From C. L. Parker comes the start of an irresistible new series in which competition is the ultimate seduction.
“Loaded with wit and snark, great characters, and lots of hot, steamy, naughty sex, Playing Dirty is sure to satisfy.”—New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner
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 intended for mature audiences.
Praise for 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
“Playing Dirty is [a] top ten hottest book for this year.”—Under the Covers
“Smokin’ hot, toe-curling, yummilicious! Yup . . . just a few words to describe this hot, hot read.”—The Reading Cafe
“A story and characters that are unforgettable and equally super hot, intense and emotional!”—Collector of Book Boyfriends
Parker (A Million Guilty Pleasures) delivers a fun, action-packed, highly erotic romp to open the Monkey Business series. Two high-achieving sports agents compete for one superstar quarterback, and the prize for signing him will be the coveted partnership at their elite San Diego firm. Charismatic Shaw Matthews decides to seduce his uptight nemesis, Cassidy Whalen, to throw her off her game. Determined Cassidy feels she has earned the promotion and plans to win by any means necessary. As they fall into seduction laced with anger, wit, and lust, they're surprised how easily their workplace behavior translates into daring sexual taunts and challenges. Tension mounts as Cassidy and Shaw both find their sexual antics becoming more satisfying than their competition over the quarterback. Numerous secondary characters with their own relationship woes keep the story busy. The cliffhanger will surprise those expecting a traditional romantic happy ending, but readers will be eager to read the sequel, hoping for more rough and dirty sexual acrobatics, friendship, backstabbing, and empathy.
Great read funny! Interesting sex! Had me laughing and crying...could not put it down..only draw back its book one! I thought it was a one & done, oh well until book 2.
Sizzling, Passionate and Erotic
I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Wow! Loved this Steamy, Passionate, Erotic Story. Great quick and witty banter that is so enjoyable. Cassidy Whalen has risen through the ranks at Striker Sports Entertainment known as the "Ice Queen" in the office, while Chase Matthews has only been in the San Diego office for a year but they are both the top two sport agents when they are pitted against one another by the CEO Wade Price, whoever signs Denver "Rocket Man" Rockford San Diego's star quarterback will be his new partner. These two have never been friends and dislike each other but with this career changing partnership up for grabs the competition is on.
Chase Matthews with this model good looks and playboy charmer image has never had difficulty getting the attention of the ladies so he decides to seduce the "Ice Queen" Cassidy Whalen and throw her off of her game. Cassidy also comes to the same game plan seduce Chase off of his game. Simmering beneath the animosity that these two have for each other is some serious sexual tension. The verbal sparring and continuous attempts to one up each other were very entertaining. The sex scene are very well written and will get you Hot. The sexual chemistry is Sizzling. There is also a great group of characters that are humorous and add to this storyline. There is no shortage of drama.
Both of these equally competitive, arrogant, perfectionist will stop at nothing. These two are so desperate to win, that they refuse to see what is right in front of them. The passion, fire and chemistry that these two have will burn up your e-reader. This is erotica at its best. Couldn't put this down and I am eagerly awaiting the continuation of this Sizzling, Passionate Erotic story. 5 plus stars.