– Meghan Quinn
Stroked was my first book from Meghan Quinn. The blurb appealed to me strongly as I like sports romance. Also, the reviews were good so I wanted to give it a go.
First, I must admit that it took me too much time to get into the story and as long to finish it.
It could have been an awesome read but it turned out to be just an okay read. I felt there were too many unnecessary details. For example, Bellini’s POV chapters… it’s not to be mean but I seriously couldn’t care.
Otherwise, Stroked was…well, ok. The love story was kind of nice but not particularly sweet or endearing. I didn’t love it nor hated it and I think that’s the worst. I mean, if I can’t get the feel while reading, I don’t see the point.
Well, I feel really bad about saying this about a book because I know there’s serious work behind it. But I’m always honest while giving my views and I must say I sincerely didn’t get attached to any of the characters.
Reese : On paper, he’s totally the kind of character I like. And I guess he was. It’s just that I couldn’t feel the chemistry with the female character and when it’s the case in a romance, I must say I’m too disappointed to care about each character. But on a more objective note, yes, Reese is likable. He’s your super good-looking alpha male hero and acts possessively towards Paisley which is nice.
Paisley : I must say she’s quite original. She’s strong, driven, determined and is working on saving her career. She is pretty nice.
Bellini : That’s seriously the biggest flaw of this book for me. Bellini is Paisley’s boss and Reese’s so-called ‘girlfriend’. She has the role of the villain in this story. But what I don’t get is why does she take that much place. She was really uninteresting and annoying.
To conclude, I was a bit disappointed by this book. But that’s my opinion only. Many enjoyed it and I guess the story has its appeal. If you can get into it then it might be a very enjoyable read for you.
Have you read it ? What are your thoughts ? Most importantly, what did you think of Bellini (I need to know!) ?
More details :
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.