Playing Dirty (Monkey Business Trio #1) by CL Parker
ARC received via NetGalley for an honest review
My first book from CL Parker and I loved it!! Although I was not happy when my iPad said 98% done and I knew the story was not going to end! A cliffhanger, hence the word “trio”. This book had me hooked from the beginning. Two strong characters, Shaw Matthews and Cassidy Whalens, sports agents fighting for the same account. Playing dirty in and out of the boardroom to land a deal that could make them known. A well written story with enough pent up chemistry between the two charactersyou could feel the lust pouring off of them. The dialogue between the two characters flowed so easily and at times had me laughing. The sex was angry but still had a sense of thoughtfulness in there. After all, in the alley, he did ask if she was afraid of heights before lifting her up! I loved everything about this book. The story, the characters, the writing and I am waiting PATIENTLY for the next book! Thank you CL Parker! Add me to your list of stalkers… followers!
Cassidy Whalen is as determined as they come. An Irish girl from a small fishing village, she worked hard to pursue her love of American sports and land her dream job as a sports agent with a major agency in LA. Unlike her colleague, Shaw Matthews, who believes you should work smarter, not harder. Although it’s assumed Shaw comes from money, he doesn’t. What he did inherit was a genetic gift of charisma, and he used it to his advantage, establishing connections at an early age that helped him climb the corporate ladder. He’s arrogant and used to getting his way with women, but he’s met his match with Cassidy, who’s out to prove that anything he can do, she can do better.
When a partnership position with Striker Sports Entertainment is up for grabs, Cassidy and Shaw are in a head-to-head competition to snag the most sought-after athlete in the country. Let the games begin! Playing their sexual strengths against the other’s weaknesses leads to an affair that takes the competition . . . to their offices, the co-ed bathroom, the boardroom, the supply closet, the elevator, and anywhere else they’re given the opportunity. But before long, they’re left wanting much more than to one-up each other in just the boardroom; they want to out-do each other in love, too.
About the Author
big-city dreams and enough tenacity to see them come to fruition. Having been the outgoing sort 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.