Wednesday 20 July 2016

Release Day Blitz, Review & Giveaway ~ Stroked (Stroked #1) by Meghan Quinn

We're celebrating the release of STROKED by Meghan Quinn!

STROKED by Meghan Quinn 
Release Day: July 20, 2016 
NA Romantic Comedy 

Book Description:

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.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“Your looks might have gotten me interested, but it’s your heart that will keep me around.”

Meghan Quinn never fails to deliver over the top humour all the while coupled with swoon worthy romance and Stroked is no different. However, with Stroked we get something totally new, a character that everyone will hate, but don’t panic, she is not the hero or heroine, she is just some rabid, narcissistic, attention seeking whore who passes herself off as a reality TV star, who is so far up her own ass I wanted to punch her something fierce. She is integral to the plot though, so my anger at her was always dissipated with some well-timed snark, wit and humour.

Reality TV has been a huge part of TV airtime for about a decade now and it is more or less thrust upon us on a daily basis. Some are kind and genuine and really appreciative of the break and others are like Bellini, the prima donna in this book who is an entitled selfish cow, treats everyone like shit and expects everyone to worship the ground she walks on. Well, Bellini, you can shove your seven ice cubes up your ass, because you are one pretentious nobody who deserves a huge dose of reality and I hope that comes real quick! But swiftly moving on before I break out in hives…

“Girls who flap their dilapidated garden gate open for any kind of attention, doesn’t matter, man, woman, child, or dog. Bestiality isn’t beneath girls like you, nor is acting like a complete whore to any other women’s men. You have no morals, and no ethical guidelines when it comes to your dank taco. Newsflash, not everyone enjoys Taco Tuesday, so close it up, shut it down, and don’t look at my man like you want to dangle between his legs, dick in your mouth, with one task at hand… swallowing. Lord knows you are one of those dick guzzlers I pray for every night.”

Our hero is Reese King, Olympic swimmer who is coming to the end of his career and is training hard for his last Olympics. He has been cruelly named “Silver Stroke” after always winning the silver and never having held a gold. He trains hard, he works hard, but every time a swim has mattered something has always happened to throw off his mental game. But this was his year…or was it?

Reese was an all-round good guy, he had a heart of gold but I question his decision making. Knowing that he was at the end of his career, for some brain addled reason he decided to accept a contract pretending to be the love interest of Bellini on her reality TV show. These two were chalk and cheese, but Reese’s manager saw it as an opportunity to really get his name and face out there before the Olympics so he would be a household name after and therefore give him more options when he retired. WORST DECISION HE EVER MADE!!

Paisley had a degree in film production and it was the only job she had ever wanted, much to her parent’s chagrin, so much so they disowned her. She had worked her way up in the field and was doing incredibly well until an unfortunate accident involving her grandpa and a rare Pez dispenser which ultimately led to one the most aired screw ups ever on TV. She was blacklisted and now trying to work her way back up again was proving an impossible task, so much so she finds herself becoming Bellini’s assistant. A tireless, thankless, impossible task that she handled like a champ!

“Finding your soulmate is never easy, Paisley. The luckiest people have to work at it, because once you find that true match, you will be that much more grateful for the journey you took to find them.”

Paisley’s man crush since forever = Reese. Reese’s recent fixation on a combat boot wearing, no filter, pain in the ass = Paisley…let the games begin in more ways than one!!

Meghan Quinn is the BFF that everyone wants, it could be a funeral, full of glum faces and I bet she could have the room laughing in no time. Her over the top scenarios, wit and comedic genius had me laughing many a time all the while totally captivating me with a swoon worthy romance where I was wishing for more, more and more. The first half of the book was a little slow for a Meghan Quinn book but Bellini’s shenanigans kept you angry and while Bellini was an unfortunate cross I had to bear, I am sure she will get her comeuppance, if not I will throttle Meghan Quinn myself. But if you want a sports romcom with plenty of laughs then this one should tick your boxes. I cannot wait for more in this series.

About the Author:

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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