How can someone so smokin’ hot be so bad in bed? I mean, Sean Cassidy is absolute rubbish. RUBBISH. He is the epitome of walking, talking false advertising and I want a refund! Plus he’s an arsehole. So… what is wrong with me that I can’t stop thinking about him?
Lucy Fitzpatrick doesn’t like rugby.
As the little sister of Ireland’s most infamous rugby player, Lucy can’t seem to escape the championship-sized shadow cast by her big brother, or her mother’s frequent attempts to micromanage her future. Her rainbow hair is as free-spirited as her quest for inner peace, yet overbearing expectations keep bringing her down. And when she’s down, her compulsive little problem lands her in seriously big trouble.
Sean Cassidy is a cold-hearted brute… or so he’s been told. Frequently. By everyone.
His blonde locks, baby blues, and rock hard bod make ladies the world over drool with desire. As the rugby world’s second most infamous player, he should be basking in his success. But Sean has never been content settling for second place, and his frequent confrontations with Lucy’s big brother leave him cold. And when he’s cold, his compulsive little problem lands him in the lap of Lucy Fitzpatrick.
Sean has a problem only Lucy can solve. Lucy has a problem only Sean can fix. The solution seems obvious: you scratch my back, and I’ll bail you out of jail. But when their business arrangement unexpectedly leaves Sean scorching hot and Lucy on the precipice of inner peace, can they convince the world—and Lucy’s big brother in particular—that this is the real deal?
Either way, both the Player and the Pixie are about to teach each other some pretty monumental lessons about family, life, but most importantly, love.
Worldbuilding: This story takes place mainly, in New York, but has some scenes in Ireland.
Characters: The main characters in this novel are Sean Cassidy and Lucy Fitzpatrick. Sean is cold and aloof but not when it comes to little Miss Fitzpatrick. What started out as a little revenge game evolved into so much more. Lucy is spirited, and brings a lightness to his world he didn’t have before. As Sean gets closer and closer to Lucy, her compulsive tendencies seem to ease and his problems seem to get better and better with practice. Can Sean and Lucy keep their seemingly easy arrangement from blowing up in their faces? Or will people find out their secrets before they’re ready to let the cat out of the bag?
Plot: This is mainly a romance between a big brother’s arch nemesis and his little sister. Sean and Lucy have their own set of unique problems and it makes the story that much more entertaining!
Writing: This novel was written in first person points of view of Sean and Lucy. It is the second novel in the Rugby series but can be read as a standalone.
Curb Appeal: I love this cover! It epitomizes Sean exactly and I love how the theme of each novel, pictures the heroes on the covers! The blurb gives great background on the characters and gets the reader hooked without giving away any of the juicy bits!!
Ultimately: This novel was hilarious and a fantastic installment in the Rugby series! These authors are golden together and I cannot wait to read whatever they come up with next!! All in all, if you are in the mood for slick and domineering hero who isn’t exactly what he seems and a heroine who needs to relax and let loose, then come check out The Player and the Pixie!!!!
I couldn't have said that better myself! Reading is huge passion of mine. And I'm glad that books not only expand my world view but that they bring the wonderful people who created them into my life. You can always find me with a book and an eclectic mix of music on. I am a HEA junkie extraordinaire! I am a Beta reader, who loves helping authors bring their characters to life. As well as an avid romance reader (every and anything ;D) turned aspiring author.