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Stroked Hard

(Stroked #3)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  2,594 ratings  ·  335 reviews
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
Published November 1st 2016
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Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

"I heard my penis cures the worst of the diseases. Want me to stick it in you and make you feel better?

➦When I pick up Meghan Quinn's book I can pretty much count on being entertained. Stroked Hard features an Olympic diver named Hollis - a stubborn smartass extraordinaire who oozes romance! He's a complete badass when he competes... the level of concentration and grace is off the charts!

I'm kidding, I'm kidding...

➦Anywhooo... Hollis sees a woman and instantly knows she's "THE ONE" a
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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When I saw Meghan Quinn was coming out with a porno series of scientific journals about Olympic swimmers/divers I had one reaction . . . .

Even when Quinn writes stuff that isn’t 100% my cuppa, she still does okay. I was lucky enough to grab the first two in the series from NetGalley, but this third and final story was not available. However, (1) since Quinn is a auto-yes for me already, (2) it was on pre-sale for $1.99 so even my
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
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When I read the first book in this series Stroked we were introduced to the main characters in that book. I liked them but there was that friend that I was dying for more of.

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Meghan Quinn brought him to the table in this book.
Hollis sees Melony and immediately knows that she is his forever woman. She just doesn't see it. Because Hollis has an ego bigger than four states and Melony has some abandonment issues.

Hollis decides she is worth sticking it out for and figures he is going
➳Lets talk about how great Meghan Quinn's writing is... Because this series has taken a special spot in my "favorites" list!

Hollis is one of a kind that's for sure, and his cockiness and comical side is something that I really, REALLY enjoyed reading in this story. The cliche idea of having a challenge and "getting" that challenge is present in this story, but present in a way that includes different sides to a good equation. When you add Melony to the equation, she makes everything in this
Bookworm Extraordinaire


Hollis Knightly is a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist and a hot piece of man candy. He is also funny, and cocky, and won't take NO for answer. When he sets his sights on Melony and her luscious curves, nothing will stop him from making her his happily ever after.

Unfortunately Melony doesn't do relationships, and she sure as the hell doesn't do love. Can Hollis convince Melony he is there for the long haul, or will her insecurities send her running for the hills?

First I am going to start by sayin
Jeannine Allison
5 "dude has cock" stars! ;)

I normally don't salivate over covers like this. But damn, when I first saw this cover I was a goner. I mean it's downright delicious...


And then once I started reading? I didn't just want Hollis for my birthday, I wanted him for life...



Hollis was an INCREDIBLE hero <3 <3 If you're looking for a hot, dirty-talking, hilarious, all-about-the-heroine hero, look no further! One thing that kept popping into my head was this quote from Tom Hiddleston (*dibs, dibs, dibsitty di
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4.5 STARS*****

This was a great series.
I loved Hollis so much.
Bodi and Ruby's book is still my favorite but overall this series was pretty fantastic!

Here are my overall ratings:

Hero: 5
Heroine: 4
Plot: 4
Angst: 4.5
Steam: 4.5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5


Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
I really enjoyed this book and this series. It kept me laughing, it kept me swooning, and it kept me wanting more. Hollis & Melony have that love/hate/drive me wild kind of relationship

Hollis, god did I love him, his determination is endearing, everything about him I adored. At times he's a bit overwhelming, but he shows how much he truly loves Melony and how badly he wants her long term. He's willing to wait, he's willing to do whatever it is she wants, including letting go. He's simply an
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
3.5 Noah Calhouned Stars

Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books

When you start reading a book by Meghan Quinn you know what you can expect. Quirky humor and low angst. Yet they aren't all the same.

Hollis Knightley is working towards his next Olympic medal as a diver. When he runs into a beauty while on set of his best friend's Reese (Stroked) reality show he knows she is IT. He is not a one-night-stand-man, he loves relationships and how refreshing is that? He pursues her with his funny text messages but
3.25 -hero and humour gets all the stars- Stars

Don't get me wrong, I do love me a good chasing, masochist, hero story. And I'm not opposed to an indecisive or bitchy heroine who pushes the H away, because it usually leads to more ramping up of the chase & woo storyline (which I'm a glutton for). But I kinda need to somewhat connect with said heroine, or at least see a valid reason for pushing the H away, that far into a story. Unfortunately, this h wasn't at all understandable, nor did I feel he
Bindi Boo
DNF @16%
This is like watching two toddlers having a go at each other at the playground. Heroine is SUPER ANNOYING and giving me major whiplash. Will try this again at some point in my life. Very disappointed :-(
Oct 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Well this was a wonderful, funny and lovely surprise. My first by Meghan Quinn and the reason I wanted to read Stroke Hard was because I kept seeing and reading great things about her books and characters.

Here it definitely was the characters that blew me away especially Hollis. He was a romantic at heart, a one woman man who once committed to his woman then there was no going back. Loyal to the bone. He was a charming man and my first impression was, that Hollis was a jokester who couldn't be t
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It’s official Meghan Quinn is synonymous with writing romantic comedies that will have you giggling and swooning like a high school teenage girl in love. Quinn has found a way into my literary heart as she stroked all the right notes of humor, sass, romance, passion, banter, and off the charts chemistry in her newest romantic comedy, Stroked Hard.

This book is the epitome of romantic comedy done right. With her signature stamp of off the
aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog

"You're everything I've ever wished for in a woman...and more."

Now, there's no question about it, Meghan Quinn's Stroked Series is definitely and utterly one of the best romcom books to date. From Reese, with a bad boy look with tattoos, beard and dark features to Bodi with a beautiful mystery just waiting to be cracked open and then now with Hollis. Smart-ass extraordinaire, with the body of incredible contours and sinew that keeps your mind raci
Kelli C
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hollis...I could never tell if he was too much or just completely perfect the way he was. He was a total head in the gutter, focus on boobs, driven like no other, one woman kinda guy...he was pretty awesome! A patient, steadfast bravado for a scared unwanted woman could not have made for a better love story...oh and Abs...lots of abs...with a frequent use of the word cock! Total 5 ☆ hit Again for Megan Quinn. I would recommend this series 100x over to anyone!
Sybil aka Lala
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Hollis Knightly is an idiot.

But by god you won’t be able to not love him.

Somewhere between his overblown ego, ridiculous one-liners, cockiness and goofy sense of humour lies the heart of a romantic. And Melony never saw him coming. He charged into her life like an over-excited puppy and somewhere along the line turned into an alpha-dog. God knows I loved both Reese and Bodi but I’m calling dibs on Hollis!

This book has the Meghan Quinn trademarks of OTT ridiculous humour and clever banter but she
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Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*4.5 Stars!*
Anne's Corner Book Blog (AC)
GAHHHH! Meghan Quinn has outdone herself with Stroke Hard again. I don’t know how she does it but Meghan continues to to deliver freaking hot, hilarious rom com – it’s sick how I am totally addicted to her. I admit I love Reese and Bodi in the previous books but there is something special about Hollis. I think I might LOVE Hollis the most. He is one of those perfect swoony boyfriends that you want to bring home to your parents.

Hollis is a star Olympic diver, already with 2 gold medals under his
Oct 18, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Meghan Quinn fans, Romance, Comedy
How did this Happen....
You Sneaky Author, you....

Meghan Quinn already captured my imagination with the Olympic stars of the pool, Reese and Bodi...
She teased me with little snippets of Hollis Knightly, Diving Gold Medalist...

Reveals of the wonder of him....
In all his glory, if you get my meaning....

And Hollis... when he decides on pursuing the one he is interested in....
Watch out... Because she will get all of his "Focus"...and that ain't no little thing....
Heh, heh....

Stroked Hard (Stroked
Lynsey A
5 star hero, 1 star heroine

I tried. I really tried. But the whole, "I'm worthless, no one will ever love me" type heroine I just can't stomach. Especially when said heroine doesn't focus on the main point that her mother, her mother, has been there her whole life, has loved her, done all she can for her, but not once, not one time in the whole "woe is me" routine the heroine had going on did she even think about how she was worthy of her mother's love. It was as if, her mother's love wasn't wort
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who loves romance--what can I say?
I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this one as much as the others in this series, because (Olympic diver) Hollis Knightly with the perfect abs just seemed so... outrageous. Ridiculously cocky, pervy, mouthy, blunt, funny, and oh yeah--sexy...but was this guy ever serious?

I had no need to worry. I fell in love with him and he even made me cry. I just loved his single-minded persistent pursuit of Melony, even if she was the toughest nut to crack. The sexual tension was just sooooo delicious in this on
Karen Mc
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 tw
Nov 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 conversa
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Stroked Hard (Stroked #3) by Meghan Quinn
4.5 stars!!!

“Let’s make fiction become a reality for us. I’m in, are you?”

One thing I always know when I pick up a Meghan Quinn book is I’m going to laugh…a lot, I’m going to love…a lot and definitely swoon…a lot. Throughout this Stroked series Meghan Quinn has already produced two drool worthy heroes and now she delivers a third and definitely saves her best till last.

“And lastly, to the finger that pressed on my perineum, may your di
Wil Loves Books!
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

I want to preface this review by saying that I love Meghan Quinn's books, they are super funny! She definitely has a very peculiar and fun writing style that I enjoy. I also love the Stroked series. However, Stroked Hard is my least favorite of the 3 books, although it was also a super funny read.

Stroked Hard is book 3 in the series and it's Hollis and Melony's book. If you have read the previous Stroked books, you know Hollis is an Olympic diver and Melony works doing hair
Oct 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


Meghan Quinn delivers another hilarious, yet completely sweet and romantic addition to her Stroked series with Stroked Hard!

Hollis and Melony's romance will completely steal your heart. Melony is closed off to emotion, really of any kind, but especially love. Her resistance to Hollis throughout most of the book is based on her own insecurities and damage from the past, which allows readers to sympathize with her, even as they want to wring her neck from her be
Elle G.
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Genre: Romantic Comedy + Sports Romance
Series: Stroked Series #3

:: 5 Pretty Little Stars ::

Stroked Hard is a comedic masterpiece! It mixes real life issues (such as abandonment) with humor, sexy men in speedos, and devilishly funny stalking tendencies. This book – and the rest of the series – had me giggle snorting from start to finish. Hollis, the stories hero, is wickedly charming and completely incapable of understanding the word no. He sees what he wants
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
3.5 Noah Calhoun stars!
I adore Hollis and his thoughts on love and romance. I understood where Melony was coming from with her past but sometimes I wanted to knock some sense into her
Loved the ending especially the surprise ending for Bellini *omg*
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