Also by this author: The Mother Road
Stroked Hard (Stroked, #3) by Meghan Quinn
Published by Indie on November 1, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Sport
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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.
I seriously love Meghan Quinn. We have a very simple relationship that she knows nothing about. She writes a book, I stalk her until it comes out and then I devour it. OK, I’m pretty sure I do more stalking then just her books but we can keep that to ourselves. I’ve said this so many times but I’ll say it again. She’s one of my top must read authors. I fell in love with her Bourbon Series and I haven’t looked back. Everything she writes I have enjoyed and I will always read anything she puts out. Now that I got that out of the way, let’s talk about this specific book.
Stroked Hard is the third installment in the Stroked Series. While it can certainly be read as a standalone, you should definitely read the other books as well. You won’t miss anything if you read this first but trust me when I say you don’t want to miss Meghan’s wit and sometimes seriously over the top humor.
Hollis Knightly is an olympic gold diver who is sexy, confident and funny. People think that because he is so good looking, has fame and is always joking around, that he might be a bit of a player. However, those close to him know that is actually the furthest from the truth. What he really wants is a loving woman by his side. One that he fully experiences love with, equally and happily. When his eyes land on Melony, he knows immediately that she’s the one for him. Unfortunately, Melony doesn’t agree and in fact wants nothing to do with him. Will his charm and good looks get Melony to see the real Hollis or will he always pine after the one girl that doesn’t want him?
Melony has a past that keeps her from trusting easily. She has no desire to fall in love. EVER. So when sexy, relentless Hollis shows up in her life, she does what she always does. She tries to ignore him and make him leave. However, he isn’t willing to give up so easily and before she knows it, he’s starting to chip away at her walls, little by little. Will he be successful and get the girl of his dreams or will Melony continue to protect herself and not let him in?
So, let me start with Hollis. When we first met him in Stroked, he was cocky, sexy and hilarious. All things I love. What surprised me the most about him was what a true romantic he was. When he decides to go after Melony, he goes at it with everything he’s got.
“Let me be the man you deserve, Melony. Let me show you how much you should be treasured.”
He just has this perfect balance of sexiness, loyalty, romance, humor and filthy mouth and it makes me swoon for him. I seriously didn’t think anyone could win me over from this series beside Brodi Banks because let’s face it, I love Meghan’s brooding men. However, Hollis just crept up on me and I think stole the show. Here’s when I know that he got to me. I’m not a fan of insta-love except for one specific author that writes short stories and are over the top. You expect it and it’s so outlandish that it is easy to separate. With Stroked Hard, Hollis falls fast. He pretty much has the whole insta-love thing going on and it didn’t bother me one bit. The way that he was confident and funny while chasing after Melony made that fact almost nonexistent.
I liked Melony. There were a few times that I got frustrated with her but at the end of the day, you can understand where she is coming from and why she is so guarded. She’s quick and witty and matches up well with Hollis. She gives him a hard time right back at him. She’s strong and intelligent and just overall likable. The love she has for her Mom is refreshing and throughout the whole story it made me root for her and Hollis, knowing that she could love him just a fiercely is she could get over her past.
Overall, I really loved this book. If you are looking for a sexy, confident, hilarious hero who ends up having to play a pretty amusing game of cat and mouse to get the woman of his dreams, then pick up this book! You don’t want to miss out on it.
STROKED by Meghan Quinn
Released: July 19, 2016
Cover Designer: Murphy Rae
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2a34Tow
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
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.