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.


I received an ARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I liked the concept of this book. Two alpha personalities who are competing professionally against each other. I liked that neither of them showed their weakness to the other. It was a battle of the sexes to the highest power.

However, I found some of it to be too much. I don’t know if I liked the heroine better of the hero. They both became abrasive as their war went on. I guess eventually, it bored me. Anytime someone one ups the other, that other person always does something to bring the other one down. And reading about that happening several times in the book gets old eventually. There wasn’t pretty much anything else that happened.

If you don’t like cliffhangers, you might want to steer clear of this book until the next installment comes out. If you don’t get disturbed by unclear endings, then you’ll enjoy this book. Aside from the animosity between the main characters, there’s also loads of witty comebacks and steamy scenes to warm you up while you’re reading this curled up in bed and under the covers.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – Playing Dirty

Book 2 – Getting Rough

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