***Book Blitz & Review***
The Player and the Pixie by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid
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 book #2 in the Rugby Series, I was lucky enough to be gifted and ARC of the book to read for Gemma Reads Too Much.
Gah this book was just brilliant on so many levels!!!
I don’t normally start my reviews as gushy as this one but honestly I adored this book so I need to tell you guys why.
Lucy is so incredibly sweet, she’s sassy and funny of quirky confidence until she doesn’t. Then I loved the unexpected vulnerability that appeared. She is just an incredibly likable character and it’s nice to find a female lead that’s just genuinely nice.
Sean is the badboy of the book but honestly he’s really not that bad!!! He’s a posh boy with a shitty family. I adored him, like I want to smother him in hugs and kisses and then beg him to talk dirty to me afterwards. I loved his little ‘Sean’isms, he slipped into this upper class drawl that had me chuckling and rolling my eyes and then he would turn puppy dog sweet and I’d be a puddle of mush for him again.
I LOVED the fact that the big bad player was shit in bed!!!! His awkwardness and cluelessness was so incredibly endearing. And Lucy’s reactions to him needing a sexual guide was priceless.
Individually theses authors are great but together they are brilliant and some of the one liners were classic. Anyone who can get the skittles tag line ‘taste the rainbow’ into a book in a sexual context well bloody hell they need a medal. GENIUS!!!
This book is funny, both Lucy and Sean are almost slapstick at times and I was chuckling and sniggering at how weird they are.
But I tell you what once Sean got his pleasuring a woman class from Lucy the sex was out of this world hot!!!! Sexy as hell but still intimate and passionate and funny!!! I love how somehow the sex was daft and silly but still knicker wettingly hot!!!
I loved this book, it just worked for me. It was my sense of humour and still a love story and just great!
The Player and The Pixie gets 5 stars from me.
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.
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.