[Review] Playing Dirty by C. L. Parker


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.

Playing Dirty is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.
 This year has been a toughie when it comes to reading. I've wanted to read more but my levels of concentration have been crap. 
It's quite a shock that it's almost the end of February and I'm only just finishing my 1st book! 
Playing Dirty was a first by C. L. Parker for me. The story flits between 2 characters. Shaw Mathews and Cassidy Whalen. They're competing for the same position and over the same client.
They like to be at each others necks with their smart remarks and they both like to take the other one at face value, not caring really about getting to know the person behind the mask which I think we all have in day-to-day life.
The story changes so much from start to finish but in a way you don't see. Like, I'm writing this now and remembering how those two were at the start to how they are now and you realize their changes. Its gradual but there.
If there was ever 2 people who love to hate each other its these two. Hands down.
And the only reason why they start to interact at all, is over their new job opp and both of them decide to use the same tactic to make the other weaker... sex. It's just unfortunate that they both really like the sex though.
At any moment these two can jump either others bones, with or without an audience, and through these chance encounters, feelings start to emerge, especially jealously and it only comes to light when their prospective client takes a shine to Cassidy. But, Denver also holds a secret that puts that on hold, one I never saw coming #jawhanging.
The ending was one of those cliffhangers that makes you want to quickly buy the next one and I will once I get through my stack of books I already have to read.

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