Published by Self Published on February 14th 2017
Genres: Rom-Com, Romance, Sports
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Source: Social Butterfly PR
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?
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Book Review: 5 Stars
Oh. My. God. What an amazing read! I gotta say, I’m loving my #NewAuthorsQuest because Oh boy, Penny Reid and LH Cosway now have me by the balls!! Not literally speaking LOL but seriously, I will add them to my list of #TopAuthors because this duo had me stick to my iPad reading all weekend! I couldn’t put it down and when I finished it, I wanted to start again and fall in love all over again and harder with this characters.
The Cad and The Co-Ed is the third book of the Rugby Series, it features the story of Bryan Leech and Eilish Cassidy. Five years ago they met at a wedding—at Annie and Ronan’s wedding to be exact—and a night that was perfect for Eilish, full of flirtation, dancing, kissing and making love, it was “another one night stand” for Bryan, and sadly Eilish had her reality check the morning after with a hangovered Bryan, more like a grumpy bastard Bryan, who didn’t even remember her name. But to be honest, this wasn’t the peak of what comes for Eilish, because a few months later she found out that she’s pregnant, from that ONE time she had sex with Bryan and that’s when her life literally went to hell. Kind of. But she put her big girl panties on, kept the baby and went on with her new adult life away from her toxic family, all by herself in the United States.
Five years later, she’s back in Ireland thanks to the help of her dear cousin Sean Cassidy #GuardianAngelFTW and started a new job as physio of the rugby team, where THE Bryan Leech worked at, and… this is how this story starts. What? You thought I was going to tell you how it ended? No, no, no. You gotta get this book and read it by yourself. It’s completely standalone, so if you haven’t read the two previous books, don’t worry, go ahead and read this one first. But I warn you, you’ll want to read The Hooker and the Hermit and The Player and the Pixie because Ronan and BECAUSE SEAN!! #BookBoyfriendAlert
There are so many things I loved about this book. The beautiful descriptive writing, the little angst within this romantic comedy story, the loyalty and friendship among all the characters. Literally everything. But what really got me was the complexity of the characters, the good ones were awesome and perfect and beautiful, and the bad ones are despicable, and I loved to hate them so much. I felt so related to Eilish and Bryan at the same time. They went through a lot before their paths finally collided and all that made them grow and see life differently and be ready to be in a healthy, beautiful and steady relationship, that was exactly what Patrick needed.
Patrick, oh little funny and sweet Patrick. You stole my heart with your Pokemon chasing, your playing ball, your excitement over Bryan and in the end *teary eyes* I loved how you took everything in the end. I think you need your own book when you are a teenager, maybe early twenties because I need you in my book boyfriend collection. #BestFictionalChild ever!!
I could go on about how much I loved this book, but I won’t. Because, seriously, my words won’t do any justice to this amazing book. I’m glad I finally read these two amazing authors, and I will for sure be reading them for a long long time.