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    Review: Rugby 2: The Player and the Pixie

    The Player and the Pixie by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid is the second book in their Rugby Series. It is a witty, romantic romp through uncomfortable truths, kleptomaniac issues and bad sex turned good. This is the story of Lucy Fitzpatrick, little sister to Ronan Fitzpatrick from The Hooker and the Hermit and of Sean Cassidy, Ronan's arch-enemy from the professional rugby team they both play for. What could possibly go wrong??? The writing, once again, is phenomenal. There are some writers that are good and write an enjoyable story and that is great and then there are others that just draw you in a word/sentence/paragraph at a time until you're hooked. This is something that varies completely by personal preference and many other factors, I'm sure, BUT, Penny is an absolute go-to for me and by association LH Cosway - these two together... WOWZA! They are NOT afraid to make the hero and heroine both far less (and yet more because of it) than the perfect character you usually get and we love them all the more for it. Awkward situations that we can enjoy as observers to the trainwreck that happens and loving seeing this different side of Sean. I simply am bursting at the seams for The Cad and the Co-ed, book three in the series.
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    Great book

    Loved this book. Can't wait until the next series comes out. Sucks it won't come out until next year. That's too long a wait
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    Penny Reid & LH Cosway together make magic happen

    Penny Reid has become one of my go to author when I am looking for a story full of not only romance, but snarky dialogue and over the top characters. But when she pairs with L.H. Cosway, magic happens. This second book in the Rugby series was so fantastic, I hated to have to put it down. Lucy Fitzpatrick, younger sister of Ronan, our hero from book 1, is now living in New York, working with Annie on her blog. Life is looking up, she has a job she likes, living far away from her mother and is working hard to get her life together. Unfortunately, she has had to go back to Ireland for her brother's end of the season squad party. This puts her back in her mother's sphere and causes Lucy to once again fall back into her compulsion of shoplifting unneeded or wanted items, for a bit of stress relief. It's at the party that she runs into Sean Cassidy, her brother's nemesis and the sparks start to fly. What worse is Sean catches Lucy in one of her klepto moments and blackmail's her into dinner with him. Sean comes off as an incredible douche bag. In fact, Lucy tells him he is acting that way, (so it's not just me!) The way he treats women and deliberately goes out of his way to antagonize Ronan, Just his entire entitled attitude is horrible. I didn't think I would like him very much. But then we got into his head, and spent some time with his family and find out what makes him tick. Slowly, just like with Lucy, I couldn't help but fall for Sean. He has this sweet side for those he cares about, that is so endearing. Plus that whole getting her to help him out in bed? Sexy as hell. Seriously. I really liked these two together. They each brought out the other's better qualities. I was once again disappointed in the lack of Rugby to be found in the book. However there was a small scrim towards the end of the book that helped to make up for this lack. I had a great time reading this and gave it 4 stars. Thanks to Penny Reid for the opportunity to read and review the book.
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    Sexy, funny, sporty romance!

    I really enjoyed this story! I hadn’t read the first one (I’ll remedy that soon enough!) but I didn’t find any issues in starting the series here. It’s clear that Sean has a bad reputation right from the start of this story (and no doubt as a secondary character in The Hooker and the Hermit). What we find out is that some of it is deserved, but some of it isn’t. He’s used to people thinking the worst of him, and he really doesn’t care, so he makes no effort to correct those interpretations. Well, until he meets Lucy. Suddenly, he doesn’t want to be that guy anymore, the cocky jerk that is a great rugby player but has no friends off the field. I really liked Sean’s character because over the course of the story we learn what makes him tick. He’s had a rough childhood, including being raised by relatives who only cared about what success he would have on the rugby field, so he’s been under pressure his whole life to perform, yet never given any affection or love in return. With Lucy, he sees the mistakes that he’s made, and he wants to be better for her.Unlike the rest of the world, he wants to be more in her eyes. He doesn’t completely abandon his snarky attitude but he definitely becomes a more likable man. Lucy is a hoot! She’s a fun and friendly woman, and not afraid to speak her mind. Her relationship with her mother is strained though, the high expectations due to her famous brother giving her a little kleptomania problem – one that results in her meeting Sean. The first scenes with Sean (once she determines that he’s not going to turn her in) are hilarious as she won’t take any of his crap, including poor bedroom skills. As they get to know each other, she sees that his attitude is a front, a way to not care what others think so as to not get hurt. When she feels that she should be defending him to others she knows she has it bad. She misses him when he’s away playing, and she wishes she could find a way for them to be together that wouldn’t hurt her brother. Ronan has a strong animosity towards Sean (for good reasons, even though those reasons are partially due to misinformation). Eventually she has to stand up for what she knows is right for her, and that’s being with Sean no matter what anyone else’s opinion is. But Sean is willing to change for her, and finds his way to a truce with Ronan, proving that he really does love Lucy. The rugby scenes were well written and gave a good primer to the sport without overwhelming the reader. I enjoyed hearing about the different matches, and the camaraderie and bromances (and rivalries ) of the rugby players in the locker room. There are definitely some great characters worthy of their own stories, and I’m looking forward to where the series will go next. I enjoyed every moment of this story, with its sexy romance, hilarious banter, emotional moments and sporty scenes. 5 stars!
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    Clever and entertaining

    Favorite Quotes: “I wanted to be able to express myself in a manner that made me happy. And having hair a color that couldn’t be found in nature did exactly that.” “One-night stands were worth it just for cosmetic product discoverability.” “If detoxing doesn’t include a steady diet of alcohol and steak, then I guess I’ll always be somewhat toxic.” “Something decidedly female was going on in her head, something of the mystery-to-men variety. I had no idea what she was thinking, but she looked both aggrieved and remorseful. I held very still because it seemed like the safest thing to do.” “Lucy Fitzpatrick was my drug of choice, and has quickly become a necessity. I had no desire to contemplate rehab.” “But one of the things about Sean that made him so irresistible to me was how he looked at me. He looked at me like I was something wonderful. Not odd. Not embarrassing. It took my breath away.” “I can’t stand it when I’m not with you. I feel like a piece of my heart is missing.” “Lingerie for you is a gift for me, and is as essential as breathing.” My Review: I do not know how these authors do it, but they consistently manage to pluck at and squeeze my heart with sneaky hits of emotive writing while simultaneously maintaining a smirk on my face with their clever humor – that takes great skill – and these lovely ladies have it down to an art form. The writing was smart, crisp, humorous, insightful, sensual, engrossing, and simply boss. I found it extremely difficult to put my kindle down once I started reading. I adored the characters as well, even the ones I did not expect to. However, what I enjoyed most was the highly entertaining dichotomies and conundrums presented by each of the main characters. A world-renowned playboy who was actually “rubbish in the sack,” genius! As well as a supposedly free-spirited young woman with skittles hair - who actually suffered with several guilty secrets and was riddled with anxiety and insecurity. I know I am exposing my advanced age in confessing that naming a character Sean Cassidy conjured up the Hardy Boys for me, despite the different spelling and body types. I will be eagerly awaiting their next project and cannot wait to see what they come up with next.
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