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Book Review: The Cad and the Co-Ed (Rugby Series, #3) – Penny Reid & L.H. Cosway

Date of Publication: February 12, 2017
Genre and Themes: New Adult, Romance, Sports, Rugby
Format: 337 pages, ebook
Publisher: Self Published
Characters: Eilish Cassidy, Bryan Leech

Blurb: Keeping a secret this big is going to take lots of balls. Specifically, rugby balls.

Bryan Leech is a cad.
Or, he *was* a cad.
No one is quite certain.

Once the quintessential playboy, Bryan claims he’s done with wild parties and weekend benders. No more one night stands leading to mornings he can’t remember; no more binges and blackouts; no more exploits plastered all over the tabloids and rag sheets. According to Bryan, he’s cleaning up his act.

The only problem is, no one believes him.

Eilish Cassidy never thought she’d be a mother at nineteen or still in college at twenty-four. Cut off from every member of her family except her favorite cousin, she’s finally managed put her life back together. Stronger and wiser, Eilish enters her last semester of university determined to stand on her own. Now she just needs to find an internship.

The only problem is, her best option—by far—places her directly in the path of her son’s father, and he doesn’t remember her at all.

Bryan is determined to prove he’s changed. Eager to settle down with the right woman, he’s got his sights set on the gorgeous redhead who seems terribly familiar.

Eilish is determined to hide her secret. She’ll do anything to keep her child safe, even if that means ignoring her own wishes and desires.

But what happens when Bryan starts to remember? And what will it take for Bryan to convince the girl he forgot that she’s unforgettable?

I haven’t been that active in Goodreads this year unlike the past three years so imagine my surprise upon finding out that there is already a third book in the Rugby series by Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway! Aaaaahhhh! I freaking adore these two authors and I absolutely adore this series. Here’s my review of The Hooker and the Hermit and here’s for The Player and the Pixie as proof! Hah!

Now back to this third installment of the series! My gosh! I think I’ve read it almost non-stop! I loved Eilish character! I loved that she isn’t overly dramatic and that she’s a strong, independent woman. Byran is kind of cute I guess but he’s kinda irritating at times. I don’t know, maybe it’s just me. Anyway, the story isn’t extraordinarily new but the way the authors structured it is absolutely fabulous! I super loved the family scenes of Eilish, Bryan and their cute son! This series is advisable if you’re needing a quick and a feel-good read! An absolute must-read!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

About L.H. Cosway
L.H. Cosway lives in Dublin, Ireland. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.

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About Penny Reid
Penny Reid is a USA Today Best Selling Author of romantic fiction. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances she works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults (boy-8, girl-6, and girl-4 months), wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

Book Review: The Player and the Pixie (Rugby Series, #2) – Penny Reid & L.H. Cosway

The Player and The PixieDate of Publication: April 12, 2016
Genre and Themes: New Adult, Romance, Sports, Rugby
Format: 326 pages, ebook
Publisher: Smashwords
ISBN: 9781942874188
Characters: Sean Cassidy, Lucy Fitzpatrick

Blurb: How can someone so smokin’ hot be so bad in bed? I mean, Sean Cassidy is absolute rubbish. RUBBISH. He is the epitome of walking, talking false advertising and I want a refund! Plus he’s an arsehole. So… what is wrong with me that I can’t stop thinking about him?

Lucy Fitzpatrick doesn’t like rugby.
As the little sister of Ireland’s most infamous rugby player, Lucy can’t seem to escape the championship-sized shadow cast by her big brother, or her mother’s frequent attempts to micromanage her future. Her rainbow hair is as free-spirited as her quest for inner peace, yet overbearing expectations keep bringing her down. And when she’s down, her compulsive little problem lands her in seriously big trouble.

Sean Cassidy is a cold-hearted brute… or so he’s been told. Frequently. By everyone.
His blonde locks, baby blues, and rock hard bod make ladies the world over drool with desire. As the rugby world’s second most infamous player, he should be basking in his success. But Sean has never been content settling for second place, and his frequent confrontations with Lucy’s big brother leave him cold. And when he’s cold, his compulsive little problem lands him in the lap of Lucy Fitzpatrick.

Sean has a problem only Lucy can solve. Lucy has a problem only Sean can fix. The solution seems obvious: you scratch my back, and I’ll bail you out of jail. But when their business arrangement unexpectedly leaves Sean scorching hot and Lucy on the precipice of inner peace, can they convince the world—and Lucy’s big brother in particular—that this is the real deal?

Either way, both the Player and the Pixie are about to teach each other some pretty monumental lessons about family, life, but most importantly, love.

Warning: The following review may contains spoilers and the blurb will be longer than the actual review.

So I was imagining David Pocock as Sean with his adorable obliviousness and that huge, huge…..built! Totally swoon-worthy! I mean, he was supposed to be a first class a-hole here and his character just didn’t come out like that anywhere in the story. I mean, of course deep inside he was all good and shit but really, he’s like the best character ever! The rest were like bonkers trying to prove the opposite just didn’t make a case at all. He’s just so lovely with his soft, soft heart.

Me: Book character, marry me please.

I didn’t like Lucy’s character her at first and her ‘affliction’ was a bit of a turn-off but she kinda grew on me at the end. Also, she’s got an amazing best-friend!!!!

There are two people I wanted to kill in this story – Lucy’s big bro Ronan and her mam. Like seriously, what the feck ever! I didn’t remember Ronan being this obnoxious in the first book. I was like, huh? Was he really the MC Annie fell in love with in The Hooker and Hermit. It was like a total transformation.

Overall, I thought the story’s really smooth and consistent from start to finish. I’d loved for Sean’s aunt to turn 360 with her attitude but since the next installment’s preview will more likely be featuring more of Sean’s family – I’m guessing I’m okay with that minute detail not being resolved here. I really enjoyed reading this one and I guess, fans of the first book will do too.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

About L.H. Cosway
L.H. Cosway lives in Dublin, Ireland. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LHCosway
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LHCosway
Mailing List: http://www.lhcoswayauthor.com/p/maili…
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/lhcosway13/
Website: http://www.lhcoswayauthor.com

About Penny Reid
Penny Reid is a USA Today Best Selling Author of romantic fiction. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances she works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults (boy-8, girl-6, and girl-4 months), wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

David Pocock’s photo c/o brumbies.com.au

Book Review: Hearts of Fire (Hearts #2) – L.H. Cosway

Hearts Of FireThere’s just so much beauty and raw honesty in this second installment of Hearts series. “Hearts of Fire” is the story of Jack and Lille. Yep, Jack McCabe is Jason Fields’ little bro from the first book who supposedly died along with his parents when he was a kid. He obviously survived and is now working at Circus Spectakular as a fire-breathing and knives-thrower entertainer. Lille meanwhile is a 21 year old college student who’s still living with her uptight mother and whose life seems to be pre-planned for her. An opportunity to join the circus was something Lille never thought of ever doing but in order to get a hold of her own life, she took the courageous decision to leave her “black and white” life behind.

Jack doesn’t trust easily but with Lille, he was left reeling and unable to resist. But when that his trust was betrayed, will they be able to keep their hearts of fire burning?

I absolutely adore Jack! He was such a gentle yet broken soul. My heart broke for him when it was reveal what happened to him after the fire incident. And man, that letter he wrote for his brother Jay was just about the saddest thing I’ve ever read! I was a blaberring mess during that scene!!!

The story sort of reminds of Water for Elephants only because of the circus and all. The Jay Fields angle was the most interesting part for me because I was really curious on how the author will spin that one out and it was truly amazing how L.H. Cosway got around with it.

I find Jack’s fetish for burning/fire during sex a bit uncomfortable. I get why he developed that but I deemed it almost unnecessary for the story. As a whole, the story was solid here and fans of Jay Fields from the first book would really enjoy this one as well and will fall for Jack the same way they did for him. I know I did and I cannot wait to read the next series’ next installment!

Published March 9th 2015 (first published March 1st 2015)

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book Review: Six of Hearts (Hearts #1) – L.H. Cosway

Six of HeartsSix of Hearts is a delicious combination of magic, tragedy, vengeance and love.Renowned illusionist Jay Fields has return to Dublin to do something he’s been planning for years connected to his past. As he set upon settling for a while he got to know Matilda Brandon whose sweet innocence has charmed Jay from the very beginning. As his carefully laid out plans started to unveiled, he knows that he’s got to push Matilda away in order to protect her but will Matilda allow him?

There’s just something so beautiful about this book. It was feel-good and has very low angst which I think fans of such romance would thoroughly enjoy. There was also this amazing chemistry between Jay and Matilda. Jay is such a perfect leading man yeah? I also thought the minimal sex scenes works well with the story.

Just a tiny bit of criticism though would be the anti-climactic conclusion. There was no illusion of surprise there but as a whole, it was still a lovely and well written story. I’d definitely recommend this one and will get a copy of the next book in the series!

Published July 26th 2014 by CreateSpace

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Book Review: The Hooker and the Hermit – L.H. Cosway, Penny Reid

The Hooker and the HermitThe Hooker and the Hermit is one intriguing title with a superb story to boot! Annie Catrel’s job is to clean the public image of celebrities and she’s the best in the business. She’s also the face behind “Socialmedialite” – one of the most famous blogger in the net which allows her to be herself and not be the timid, recluse girl in real life. Ronan Fitzpatrick is an Irish rugby star dubbed as the bad boy of said sport is very much in need of a public image cleanup which led him to hire Annie Catrel to do the job while taking a break in New York. One thing led to another where Annie and Ronan find themselves in a “fake” relationship. But how can someone fake something so real? And when secrets gets in the way, how will one of them handle the truth?

This first reason I got this book was because of its title and secondly, the very good rating. I didn’t read a single review prior because somewhere in there – a spoiler is bound to appear. And what do you know? It was actually a pretty sweet surprise! This was my first book from both authors and I really am impressed. The story’s cute and very endearing. I loved both characters. With Annie, there’s just that authentic vulnerability in her character. Being a blogger myself – though not anonymously and obviously not famous at all, I could somehow relate with the confidence that it gives you when you’re writing stuff down and not having to say it face to face. Somehow it’s easier to say what you want to say when you feel protected in your own nook (behind your computer ^_^) and you get to say more when you’re writing it down. Ronan on the other hand is just charming to the bones. I loved his grumpy side, his bravado and his playfulness. I also loved that he’s crazy about his family. And I loved how he truly just wants to play his sport more than anything else.

There’s something very Gossip Girl about the concept of Socialmedialite but it’s only because of the blogger’s anonymity and that ends there. It’s mainly Annie’s issue that was dealt in the story more than Ronan’s. There is abandonment issue in here that is plaguing dear Annie which became the reason why she’s so alone and does not want anybody’s help at all. Ronan’s life’s an open book but there are also some things which are only known within his circle. I loved how from the very start everyone was just open about everything saved for Annie hiding her alter-ego from Ronan and Ronan’s sexual fetish. The tinge of BDSM is the main reason why I’m giving it a rating one star less. I can’t really reconcile it with Ronan’s characterization. It was all so weird and just out of character in my opinion. Other than that, I thought the story flows smoothly all throughout.

I highly recommend this book for those who are into boys in sports and their lovey-dovey being all so meek but witty! It’s a fun read and definitely worth every penny!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Published February 2nd 2015 by Smashwords

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