Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Cad and the Co-Ed! It’s been a couple weeks since I finished reading this book and I’m still every bit it love with it now as I was when I was reading it. If you’ve not yet picked it up, now’s a perfect time to find out why you should!
The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway, Penny Reid
Series: Rugby #3
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: February 12, 2017
Format: eARC, 337 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
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 to 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?
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I swear, I’ve been waiting to read Eilish and Bryan’s story since the teaser at the end of The Player and the Pixie. When I got my ARC, I dropped everything and jumped into this one. I was a little nervous that Bryan would turn out to be the royal asshat I feared… but I couldn’t have been more wrong. Or, honestly, surprised. I loved this book HARD.
I’m not generally a big fan of the “secret baby” books, but I’ll happily make an exception when the book is as awesome as this one. I mean, Eilish totally had her reasons for keeping her big secret from Bryan and I definitely couldn’t blame her AT ALL. With the way things played out with them, there’s no reason she should’ve felt obligated to tell him the eventual outcome of their one night. All that said, she still felt all the guilt in the world for making the choice she did. I also loved that SHE was the one to tell him and that he didn’t find it out in some other random way. This gave them the chance to move forward. But I might be getting ahead of myself here, so I’ll just stop and let you read it for yourself. 🙂
Bryan was… not necessarily the nicest or most together person when he and Eilish met. I’m not big on the manwhores, so thankfully he has gotten his shit together prior to the beginning of this book so I didn’t have to read about all of that. This man had come a long way and I definitely appreciated that. He was a charmer and had started to win me over before learning he had a son. After? Well, I was a total goner. Feels for days, folks.
Long story short, The Cad and the Co-Ed was an AMAZING addition to the Rugby series. I breezed through the books, laughing at the quirky humor I’ve come to expect from this author duo and absolutely swooning all over the place as Eilish and Bryan got to *really* know each other… and as he formed a relationship with his son. I loved every little thing about this book and, if I’m being totally honest, just writing this review makes me want to read it all over again. And I just might…
Maybe Bryan had a magic penis. And how lucky was I? Finding a bloke with an enchanted penis for my first time. Maybe he had a purse around here someplace with endless money, or a goose that shit golden eggs. I wouldn’t be surprised if he did.
Christ, I needed to stop touching her, because if I thought she was beautiful before, the fact that this woman was the mother of my child gave her a fucking halo. I swear, she glowed. She was radiant. As magnetic as before but also something more.
If I wasn’t careful, Eilish Cassidy would be elevated to sainthood level in my mind. I decided I should debauch her before this happened.
“There were no villains. Just two misguided people colliding and making something beautiful. I might’ve been scared at the time, but I wouldn’t trade Patrick for the world. He’s my everything.”
Do you love this author duo as much as I do?