Series: Monkey Business Trio #3
Published by Bantam
Publication Date: September 20th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
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 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 aching to reignite their connection. In steamy assignations in strange places, she and Shaw live out their most intimate desires—and reveal their deepest secrets. But as Shaw works overtime to sign a superstar athlete, a corporate reshuffling could be a game-changer. Can Cassidy and Shaw save their relationship and have it all—a career, family, and passion that never quits?
Coming Clean is intended for mature audiences.
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 handy guide on how to make your relationship work, if a handy guide came in over 200 pages.
Riding off into the sunset with your Prince Charming is not the end, like the movies would have you believe. If anything, it’s actually the beginning. And for woman like Cassidy who fought for her success in a male-dominated field, being relegated to being a mom without Shaw’s support is hard but she loves him and she’s smart enough to know that they need the help of a professional to find their way back to each other.
For Shaw, not so much. He’s got the woman and the kid, now he has to work to provide for them, something his deadbeat parents never did for him. In the process though, he’s neglected the ones he’s working so hard for and just like a typical male, does not think he needs any help. But he’s willing to play along, especially when some of their assignments are of the sexual variety.
This is romance but it’s also real life and any couple who wants to have it all and has struggled to balance work, family and a relationship has walked this path at some point in their life together. Shaw dealing with his past and getting rid of baggage that weighed down their relationship, both of them remaining open to each other and Cassidy reconnecting with herself and what made her tick were some of the things they needed to do, to re-ignite the spark between them and keep the magic between them alive.
I never, ever recommend reading a series from the end but with this series, I did just that and it made me see Cassidy and Shaw in a new light. I enjoyed them so much, their determination to make their relationship work and how far they were willing to go that now I’m ready to try the previous two books again.