Stroked (Stroked #1) by Meghan Quinn – eARC Review

Stroked (Stroked, #1)Publication Date:

 July 20th, 2016


Hot-Lanta Publishing

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.


*I was provided a copy by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

If there’s something I’m convinced after reading this book is that Meghan Quinn has na amazing sense of humor and it’s great at writing funny books. This book was so funny because of some of the situations that the characters were in. I loved it. This is not my first swimming book but it’s without any doubt the best one I’ve read (I’m still trying to forget about the one I read a few weeks ago). I loved the story and I loved the characters (not Bellini but all the others) and I really had a great time reading this book.

Unlike most of the books I read this one is told in three different POV’s. First we have Paisley. Paisley is one of that girls that knows what she wants to do with her life. She worked really hard to get to her dream job but something happened destroyed her career. In the beginning of the book the starts working as a personal assistant and she keeps fighting to get to where she wants to be. This made me really like Paisley as a character because she was in a difficult spot but she still tried to achieve her dreams even when she had to start from the beginning. Reese, the other main character, is a swimmer that never won a gold in the Olympics and has a last chance to do it. He’s the not so typical alpha male. To the cameras he looks like an asshole but deep down he’s a good guy who cares about the people he likes. Unfortunately he made some dumb decisions when he was in a rough spot which take us to the third, and last POV: Bellini, his fake girlfriend.

I can’t even say how much I hated Bellini. She’s a reality star much like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian but I really hope these two are not even that much like Bellini because if they are I’ll lose my faith in the world. First of all Bellini loves herself… a lot. She’s the epitome of beauty and intelligence (-_-‘). The only being she loves as much as herself is her dog Pope Francis who she thinks was sent by God and with whom she talks and asks to pray for other people. She also doesn’t like to call people by their names. A few examples are: Paisley aka Mauve, Melony aka Melon and others… it’s ridiculous. However, as ridiculous as it was to read Bellini’s POV it was still pretty funny. That girl can be hilarious.

But let’s forget about Bellini a little bit and talk about how amazing Reese and Paisley were together. Those two had an amazing chemistry and I loved them together. I also loved how much they cared for each other. It would get to the point where they would do something to help the other even if it broke their hearts. I loved it and I loved to see them together. I especially loved to see them talking about their lives.

Meghan Quinn did an amazing job writing this book. It was really good. I loved the story, the writing and I loved the characters even more. Now I’m here waiting for the other books, especially the one about Bodi. That guy is hiding something and I need to know what.

Overall, this was a great book. It was funny and light-hearted. The romance was amazing and I loved the characters. You should definitely give this one a try.


4 stars

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?

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