Ralou’s Review: Getting Rough by C. L. Parker

Posted January 26, 2016 by ralou in Book Reviews, Books, Collage, Release day / 0 Comments

Ralou’s Review: Getting Rough by C. L. ParkerGetting Rough From the series: Monkey Business Trio #2
by C. L. Parker
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Published by Bantam on January 26th, 2016
Genres: Adult, Chick Lit, Contemporary, Erotica, Romance
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Source: NetGalley, Bantam

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.

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

We received this book/audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.


book review: 5++++++ stars!!!!

This story with every book gets even more awesome. At first, I was spellbound when I had read Playing Dirty, which I enjoyed immensely. But now, I don’t know how should I describe me because I don’t think that there is an appropriate word in any dictionary of any language.

Getting Rough is the sequel of Shaw and Cassidy’s love that started on Playing Dirty. There, as the two best sport agent of the same company, they had to battle for a contract with a first-class athlete which would give the winner also a partnership in the firm. But, throughout their “war”, things got quickly pretty steamy and everything got upside down. Though, when the deadline came to an end, there was an unexpected twist waiting for them. Especially for Shaw, when Cassidy turned down the contract without an explanation. So, now we get to witness him – and swoon over him – to get on the first plane and go after her with the intention to ask for explanations. But, soon he will realize that he is going to get, not only more than he intended, but also even more than he thought he ever wanted.

Her hand was just there under mine. Where it really fucking belonged.

This time, C. L. Parker seriously upgraded this already amazing story with taking it 5 levels higher. Even though, it had became from the start one of my all time favorites, now I just adore adore adore adore it! I was waiting a long long time to read the next part and it was with no doubt worth it every agonized moment of it. Geting Rough surpassed every one of my expectations – which where high btw – from the very first chapter. Also, I was caught off-guard from the variety of emotions that it evoked in me. I never expected that I would feel these things from that story. And not because it wasn’t able, but because the first book never gave that impression. And what a pleasant surprise it was! Also, I more than loved it when she included not just Shaw and Cassidy’s POVs. It was certainly something pleasantly different and a way to give us a better perspective of things, more information about what was happening outside Shaw and Cass’s world in the story and an idea of the emotional state of the other characters whose role proved to be a very important one for the evolution of the main story.

Although, the one thing that I never doubted and I was 1000% sure about, it was the level of steaminess these two can reach. Inside and outside of the bedroom. Their interactions, whatever form they have, are full of it. And there is no way to let you unaffected…. :p Shaw knows very damn well how to give unforgettable orgasms – Cassidy’s words, not mine –

It was a risk I had to take for my family. They were more important than any partnership or any client or any egotistical asshole with a giant chip on his shoulder who just happened to give cosmic orgasms.

and Cassidy knows how to make Shaw give an unforgettable – not only to Cassidy 😉 – “performance”. Plus, for the first time, the steaminess and intensity of their bedroom moments, becomes a major part of the expressing of their deepest feelings. And the captivation that I experienced was overwhelming.

But the real real “cruelty” of this books is shown at the end where, except the cliffhanger, there is an unbelievable teaser of the next book, Coming Clean. Like the first wasn’t already enough! I just about died when I read it. And I have to ask: Why?? The cliffhangers are already cruel from their nature. But when they are combined with the a b s o l u t e teaser of the teasers, then the cruelty can easily turn into a DEADLY one in the blink of an eye……. And which made the waiting for the next book even more unbearable.

PERSONAL P.S.: This January has undoubtedly proved to be the most challenging month so far and the one with the most heart-attack cliffhangers that I have ever come across to.



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