Yet there’s more.
Dark shadows lurk behind his soulful, serious eyes.
I’m enamored. He’s captured me.
How can running an art foundation with Bodi Banks turns into a slow-burning, epic roman ...more
HOLY PENIS ON A PINEAPPLE, that was excellent! lol
"...a soon to be three-star Olympian, with the most amazing body I've ever seen, a voice so husky it makes your toes curl, and a smile that will make you orgasm right on the spot..."
➦Aaaaaand, despite everything you've just read in the quote above, once he puts on the goggles and a swim cap he still looks like a penis with sunglasses. :) I quote Meghan Quinn, by the way. This woman makes ...more
You don’t look for love; it looks for you. Love often surfaces when you least expect it, throwing a curveball your way. It sneaks up on you and steals your heart and soul, where you can’t help but surrender to the serendipity of something spectacular you find when you weren’t even searching. Like love, books brandish you to them with a power you never predicted. Stroked Long by Meghan Quinn st ...more
“Sometimes the beauty in the art piece isn’t about the strokes, Bodi. Sometimes it’s about the colors and how you mold them together. It’s really about taking a dark, mysterious color and mixing it with something bright and cheery. It’s the contrast that makes them so beautiful together.”
What happens when a carefree art history grad meets an introverted and socially awkward Olympic swimmer? So many awesome things!
Ruby Hearts (yep, that’s her real name) has alway ...more
A manic pixie dreamgirlish character in a romance that flashes "jazz hands" at the hawtie on the very first meeting?
Then we have Bodi the tortured Olympic swimmer who has all kinds of problems going on.
(Don't worry..I would totally go full out cougar on Spencer Reid.)
Then the story started moving away from just how annoying they were. Once together and interactin ...more
5 Moose Knuckle Stars
Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books
After Stroked, which I had some major quibbles about (and I think I wasn't alone there), I was nervous starting this one. I was hoping for more story and less inane bitchiness that was Bellini. What can I say? My prayers were heard and Meghan Quinn dishes up a way more serious story than I knew her for.
The moment Bodi forgot to lock up the door of his childhood home was when this spirited twelve year old boy shattered. He and his sister becam ...more
This was my first Meghan Quinn's book and i have to admit that i wasn't expecting anything like that!!!
From the blurb already, i thought that we will have a quick, sexy and funny reading, but it was more than that... and i freakin' loved it!!!
It was also very emotional and with a wonderful story!!!
The protagonists were lovely persons with lots to give to each other, even though that they couldn't be more opposite personalities....
But in a strange ...more
Story Rating ~ 5 STARS!
Hero Rating ~ 5 STARS!
Heroine Rating ~ 5 STARS!
Romance Rating ~ 5 STARS!
Humor Rating ~ 5 STARS!
Heat Level ~ 4 STARS!
Ending ~ 5 STARS!
Overall Rating ~ 5 I Know I Was Put On This Earth To Love You STARS!!!
WHAT A FANTASTIC read Stroked Long was for me! I was totally thrown for a loop at what happened in the beginning of this book, I was not expecting something like this coming from Megan Quinn.
This boo ...more
Overall Opinion: I think this was one of those that I had hyped up in my own head as being this amazing book, so when I read it I found it didn't quite meet my expectations. I don't think it's the book, per se, but my expectations were just too darn high! I loved the h and I liked the H, so no complaints with the characters! I did read in a friend's review that the H's sexual history didn't match his awkwardness and personality, and I agree completely! It didn't take away from the story ...more
I have about a thousand gifs saved on my ‘puter that I need to get rid of, so y’all better go put some money on your data plans or quit reading right now.
In case you aren’t aware, I snatch (hehehe) up every Meghan Quinn book I see. I’m also lucky enough to have
* * * 1/2
How do I even begin this review...Do I go deep and start with the challenge of living through unimaginable trauma, feeling like you were responsible...and how through this torturous guilt, your only redemption is to be the singularly focused Olympic Swimming Star...
Do I start by preparing you for the out of the box way Meghan Quinn works her stories and characters in this series...where we are surrounded by those we have met already in Stroked a ...more
Ahhh, this book left me with a huge grin! The thing is, Meghan always delivers. You can never go wrong with her books, they’re always the perfect combination of comedy and romance, but Stroked Long was so different and such an unexpected surprise! While Stroked was more comedy than anything, Stroked Long was a way deeper book, more serious book, and I loved every second of it.
I have to say, the prologue is heartbreaking. Oh man, I was hooked from then on. So Stroked Long is the second book in th...more
I want to know what it feels like to be intimately entwined with someone so pure and true as her. I want to feel her warmth against my frigidness, get lost in the soft, silky feel of her skin and hold her as if she’s mine for the keeping.
This book right here is my favorite of the ”Stroked” series so far! Actually, I’m going to label this one of my most favorite Meghan Quinn stories! Everything about Bodi and Ruby’s romance was perfect. I laughed so fre ...more
I was rewarded with a captivating and alluring story. Bodi endures tragic happenings as a young boy, ones that change his entire world, his well being, and his outlook on love. He has everything planned out in his life, and love is not included in that plan. So when Ruby Hearts enters the picture, he fights the attraction, he continues to battle his desire, and he drowns in his misery.
Ruby Heart ...more
I freaking loved this book!! In a totally surprised, did- not- expect- this- sort- of- story-but-boy-i-devoured-it kind of love. I'm glad i took the plunge despite not liking the first book in this series. I went into this totally blind as i LOVE this author and could not be more thankful for that. The author nailed it with this one, a definite Top 2016 read for me.
Bodi is a devastatingly handsome and broken man. An Olympic medalist, he's content to live by his strict rules and rituals a ...more
Bodi is a three-time Olympic champion swimmer. After suffering a life-changing childhood trauma, his life has become very regimented, obsessive, and orderly. He doesn’t sociali ...more
HOTTIE ALERT!!!! Bodi Banks: 4-time Olympic Gold-Medalist. Phelps and Locte has nothing on this brooding, dark, jaded hero. He's the hero every booklover should meet! Early in his life, Bodi and his sister Eva was struck by an heartbreaking tragedy. It scarred him for life. On the outside, he has it all together, but on the inside he is falling apart everyday while living under a cloud of restriction, uncertainty and inner chaos. Bodi lets no one in. No one really knows the real ...more
Holy. Shit. This book was so good!!
It had everything I could possibly want...
Humor... a lot of freaking humor:
"If a textile shop and a rainbow had a baby, it would be this apartment."
"I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or if it’s some kind of early warning sign of a sociopath."
"Oh Bodi, Double Stuf Oreos are not a manly cookie. Double Stuf Oreos were specifically engineered by Nabisco for raging pregnant woman and for those of us riding the red tide into Crampsville, but...more
RomCom is a secret pleasure read for me but I don't get to enjoy it too much because at times I find it less hit and more miss.
Not here folks! This story was sexy, funny and quirky and had me laughing right to the end. Future RomCom writers need to read this story and take notes.
I am in love with Bodi and Ruby. I'm absolutely enamored by them. He's got OCD and a ton of anxiety issues.
This was good, but I couldn't really get into it.
Maybe it was circumstances, being very busy and not having much reading time. I therefore found it difficult to really get into the story. I never really connected with the MCs.
Or maybe the problem is I'm starting to find the "damaged H who doesn't feel worthy of the h so he continues to push her away, but the h is so sweet and understanding so she takes him back immediately"-trope a bit tiresome.
But I will say that this one ha ...more
This is by far, hands down, my favorite read of 2017! Megan Quinn held me hostage for 2 hours and I crushed Bodi Banks's story! I have no idea how she can have me laughing so hard on one page and then emotionally distraught on the next. Stroked Long...fabulous...the story, the characters...the writing!
I feel like this is one of those books were you can feel the author's emotions and the words depict the struggles...everything that makes the read totally wort ...more
Date: September 19, 2016
To: Lovers of books and fictional men
CC: Meghan Quinn
From: PopKitty Book Reviews
Re: Reading Stroked Long by Meghan Quinn will cause severe mental and physical disturbances.
Having read and ARC of Stroked Long by Meghan Quinn I feel as though it is my civic duty to convey the many and various disturbing mental and physical disturbances of varying degrees that I underwent while reading this book so that those who are planning on reading this novel will ...more
My heart already broke for Bodi in the first chapter. His past is awful and it still affects his life. He carries a lot of guilt. He nee ...more
Move over Phelps because Bodi Banks has taken over the spotlight!!!! Well, in the literary fiction world that is. Meghan Quinn has once again has readers diving into her latest release and doggy paddling like crazy to keep afloat with her hottest and sexiest male hero, Bodi Banks.
I’m finally fucking admitting it. She’s beautiful. That wall has crumbled. I try not to show my emotions, let alone acknowledge them, but there is no denyin ...more
I was hooked after the first book of the series, and now I'm even more obsessed with Meghan Quinn's writing because... Dear HOTNESS MIXED WITH A SWIMMER'S BODY! This story of Ruby and Bodi is the combination of emotional sweetness with a BODY SLAM touch of lust & chemistry. Chemistry and attraction that took a while to get a hold of, but soon rather than later they SPARK!
Bodi and Ruby are two, completely diffe ...more
My heart. Oh my God.
If you’re expecting something sugary sweet and lighthearted – full of Ms. Quinn’s trademark outrageous humor, well – you’ll find that here. But you’ll also find something so much bigger, deeper, and far more emotional than the zany antics you may be expecting. Bodi Banks is going to break your heart. And Ruby Hearts is going to patch it all back together. Hold on to your hats y’all, because this is not the story you’re expecting.
I loved it.
I mean, yes. So ...more
A slow burning, laugh-out-loud funny, sweet, yet heartfelt story. Nookie kicked in at 55% mark. Loved both MC's (especially the heroine's sense of humour). The last part was definitely necessary to the story, but I wasn't too keen on how it fell apart and got stitched together in the end (but that's just a personal preference of mine. Rest assured, it was very well written and thought out so others probably won't feel the same niggles I did).
Highly recommended to those who love a quirky, ...more
So many feels, I loved Stroked Long!
Loved the storyline, loved the characters, they captured my interest from the first page and held it until the end.
Bodi and Rudy were such wonderful, endearing characters. They touched my heart watching them connect and fall in love. Their journey to their HEA wasn't easy but it was all worth it when you find your perfect soul mate.
These two made me laugh...
And they made me swoon....
Overall, Stroked Long was a well written, sweet, fun, heartwarming ...more
‘This is all my fault. I feel like I’m in a dark tunnel with only a small light at the very end. This is all my fault.’
Well didn’t Meghan Quinn just grab our hearts, twisting them in her talented hands until the last tear and emotion seeped out before placing them back into our chests feeling full of love, contentment and hope. She really upped the ante in this one with incredible harrowing emotion, intense passion and that trademark humour of hers sporadically breaking up the sadness. And sad i ...more
Bodi experienced a horrific incident when he was 12 years old and survived it alongside his sister Eva. But it has shaped the man he has become. Very few people know the real Bodi Banks but then he meets Ruby Hearts. She is all light and viv ...more
When I was in high school I occasionally read books but was consumed by other teenage things so I didn't take the time to appreciate a good book on a cloudy day, wrapped up in a blanket on the couch. It wasn't until I received a Kindle for Christmas one year that my world completely flipped upside down. When looking for books I came across the ...more