ARC Review: Getting Rough by C.L. Parker

Posted January 25, 2016 by Angela in Reviews / 4 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review:  Getting Rough by C.L. Parker
Getting Rough
by C.L. Parker

3.5 Stars


Released: January 26 2016
Series: Monkey Business Trio #2
Published by Bantam
Pages: 368
Format: eARC

“C.L. Parker takes this second installment of Monkey Business to a very different tone….She kept it very hot and added a whole lot of sweet to the story.”
~ Under the Covers

Getting Rough started shortly after Playing Dirty had ended. Sports agents Cassidy Whalen and Shaw Mathews had just finished the duel of the year to land the most coveted quarterback in the league as their client. It wasn’t pretty and it was most certainly dirty and a naughty competition this firm has ever seen. Shaw managed to get the client but it led them to a more complicated situation. He wants more but Cassidy left town without any explanations. Of course, Shaw will not sit and wait. He demands an explanation, if he has to follow her across the country then so be it.

C.L. Parker takes this second installment of Monkey Business to a very different tone, which I did not expect. Cass and Shaw are now in a small town setting and everything is very personal. You don’t see the business aspect or the sports theme as we did in the first book. Instead, you see them in a very intimate setting including a lot of heartfelt moments that now includes Cassidy’s family and friends…all of which I enjoyed.

C.L. Parker kept it very hot and added a whole lot of sweet to the story. You’ll see Shaw in a different light. Sure, he still has no filter and rough around the edges but now he’s more sincere and very romantic. He reminds me of Emma Chase’s Drew Evans from Tangled series. He cracks me up with his smart-ass comments and love his sexual confidence.
Cassidy on the other hand, lost her ice queen persona. She lost a potential client, Shaw now invades her space, her beloved ex and best friend had taken interest in someone else and she doesn’t know how to deal with it. It was actually entertaining to see her out of her comfort zone.

Parker introduce a few new characters and more about Cassidy’s ex-boyfriend, the perfect boy/man next-door. He is adorable, sexy and very sweet. I was a bit disappointed that there was a triangle spin to the storyline. I think this book could’ve done well without it but that’s just me. My heart broke for Casey and I think he deserves a full length book of his own to compensate for what happened. Perhaps the last installment of this series will be about him. I’m Excited to see what C.L. parker has up her sleeve for the next book.




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About C.L. Parker

C. L. Parker is a romance author who writes stories that sizzle. She’s a small-town girl with big-city dreams and enough tenacity to see them come to fruition. Having been the outgoing sort for all her life—which translates to “she just wouldn’t shut the hell up”—it’s no wonder Parker eventually turned to writing as a way to let her voice, and those of the people living inside her head, be heard. She loves hard, laughs until it hurts, and lives like there’s no tomorrow. In her world, everything truly does happen for a reason.


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Thanks for the review Angela

Kathleen Bylsma
Kathleen Bylsma

Well, nuts. I was looking forward to this. Triangles are not my fav, either.
Thx for the heads up!


I was thinking the same thing!…I’m not a fan of the love triangle

Amy R
Amy R

Thanks for the review, not a fan of triangles.