Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Review: Playing Dirty by C.L. Parker

For fans of Bared to You and Beautiful Bastard comes the start of an irresistible new erotic romance series in which competition is the ultimate seduction.

Shaw Matthews plays to win, and he intends to snag a coveted partnership at San Diego's hottest sports agency by signing America's top athlete. Only one woman stands in his way: rival agent Cassidy Whalen. But eliminating the competition will be Shaw's pleasure when he concocts an ingenious plan to seduce Cassidy and show the beautiful ballbreaker who's the better man for the job. That is, until Cassidy turns the tables—and their steamy encounters start breaking all the rules.

Cassidy has worked hard to make it in a man's cutthroat arena, and she isn't going down without a fight, not even against the six-two alpha hunk whose rock-hard body awakens desires she's never known before. As Cassidy shares night after night of unending passion with Shaw, the game begins to change. Now Cassidy stands to lose everything—unless a fiery contest of wills can become a winning proposition for two people who keep raising the stakes.

Playing Dirty is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Expected publication: May 12th 2015 by Bantam 
Genre: Erotica/Romance

Kristine's Thoughts:

**I received an advanced readers copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**

This book is most definitely for fans of erotica. It is filled with smoking hot scenes in every place imaginable from back alleys and office desks to airplanes and hotel rooms. You really have to be a big fan of erotica to enjoy this book because there is a lot of sex and it is all very descriptive. A few times I had to re-read a passage or two and wondered on occasion if what they were doing was physically possible.  Parker was very creative in setting up her scenes.

This is a story of two fierce competitors that hate each other in every way but one. I don't want to say that it is a romance because it is more about sexual chemistry in this instalment for the majority of the pages. To sum it up I can say that it is all sex and drama.

This is the first book in a series and as I read I thought that the next instalment might be about one of the secondary characters. That was not the case. Cassidy and Shaw's story does not tie up nice and neat and you are left hanging at the end. I'm not sure how I feel about that because I have a feeling that the next instalment may centre on a love triangle with Casey. However, I  will be sure to read it so that I know how the story ends.

About the Author
C. L. Parker is a romance author who writes stories that sizzle. She’s a small-town girl with big-city dreams and enough tenacity to see them come to fruition. Having been the outgoing sort for all her life—which translates to “she just wouldn’t shut the hell up”—it’s no wonder Parker eventually turned to writing as a way to let her voice, and those of the people living inside her head, be heard. She loves hard, laughs until it hurts, and lives like there’s no tomorrow. In her world, everything truly does happen for a reason.   

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