The Player and the Pixie
by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid
Publication Date: April 12, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Sports, Humor


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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.


christie review

5 star a

OMG!!!! Absolutely adored this book and Lucy and Sean!!! I fell in love with The Hooker and the Hermit, and I didn’t think I could love any man more than I did Ronan, but Sean completely proved me WRONG! For those of you who read the first book, you know Lucy is Ronan’s little sister, and Sean is Ronan’s number 1 enemy. The two rugby players and teammates hate one another. Lucy has, of course, seen Sean around, but the two actually talk to one another at a party one night. Their brief run-in is infuriating yet surprising. Lucy sees something in Sean hardly anyone else sees, and he is surprised by Lucy’s spirit and fire. As the two see more of each other, they discover they have a lot in common. Both have secrets and issues, and they come up with a plan to help one another, yet not develop real feelings…yeah right!!!! I will let you discover those issues and secrets for yourself. I don’t want to spoil a thing for any readers, because the book is just too good for you not to read.

Sean and Lucy really found a special place in my heart. Each projects something they want other people to see, but there is much more depth to both of them. They aren’t anything like others think they are. At times, they don’t feel loved by some members of their family. Although, Ronan adores his sister, but their mother is something else all together. Even though Sean was adopted by a wealthy family, they were cold and unfeeling, except for his cousin, Eilish. Therefore, he’s never really know love and acceptance. I really love when writers surprise you with characters. Sean was the biggest jerk in the first book. He was pompous, arrogant, and could be downright mean! However, Reid and Cosway turned the idea I had of Sean right on its head. I, like Lucy, began to see there was something quite charming and sweet about Sean, even when he was being a jerk. The more walls Sean lets crumble, the more I fell in love with him. Lucy is the perfect girl for him, completely opposite of every woman Sean has slept with, he doesn’t do relationships. She accepts him and doesn’t judge him, yet she calls him out when he lapses into his self-preservation mode. They were a couple I wanted to get their HEA, even if Ronan is going to blow a gasket when he discovers what Lucy has been up to.

Let me just say that Reid and Cosway are an unstoppable force! Their romances are different, and this one especially is. You will know exactly what I’m talking about not long after beginning the book. I was addicted from the very first page. Let me add, the title is the perfect one for this book. I’m so glad to see that Sean’s cousin will be getting her own book! YAY!!! Another great romantic comedy with heart to it, ladies!!!!

about the authors

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

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.

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