Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid Blog Tour

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 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 a full-length, romantic comedy novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the third book in the Rugby Series.

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Book 3
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~  Available on KindleUnlimited  ~

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I picked up the first book in the Rugby series largely because I was a huge fan of Cosway’s writing, the blurb sounded awesome, and the title was pure perfection – The Hooker and the Hermit. Being as Cosway and Reid delivered fabulously on the promise of book one, I of course, had to have book two, The Player and the Pixie, and it also proved to be a delight to read. Needless to say, when the opportunity to review The Cad and the Co-Ed arose, I jumped at it, calling rank amongst my co-reviewers, and doing so without even reading the book’s blurb as it mattered not one whit what the blurb said because I had to see what this talented duo had dreamed up next. So imagine my surprise when I stumbled over the dare in the book’s dedication, thinking to myself, “No, that can’t be this book – not a secret baby book.” And yet, it was. Not only that, Cosway and Reid managed to take an overused trope and make it their own by infusing their own brand of humor, awkwardness, and heart crushing moments that kept me glued to my Kindle.

Oh yeah, I failed to mention that I started the book at 4 am, when I woke up unexpectedly and couldn’t go back to sleep, hoping to read for an hour or two and (*fingers crossed*) go back to bed. Rather than getting tired, I looked up to discover that I had fallen so into the book that five hours had passed without my being aware of it. If that’s not the sign of a good book, I don’t know what is. Despite what could have easily been a clichéd beginning, Cosway and Reid quickly derailed that train, making me fall in love with Eilish, with Bryan, and even more so than I already was with Sean, Eilish’s cousin and the main man from book two. I loved that Eilish and Bryan had far more in common than one would expect at first glance. I enjoyed how the relationship between Eilish and Bryan developed organically, despite their initial lust-driven interaction. I appreciated how the authors struck the right balance between indecision and insecurity on both Eilish’s and Bryan’s parts, giving them realistic reactions without dragging the conflict out unnecessarily. I also think that Patrick was a delightful little boy whose presence enhanced the book without overshadowing the romance and that the authors did a wonderful job of capturing the resilience of the young – particularly when he thought he had to choose between a best friend and a father. On the off chance you haven’t figured out what I’m saying, I absolutely loved The Cad and the Co-Ed and sincerely hope that Cosway and Reid join forces again to help another hapless rugby player find love.

Also Available in the Rugby Series
Book 1
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
~   Available on KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on The Hooker and the Hermit Blog Tour.

Book 2
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca
~   Available on KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on The Player and the Pixie Blog Tour.

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

Penny Reid is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of The Cad and the Co-Ed (Rugby #3) by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid to read and review for this tour.

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