In case you aren’t aware, I snatch (hehehe) up every Meghan Quinn book I see. I’m also lucky enough to have
When I started Stroked Long and thought I was going to hate it? Oh lort. I was scurred.
Everything went to shit immediately with the leading lady Ruby Hearts (I know – these names fucking kill me). The name wasn’t even the deal, though. See, our leading lady’s job is giving art classes to kids at the local Boys and Girls Club. Sounds awesome, right? Wrong . . . .
“I didn’t know it was actually a glorified babysitting job while parents got their job on in the cardio room.”
I don’t know what magical fairyland Meghan Quinn grew up in, but if you live in a major city you’ll know that is not how the Boys and Girls Club operates. But, it’s a porno so I could ignore it. Then we got to know Ruby a little more and it became very clear very quickly that . . . .
Take a gander at my friend list if you don’t believe that I have ZERO room in my life for the “manic pixie dream girl.” Not only was Ruby a quirky snowflake, but she was one who dressed like a Crayola box upchucked all over her in case anyone missed just how speshul she was.
And then we met Bodi . . . .
“He’s so handsome. He’s so broken. He’s so tempting.”
Okay, so Bodi suffered a superbadawful as a child that caused him to have some massive trust issues and mega OCD and an inability to break from his routine and yada yada yada. I’ve never known someone who experienced any sort of trauma like Bodi did (thank Jeebus) so I’m not sure if it would have the potential of turning them into Sheldon Cooper with abs, but again – PORNO so no offense. And really . . . .
Homegirl don’t generally play that card anyway.
However, the combo of the manic pixie and this poor fella with no human skills had me wondering . . . .
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut, I’m no quitter so I kept plugging away and eventually Ruby grew more tolerable and Bodi broke out of his shell and Meghan Quinn’s humor appeared and by the time Ruby got to see what was going on in Bodi’s pants . . . .
I was like . . . .
(^^^My husband’s reaction whenever I tell him about how hot books like these are.)
This is a time when I wish the half star option was available, because Stroked Long really earned that extra bump, but I didn’t love it enough to give it all 4. Also, because this review is on Goodreads (which is the land of superfans who shit their pants over books without even reading them), I don’t want to be accused of being a shill and rounding up because I know the author. Trust me, Meghan Quinn would probably have a restraining order against me by now if we were friends in real life. Mainly because the final in this series is Hollis’ book and I already had to change my pantyliner twice just thinking about it and I want it written immediately.
Dear Meghan Quin . . . .
ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you, NetGalley!