Blog Tour (Book Review): Stroked Hard by Meghan Quinn

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Title: Stroked Hard
Author: Meghan Quinn
Reviewer: Michelle @Michelle6803
Genre: Sports Romance
Rating: 4 stars



He’s hot. Like, stop breathing kind of hot with his killer body, vivid blue eyes, and constant five o’clock shadow.
Did I mention his body?
Watching Hollis Knightly, Olympic diving gold medalist, man-pony specialist—and cocky bastard—stand up on the diving platform in nothing but a small piece of Spandex? Yeah, I’m beguiled.

And easily seduced.
I want to keep things light but he won’t leave me alone. And hell, if he’s not wearing me thin.
What is supposed to be a simple summer fling with a very hot man, has now morphed into a f*cked-up mess of feelings, attachment, and dare I say it…love. But I don’t do relationships. And Hollis Knightly does.

Stroked Hard is the last book in the Stroked series and we finally get Hollis Knightly’s story.  I hoped you all read Stroked, Stroked Long, I mean you can technically read Stroked Hard as as standalone, but in my opinion, you should start with the other two before diving (pun intended) into this book.

Since I did read the other two, I really was curious about Hollis Knightly.  He is vying for his third Olympic medal in diving.  I am going to say this, some readers may find him a bit annoying.  He is super cocky, but in an endearing way.  He’s has had the hots for Melony for over six months since she showed up to do his best friend, Reese’s (Stroked) hair and make-up.  And since then, he is constantly sending her inappropriate texts with God awful nicknames.  He is staking a claim on this hot Latina, but she is so not interested.

Melony is the make-up artist in the reality show with Reese and Bellini, remember that Kardashian wanna be?  She doesn’t do relationships, she rather have a nice one night stand, no strings attached and keep it moving.  After her father leaving her and her mother when she was six and then watching her mother date loser after loser, Melony does not want any part of that life.  She just wants to make enough money so she can start her own lipstick stain.  Melony is only human though, although she wants nothing to do with Hollis, she cannot help but admire his body.

Hollis persistence pays off and he does Noah Callhoun’s Melony (yep, that’s a Notebook reference).  Although as I mentioned earlier, he can be over-the-top with his inappropriate comments, he truly is a romantic, but he does have a lot of guilt as well.  It has nothing to do with a previous relationship, but it does involve his twin sister.  I will leave you this little tidbit … there is a very sexy and hot lap dance that when you hopefully read it, you’re already home because you will probably need some self-loving, that’s all I’m saying.  Melony really frustrated me, for sure.  I get her “daddy issues” but seriously, I was falling for Hollis and rooting for him to win her over.  She needed to get out of her own head space.  For you Bellini haters out there, wait for the end, you’ll love it.  Karma’s a bitch!

Not that I didn’t enjoy this book, which I did, but not as much as the other two books.  I think it was Hollis’ crazy nicknames and Melony’s trust issues got on my nerves, not to say this book wasn’t funny, because Ms. Quinn does write some funny one-liners.  So suit up and get Stroked Hard (again, pun intended).

– Michelle

*An ARC was provided for an honest review.

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STROKED by Meghan Quinn
Released: July 19, 2016
Cover Designer: Murphy Rae

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.

STROKED LONG by Meghan Quinn
Scheduled to release: September 20, 2016

Sports Romance
Cover Designed by: Indie Solutions by Murphy Rae

From his dirty-blond hair and breathtaking smile, to the abs from heaven and the irresistible V in his waistline, everything about Bodi Olympic-gold-medalist Banks screams hot piece of @$$.
Yet there’s more.
Dark shadows lurk behind his soulful, serious eyes.
I’m enamored. He’s captured me.
How can running an art foundation with Bodi Banks turns into a slow-burning, epic romance, even though he tries to push me away at every chance? How can I stay away from a broken, routine-driven man whose soul cries to be forgiven for a crime only he believes he committed? Or is that a lie?

**STROKED LONG can be read as a stand alone.


Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.
Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.
Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!
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