Sunday, 24 January 2016

Review: Getting Rough by C.L. Parker

The next sizzling novel of C. L. Parker’s Monkey Business Trio—perfect for fans of Bared to You and Beautiful Bastard.

Hotshot San Diego sports agent Shaw Matthews and his sexy professional adversary Cassidy Whalen have gone head-to-head in the boardroom—and the bedroom. Now Shaw has scored a big promotion—but only because Cassidy turned it down and ran off. There are many things he wants when it comes to Cassidy—just not her pity. So Shaw rushes to a small town in Maine to retrieve his dignity—and maybe the woman he’s hungry to claim once more.

Cassidy has pushed herself to the max to realize her career dreams—until a family crisis brings her home. But Shaw isn’t letting Cassidy go that easily. Neither is gorgeous heartthrob Casey Michaels, the childhood sweetheart she left behind—and who now wants to win her back. As the rivalry between the two alpha males intensifies, and Shaw’s seductive moves reach a whole new level of heat, Cassidy has to make a choice. And this time, it’s for the highest stakes of all.

Getting Rough is intended for mature audiences.

Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Expected publication: January 26th 2016 by Bantam 
Series: Monkey Business Trio #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic 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 begins right where Playing Dirty left off. Although it is possible to read this instalment as a stand alone I wouldn't recommend it. Playing Dirty really set up the type of relationship that Cassidy and Shaw had which explained so much of why they acted and behaved the way they did in Getting Rough.

I'll start off by saying that I think I liked this book better than the first. The first instalment was hot and sexy and definitely had the erotic angle covered where this instalment dug a little deeper to deal with feelings and emotions. The characters got more real and we saw the softer side of both Cassidy and Shaw. Although Cassidy got on my nerves a few times I found myself liking them both a little better than I did in Playing Dirty. The sexual chemistry was still through the roof but there was more of a contemporary story to go with it. 

The story was told from both Cassidy and Shaw's point of view, which I loved, and made for more than a few laugh out loud moments. It also made for a quick and easy read as it alternated between views and the chapters were short. Towards the end there were also a couple different point of views but I'm not sure that I liked it that much. It seemed strange to all of a sudden hear from some of the other characters. It didn't impact my enjoyment, I just thought it was a little odd.

With a beautifully described setting, some romance and a whole lot of sexy, this book has a little something that a wide range of readers will be sure to enjoy. I look forward to the next instalment and if the little teaser at the end is any indication, it'll be a doozy!

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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