The Player and the Pixie by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid
Publication Date: April 12, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Sports, Humor
THE PIXIE 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.
THE PLAYER 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.
THE PLAN 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.
Review by: Gina
Penny Reid and LH Cosway make such a fantastic writing duo. I've read the first book in the series and loved it so I was super excited to hear they were writing another one. I thought it book was funny, witty, and with a side of sexy!!! While Lucy and Sean would seem like opposites on paper, they actually had a lot in common and I think that's what helped bring them together. I loved the twist with Sean!!! Turns out he isn't the typical alpha male, ladies man that you might think. He had his own little surprise that Lucy helped him with.
I thought the story was well written and had a great story line. It was fresh and unique. I liked that these two seemed like opposites but actually had a lot in common. That made for fun conversations. Both these characters have their secrets and there was something with Lucy's secret that I just had a hard time grasping, wasn't really feeling it but it did fit well into the story. I enjoyed reading about past character along with reading about future ones.
Overall, this is another amazing book from these two authors. I highly recommend it along with the first book, The Hooker and the Hermit. They can be read as standalones. I am looking forward to the next book!