Book Review: The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid

The Cad and the Co-Ed Book Cover The Cad and the Co-Ed
Standalone in Rugby #3
L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid
Romantic Comedy
February 14th 2017
Sports Romance

goodreadsTHE CAD
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?

My review

My review on Goodreads + teaser

Another great collaboration and amazing series. Although the blurb may sound familiar, it’s refreshing and a lot more than you might think.

About the plot: It was a one night at Ronan and Annie (first part) wedding. Bryan seduced her and broke her heart, not even remembering her name the other day. That night Eilish not only lost her innocence but got pregnant. Terrified she decided to flee the country, but after 5 years, difficulties forced her to accept her cousin, Sean (second part) help and returned to Ireland with her son Patrick.

Now, she accepted an internship as a physiotherapist in the rugby team, where the father of her son plays, the son about whom he has no idea. Moreover, he doesn’t even remember her.

“When threatened with enchanted orgasms by a cad, the best thing to do is lie.”

Final thoughts: Make no mistake. This is a standalone with simply amazing heroes of the previous parts and hopefully the future ones. It quickly draw you into the story and you will have funny and touching times with their heroes.

“She didn’t deserve to be forgotten. She deserved to be treasured. And I was going to do everything in my power to make up for what I’d done.”

Bryan Leech isn’t only a reformed manwhore. His problems were much more serious and now he needs to clean his act. Eilish Cassidy is a single mother and a strong woman who doesn’t believe in yourself much. But she is awesome heroine and I loved her inner dialogues. Especially those in CAPITAL LETTERS.

“She soothed something inside me and at the same time made me savage.”

The characters are complex and great developed. Their chemistry is off the charts and it gives you a lot sexual tension and even better hot scenes! Whew! You will need to invest in a big mirror in the bedroom after that!

Reading this book simply was good fun. It has lot of funny dialogues. It’s also touching and heart-warming scenes. Of course, those related to Patrick and his newly met dad will make you smile with tears of emotion.

The Cad and the Co-Ed is a hilarious and sexy second chance romance. This might be my favorite part, but honestly I loved each of the stories and want more and more. I hope that you, too.


Books in the Series:

The Hooker and the Hermit: Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon AUAmazon CA
The Player and the Pixie: Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon AUAmazon CA

About the Authors

LHCosway L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favorite 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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Penny-ReidPenny Reid SEX! It all started with sex, between my parents. Personally I don’t like thinking about it, but whatever works for you is a-ok with me. No judgment. The sex happened in California and much of my life also occurred in that state until I moved from the land of nuts (almonds), wine, silicon… boobs, and heavy traffic to the southeast US. Like most writers I like to write, but let’s get back to sex. Eventually I married and gave birth to 2 small people-children (boy-6, girl-4 as of this writing).

By day I’m a biomedical researcher with focus on rare diseases. By night I’m a knitter, sewer, lino block carver, fabric printer, soap maker, and general crafter. By the wee hours of the morning or when I’m intoxicated I love to listen to the voices in my head and let them tell me stories. I hope you enjoy their stories.

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