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

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: February 14th 2017
Series: Rugby #3

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 is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.

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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Amy r

This is sitting on my kindle waiting for me.

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I need these! Thanks for the review!

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Eeeeep! Hope you like them. Highly rec both these authors.


Please telle these don’t have to be read in order because I really want to read this first!

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They stand alone quite well. 🙂


Thanks for the review Francesca. I need to check this series out

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Yes you do!

Sue G.

This one sounds great too! Thanks!


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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