura
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic book by Sybil Bartel! The storylines draw you in, but my favorite part in this book, as well as the rest of the Alpha Bodyguard series, is the characters. Bartel can really develop characters well, making you feel like you know them....and we all wish we did know them! Not only is each bodyguard unique in his own right, but bodyguards from her previous books get threaded into each new book. That is nothing short of a win/win with readers! The characters are so well developed an ...more
Kari Hansen
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sawyer may come from a wealthy background but his true calling is to serve and protect. After serving as a Marine for eight years he is now working for Andre Luna’s company in security. From the moment he met Genevieve she brings all his protective instincts to the forefront and he will do anything to protect her.

Genevieve comes from a modest background and is a hot mess. She talks a mile a minute and when she attracts Sawyer’s attention her nervousness makes her clumsy but that only makes her t
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Horsegirl1985
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love Mrs. Bartel. She never disappoints. Her men are alpha and have military backgrounds. Sawyer is a millionaire Marine who is very stoic and serious. His personality and attention to detail are on the verge of being anal. He watches Genevieve fumbling through life and it both exasperates and intrigued him. Poor woman seems to attract trouble everywhere she goes. She has no self-confidence and plasters on a fake smile and facade to everyone she encounters. There’s insta-chemistry and Sawyer k ...more
Christina Youngren
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book by Sybil. Bold, full of action, gripping, emotional and it sure was hot! You just can’t go wrong with one of her books and it was so good I didn’t want to put it down.

A very unlikely pair these two are and yet they complete each other so well, giving the other exactly what they need. So much raw between the two as they struggle, fight and try to let their pasts go as they come to terms with what their future is. Together it’s explosive and nothing is stopping them as they b
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Booknook Reviews
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Quick notes-

Trigger warning: N/A

Ideal reader: someone who loves dominating alphas dropping to their knees for their women

My general thoughts-

When the buzz around Sybil's latest book started, I was so excited to hear that it was going to be Sawyer's story. In the previous book he seemed so serious...and sexy as sin.

When I think of how much I enjoyed reading this "opposites attract" book, I have a happy sigh in response.

My review-

1) What worked for me:

-having the POVs from both Sawyer and Genevi
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ToniAnn Papa
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sawyer is everything you never knew you needed. Genevieve, she is something else. Rambles and clumsy when she is nervous, which is basically the whole book. But, it's done so perfect. Sybil makes you fall in love with her characters without even realizing it. This book was perfectly written. If you aren't into alpha males, just read this and it will change your mind. Sawyer has his own passed that gets in his way. Genevieve has someone from her passed she's not ready to let go of. They fight the ...more
M
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this newest book in The Alpha Bodyguard Series. Sawyer is the quiet and intense bodyguard who meets his opposite in Genevieve. We first met her as the assistant to Calandra in Reckless. She is always talking and has a nervous energy. Sawyer is very dominant and he knows what he wants. When they come under fire will they be able to forge a life together or will circumstances keep them from finding what they might become? I so could not stand Sawyer’s family but wish I would have seen a ...more
JoAnn
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sybil, as long as you keep writing I'll keep reading!

Sawyer is my favorite hands down! Sorry to my bestie, Kim, I called dibs first!

Just enough sexy, action and angst! Genevieve is the perfect red head for him! I love Sybil's books and the family of characters that play on through the next and the next and the next books (Talon)! Each book is a non-stop read for me. My only regret is that Sybil cannot write faster!!

Thank you Sybil for sharing Sawyer and Genevieve with us, your reader family!!
Sabrina Pawn
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sybil Bartel never ceases to amaze with her Alpha stories.

Sawyer and Genevieve’s story is totally unexpected and something you never see coming. Action packed, drama worthy and chemistry that’s is off the charts.... this book doesn’t disappoint and leaves you wanting more.

Sawyer Savatier is the definition and alpha and he lives up to a certain standard. His expectations are high and when he meets Genevieve it all goes out the window. I loved the h and her sassy, spunky ways.

Sybil did not disa
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Renee
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
To say I loved this book would be an understatement. Sawyer is a sexy and protective ex-military alpha and Genevieve is an adorably quirky and clumsy heroine. Their opposites attract story is action packed. I loved witnessing Genevieve's character find her voice and direction. This book is another testament to Sybil being Queen of the Alphas. If you like alphas, Sybil has just the inventory for you. She is one of the few one click authors for me.
T. Dawn K.
Mar 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another drool worthy master piece by the Queen of Alphas. Obviously Sawyer did not disappoint. Except that maybe, he's not real and waiting in my bed for me, ugh the audacity! This book had it all. Plot, character development, conflict, romance, grit, redemption. I don't know how many of us have to tell you, but you simply can NOT go wrong with a book by Bartel. Once you're caught in the wave, you simply develop gills, because there is no going back.
KittyLuvr
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Readers talk about book boyfriends, a LOT, but man, oh MAN! I would do almost ANYTHING to have Sawyer as a actual boyfriend.
. . . . sigh . . . .
The author has an absolutely awesome stable of Alpha Heroes & I am not shy to admit I love them ALL (although until Sawyer, Jared was my #1 man, but now Jared is my #1.5 man) but Sawyer . . . . I suppose everyone has certain things that just hit their buttons & Sawyer sooooo does. He just soooo does!!
And it isn't that he's fabulously wealthy, it'
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Jaime Ryter
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ruthless: another article of proof that Sybil Bartel is quite literally "The Queen of Alpha Heroes".

Sawyer is one sexy dominate man who bends to the will of no man (or woman), but manages to fall for his complete opposite, Genevieve. I love his protective demeanor, and the fact that he was willing to give up everything for this girl. My heart is still pitter-pattering from this.

This book is further evidence that Sybil is one of the only writers who can pull me out of a three-month long book ha
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Alpha Bodyguard (7 books)
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  • Fearless (Alpha Bodyguard, #5)
  • Callous (Alpha Bodyguard, #6)
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