The Player and the Pixie by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid



Title: The Player and the Pixie (Rugby #2)

Authors: L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid

Date of Publication: April 12, 2016

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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.

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Christina’s Five Star Review

I absolutely love Cosway and Reid, so when they team up together, the results are a thing of beauty. In this second installment in the Rugby series we meet Sean Cassidy, arch-nemesis of Ronan Cassidy, the star and team captain of their rugby team. When Sean meets Lucy, sister of Ronan Cassidy, he immediately sets his sights on getting back at his teammate by going after his little sister. But soon Sean realizes he has feelings for Lucy. But Lucy, loyal to her brother to a fault, isn’t about to jeopardize her relationship with Ronan in order to pursue a relationship with Sean. At what point does Lucy pursue her own happiness? Are Sean’s intentions truly genuine, or is still trying to exploit his relationship with Lucy in order to embarrass the cocky team captain?

Sean and Lucy’s relationship gets off to a rocky start when she finds out that he is absolutely terrible in bed. One might think that being the big rugby stud and having had hordes of women that he might know what he is doing, but it turns out that he has no clue, so when Sean proposes that Lucy teaches him, they decide to enter into a “friends with benefits” type of relationship. Soon though it becomes more than that and Lucy begins to wonder if Sean is going to take his newly acquired skills elsewhere, realizing that Lucy isn’t willing to give up the close relationship she has with her brother.

Once again Cosway and Reid have crafted a laugh out lout, smoking hot, romantic comedy that was hard to put down. I would have devoured this is one sitting given the opportunity simply because I was so enamored with the characters as well as the story. The characters were well developed and the storyline evoked so many feelings. The familial love between brother and sister (and future sister-in-law), as well as the burgeoning romance between Sean and Lucy were heartfelt and funny. Even if you’re not into rugby or sports romances I would highly recommend this one for the characters alone.


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About the Authors

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 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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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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