** Blog Tour + Review : The hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway, Penny Reid **

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The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway, Penny Reid Publication Date: February 5, 2015 Genres: Contemporary, Romance

Tour: The Hooker and the Hermit by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid

Synopsis: New York’s Finest February 14, 2015 LADIES AND GENTS! I have an announcement!You know that guy I featured on my blog a few months ago? The really, really hot Irish rugby player who plays the position of ‘hooker’ in the RLI (Rugby League International)? The one with the questionable fashion choices leading me to ask whether he was the lovechild of a leprechaun and a hobbit? The one with the anger management issues and the body of a gladiator and the face of a movie star? Ronan Fitzpatrick? Yeah, that guy.Well, I have a confession to make… THE HERMIT Annie Catrel, social media expert extraordinaire at Davidson & Croft Media and clandestine celebrity blogger, can make anyone shine in the court of public opinion. She is the Socialmedialite, anonymous creator of New York’s Finest and the internet’s darling. Virtual reality is Annie’s forte, but actual reality? Not so much. THE HOOKER Ronan Fitzpatrick, aka the best hooker the world of rugby has seen in decades, despises the media—social or otherwise. The press has spun a web of lies depicting him as rugby’s wild and reckless bad boy. Suspended from his team, Ronan has come to Manhattan to escape the drama, lay low, fly under the radar. Only, Ronan isn’t easy to overlook, and he can’t escape the notice of the Socialmedialite… THE PLAN When Ronan is sent to Davidson & Croft Media to reshape his public image, he never expects to cross paths with shy but beautiful Annie, nor does he expect his fierce attraction to her. He couldn’t be happier when her boss suggests pairing them together. What lengths will Annie take to keep her virtual identity concealed? And what happens when the hooker discovers who the hermit really is? The Hooker and the Hermit is a collaboration between authors L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid, is a full length 100k word novel, and is a standalone.

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About L.H. Cosway

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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.

about penny reid

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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.

My review :

** ARC provided by L.H Cosway and Penny Reid for an honest review. **

The Hooker and the Hermit was such and unexpected book, it was very surprising and exhilarating at so many levels:

1. Two fantastic authors, mixing their brains and gave us this friggin’ awesome story. My face hurts so much from smiling and giggling!!!
2. An hermit, Annie , which character was endearing. Someone I can totally relate and definitely want to hug her! A brillant, talented woman, who found a certain release in her blog, as a Socialmedialite, a very famous blogger. She had two sides; shy, uncomfortable with people, working in PR company, lived as a reclusive person, and on the other side, being a famous blogger followed by thousand people, describing people’s life with sarcasm,in a smart,funny way.
3. A Hooker, needed to clear his image, after being excluded from his team for very bad behavior. Ronan Fitzpatrick is a surprising man, so different as people saw him. I was swooning all over him, all through the story. I forgot, he likes to be in control, his dominant side is so freakin’, smoking’ hot!!!Oh my…
4. The plot and how everything was settled. Each time I was going through the story, I was drawn, attracted, and completely hooked!
5. The element of surprise at each moment. I couldn’t put it down.

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Annie met Ronan without knowing him and talked about him in her blog, showing him as a dopplelgänger of Colin Farrell, wearing spandex pants with a brunch of women all around him. As usual, her writing was a total satyre of his behavior. Since when he became to be known and getting some publicity thanks to her blog.
But Colin-Ronan didn’t take it in a good way!
Ronan was sent to clear his image and she met him twice.
Penny and L.H knew how to write first encounter (while she was eating an éclair.) From this moment, Ronan was attracted by this shy, recluse one, avoiding interactions with people like the plague.
But he didn’t see it that way, he wanted to chase her and to break all the walls she put around her.First sexually.

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Starting a funny, sexy, very,very hot chase, even if he didn’t want to fell for someone, he was hooked, and agreed to hire her company on one condition: she had to work with him.

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Oh Ronan, sexy smoking hot Irish man coming into her life, too much protective of her, even they not known each other. It surprised him that he wouldn’t fall for someone, especially for the one with trust, self esteem issues. But the heart wants what it wants, and he was in trouble with her.
The more they spend time together, the more he was drawn to be, craved for her, falling in love with her. Even with her freaking attitude, he was so smitten and damn he got it bad.
Annie was happy to live in her bubble, not wanting to leave her comfort zone. Being abandoned when she was a baby did some damages in her and didn’t to be rely on someone. She wanted to be in control of her life and to continue to express all that she wanted to be, as a famous blogger.Being the Socialmedialite! Living like that, in her two worlds.  She was in her comfort zone, her routine, until Ronan dismantle all of that, with his witty ways, carefreeness, handsome figures!

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They have some battles on their own, especially Annie with her issues. Very,very fast, Ronan was sure of what he wanted but afraid to scare her, to push her away. A lot hot sex, some very intense and hilarious moments, some lies and with all mixed up, pushed Annie and Ronan apart!
I said earlier that Ronan was a surprising man but Annie really amazed me, she finally gets out of her issues and when she did, she rocks!!!

I have an announcement: GO READ IT, A MUST READ, you won’t regret it! These ladies make a difference!
By the time I’ve finished writing my review, I heard that I could order a paperback copy, so join me for another 1- click  or « paperback » addiction! Mrs. Cosway and Reid, thank you so much for writing this wonderful story, we can sense that you had fun writing this one. I’m sure you’re gonna get more fans addicted to both of you! BOOK HANGOVER ALERT!!

 

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