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 ...more
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Was this book perfect? No. But that's what I liked so much! (view spoiler)[ Marriage is flipping hard. (hide 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)[ Cassidy and Shaw have the marriage and the baby but there's a distance that needs to be breached if they are to stay together. (hide spoiler)] A lot of feelings come out in this tale ...more
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 ...more
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). ...more
Shaw and Cassidy have lost themselves along the path of parenthood an ...more
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 ...more
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's ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 introduc ...more
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.
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 ...more
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.
Cassidy is ...more
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 ...more
Shaw has everything he thought he wouldn't have and is doing everything he thinks he should be doing to keep his family happy. Ca ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 jeopard
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Author: CL Parker
Genre: Romance, Erotica
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 ...more
The naughty scenes were, indeed ...more
Cassidy and Shaw had great chemistry and with the changes that happen in life it has dulled. Cassidy wants to get back to it and with that said, Shaw really ticked me off at times but....the HEA I wanted for them came to be.
This almost read like everyday life. Flawed characters, fighting to find the chemistry that they once had, it all was perfect. I'll admit parts had me in tears which just tells me the author has a way with expressing her feelings throu ...more
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 ...more
Never taken for grant your half did for u or the family. Everyone needs sacrifice then earn something. Life wasn't easy, relationship too.
Coming Clean is the third book in the Monkey Business Trio by CL Parker.
Cassidy Whalen was a hard core sports agent, until she found out that she was pregnant. Now, three years later, her son is three and she loves him very much, but she is dissatisfied with her current relationship with Shaw. The spark in their relationship has fizzled and she is willing to do anything to get it back.
Shaw Matthews is currently a partner and a sports agent i ...more