Getting Rough (Monkey Business #2)

Getting Rough

Author: C.L. Parker
Published: January 26, 2016
Pages: 368

Stars: 5 out of 5


Hotshot San Diego sports agent Shaw Matthews and his sexy professional adversary Cassidy Whalen have gone head-to-head in the boardroom—and the bedroom. Now Shaw has scored a big promotion—but only because Cassidy turned it down and ran off. There are many things he wants when it comes to Cassidy—just not her pity. So Shaw rushes to a small town in Maine to retrieve his dignity—and maybe the woman he’s hungry to claim once more.

Cassidy has pushed herself to the max to realize her career dreams—until a family crisis brings her home. But Shaw isn’t letting Cassidy go that easily. Neither is gorgeous heartthrob Casey Michaels, the childhood sweetheart she left behind—and who now wants to win her back. As the rivalry between the two alpha males intensifies, and Shaw’s seductive moves reach a whole new level of heat, Cassidy has to make a choice. And this time, it’s for the highest stakes of all.


This book was an excellent read. It wasn’t as intense as the first book but the author does a fantastic job outlining who the characters are- their fears, wants, desires. It’s simply impossible not to get caught up in what’s happening in the book. Although, at times the plot was predictable, I would say it was close to perfect. There was a purpose for everything that happened in the story. I was surprised Casey wasn’t as strong of a character in this book but I’m happy how things turned out. The author showed a new side to Shane and by the end of the book, you can’t help but see him differently. He’s still the yummy, sexy, alpha male that we all fell in love with in the first book. But now, you see his passionate side. You get to see a vulnerability that brings a new appreciation to how strong he truly is. Cassidy was a bit of a roller coaster in this book, but you can’t help but love her stubborn, feisty side.

Overal, great book! I would recommend it to anyone looking for a fiery romance story. But you definitely have to read the first book to understand the second.

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