ARC Review: The Cad and the Co-Ed by Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway

Posted February 14, 2017 by Francesca in Reviews / 11 Comments

ARC Review: The Cad and the Co-Ed by Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway

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ARC Review: The Cad and the Co-Ed by Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway
The Cad and the Co-Ed
by L.H. Cosway, Penny Reid

4 Stars

Released: February 14th 2017
Series: Rugby #3
Published by Self Published
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC

Recommended Read!

“…nothing short delicious.”
~ Under the Covers

I am starting to sound like a broken record, but who cares right?  I adore these two authors and this series always puts a smile on my face.  Early on when the trope is revealed (before the book even starts 😉 I was quite surprised and wondering how they would make it work without being too cliche.  In case you didn’t notice by my icons above… it’s a secret baby book.  Full disclaimer: that’s not usually my jam because they can be so corny and predictable.  Well, leave it to these two wonderful authors to take an overdone trope and give us something to sink our teeth into that is nothing short delicious.

I was salivating to read this story from the moment we see Bryan, the party boy, interested in YOUNG and mousy Sean Cassidy’s cousin, Eilish.  What I love about these authors is that you can’t predict what you’re going to get and definitely this book didn’t go in the direction I was expecting.  But that made it all that much more exciting.  Bryan showed such a sweet and adorable side of himself.  Gone was the party boy and now he was this delectable man who drinks tea and read books on Friday nights while complaining about how loud their neighbors music is blaring… before even 10pm.  I just wanted to cuddle him!

Eilish on her side, even though she’s still very young, she’s had to grow up and taken on a lot of responsibilities on her shoulders.  Dealt with the disapproval of her family.  Educated herself, but making the right decisions for her child.  I mean… I couldn’t help but admire her!  She had to grow up fast, and the fact she didn’t really resent that as her friends were doing only made me love her more.  Definitely a very mature young woman.

The chemistry was spot on but they also meshed in so many other levels than purely sexual.  They both had to grow up and leave their old lives behind so they can start a new one together eventually.  And I couldn’t have been happier with how it turned.  Plus, did I mention the secret baby?  I mean, I am a sucker for a cute kid.  Especially when there’s a hot tatted up rugby player loving on him.  THE CAD AND THE CO-ED will warm your heart as well.

Favorite quote:

“What is love but two people going temporarily insane with need for one another?”




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About Penny Reid

Penny Reid has difficulty writing about herself in the third person. She finds it strange and unsettling. Therefore, Penny will now switch to the first person.

I'm originally from California but now live in the Southeast US with my family. I work full time in the biotech industry as a researcher. I work a lot. I'm also a full time mom to two diminutive adults (boy-5 and girl-3), wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought hijacker.

I don't like to sit still unless I'm writing, reading, or knitting and I usually only knit in my knitting group... or at red lights while stuck in traffic. I only read on planes (where I'm trapped). Luckily, I travel a lot for work.

The voices in my head (characters) became so loud over the summer of 2012- specifically, Janie Morris- that I was forced to write Neanderthal Seeks Human, my first attempt at a full length novel. It took me 7 months.

If I could have any job in the world it would be my job because I feel like what I do makes a tangible difference in the lives of every living person. If I could have any life in the world it would be my life. Happiness is the seed of good fortune and success. Do what it takes to be happy and be a source of happiness for others.

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 favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.


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11 responses to “ARC Review: The Cad and the Co-Ed by Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway

  1. JayneH

    I’ve loved this entire series (Hooker and the Hermit was my first ever Penny Reid or LH Cosway book). These covers are some of my favourite ever.

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