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Coming Clean

(Monkey Business Trio #3)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  401 ratings  ·  121 reviews
The steamy conclusion of C. L. Parker’s Monkey Business Trio

They have been rivals who fought until the bitter end and lovers who know every sensual inch of each other’s bodies. Now sports agents Cassidy Whalen and Shaw Matthews are about to become the one thing they never expected to be: parents. But this new dynamic to their relationship threatens to fizzle the sizzling d
Paperback, 322 pages
Published September 20th 2016 by Bantam
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XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Aug 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
May contain spoilers.

Was this book perfect? No. But that's what I liked so much! (view spoiler)I've done it for 15 years and let me tell you, while it's definitely my own little romance story, there's no HEA without issues. That's what this story is about. (view spoiler) A lot of feelings come out in this ta
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Ah finally. The journey of Shaw and Cassidy coming to the end with a very big fat HEA. Like many real life couple, Shaw and Cassidy encounter couple issues. Parenting, balance between job and family, being good enough. And sometimes a vulnerability toward their own future.

Along the ways comes help. They are surranded by people who help them see and realize what is important. I do love how Miss Parker balance out the needs of family and commitment for work. I also lpve how Shaw finnaly be the ma
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 stars

Great ending to the series. We open 7 months after the end of book 2, and little bundle of joy being born. Then three years later where has all the passion gone...just like normal life they have to fight to get back to where they first fall in love. They do it with the help of amazing friends (who have all hooked up with each other between the books, and we don't get to see the HEAs happen) and two professionals (one is hilarious and the other is a like a domme).
J. Grayland
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is the 3rd book in this series that follows the unexpected romance between rivaling sports agents, Shaw Mathews and Cassidy Whalen. This books follows the couple sometime later when Shaw and Cassidy become parents, with Shaw being the main bread winner of the house he feels pressured to give his family the security that he never had, and now that Cassidy is a stay at home mom she is feeling that they have lost the spark in their relationship, so they embark on a journey to reignite the pass ...more
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
I remember Cassidy and Shaw fondly from the first installment of their story. Sadly I missed the second but when I saw the conclusion was being published, I had to review it.

I have to say, I did not enjoy the beginning of this book. I hate reading about discord and unhappiness and I was seriously considering stopping. However, I figured that the author had to have something good up her sleeve and I was not wrong.

This book started getting good about mid way through and by around the 3/4 mark, it
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"Yield and wield."

The Monkey Business Trio refers to a bar named Monkey Business where the characters hang out with their friends, and I'm guessing the 'trio' is because there are three books in the series. That was kinda confusing to me, so I thought I'd clear that up for y'all. While there are some colorful support characters, Shaw and Cassidy are the focus in all three books.

At the end of the last book we discover that there's another version of 'three' in this series when Shaw learns he'
Nov 23, 2016 rated it liked it
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I'll admit I really struggled with this one; while I loved the first two books in the series I felt as if this final installment destroyed the happily ever after we were left with in Getting Rough. Yes, I am aware that real life relationships require work BUT I want the warm and fuzzies in my fiction not to be slapped in the face with reality :P I hate it when authors mess with the happily ever afters of my favourite couples :(

Shaw and Cassidy have lost themselves along the path of parenthood an
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Following Playing Dirty and Getting Rough, Coming Clean is the very fitting conclusion to C.L. Parker's brilliant Monkey Business trilogy. If you haven't read book 1 or 2 yet and plan to do so in the future, you may want to stop reading now.
This one is the story after the happy end. Continuing seven months after the end of Getting Rough and then jumping ahead three years, we catch up with Shaw and Cassidy as they go through the motions of a relationship that has lost its passion and has instead
Jun 26, 2016 rated it liked it
This is my first book from this author and it is 3 book in series Monkey Business Trio
I just couldn't put his book down and it was different from other books and I like that.
Story was great and I was crying in some parts.I liked Cassidy - she is such good charachter,strong and independent women! And there were parts where I didn't like Shaw but at the end you can really see what great guy/husband and father he is! Overall amazing story

This book was kindly provided via NetGalley (from a
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Book Review: 6 real stars!!

The conclusion of Cassidy and Shaw’s love is finally here. And it couldn’t be more perfect! From the first moment I got on with it, I instantly understood CL’s claims of this book being a more “real” one.

She was all I’d ever want.

Coming Clean is the third and last installment in Monkey Business Trio series and the finale in Cassidy Whalen and Shaw Matthews story. And what a story was it! In Playing Dirty, we were introd
Mar 24, 2017 rated it did not like it
Huge disappointment.
The whole sex therapy thing was over the top and ridiculous and felt just plain sleazy and stupid. I absolutely hated their 'therapist', her meddling and the way Shaw and especially Cassidy practically fell over each other trying to please her.
There was also not much of a story beside the sex - and that bit of story that did exist was completely predictable.

So like I said, huge disappointment and absolutely not what I wanted from this final installment.
Nadine Bookaholic
I have Loved, Loved, Loved this trilogy! Not one book was a disappointment at all, and this one was even better then the other two...if that is even possible.

We pick up roughly seven months after Getting Rough ended with the birth of Shaw and Cassidy's son Abe. It was definitely fun to see Shaw freak out while Cass was in labor.

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Shaw and Cassidy love each other there's no question about that but it seems like their life has done a complete 180 since they had their son three years earlier its sad

WOW! Shaw and Cassidy's awesome finale is finally here and C.L. Parker does not disappoint. If you’ve been reading the Monkey Business series, then you already know Shaw and Cass have had one insanely wild and hilarious, whirlwind of a romance. And now their happily-ever-after is in danger, but that's what Cassidy is trying to prevent.

Cassidy wants her happy ending with the man she loves, even if he drives her absolutely crazy. Shaw and Cass’s romance has been fast; lets just say they have gone
Bette Hansen
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved this!! What a great way to close out the trilogy. This the third book in the trilogy that chronicles the journey of the relationship between Cassidy Whalen and Shaw Matthews and I recommend that you read all three in order.

This book picks up 3 years after Getting Rough. Shaw and Cassidy are still together but life is not as wonderful as they know it should be. All Cassidy knows is that she can no longer live this way. She would rather live without Shaw than with him without the passion and
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We all remember how the last book ended, right?
Cassidy and Shaw got their Happy End in Maine and Cass ended up pregnant.

Fast forward a few months, we hear a bit about how Shaw is very excited and afraid to become a dad. And how much he loves Cassidy et cetera.

Fast forward three years and we should see a very happy family...
Baby Abe is now a really cute and smart and handsome mini-Shaw toddler.
Cass is a stay-at-home mom and Shaw is still busy being the best sports agent the world has ever seen.
Sep 17, 2016 rated it liked it
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They have been rivals who fought until the bitter end and lovers who know every sensual inch of each other’s bodies. Now sports agents Cassidy Whalen and Shaw Matthews are about to become the one thing they never expected to be: parents. But this new dynamic to their relationship threatens to fizzle the sizzling desire that once held them in thrall to each other. If salvation is only a forbidden fantasy away, then Shaw and the woman he loves must embark on the adventure of their lives.

Cassidy is
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
4.5 Stars!

I barely got to 20% of the second book and I put it aside because it was not engaging enough. I went back to the beginning and I just could not stand these characters, so when I got this installment I was not holding out hope that it would be any different, but to my surprise it was and I loved it! Maybe because the message in this book resonates with me. It's not smooth or lighthearted, but is sometimes entertaining and laugh out loud funny and sometimes makes you think. It's like a
Tanaka K (The Romantic Angel Blog)
Coming is a steamy and heartwarming conclusion to the Monkey Business Trio. What a conclusion indeed. I did not expect the book to be so emotional and raw but a also show different dynamic and build in the story. I have been a massive fan of this series when I started reading the first book last year and I am so happy with the way it ended. It was perfect ending to series that had my heart pumping and my eyes glued to it. I am always sad when I finish a series hat made long lasting impression on ...more
Ashley S.
Apr 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Coming Clean is the third and final book in C.L. Parker's Monkey Business trilogy and, wow, this one was much darker than Books 1 and 2. It definitely took me by surprise since the first two books were filled with humor and light-hearted situations. This book tackled difficult life problems and set a different tone for the series. Although I would have liked the previous tone to have continued, I did appreciate the way the author was able to switch so effortlessly.

The naughty scenes were, indeed
Jul 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: author-review
Received from NetGalley for a honest review. After the first book cliffhanger and the chase in the second book, I wasn't sure what to expect from Cassidy's & Shaw's story. What was left? The answer a lot! You know how we read romance books and the lead characters go back and forth fighting and running away from each other. Well, this is what happens after the HEA.
Shaw has everything he thought he wouldn't have and is doing everything he thinks he should be doing to keep his family happy. Cassid
Nov 18, 2016 rated it liked it
I received this from a giveaway on goodreads.

Because I won this, I had to go back and buy book one and two of this trilogy so I knew the whole story. I feel in love with book one, book two was good and this one was just okay.
I did not like how it skipped three years between books two and three. I missed the fire and the heat between these two. I just thought it lost the essence of who the two are..
Also, I was getting to the point in the beginning of the book, where I was just feed up with Shaw
Sep 25, 2016 rated it liked it
The last book is relationship book, not romance book, telling us even a couple, married, we do have our character to keep. Career, life, friends, hobbies. When honey become mommy, daddy, it hurts.

Never taken for grant your half did for u or the family. Everyone needs sacrifice then earn something. Life wasn't easy, relationship too.
Sep 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Title: Coming Clean
Author: C.L. Parker
Publisher/Year: Random House 9/20/16
Length: 336 Pages
Series: Monkey Business Trio #3


They have been rivals who fought until the bitter end and lovers who know every sensual inch of each other’s bodies. Now sports agents Cassidy Whalen and Shaw Matthews are about to become the one thing they never expected to be: parents. But this new dynamic to their relationship threatens to fizzle the sizzling desire that once held them in thrall to each other. If s
S.M. Harshell
**I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.**

I recommend reading the Monkey Business Trio in order as the author released them.

Coming Clean is the final book in the series. It is a great way to end the series. Life has moved on for Shaw and Cassidy. She is staying home to raise their son while he is off working as the best sports agent in the country. Coming Clean is about what happens after you get your happily ever after. It's not always sunshine and roses. It's
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
Although I have not read the first 2 books in this trio, I was able to read, and appreciate, this one for what it was: one couple's emotional, erotic journey back to each other. Cassidy is now a stay-at-home mother of 3 year old Abe and Shaw is the provider, the one who is gone all the time working. They've lost their connection with each other and Cassidy is on the verge of walking away. It was a little heartbreaking reading of her pain as she lost both herself and Shaw a little bit more each d ...more
Under the Covers Book Blog
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Coming Clean focuses on the post baby glow and excitement of Shaw and Cassidy’s relationship. At this point, Cassidy is still not working and has devoted her time to their son. Shaw on the other hand, is working very hard to prove that he deserve his job which he and Cassidy were fighting for to begin with. Unfortunately, his hard work has taken a toll. Lack of time with the family became frequent and the spark in their relationship has dimmed quite a bit putting what they worked for in jeop

Mary Mooney
Sep 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.
Cassidy and Shaw are living the dream or so you would think. While Shaw is working as the top sports agent in the county, Cassidy is home raising their son. She feels as if he doesn't have time for them, and he doesn't see things that way. He is the provider and working is how he can do that. Cassidy thinks that maybe they need help by talking to an outsider. Shaw doesn't think that they are having any
Ruthie Taylor
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the concluding book to the trilogy - and it is great! You definitely need to read the previous books to get the story - and I would recommend them to you - they are both good reads too. My review assumes that you are up to date...

Whilst book one was all about the race to the partnership, and book two was all about them getting together and finding out they were going to be parents, book three is all about them ge
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**I received this book from Random House-Bantam Dell through NetGalley for an honest review.**

Cassidy and Shaw were once bitter rivals. Over time they became sexy lovers who still fought like crazy. Now they are expecting a kid.

I honestly though this series could have been completed in a duology before I got to the end of book 2. Because I really liked Shaw and Cassidy I was happy they had a continuation to their story and couldn’t wait to read what was to come next.

This was for sure different
Kel (Faerie-bookworm)
Title: Coming Clean
Author: CL Parker
Genre: Romance, Erotica
Format: Ebook
Pages: 336
Rating: 4
Heat: 5

Thoughts: I loved the fact that this story was about how once you find "the one" that there's still work that needs to be done on the relationship. It still has the HEA but it wasn't just the journey of falling in love but the choosing to grow and change to keep that love. Most stories don't get into the reality of keeping a relationship going and I almost felt like I was reading about my rela
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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 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. ...more

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