Getting Rough is the second book in the Monkey Business Trio series. It picks up right where Playing Dirty left us on a cliffhanger and I have to say that I enjoyed this book even more than the first! The author does mention that this book was personal to her because he poured herself into it and you can really see that shining through in the story.
I absolutely loved the laid-back atmosphere of this book. Cassidy goes back to her hometown of Stonington, Maine, because her mother fell from a ladder and was in the hospital. Shaw finds out where she went and follows her under the pretense of telling her he knows she won Denver Rockford's contract fair and square but she turned it down and practically handed it over to Shaw.
The attraction between the two main characters was almost tangible. They were burning up the sheets any chance they got, which was enough to keep the readers on their toes. It was a perfect balance of steamy scenes and the other aspects of the storyline, including a blast from the past ex-boyfriend/best friend. Casey and Cassidy's easy banter was a good contrast to the green-eyed monster that would pop up between the two from time to time.
In this book, I actually have a favorite chapter, not just a favorite scene. Chapter twenty was hot, romantic, and what we have all been waiting for with bated breath! I am so glad there is another Monkey Business book coming! Judging by the sneak peak, I am going to be really interested in seeing how Shaw handles this somewhat unexpected curve ball that life threw at him.
I recommend this book to fans of New Adult and Contemporary romance!
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.