Published by Amazon Digital Services on February 12, 2017
Series: Rugby #3
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance, Sports Romance
Source: eARC from Author
Third book in the USA Today Bestselling Romantic Comedy Series
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 to 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?
The Cad and the Co-Ed is the third book in the Rugby series by Penny Reid and LH Cosway. I am just going to say it…The rugby series is my favorite sports romance series of all time! Which should come as no surprise to any of you because I think by now you know I have a not so mild obsession with everything Penny Reid (and now LH Cosway) writes. Each of the books in the rugby series can be read as standalones and they each follow a a different character, but trust me when I tell you this, you are going to want to read all of the books in this series. So you might as well read them in order. They are all so stupendously wonderful, and they each follow a different member of the rugby team. Please don’t make me pick my favorite because I might have a melt down (but if you twist my arm…it’s Sean. I just love him. And even more so after this book.)
The Cad and the Co-Ed is Bryan and Eilish’s story. Eilish is Sean’s cousin, who is like a sister to him. So we get to see ton’s of Sean in this story, which made my Sean loving heart very happy. Bryan was a super interesting character. Because when the story starts out, he most certainly is a cad. He was a total jerk, and I was more than a little intrigued to see how he was going to recover from it. Because I did not like my first meeting with him. But fear not, other than that one scene…Bryan is a total reformed Cad. He is such a sweetheart now. I loved that he was a ‘boring old man’. (that is so much more my speed. haha) Watching him and Eilish interact was great. Let me set the scene for you Eilish and Sean hook up in the middle of his Cad days. Eilish becomes later involved with the team and Bryan doesn’t remember her at all but he certainly wants to court her. Through in a big ole secret, some excellent writing and Penny Reid and LH Cosway grade A humor and you have a great time on your hands.
I also want to share a little secret with you. (please don’t hate me.) Books with kids in them are not my thing…at all. So when I saw that Eilish had a child in in the summary I just glossed right over it because all my eyes could see was ‘book 3 in the rugby series. BOOOK 3!!!! More Penny Reid. Must have right now!’ etc. (those are direct quotes, btw.) I didn’t even realize there would be a little boy in this story, but darn it all. Penny Reid and LH Cosway made me like the fact that there was a mini human in this book. Darn them! My point is, even if you are not a kids person, you should still read this book because it is so amazing.
I really don’t want to spoil any of the story line for you, but know this. The characters are engaging, and very multidimensional, the romance is some of the best there ever was, the writing is witty and so much fun and the story is so good you will not be able to put it down. Penny Reid has written some of my very favorite romance series. Of all time people. She is one of my favorite authors Of.ALL.TIME! If you are not reading her books, you are doing yourself a disservice. Show yourself some love and read the Rugby series.
P.S. can someone please recommend me another LH Cosway series to read, because I need to be reading her books too because she is excellent as well!
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Other books in the Rugby Series
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