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Stroked (Stroked #1) by Meghan Quinn

Stroked Book Cover Stroked
Stroked Series #1
Meghan Quinn
Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy, Sports Romance
July 20, 2016

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.

Maria’s Review

“I follow behind him, like a lovesick puppy, wishing he would give me a little more attention. May be a pat on the head, a lick to the neck, a penis to my vagina. Anything would really do right about now.”

➦This sports romcom was a pretty entertaining read for me. The sexual chemistry between the main characters was electric, some moments were really emotional and at times I even found myself tearing up. But for the most part I was giggling and chuckling, of course!

Reese is at the end of his swimming career and is about to compete in Olympics for the last time. He is determined to get a gold medal – something he has never previously achieved at the Olympics. Reese also made a decision to boost his image by being on a reality TV show and in a fake relationship with Bellini, a spoiled reality TV star.

Paisley is trying to salvage her career in TV production after an incident on the job that cost her dearly. She gets hired to be Bellini’s personal assistant… and by default Reese’s assistant. Paisley and Reese are instantly attracted to each other but Paisley is determined to remain professional. Will she be strong enough to resist him? 😀

❤This book is told from three POVs – in addition to the main characters’ POVs we also get to be in Bellini’s head for a couple of short chapters. I know a lot of people struggled with getting into the book because nobody wants to be in the head of an obnoxious person. For me, it was kind of entertaining. After reading a couple of chapters from her perspective, you pretty much can no longer take her seriously. She was stupidly hilarious. I’m pretty sure nobody can survive on just tic tacs and water. Just sayin’.

❤I liked Reese a lot – who wouldn’t? The man wears a speedo… and with his body… yes please! Also, quite a bit of a dirty talking alpha!

✘One thing, perhaps, that I wished for would be Paisley standing up for herself. I felt like I needed some sort of triumph at the end. Paisley had to bite her tongue throughout the whole book because she just HAD to keep her job. Also, there were a bunch of typos in the ARCs I’ve received. I hope those get polished out.

➦Recommended to those who like romantic comedies with quite a bit of steam and humor.