STROKED by Meghan Quinn
Scheduled to release: July 20, 2016
NA Romantic Comedy
Cover designer: Indie Solutions by Murphy Rae
4.5 OLYMPIC GOLD CROWNS
Stroked is another solid hit by Meghan Quinn. It is sweet, romantic, hot, and hilarious. All the attributes of a fantastic book, and what I have come to expect from this fabulous author!
Stroked follows Paisley as she is required to work for the completely crazy reality star Bellini Chambers and Olympic silver medalist swimmer Reese King. Bellini and Reese have a “relationship” for show only, as it will be mutually beneficial for both of their careers, but once Reese encounters Paisley he pursues her with the same dedication and focus he does in the pool, leaving the reader with an incredibly sweet story filled with passion and heat and, of course, some hilarious moments.
As in all of the stories I have read by Meghan Quinn her characters are crazy in the best way. Paisley Macarro is the heroine of Stroked, and she is fantastic! She is bold and is one of the few people who are willing to put Bellini in her place. I also love that she is willing to go after what she wants, whether that is a job or Reese. She is a fantastic friend, and I enjoy her humor throughout the book. The hero, Reese King, is an Olympic swimmer, really known for never being able to achieve gold. When we meet him, he is preparing for life after the Olympics while trying to train for his final shot at gold. So, of course, this is a bad time for him to fall for someone. What makes me love Reese is that he, just like Paisley, goes after what he wants. He isn’t willing to wait until the show is over or after the Olympics; he wants what he wants. His dedication to winning over Paisley is the same as his dedication to win. Chasing Paisley are some of the sweetest dirtiest moments in the book, as Meghan Quinn is really able to showcase how great of a hero he is. He is sex on a stick, sweet, kind, and hilarious. He is completely aware of Paisley’s emotional reactions and makes her secure as best he can in the situation they are in for most of the story. The third point-of-view that the reader gets in the story is Belinni Chambers, and she is absolutely bat-sh** crazy! Literarlly, the words and ideas that came out of this girl’s mouth are unreal. Some of the funniest scenes in the book come from her crazy antcis and the reactions of the other characters. You really have to meet her to understand her full crazy. Truly, Meghan Quinn has created a whole cast of secondary characters I am excited to read about…Melon, Litter Box, Ruby, Hollis, Bondi, and Jonathan. I just can’t wait to get more of these characters!
Just like the characters, I really love the story of watching Reese and Paisley fall in love. Meghan Quinn is able to move the characters from lust to love expertly. The reader gets to see the progression as we see them interact with one another through dinners, breakfast, truth or dare sessions, and traveling to meets. Sometimes sex becomes the main focus in the romance genre and relationship development is lost, but Meghan Quinn gives the reader both. We get to see these two grow and develop as a couple as well as some hot and steamy scenes. The synopsis of the plot is pretty straightforward, so there aren’t any surprise twists or conflicts that develop throughout the story. This completely works for this story, because I love Reese and Paisley and didn’t want any plot developments to ruin them for me!
Meghan Quinn has quickly become one of my favorite authors. I absolutely can count on a well-written sweet, hilarious, and dirty romance with her books and am never disappointed. Stroked isn’t any different. So if you are looking for a romantic comedy with low angst but sweet and dirty words, this book should absolutely be sitting on your e-reader.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
Reese King: Olympic medalist, underwear model, Greek god.
His body is chiseled from rock, sculpted by the weight room, and refined by water.
On a daily basis his skin is completely bare for everyone to see, tan and defined, only covered up by a minuscule piece of spandex. There is no denying his sex appeal.
I hate to admit it, but I’m head over heels infatuated with him.
There is one HUGE problem though. His achingly gorgeous abs, inked up arm, and cocky swagger belong to my boss, the high-profile, reality star bitch from hell and certified heinous human being, Bellini Chambers.
What I think is going to be an easy job assisting a glorified wench turns into a cluster f*ck of epic proportions.
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