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The Cad and the Co-Ed

(Rugby #3)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  11,195 ratings  ·  1,131 reviews
Keeping a secret this big is going to take lots of balls. Specifically, rugby balls.

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 plaster
Kindle Edition, 337 pages
Published February 12th 2017
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A reformed bad boy? YES, PUHLEAZ! Throw in a self-sufficient, strong heroine, and you had me at Once Upon A Time!
❝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 .❞

One night. One night was all it took for Bryan Leech, alcoholic, self-absorb
Apr 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: february-2017

4.5 Stars!!

Once again, Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway co-wrote a book that simply warmed my heart. If you’re a fan of these two authors and if you enjoyed the two previous installments in the series as much as I did, then you don’t want to miss this one. Trust me! This book is wonderful! This third installment is everything. A fantastic mix of humor, romance, but also heat, 'The Cad and the Co-ed', made me smile and grin the entire time. These two authors did a brilliant job with every single as

Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-four-stars
4 stars!!!

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Penny Reid and LH Cosway have this special talent when it comes to co-writing. Their words flow so fantastically and their stories are always unique and wonderful. The Cad and the Co-Ed is the third book in this series and has a troupe that is one of my least favorite things to read about it. Usually, this type of book bothers me so much I spend my whole review ranting about something or another, but somehow, these authors made both the characters lovable and the story worked. It d
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
3 Stars

Sadly, I have had somewhat less enthusiastic, mediocre feeling about the last couple books in this series. Not sure what the deal is, but it's bumming me out, not gonna lie LOL.

Full review later...maybe.

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OMG!!! This is my FIRST READ in this series and I couldn't have enjoyed it more! THE CAD AND THE CO-ED was so SWOON-WORTHY and it deserves more stars than I could ever dish out! I'm a goner for these characters, for this writing duo, and for this series! EVERYTHING about this book, from the book cover to the blurb, from the beginning to the end, from the characters to the witty, hilarious, and flirtatious banter they produced...EVERYTHING about this book made me INCREDIBLY HAPPY! I laughed. I cr ...more
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****

Just for a moment. I breathed him in and he smelled…fantastic. Familiar. He smelled like my dreams. And he felt too good to be true.

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THE CAD AND THE CO-ED is the third standalone installment of the Rugby series and it was just as amazing as the first two books! The writing collaboration between Cosway & Reid is beyond stellar!! I just can’t get enough of this wonderful series and incredible characters!!

Nineteen-year-old, Eilish Cassidy has just had the night of her life w
Apr 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: LH Cosway fans, Penny Reid fans, Romance
4 Doing the Impossible Stars
* * * * Spoiler Free
Ok, when I read the blurb for this book, I had to take a moment and try to figure out how Cosway and Reid where going to make all of this work. I mean, come on...
You had Bryan Leech...we already knew him as a playboy, wild man and thoughtless jerk.
Then you had Eilish Cassidy, who had a tryst with Bryan, and then never told him he had a son...

How could they make these two wrongs....a right...
Well, I can testify, somehow Cosway and Reid made these
Samantha Young
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I feel bereft. I always feel bereft after finishing an LH Cosway and/or Penny Reid novel because the magic is temporarily over. The only cure is to re-read their backlist which is exactly what I intend to do. For the millionth time.
The Rugby series is one of my absolute favourites and how I was introduced to these fabulous authors. Every book in this series just gets better and better, along with the heroes. I’m in love with Sean from The Player and the Pixie – he’s one of my favourite book boy
Rachel Reads Ravenously

4 stars!

“I was the villain of the piece, and we both know it.”

The Cad and the Coed is the third book in the rugby series by LH Cosway and Penny Reid and can be easily read as a standalone novel. The plot centers around rugby player Bryan, a former womanizer and party boy, he’s since turned his life around and enjoys his new quiet way of living. Eilish is the cousin of Bryan’s teammate Sean and has recently started working for the team.

Bryan is immed

Title: The Cad and the Co-Ed
Series: Rugby #3
Author: Penny Reid & L.H. Cosway
Release date: February 14, 2017
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

Bryan Leech and Eilish Cassidy had one night full of passion. She woke up with stars in her eyes with youth's silly, naive hope for happily ever after. As a teen, she'd developed a crush, placed his posters in her bedroom, and foolishly believed that he now felt their connection. Well...he didn't. He was just a cad. A sexy, charming (when
Dee Montoya
5 Beautiful Stars*****

From the moment you open this book you are hit in the heart with an explosion of awesomeness. This novel solidifies the top spot this series holds, on my favorite books shelf . The Cad And The Coed will succeed in providing the reader with a heavy dose of beautiful romance, endless fun, and a truly inspiring plot.

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Bryan Leech and Eilish Cassidy get tangle up in a beautiful, and hot one night stand. When the morning comes, Eilish is certain in her heart that she has foun
4 Karma is a Wanker Stars

In my heart of hearts, I’d hoped that I’d made some impression.
Silly, right?
Pathetic, right?
Crazy and stupid and selfish, right?
He hadn’t. He hadn’t remembered me at all. I was . . . completely and utterly forgettable.

Damn if Eilish didn't break my heart just a little with her sad memories of her first encounter with Bryan, drunk rugby player and manwhore extraordinaire.

In general, I loved the feels and emotions this book brought on. Eilish's predicament had me tearing u
Stacey is Sassy
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it

Showing bravery and strength when your world falls apart.

I’ll be honest, when I first became a parent I LOST THE PLOT!! Not a little but a whole lotta. There was one thing that got me through…my hubby. I cannot imagine doing it alone and yet I know that there are a lot of women and men who face parenting alone. By choice, or by being forced into the situation you can either step up and attempt to get through or you don’t. In The Cad and the Co-Ed we meet a brave and strong woman who not only att
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth

Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books

I’d never forget that look.
I’d never forget seeing her like this.
I’d never forget another moment with her for the rest of my life.

Young Eilish wakes up all googly eyed after the best night of her life in which she gave her virginity to rugby player and heart throb Bryan Leech. And the first words that come out of his mouth?

"Do me a favor, love, and close the curtains. I've got a splitting headache."

This is not how s
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
It's live & on Blog Tour!!

This book had the perfect combination of romance and humor. Pretty much what I've come to expect when L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid decide to co-write a story together. And the heat?

There was definitely more than a spark. It was explosive. Scorching. Extremely hot. Full-on combustion!

You get my drift.

Five years ago, Bryan and Eilish met, which was a dream come true. At least for Eilish. What made it even sweeter was that Bryan seemed to be into her. Their mutual attraction
Another great collaboration and amazing series. Although the blurb may sound familiar, it's refreshing and a lot more than you might think.

About the plot: It was a one night at Ronan and Annie (first part) wedding. Bryan seduced her and broke her heart, not even remembering her name the other day. That night Eilish not only lost her innocence but got pregnant. Terrified she decided to flee the country, but after 5 years, difficulties forced her to accept her cousin, Sean (second part) help and
Jeannine Allison

Yup. It hit me. Right. In. The. Feels. More than I was expecting.

Honestly I was nervous. I hadn't even read the synopsis before starting this, so when I discovered it was a second chance romance (something I'm a picky bitch about), I was a little worried. And while there were a few things I didn't love, overall I really enjoyed this one!

Bryan and Eilish meet and have a ONS; she was a virgin, meanwhile he was so drunk he doesn't even remember her the next morning (she didn't know he was completel
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

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It’s no secret that I am a HUGE Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway fan. Seriously, these two have teamed up to write one of the best romantic sports series that I am totally smittened and obsessed with. And in their newest installment to the Rugby Series, Reid and Cosway has readers like myself swooning for Bryan Leech as he tries to win the heart and trust of the mother of his son, Eilish Cassidy in The Cad and the Co-Ed.

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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 Stars!

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Eilish Cassidy spent one wonderful, beautiful, night with the man of her dreams, fullback for the Irish National Rugby team, Bryan Leech. She was 19, & it was the most meaningful experience of her life. She'd been infatuated with him for years & he was her fantasy come true. Only problem was the next morning he didn't remember a thing.

To make her situation even worse Eilish finds out she's pregnant & is then cut off from her family. The only person she has is her cousin Sean Cassid
L.H. Cosway
Feb 14, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
The Cad and the Co-ed, book 3 in the Rugby series, is now live on Kindle Unlimited!!!

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Did I think this would work? Hell no.
Did I read it anyway? Hell yes.
Was it worth the read? Abso-fu$king-lutely. Although not was all rainbows and unicorns here. Well for me anyway. Different strokes in all that jazz.

5 Karma is a Wanker Stars.

Our Hero/heroine had one passionate night at Ronan and Annie’s wedding. One problem? Ah Bryan is a bit fuzzy on the details. Okay fuzzy is an understatement but just go with it.

Meet the heroine of the book.

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Eilish Cassidy is the black
3* @ECassChoosesBryan STARS!

Review @ Midnight Romance

Another surprise! Look at dat cover. Fiery hot. However, the reality hits me hard and it didn't like what I've expected. The story focused on Sean Cassidy's cousin, Eilish. I was glad that the characters from previous books made appearance and makes this one was less boring. Am I say it was boring? Yup. Beware of my unpopular opinion.


Six years ago, innocent Eilish Cassidy awe-struck with the rugby player, Bryan Leech. She gave him everything
Apr 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Love my Rugby players....

OMG – the blurb hooked me instantly. I love reformed bad boys. Even more if they struggled and overcame an obstacle of immense proportions. And Bryan had done that – and so much more.

I just LOVD Bryan.

After a drunken night, totally wasted Bryan couldn’t remember a thing, especially not the starry-eyed girl who he spent a passionate night with.

Eilish, pretty quickly realized what happened and couldn’t escape fast enough, just to find out that her night with THE Bryan Leec
Feb 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
After reading the Cad and the Co-Ed, I need to be going back and reading the first two in this series: if this was anything to go by I've been denying myself a real treat.


I'm actually not a fan of the Surprise! You're a dad! trope, but I am a huge fan of rugby players, Irish fellas, strong heroines and more recently Penny Reid's writing so couldn't wait to dive in and see what lay in store. And I have to say Penny's collaboration with L.H Cosway worked hugely for me: as far as I'm concerned, th
2017?!! How can I wait that long after reading that blurb?!!!!

Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ★'s

After getting the sneak peek of The Cad and The Co-Ed in the last book, I could not wait to read it. I was ready for all that juicy angst and emotional drama that it seemed it would provide.

So imagine my surprise to find out that our "CAD", Bryan, is nothing but a lovable, hunky teddy bear. Where did the jerk go? I was so looking forward to reading about him going through that journey. However, that certainly didn't take away from him having an amazing romance with Eilish.

Bryan and Eilis
Bryan is just great luv his character.

Again these authors have done and amazing job. This book was just brilliant. After the lil teaser that was in the last book. I needed to know how things went for Eilish and Bryan after the way it was left. I wasn't disappointed. I found that Bryan's character was just totally different than I though he would be which was good. Eilish is stronger than I thought she would be. She kept her cool even being so close to Byran who is so sexy. He has big muscles
Claire Robinson
Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4 - "We have a lot to talk about... you and me." Stars!

Penny Reid and L. H. Cosway return with the third book in their really enjoyable Rugby series; The Cad and the Co-Ed.

**Its LIVE!**

Amazon US:
Amazon UK:

I have to admit I was interested to see how they would redeem Bryan Leech after his less than stellar performance in the previous two books… Move
Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
I swear. The Rugby series by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid just keeps getting better and more enjoyable. My heart is doing a little happy dance after reading The Cad and the Co-Ed.

I think I found a new book boyfriend in Bryan Leech. Yes, he starts off as a total dickhead—or a cad as the title indicates—but the rugby bad boy more than redeems himself. His lifestyle makes complete 180º turn, and the differences that entails are funny and sweet. I’m all for a bit of delayed gratification, but I love t
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L.H. Cosway lives in Dublin, Ireland. 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.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.



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“So yes,” Sean gave me a pointed look, “I approve of it wholeheartedly. In fact, seduce her again.”

I coughed, choking on nothing, and sputtered, “What? What did you say?”

“I said seduce her. And do it now. She has more unresolved feelings for you than Jennifer has for Brad.” He paused, then added, “And do a good job. Do a great job.”

I stared at him for several seconds, dumbfounded. “Of course I’ll do a great job.”

Sean pointed at me accusingly. “I’m serious. Look up some moves or watch some videos, do whatever it takes to make sure she enjoys herself.”

Now I was offended. “Fuck you, Sean. Of course she’ll enjoy herself. She’ll like it so much she’ll beg for-”

“Hey.” My teammate narrowed his eyes, slicing his hand through the air. “I don’t need or want to know the specifics. I’m just saying, take good care of her. Take excellent care of her. Give her everything she needs. And don’t be selfish.”

“I won’t be.” I shook my head with the denial, staring at Sean.

Staring at him because . . .

Did he just tell me to seduce his cousin?”
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