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Hi I'm Janna and I am a book whore! I started this blog after being a part of another for years. While being a big blog may be nice I like to stay true to me having a love for books, that's why I blog. I love books and I want to share that love with my readers of this blog. I love to read, books are my escape and a huge part of my life besides my husband and two children. I am honest and sometimes sassy in my reviews but never mean. Some of my favorite authors include Kristen Ashley, Penelope Douglas, T.M. Frazier, M.N. Forgy, Rachel Van Dyken, Meghan March and Vi Keeland to only name a few!

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

ARC Review! Stroked by Meghan Quinn

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.

Reese, Paisley and Bellini are all integral to the story, and at the same time add different elements to the story. I am going to separate them as Reese and Paisley worked for me, while Bellini didn't really.

Reese was interesting, the idea of an elite athlete who is frustrated at always placing 2nd is intriguing. You are able to connect with him a lot more than the usual athlete heroes, as he feels authentic and reachable. The idea that even in what looks like perfection there are "flaws" is appealing.

Paisley was also an interesting character. Flawed, someone who makes mistakes, who owns and learns from them, and is then finding a way to get back to where she was. This also felt authentic and approachable, like someone I could relate to and would want to get to know.

Maybe I am the only one, but Bellini, the comic relief was less funny and more grating to me. I thought she was too much of the Hollywood star, and I didn't believe it. The truth is, people like her KNOW how much they can get away with, they are pretty savvy about their careers...she was too much for me.

The dialog and the characterization of Reese and Paisley were believable. I actually found myself skimming through the Bellini parts. i thought there was too much with her and that it took away from the core romance, so I was not totally thrilled with the pacing of the story either. I enjoyed it overall, and I do recommend it, but with the caveat that I was not really able to engage with the Bellini portion of the story. 


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