giovedì 28 aprile 2016

BLOG TOUR REVIEW+GIVEAWAY: The Player and The Pixie by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid

TITLE: The Player and The Pixie

AUTHOR: L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid

SERIES: Rugby #2

PUBLICATION: April 12th 2016


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?
The Pixie and the Player is a full-length, romantic comedy novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the second book in the Rugby Series.
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.

The Player and the Pixie is the second book in the Rugby series, but it can be read as a standalone.
It's not the usual Sport Romance, as unsual are the hero and the heroine.
Sean Cassidy is famous, handsome and one of the best rugby player. Abandoned by his mother, he grew up with his uncle and aunt that had seen in him only a commodity. Hidden behind a wall of disappointment, betrayal, anger and hurt feelings, his bad attitude is a shield to protect himself. Only two people have reached his heart: Eilish, his little cousin, and Lucy Fitzpatrick, the sister of his nemesis and teammate Ronan.
Lucy Fitzpatrick is like a rainbow, as colourful as her hair. She's a free spirit but the conflicting relationship with her mother is a cloud obscuring her rainbow and the reason why she's a shoplifter, a kleptomaniac. Her compulsion is a secret but not for her brother, Ronan, and her best friend, Broderick. But someone else knows it: Sean Cassidy. And this can be a complete disaster.
To keep him quiete she accepted his dinner invitation and this is the begin of a tormented relationship. Lucy is torn between the loyalty and affection to her brother and her growing feelings for Sean.
Will they be able to overcome their past and issues and face Ronan once and for all?
The story is narrated by Lucy and Sean's POV. I especially loved the witty dialogues that make the narration funny, vibrant and real.
L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid have created really great characters, real, strong and vulnerable at the same time.
Sean "The Player" at the beginning is a real arsehole, but in some way there was something captivating in him that I couldn't hate him.
Lucy "The Pixie" is sweet, lovely and she seems so "small" next to Sean.
But... surprise, surprise, Sean Cassidy, so big and masculine, has no clue how to pleasure a woman in bed. And wait to see Lucy as a sex teacher!
I highly recommend this book: fresh, sexy, romantic, funny.
While I'm waiting for the third book featuring Eilish and Bryan, I will read the first one. Ronan and Annie have captured my attention and now I want to know the beginning of their lovestory.

L.H. Cosway

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.

Penny 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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