Series: Rugby, #3
Published by Self Published on February 12th 2017
Also by this author: Showmance
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Keeping a secret this big is going to take lots of balls. Specifically, rugby balls.
THE CAD 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.
THE CO-ED 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 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.
THE PLAN 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?
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This is the first book I’ve read in the Rugby series. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was delighted with Eilish and Bryan’s story.
We discover, very early on, why Bryan Leech is a cad. He broke Eilish’s young girl crush and seriously made me wonder how he could possibly redeem himself. Fast forward five years and we discover a completely different Bryan Leech. One you couldn’t help but root for as he went after his girl.
After their night together, Eilish would have liked nothing better than to forget it happened and move on. But she couldn’t. She had a constant reminder of Bryan. You could understand why she was hesitant when she started her new job with the rugby team and knew she’s be seeing Bryan every day. But when she found out how different this Bryan was from the one she was with five years before, you wanted her to fall for him. Forgive his past and love him now and in the future.
Bryan was a hot mess up until a few years ago. Since hitting rock bottom, he’s dug his way out and become a better man. When he “meets” Eilish, he’s instantly drawn to her although he doesn’t know why. As he plays by her rules, it’s hard to deny their attraction to one another and the developing friendship between them. As that grows it’s hard to imagine Eilish would ever say no to Bryan or what they could build together. Eilish is a tough one though. She’s been hurt and she’s protective (as she should be) when it come to her heart and Bryan. But there isn’t a single moment in this romance where I thought they would come out the other side in a place other than them being together. They simply worked…quirks and all.
If you, like I, haven’t read the previous two book in the series…have no worries. The authors did a fabulous job of giving enough detail that we could move along with the story without knowing much about the other characters. This is definitely a series I’ll be going back to the beginning with (I NEED to know Sean’s story).
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Meet Penny Reid:
Penny Reid is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.
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Meet 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 favorite 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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