Review – Stroked Hard by Meghan Quinn

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Stroked Hard by Meghan Quinn


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Show me the most damaged parts of your soul, and I will show you how it shines like gold. ~Nikita Gill

Since I was a little girl, I’ve always loved a good fairy tale where I could pretend to be a princess and marvel in magic. Today my favorite fairy tales are romance books, love stories with a hard-fought happily ever after. I live and feel fantasies through love stories like Stroked Hard by Meghan Quinn. Enchanting and Entertaining, Stroked Hard is a sports romance with a feel-good fairy tale twist that radiates the perfect balance of heat, humor, and heart.

I FELL IN INSTA-LOVE WITH EVERYTHING STROKED HARD!!! Stroked Hard cast a spell on me from the first page, seducing every ounce of me. I was utterly addicted as this story swiftly satisfied my ache to laugh, and oh did I howl with laughter, while also lighting me up with lust from head to toe. I was caught like a fish in the water as this story claimed every part of me. I WAS ALL IN!!!

After meeting the all-star Olympic diver, Hollis Knightly, in Stroked, I suspected his story would be my favorite of this series…and oh did Hollis hook me HARD! Hollis Knightly is equal parts HOT and hilarious. I fell in love with him from the very beginning, a love as strong as his chiseled abs. Oh how the incredible Hollis puts most book boyfriends to shame!

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A is for alpha as Hollis is the ultimate alpha and also abs because of the glorious six-pack Hollis rocks that is so hard and perfect
B is for blue eyes as deep as the ocean that penetrate passion and the big package under Hollis’ speedo
C is for confident and cocky attitude that is extra hot
D is for devoted as Hollis is a rare, one-gal man, a boyfriend not bed hopper
E is for entertaining and endearing as you can’t help but be amused and addicted to Hollis
F is for both flirting and f**king where Hollis is also a gold medal expert
G is for gallant because Hollis is brave with his constant pursuing of a gal until she can’t resist him
H is for huge heart as Hollis’ has a heart of gold; hot as Hollis is panty-melting hot with his perfect fauxhawk, tall and muscular body; and hilarious as in over-the-top hilarious

Hollis is a man of so many talents that I could list them all to Z and beyond, but I’ll sum it up and say he is PURE PERFECTION and one of my ultimate alphas. For this alpha, it was an instant attraction when he laid eyes on the beautiful makeup artist, Melony, first seen in Stroked.

“Ah, so you know who I am. I knew you did from the way you tried to see through my shirt. Don’t worry, sweetheart, the abs everyone talks about are real.”

With her light brown hair, green eyes, lush lips, and perfect body, Hollis wants a taste of this pretty lady who won’t give him the time of day though he won’t stop trying to woo Melony with a lethal dose of heat and humor.

“I’m going to take that as a no.”
“Take that as a go to hell.”
“That’s a little hostile for someone who was just staring at my crotch for ten minutes.”
“I was not staring at your crotch.”
“Hey, it’s okay. No need to be embarrassed. I have the kind of crotch worth staring at. Just try to keep it under five minutes next time. It gets a little awkward if your staring is any longer than that.”

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I love a man who makes me laugh and Hollis’ lines made me howl with laughter! I giggled so hard that my gut ached. Meghan Quinn’s comedy is PURE GENIUS!!!

My body that hurt from laughing was soon ignited with lust as Hollis is one delicious dirty-talker. HOLY HOT!!!

“Sooner or later, I will be f**ing you against a wall, fingering you under the dinner table, and eating that sweet pussy of yours on the kitchen counter. Mark my f**ing words, Melony, I am going to woo you so hard, you won’t know what hit you.”

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Melony is having a hard time fighting the chemistry she and Hollis have, a spark that ignites whenever he is near her, so hot it nearly burns. The sexual tension is so thick it could be cut with a knife…so powerful and passionate.

“…He looks at me. No, he’s not looking. He’s devouring me with a passion-filled gaze I’ve never seen on a man before. It’s like he’s on fire…for me.”

The passion bleeds through the pages, penetrating through me. I’M IN SO MUCH LOVE!!!

“God, he’s going to kiss me. And I’m going to let him…Just one taste. Just one night. That’s all I want. One night with Hollis. So he’ll move on.”

That kiss is off-the-charts hot but so much more. Intense. Incredible. The kiss of a lifetime.

This isn’t just about sleeping with you, Melony. This is about getting to know you; when I find something I like, I go after it.”

Under this gorgeous and alluring alpha with the perfect physique, is an old-fashioned romantic, something rare in a man. This perfect man wants Melony and he’s pursuing her like his next gold medal.

“One thing you need to know about, Melony, I’m the real thing.”

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Stroked Hard seduced every part of me. I was spellbound, swimming in swoon, where I did not want to surface for air. I WAS ALL IN.

Melony has walls up that make the Great Wall of China look like LEGO bricks; her heart is guarded from a painful past.

“I’m damaged, not good enough to keep around. I’m not the one a man would stay for.”

Brick by brick. Word by word. Action by action. Kiss by kiss. Hollis is determined to destroy Melony’s walls. This knight-in-shining armor is going to claim his maiden, Melony. 

“There is no rhyme or reason to what I’m doing. I’m just taking everything I’ve ever wanted when it comes to this woman. I’m just hoping she’s willing to hand it all over.”

Hollis’ story made me swoon where I became breathless as I bathed in the butterflies fluttering in me. My heart was his!!! Hollis has a huge heart and oh did he hijack my heart, owning all of my laughs and love, owning ALL OF ME. Oh is Hollis Knightly a knight-in-shining armor, a panty-melting Prince Charming, with charm and sentiment in spades.

Stroked Hard by Meghan Quinn was one sweet surprise of a story that hugged my heart and stroked my soul where I swooned in spades. Oh did my soul soar to the stars! Stroked Hard struck me hard and fast with ALL THE FEELS. I LOVED THIS STORY SOOOO MUCH! Stroked Hard brought my favorite Cinderella fairy tale to life and I loved living through this dreamy delight of a romantic read full of heat, humor, and heart!

Intoxicating and incredible, Stroked Hard is a phenomenal page-turner that penetrated me from beginning to end. I smiled, smoldered, shed tears, snickered, and swooned through Stroked Hard. Meghan Quinn’s books become more brilliant with each one, and this is her BEST BOOK YET!!!Filled with feels, anchored in angst and amusement, and laced with love, Stroked Hard BLEW AWAY!

I’m still swimming in swoon, stroked hard, in a fairy tale with a powerful prince and princess who rendered me utterly spellbound. Oh how I did not want this spellbinding and swoon-filled story to end. Stroked Hard is my beloved Cinderella but much better, a fairy tale that’s still hijacking my heart and dancing in my dreams.

5 heart of gold medals (because Olympics)


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He’s hot. Like, stop breathing kind of hot with his killer body, vivid blue eyes, and constant five o’clock shadow.

Did I mention his body?

Watching Hollis Knightly, Olympic diving gold medalist, man-pony specialist—and cocky bastard—stand up on the diving platform in nothing but a small piece of Spandex? Yeah, I’m beguiled.
And easily seduced.

I want to keep things light but he won’t leave me alone. And hell, if he’s not wearing me thin.

What is supposed to be a simple summer fling with a very hot man, has now morphed into a f*cked-up mess of feelings, attachment, and dare I say it…love. But I don’t do relationships. And Hollis Knightly does.


Grab your copy of STROKED HARD today!


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