Stroked Long by Meghan Quinn
Series: Stroked #2
Also in this series: Stroked
Publication Date: September 20th. 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Humor, Romance, Sports
Source: the publisher
From his dirty-blond hair and breathtaking smile, to the abs from heaven and the irresistible V in his waistline, everything about Bodi Olympic-gold-medalist Banks screams hot piece of @$$.
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 romance, even though he tries to push me away at every chance? How can I stay away from a broken, routine-driven man whose soul cries to be forgiven for a crime only he believes he committed? Or is that a lie?
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Have you ever read a book and just known that the author has poured their heart and soul into the story? Stroked Long is that book for Meghan Quinn. She strikes just the right balance of playfully silly and heartbreakingly tragic while giving a story that will touch your heart and make you fall in love with the characters.
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 socialize much but takes solace in the routine and the control he has over his life and his training. Unfortunately, he is just surviving and not really living his life.
Ruby is a quirky artist who is a friend of Bodi’s sister, Eva. She is brought on to help launch the foundation Bodi and Eva have started. She’s charismatic, has no filter between her brain and her mouth, and she has a major crush on Bodi.
This book drew me in from the shocking first chapter. It grabbed ahold of my heart and never let go, breaking it over and over again for Bodi and what he is going through. He feels undeserving of love and happiness, like he’s a monster when really he is anything but. Bodi is so sweet and caring, but his inner thoughts just about killed me a couple of times. Ruby is like a salve for his soul that he never knew he needed. I loved that girl for her peaceful patience and her calm understanding. She knew just how to soothe him and when to push him out of his boundaries. Ruby is utterly amazing.
Stroked Long is my favorite book of Meghan Quinn’s and that’s saying something because I loved the hell out of The Mother Road. If you have never read one of her books, please make this your first. You will not regret it and you may just fall as hard for Bodi as I have.
Read an excerpt of Stroked Long