Posted June 13, 2015 by Sultan Donmez in Audio Reviews, Book Love, Guest Posts & Reviews, Home, Sultan Review / 0 Comments

Title: Playing Dirty

Series: Monkey Business Trio #1 

Author: C. L. Parker 

Publisher: Bantam

Release Date: May 12, 2015



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Cassidy Whalen is as determined as they come. An Irish girl from a small fishing village, she worked hard to pursue her love of American sports and land her dream job as a sports agent with a major agency in LA. Unlike her colleague, Shaw Matthews, who believes you should work smarter, not harder. Although it’s assumed Shaw comes from money, he doesn’t. What he did inherit was a genetic gift of charisma, and he used it to his advantage, establishing connections at an early age that helped him climb the corporate ladder. He’s arrogant and used to getting his way with women, but he’s met his match with Cassidy, who’s out to prove that anything he can do, she can do better.
When a partnership position with Striker Sports Entertainment is up for grabs, Cassidy and Shaw are in a head-to-head competition to snag the most sought-after athlete in the country. Let the games begin! Playing their sexual strengths against the other’s weaknesses leads to an affair that takes the competition . . . to their offices, the co-ed bathroom, the boardroom, the supply closet, the elevator, and anywhere else they’re given the opportunity. But before long, they’re left wanting much more than to one-up each other in just the boardroom; they want to out-do each other in love, too.

I listened to this book while I slaved away at work and now I think I need to listen to hot sexy books all day long. Before I knew it, it was quitting time at work.

God my favorite part about this book was how hot the male narrator was. Brian Pillino’s voice,  who gives life to our sexy male lead, Shaw Mathews, is so sexy and when he was talking during the sexy times I about lost my damn mind. To say I was distracted and sliding off my office chair is a huge understatement! Girls, it was beyond hot, I may or may not of had a mini O right along with the heroine of the story.

I enjoyed Muffy Newton’s narration as well. Muffy, who plays the spitfire Cassidy Whalen, is just the bee’s knees.  She has a soothing voice that just made you wanna pull up a chair and relax for days as she told you a story of a devilish man. And I’m just saying when she got into her hot and sexy times, I was not disappointed in the least. Both Brian and Muffy brought the story to life and breathed such hot, sexy, sizzling vibes into it that I was just smitten from the start.

The story itself was entertaining as well. However, I don’t think I would of enjoyed the story as much had I been reading it myself. One of the biggest enjoyments regarding this book was the narrators. From the moment I heard Brian’s sexy vocals I got chills and knew this was gonna be good. Dual narrations have ruined me for anything else. I’m going to now look and seek out sexy romances with equally sexy male and female narrators.

I really enjoyed how Ms. Parker, let you into the lives of all the wonderful people who frequent the lively and oh so charismatic bar known as “Monkey Business”. You just know something wonderful is coming in future books with her lovable and kind hearted friends. The circle of friends that surround  both Shaw and Cassidy are such a close-knit group, you can feel the love and support they breath into each other. When someone is in need (you know the part I’m talking about) they drop everything and rush to their friend’s side.

I was not expecting the ending we got. Its a bit of a cliffhanger, however, not one that most would expect. I felt the ending was kinda sudden and I was hoping to hear the start of one more chapter not the end credits. However, it did serve its purpose case I’m chopping at the bit to get more. I’m looking forward to the rest of this series, however I will be waiting for them to come to Audio release, because I kid you not I’m addicted to Brian and Muffy’s voices, and I ain’t going to rehab so shut it!

** Audio ARC provided by Audible in exchange for an honest review**
About Author
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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 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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