It’s official, I have a thing for rugby players. Loved Lucy and Sean’s story, it was so fun and entertaining. It had the right mix of everything! :-)
The Player and the Pixie (Rugby #2) by L. H. Cosway and Penny Reid
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.
5 out of 5 stars
This was so incredibly good! Fun and entertaining. It's the kind of book that gave me an involuntary physical reaction on numerous occasions because I could feel all the emotion. I got butterflies! Loved it!
I loved the story line. I just knew that there was going to be awesome development and growth. I was not wrong. You see, I didn't like Sean in the beginning all that much, he was rather arrogant and full of himself. But you just know there is more to him that meets the eye. All these little details started to emerge that pulled me in and had me hooked, wanting to know everything. There were great details with a subtle growth throughout the story. By the end, I am a great big ol’ Sean fan, love him! And Lucy. Sweet, Lucy with some of her own issues under her belt, she had fantastic growth too. I love her kind heart and how she always thought of and cared for others.
And the best part? Sean and Lucy coming together. I loved Sean's pursuit of her. It was charming and sexy and awkward. There was a nice bit of awkward that had me shaking my head, laughing, and feeling a bit bad for Sean. They had this awesome push and pull going on. Challenging, fun, and heated. Neither are as the other expected and I loved watching them open up and breakdown those barriers and their feelings grow. That vulnerability they both showed, especially Sean, I would get chocked up, feeling it all.
Fantastic writing, so descriptive. I was pulled in and really enjoyed the build, it definitely had a great pace. Love their dialogue and interactions. It was great getting an update in Annie and Ronan, they're an incredible couple and I loved their story in The Hooker and the Hermit. Really enjoyed Ronan and Sean and their begrudging acceptance of one another by the end. I found that amusing, men that are gruff when there in love makes me grin for some reason.
Ups and downs, a bit of drama, some good lovin', and a whole lot of love and growth. This story made me so happy and had me smiling and teary eyed by the end. I'm loving men who play rugby. ;-)
Complimentary copy received for honest review.
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.
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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