We’re so excited about the release of STROKED LONG by Meghan Quinn!
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?
I read this book as a buddy read with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much, so go there on Monday to check her review of this book. SPOILER ALERT: she also loved it!
First of all, I loved the writing style. YES! First person is completely me and I love it. This is my third Meghan Quinn’s book, and I’m in love with her writing, for sure. Luckily in this one, we only have the two main POVs, Bodi’s and Ruby’s – I don’t know if I could have dealt with anymore insight into Bellini’s brain! I’m now thinking that if Stroked didn’t have her POV, I might have enjoyed it even more.
I’m totally in love with the two main characters of this book. I was intrigued by Bodi in book 1, because he was so difficult to read, but here we finally understand the reasoning behind the way he acts, and his obsessive compulsive behaviours, and honestly? It broke my heart. I really liked his evolution, and how he was able to open up to Ruby, at least a little bit, and include her in his life.
I LOVE Ruby! Her behaviour is hilarious and her rants are amazing. While Bodi is all broody and quiet, Ruby is a ray of sunshine! She’s so strong and understanding. I love her. I love him. I love THEM!
The romance was amazing and I liked that it evolved slow. They first became co-workers, then decided to be friends, and then finally, finally, they went beyond that. Their talks – and texts – were AWESOME!!! It made sense that way, because Bodi was so closed off and it was so hard for him to became close to someone. So, when they’re finally in a relationship, they are IN. I just loved them together, even when it was clear how they would fall apart, I just wanted my babies to be happy.
The fall-out was very well done, and it made a lot of sense, even though I didn’t want it to happen. I really liked how their friends and family were supportive of both of them, and helped them to come together again.
I didn’t find this book as predictable as the first one, and the only big problem I had with it was the repetition, mainly on Ruby’s POV. I loved that the ending was real, and it wasn’t all sunshine and roses.
People, if you guys like hot romances and olympic swimmers, then read this book. NOW!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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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STROKED by Meghan Quinn
Released: July 19, 2016
NA Romantic Comedy
Cover designer: Indie Solutions by 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.