Monday, June 25, 2018

The Varlet and the Voyeur by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid Blog Tour


He kept his salacious secret for years. But soon, everyone is going to be reading about it in their morning paper…

THE VARLET (and the VOYEUR)


William Moore is a long way from home. A farm boy from Oklahoma, he’s now the most well-respected member of the Irish rugby team. But appearances are often deceptive, and Will isn’t the clean-cut, all-American good-guy everyone imagines him to be. He’s got a secret, one that will tarnish his reputation forever.

THE VOYEUR (and the VARLET)

Joesy Kavanagh is a self-proclaimed mess, but she’s finally get her shi…uh, act together. She’s set her sights on becoming a veterinarian, but there’s one teeny tiny road bump. Her living arrangements are coming to an abrupt end, leaving Joesy homeless and in need of a job to pay her way through college.

THE PLAN

What he needs is a companion to keep him on the right path.

What she needs is an apartment with free rent.

Will is convinced Joesy will make the perfect companion, since she’s brutally honest and basically ‘just one of the guys.’  Joesy is convinced she can ensure Will doesn’t succumb to his voyeuristic proclivities by keeping a scrupulous eye on him.

Except, what happens when the varlet is tempted by the voyeur, and vice-versa?!

Perchance something very, very volatile. And vexing.

The Varlet and the Voyeur is a full-length romantic comedy novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the 4th (and last) book in the USA Today bestselling Rugby Series.


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*Will*

When I saw how spotless the shared living space was, I allowed my curiosity to get the better of me and peeked my head into her bathroom, Rocky dancing around my feet as I entered the space. The counters were covered in woman-products, but the marble surface and sink were free of water spots, and the glass of the shower had been wiped clean.

I glanced at Rocky. He glanced at me. Bemused, I chuckled to myself, about to turn back to the door, and that’s when I spotted it.

A dildo.

A big, Pyrex dildo.

With ridges.

In the shower.

I froze, blinked, and I stared at it, my brain sluggish. Oddly, I had to remind myself to breathe. Likely because I was...

I was—

I was shocked.

I shook myself, tearing my eyes from it and rubbing my chest where an odd kind of pang was spreading mild warmth up my neck.

But why was I shocked?

Why should I be surprised?

Despite my never seeing her that way, Josey was a woman and women have needs.

Don’t they?

I hadn’t grown up around women—any women. My mother died when she had my youngest brother. My grandmother died before I was born. I had no sisters. We lived on a farm, way out in BFN Oklahoma.

Girls—women—and their bodies were sacred lands of the unknown to us Moore boys.

Unbidden—completely unbidden—an image of Josey flashed through my mind’s eye. Her full lips parted, her big eyes closed, causing her thick black lashes to catch droplets of water before they dripped over her sharp cheekbones. Her head would be lolled back as shower spray melted bubbles of slippery soap, sliding down her bare skin as they dissolved. Her legs would be parted, and maybe one hand would be braced against the wall of the shower while the other moved in a steady rhythm.

Holding that huge, glass dildo.

I swallowed a sudden rush of salvia and, unable to help myself, I leaned closer to the sex toy, examining it and comparing its size against my own.

I was bigger.

But not by much.

And for some reason, this realization made me instantly hard.

Crap.

Of course I knew Josey was a woman, but until this moment, I’d never really thought of her that way. Not even the tampon-mountain drove the point home. Up until this point, she was someone I liked as a person, someone who made me laugh, who was smart and compassionate, someone around whom I felt completely comfortable. A good—no, a great companion.

She was still all of those things, except—

Except now I’ve pictured her naked.




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Angela☆☆☆☆☆
Let me set the scene just a bit as I begin my review. Mere hours before beginning The Varlet and the Voyeur, I had finished a heart-rending coming of age romance that had reduced me to a snotty, sobbing mess. I blame this for why I didn’t pay any attention to the voyeur part of the title before cueing it up on my Kindle. In my head, I was reading the next Cosway and Reid novel or the next Rugby book, and because of that, I was hanging on every word with anticipation, fighting not to scan ahead as I waited to find out what Will had done that was so shameful and had him offering to quit the team to save their reputation.

So, when the word voyeur was finally uttered during the meeting, I was torn between wanting to purr “You dirty, dirty boy.” into his ear and wanting to pull up a chair beside him to watch. Honestly, I was rather surprised with how much shame people were trying to pile onto Will because of it. Had the book been set in America, it would have been completely believable because we’re quite prudish in how we look at sex. And while I cannot comment on Ireland’s sexual mores, I’ve always gotten the impression that Europeans were far more accepting – or perhaps I should say, less shaming – of others’ sexual kinks and such. While Annie’s explanation as to why the public was so ready to vilify him made sense, I was still taken aback by his teammates’ judgmental responses, especially considering some of their antics in the previous installments.

As for Josey, hahahahahahahahaha. Oh, I so understood why Will wanted her in his life and eventually fell in love with her. Her brain-to-mouth filter is nonexistent, and it makes for more than a few hysterically awkward conversations and scenes. I mean, Scrotum Appreciation Day… I nearly hurt myself laughing at that one. And because of that, I loved watching their relationship grow from employee-employer to tentative friends to friends with benefits, to falling in love with one another. The Varlet and the Voyeur was an absolutely delightful read I know I will enjoy just as much on future reads, but it and the accompanying laughter were the perfect balm to my bruised heart.


Also Available in the Rugby Series

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Book 1
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~   Available on KindleUnlimited  ~

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


Book 2
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~   Available on KindleUnlimited  ~

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


Book 3
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~  Available on KindleUnlimited  ~

For reviews & more info, check out our stop on The Cad and the Co-Ed 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 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.

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Penny Reid

Penny Reid is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. 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 Varlet and the Voyeur (Rugby #4) by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid to read and review for this tour.

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