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Thursday, July 30, 2015

5/5 Review: Playing Dirty by C.L Parker



This was the first of her books that I have read but it definitely will not be the last.  I received this ARC in exchange for my honest review and was extremely pleased with it. 

This is not a clean cut romance novel.  It is hot.  It is sexy.  It is drama.  It is life.  It is AMAZING.  The author was able to put real issues into the plot and gave the characters such depth that they seemed real.  The inner conflicts and emotions every single one of the characters in this story has shown is so on point that almost everyone who reads this book will be able to relate to at least one of them or has experienced some of the issues mentioned in the story.

Cassidy Whalen, the fiery Ice queen and Shaw Mathews, the arrogant Playboy, are the top two sports agents of the Striker Sports Entertainment Company.  With the retirement of one of the partners of the company comes the chance of a lifetime.  A chance both Cassidy and Shaw covet.  The chance at becoming partner!  Their assumption of each other has caused a major dislike since the moment they met.  Their rivalry and hatred has increased tenfold with the challenge issued by the partners of SSE.
Wade Price, one of the partners, has mentored Cassidy for the position since she began.  Monty Prather, the retiring partner has groomed Shaw for the position since he began.  Unable to make a decision as to who should be awarded the partnership, the two have finally come to a decision.  It is a decision that will change both Cassidy and Shaw’s lives.  

A challenge has been issued.  What better way to find the best of the best than to put the two against each other in a competition that holds the partnership as the reward for the winner. Both Cassidy and Shaw are stubborn and will not back down.  They have deeper feelings for each other but none are willing to admit them even to themselves.  Arguments turn sexual, tension is high, and situations get out of hand.  Will this hate and lust turn to love?  Who will win the challenge and become partner? 

This is a definite must read that had me turning pages even when the story ended.  It stops at a critical point where it leaves you with a desperate need to read the next book in the series.  I cannot wait for Getting Rough to come out.  I am looking forward to it.