Ralou’s Review: Coming Clean by CL Parker

Posted September 20, 2016 by ralou in Book Reviews, Books, Collage, Release day / 0 Comments

Ralou’s Review: Coming Clean by CL ParkerComing Clean From the series: Monkey Business Trio #3
Published by Bantam on September 20th 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Erotica, Romance
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The steamy conclusion of C. L. Parker’s Monkey Business Trio

They have been rivals who fought until the bitter end and lovers who know every sensual inch of each other’s bodies. Now sports agents Cassidy Whalen and Shaw Matthews are about to become the one thing they never expected to be: parents. But this new dynamic to their relationship threatens to fizzle the sizzling desire that once held them in thrall to each other. If salvation is only a forbidden fantasy away, then Shaw and the woman he loves must embark on the adventure of their lives.

Cassidy is aching to reignite their connection. In steamy assignations in strange places, she and Shaw live out their most intimate desires—and reveal their deepest secrets. But as Shaw works overtime to sign a superstar athlete, a corporate reshuffling could be a game-changer. Can Cassidy and Shaw save their relationship and have it all—a career, family, and passion that never quits?

Coming Clean is intended for mature audiences.

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.


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Book Review: 6 real stars!!

The conclusion of Cassidy and Shaw’s love is finally here. And it couldn’t be more perfect! From the first moment I got on with it, I instantly understood CL’s claims of this book being a more “real” one.

She was all I’d ever want.

Coming Clean is the third and last installment in Monkey Business Trio series and the finale in Cassidy Whalen and Shaw Matthews story. And what a story was it! In Playing Dirty, we were introduced to these super-duber passionate characters and saw first hand their throat-to-throat war over the partnership they both desired like mad. After, in Getting Rough, we saw Shaw follow Cass at her hometown intending to ask explanations of what she did, but he ended up find his light again and find his soulmate in her. And now, in Coming Clean, we get to see how going through the motions of the every day life, the routine and parenthood have made them lose sight of their love’s first foundations.

Chapter by chapter, CL took me into a very special journey allowing me to witness what made Cass and Shaw tick as a couple. And more accurately, a 21st century every day couple. As every relationship in the real world, so this one has to face problems such as the crazy ours of work, the exhaustion, the loss of the initial passion, the routine plus the baggage each fictional character has to have and the care of a kid. But what made this book even more unique and unacceptable to miss is the fact that everything lies with how they choose to deal with their problems and how hard are they willing to fight so to not lose the things that matter more to them; their family. Although, “give up” is an action unknown to them and the only thing neither of them can do so they get into the relationship-coach road. And THAT’S where a mix of emotions and faces made me undone.

Failure had never been an option for me, and it sure as shit wouldn’t be now.

For those who know what I’m talking about, I have to say 1 name; Dr. Katya. For those who don’t, this is the final push to start reading the book/series. So, back to Katya! I know I can’t say a lot from not wanting to spoil such an outstanding character, but DAMN. THAT. WOMAN!!! It was like she burn my mind and my being to the ground and rebuilt it with her own foundations, making me a whole new person and rethinking some things. As for her assignments? I guess I will follow her “suggestions” into the real life concerning any problems in my relationships. Because, once you read them, you can’t walk away and leave them inside this book’s pages.

“I’d had no idea forbidden was a scent, but she was wearing it as it were a designer fragrance of her own making.” -Cassidy

This was one of the few times, if not the first, I actually cried while reading a couple’s fight. It just had that “something” and a certain desperation that pierced my heart and affected me deeply. It was just so real and devastating to see these lovers going through that that the tears couldn’t be hold back. And that happened every time I stumbled on a difficult moment for their relationship. Knowing them for two books in a row for their seizing passion, their inner strength and fight and now watching all these bad feelings life threw on them was a bit hard for me. But, if I sit and see it from every angle, maybe what happens in the third book was the key and the push they needed to overcome and deal with their issues both individually and together so they can have their very HEA in the end which they more than deserved.

My gaze never left hers and a single thought ran through my mind with utter clarity. This is where I belong.

My dearest CL Parker did once again magic, creating the finale every couple, fictional or not, want. She not only got to transport her heroes from the pages of a book into real life, but also added elements that characterize a today’s couples. Also, I got the feeling, especially in the end, that she was adding a part of her own life; but it may be my idea. Who knows?  Although, no one can denies her talent on sucking you deep with her amazing stories. And I only wish her the best and to surprise us at some point with a story that will not only blown my mind off but also everything about and on me (you know what I’m talking about, my dear CL 😉 )





other books

Playing Dirty by C. L. Parker    Getting rough (C. L. Parker)

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