REVIEW – STROKED HARD BY MEGHAN QUINN
#SportsRomance #FiveStarRead #BookSmackedReview #StrokedHard
Stroked Hard.. It’s not just another book. It’s not that third in the series where you’re like ‘fuck, should a ended at two’ or ‘you’re beating a dead horse author’. No, it’s an all consuming, I can’t get enough, I need more and if you don’t give it to me I may cry third book, that you want to cuddle and run your tongue over its perfectly defined abs… Wait what that’s fucking weird, books don’t have abs…
Meghan’s writing puts you right there with the characters.. When your reading their conversation you feel like you are there listening.. When you read about the characters lingering kiss, you feel it on your lips.. When you read about Hollis’s perfect body you see it in your mind and you wanna touch it. You wanna touch it bad.. That’s what Meghan’s writing does it leaves you feeling like you experiences everything the characters did.
You know that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach.. The butterflies, nervous, anxious feeling? That’s the feeling I had coming into Stroked Hard. Meghan stole my heart with Bodi Banks and meeting Hollis Knightly was the scariest thing I could imagine. I didn’t know if I would be able to get over Bodi enough to move on and give the Dive Master the chance he deserved. My fears were unneeded, Hollis dove his way into my heart in the first fucking chapter, sorry Bodi.
Where do I start? Oh I know.., Hollis, I’ll start with Hollis! I seriously had to take timeouts just so that my mind wasn’t convinced this man was earl and needed to be in my life…
He isn’t your typical cocky, perverted jock… Oh wait yes he fucking is. He’s gorgeous, built to fuck, athletic, cocky, perverted and smart. He’s a joking smartass with killer stalking tendencies ( I may need to take lessons), he’s romantic and he’s loyal.
He makes you want to be his best friend, slap him in the nuts and fuck him senseless at the same time. He draws you in with his witty humor, his persistence and his SoCal is something to behold. He is the type of person everyone should have in their lives. He is true soulmate, little brother and best friend material. He’s the perfect character in my opinion. He’s very well rounded, athletic, possessive it not in a I drag my knuckles and pound my chest type of way. He holds on to things is his own kind of broken. Heck I better shut up or you will be here all night reading about how much I love Hollis, which is starting to border on obsessive and we just met.
So what else can I tell you about the characters.. Oh I know..
I went in with a prepared opinion of the female lead in my head, based solely on her name and my past. Then Meghan totally obliterated me with Melony. I wanted to hate her solely based on past experiences and then bam. We were two peas in a pod. I related to her like we grew up in the same life. Meghan pulled me in and brought me close to this character, this character that I wanted to hate based solely on my own shit but I couldn’t. I think I fell just as hard for Melony as I did for the walking abs. She beautiful, intelligent, driven, sassy and scared. She makes you want to hold her but then get her wasted and watch her dance on a table because she seems like she’d be a fun friend to have around. I don’t want to tell you too much about her because I want you to go in meet her and fall just as hard for her as I did.
The other characters; most of them you have met, some are new. The new characters are amazing, the Knightly family should be role models for how families need to be. Yeah they have had their hard times but they are their for each other. Not to mention they are all unique and fun.
There are a few other new characters like Melony’s mom, who is amazing and the way she fits in with the characters so easily is very impressive.
All the characters are well written and very much in their roles for this book. There is never a ‘oh my goodness not that character again’ or a ‘we don’t need to know this shit’ part of the book. It all flows together seamlessly, you get just the right amount of information about everything and just the right glimpse into who the character is and what role they play. And yes, Pocket is still creepy as fuck and Queen B is still a egotistical self righteous AssClown.
I found there were a lot of not so hidden, hidden messages in this book. Maybe I rad too much into a few things or maybe Meghan wrote this book just to make us think more but I know I took so much away from this book, not just my new love of Hollis and my crazy girl crush on Melony. I took away a lot of messages, from experiences by the characters, to conversations between them and general things written in just to make you think. Or at least they made me think.
One of my favourite parts of this book, and no I don’t think it will be a spoiler… Is how Meghan brought the indie book world into the book. It was subtle and some will pass it and not even release they read it but those of us who love and support the indie authors and this wonderful book community we have will feel proud to see it written into her pages, or at least I did.
Okay enough of my rambling. My review in a nutshell. I fucking loved this book. Meghan hit the water with a stunning and beautiful splash that consumed me and made me fall in love with not just another book boyfriend but two amazing characters that I will be sure to keep close and visit often.
Please read this wonderfully humorous, romantic and overall brilliant story and then tell the world what you thought.