Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Review: Playing Dirty by C.L. Parker

Title: Playing Dirty
Author: C.L. Parker
Published: May 12th 2015
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Adult Contemporary
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Caution: May contain spoilers
For fans of "Bared to You" and "Beautiful Bastard "comes the start of an irresistible new erotic romance series in which competition is the ultimate seduction.

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.

My Thoughts:

If someone would ask me to describe this book in one word, it would be "sexy" because SERIOUSLY. Holy moly! You know those books where the two main characters have the sexual tension that results in extreme banter where they're a hair away from macking because they're in each other's faces? That's what I'm talking about.

Cassidy and Shaw are an intense combination--completely at each other's throats and fighting for the same job. When things begin to heat up between them, the results are electric--proof that hate can be just as powerful a motivator as love when it comes to desire. Despite the fact that they do still hate each other--even after becoming lovers--the cracks begin to show, but barely. They're both too desperate to win that they refuse to see what's right in front of them.

Playing Dirty was a captivating and, yes, sexy read. It was difficult for me to put it down for too long because I wanted to see more banter, more kissing, more everything. The only, and I don't even mean this in a bad way, thing I didn't like--that freaking cliffhanger! I seriously lost it when I turned the page and that was it. And even worse? The next book isn't out until November. *passes out* In any case, I'll definitely be getting my hands on the rest of this series by C.L. Parker because I can't get enough of Cassidy and Shaw!

My Rating:


  1. Okay this is one I'll have to pick back up. I read the first 2 chapters I think but just wasn't in the mood for a contemp (ended up going historical). Sounds like I need to go back now that I'm feeling the contemps again :D

    1. I think with the first couple chapters it felt like a bunch of basic information and then it started picking up and stayed strong. I'm glad you're going back to it! I'm pretty sure it'll be one you'll enjoy. :)


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