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?
About 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.
About Penny Reid
Penny Reid is the USA Today Best Selling 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.
*** ARC kindly provided for an honest review. ***
From the first line, I knew that I would devour The Cad and The Co-Ed. It was really like a breath of fresh air and the moment I met Eilish and Bryan, this two people kinda weird, full of contradictions and definitely especially for Bryan not the super rugby player former womanizer we use to find in a sports romance, I was sold.
Mostly for two reasons: the main characters and of course Patrick.
One, Eilish and her inner conversations. How from a naive girl who thought that she had found the love of her life finally saw her hopes crashing down, became this strong and independent woman. Smart, sassy and funny but so secretive. I loved her sensitive side and also her cousin, Sean of course! But when she had to step out her comfort zone, and meet years later her former crush, Bryan Leech, all bets were off.
Hiding wasn’t an option anymore. But how would that man who claimed to have change his life could be trusted. After not reminding her. Well that hurts.
Two Bryan, the unexpected surprise. Oh my how that guy made me freaking swoon. Off beat for sure, so different from his old self. From a man who used to party and enjoying women’s company found peace in the quietness, tea and also organizing his shelves. He was to me such an endearing character. He came to his senses and hitting rock bottom was this call. Being a better man, far from his old devastating lifestyle.
Sexy, a bit of clumsy at times but always honest and real, a man after my own heart. As you might guess I really had a crush. Swoon, swoon, swoon.
The banter was off the charts and the awkward moments were so entertaining. I lost count about how many times I smiled so hard or laughed. A bit of sarcasm, hot and steamy encounters and a huge hint of sweetness. This book really got it all and the authors nailed it.
How the Cad and the Co-Ed could be together?? With the help of a really sexy matchmaker and some courage to face the music, these two needed a little push to finally be happy together. It definitely needed some work to get there and I was so captivated to see how it would led them.
And it was delightful. Sinfully hot. Incredibly sexy.
The fantastic part?? The bond that tied them for life. It could have been a bit angsty but then I was surprised once again. Pleasantly surprised by the turning events. I was hooked until the end. With a big smile on my face.
All the characters were playing their part in an amazing way and I loved the craziness in the air. It was just sparkling. The more I was reading, the more I was falling for them and rooting for them. Things might be not easy but it was challenging. They didn’t beat around the bush, trying to make things work in their own terms.
This magic was operating. Through the happy and fun times to the tough and broken ones, Eilish, Bryan and their boy got me. I had a special mention: Sean. It was seeing him in a new light and his part into Eilish and her boy made me like him more. Add some hot rugby players (ah Ronan …) and you are all set! A perfect recipe to have a wonderful time with some great characters. High five ladies. Next book please?