The next sizzling novel of C. L. Parker’s Monkey Business Trio
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.
Praise for Getting Rough
“The second Monkey Business contemporary (after Playing Dirty) plunges right into the multifaceted liaison between Shaw Matthews and Cassidy Whalen, secret lovers and openly competitive business associates, as heartfelt emotions, misconceived assumptions, and natural disasters make for rough adventures. . . . Parker’s fast pace, rapier wit, and sharp dialogue perfectly merge with the simmering sexual tension in this lust-to-love tale that fans will devour.”—Publishers Weekly
“Forces of nature conspire to represent the deep emotional involvement between the main characters in this hot-blooded novel by Parker. Mother Nature is also the perfect foil to the lives of the varied inhabitants of this sexy tale. The title is apt as the lovemaking grows from sweet to wild for each willing participant.”—RT Book Reviews
Praise for C. L. Parker’s Playing Dirty
“Fun, action-packed . . . Readers will be eager to read the sequel, hoping for more rough and dirty sexual acrobatics, friendship, backstabbing, and empathy.”—Publishers Weekly
“This snappy, sexy novel moves at breakneck speed, with abundant snark and sports euphemisms. . . . Parker’s penchant for dry humor and vivid, voracious sex scenes breathes life into a well-trodden premise.”—Library Journal
“Parker writes intense storylines that anyone can relate to. Her characters are complex, with long and sometimes turbulent pasts that they have overcome, that still continues to affect their present. . . . I cannot wait to see where she takes this new series.”—Fresh Fiction
This story takes place in Cassidy’s hometown of Maine. It is a very close knit lobster community. Because the author did a good job describing the setting, it was easy to picture it in your head. In the beginning it was hard for me to relate to the characters. I think it was because this was the second book in a series. While the author does give you some background on Cassidy and Shaw, I think it would have been better if I had read the first book. I just didn’t feel the connection between these two. However as the story progressed though, I was able to feel a better connection between Shaw and Cassidy. When Shaw arrived at the bed and breakfast Cassidy’s family owns he was intense. He was very angry. It’s like they jumped on each other the minute he arrived. I thought that was a little bit much but again I think if I knew a little more of their dynamics it would have helped. There are a number of secondary characters that are an integral part of the story (Casey, Mia). Shaw is quick to pick up on the fact Casey, Cassidy’s best friend, is in love with her. This of course brings out the dominance between the two, wanting to stake their claim. So can you imagine all the chest thumping that goes on between these two? In the beginning Shaw was a little rough around the edges but as the story progressed he became really sweet. He easily became part of Cassidy’s and Casey’s family. Overall, it turned out to be a good story. Little slow in the beginning but then picked up. The only issue I have is it ended on a cliffhanger.