What I Read This Weekend…Playing Dirty by C.L. Parker

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Description: 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. 


For the most part I did like this book. There were times where I got frustrated and had to give up on it for a few hours, but that was mainly because the girl was annoying me. I liked they guy, he was very fun.

I love this cover. I think it describes their relationship well. It had really great detail. The group of friends and insight into their stories were unexpected, but really helped the story. This story is one of the more interesting New Adult books that I have read. I have never read a book by this author and will probably try some more of her books because the writing really was good. Characters had a lot of depth and were interesting.

Important note, this book will have a sequel it is not a standalone book, which I didn’t know and was very annoyed by afterwards. I do really want to read the next one though to finish the story. I am also excited to see the other stories that come from the friend group in this book.

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

4/5 stars


About the Author: 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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