**STROKED LONG can be read as a stand alone.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Meghan Quinn is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors with the way she mixes sexy with funny in her contemporary romances. Stroked Long had me laughing out loud and swooning so many times.That’s not to say the story was all fun and games. There was a very serious aspect to Stroked Long that I loved as well.
Stroked Long can be read as a standalone novel, but its timing coincides with Stroked. It follows characters introduced in the first book, Bodi (Reese’s competitor) and Ruby (Bellini’s seamstress), as they fall in love and learn how to forge a relationship despite Bodi’s need for order.
Bodi was not at all what I expected. I faintly remember him from Stroked. I expected him to be kind of badass like Reese, but he had way more going on. Bodi was dealing with some serious mental issues that had kept him from having a relationship before. Meeting Ruby threw him off and their relationship brought something new to his life.
Ruby gave my whiplash at first. She was a little nuts. I didn’t think I was going to like her because of her over the top ways, but it didn’t take long for me to fall in love with her character. The more I got to know her, the more I loved her awkwardness. She was so perfect for Bodi. She didn’t shy away from his quirks, she embraced them. Ruby knew how to put him at ease and it was just so sweet.
Bodi and Ruby’s relationship started out awkwardly, got a little more weird and then became downright sexy. And funny. I can’t leave out funny. The text messages Bodi and Ruby exchanged were so hilarious that I couldn’t help laughing. I loved them together so much. The way they supported each other when they needed it most was very sweet.
I absolutely loved Stroked Long and its witty banter and amazing characters. I highly recommend reading this book (and Stroked, too!) to anyone who loved a great sports romance.
**I received an ARC from WordSmith Publicity in exchange for an unbiased review.
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STROKED by Meghan Quinn
Released: July 19, 2016
Cover Designer: Murphy Rae
NA Romantic Comedy
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.