STROKED by Meghan Quinn
Scheduled to release: July 20, 2016
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.
Review by Jen Skewes
Reese has been a swimmer his whole life. This year is his last chance at bringing home the gold. He is an Olympic swimmer whose nickname is Silver Stroked. He seems to choke in the end and has yet to win the gold medal. But this is his year. To boost his popularity and get him ready for the games his PR team decides it is best for him to pretend to be involved with TV’s hottest reality star, Bellini Chambers. This girl is a complete nightmare to be around. She is spoiled bitch who things people should cater to her every whim. But Reese has no choice but to go along with it all.
Paisley is a smart girl who has a degree in film production. She has worked as a sound tech on a popular morning show until she messed up and lost her job, making it very difficult for her to get another one in the dame field. Her friend Jonathan gets her another job in hopes that one day she can get her career back on track. But this new job is the assistant to one of the most vile reality stars out there. Yes she is now Bellini and Reese’ new assistant.
The minute that Reese and Paisley meet there is an undeniable attraction between them. But Reese is in a fake relationship with one Belinni and one slip up can ruin it all for him. For Paisley, as much as she hates this job she needs it in order to save her career. But neither one of them can deny the chemistry and feelings that they start to have. But is being together, even if it means sneaking around worth the risk
Stroked is a light read that is quirky, witty and sexy. Overall I enjoyed this book but at times it was a bit over the top for me. The few chapters that were in Bellini’s POV, for me just seemed to be a bit too much. For me she was probably one of the most disliked characters in a book. She was just a mean bitch who thought she was entitled to it all, not caring who she hurts along the way. It was all about her and for those who didn’t fit in her world (which weren’t really many) she treated like gum on her shoe. She had no redeeming qualities at all and for that reason it just made it hard to get through her point of view. It felt too over the top for me. I also wanted a little more depth where Paisley and Reese’s characters were concerned.
The writing was great. I mean anyone who can make me hate a character asmuch as Belinni knows how to write. If you are looking for a fun, laugh out loud witty book then this one is for you.
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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