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 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.
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.
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?
Worldbuilding: This story takes place in Dublin, Ireland, mostly in and around the sports complex.
Characters: The main characters in this novel are Bryan Leech and Eillish Cassidy. Bryan is kind of a wreck well at least he used to be but now he is over that life and wants to start anew. The problem is, nobody really believes he’s turned over a new leaf. But Bryan is determined to leave the hangovers, drunken nights, and foggy memory behind. And more than anything he especially wants to leave the gold-digging long-con girls in the past. If AA has taught him anything, it’s that he has no business trying to get into a relationship yet, if his five dead plants are anything to go by. Unfortunately, the redhead that walked into the party didn’t get the memo and he can’t help but be mesmerized and nostalgic. Bryan is determined to get to know this seemingly familiar girl but she doesn’t want to have anything to do with him. Can Bryan figure out Eillish’s aversion to him so they can become more? Or will her secrets throw his life into chaos?
Plot: This is mainly a romance between Bryan and Eillish with a secret baby thrown into the mix!
Writing: This novel is written in first person points of view of Bryan and Eillish. It is the third novel in the Rugby series but it can be read as a standalone.
Curb Appeal: I love all the covers in this series and this cover is no exception!! I could totally picture Bryan as the cover model and it matches the vibe of the series! The blurb gives a lot of information away but does a good job of setting up the story for new and old readers alike!
Ultimately: I really like that each of these novels in the Rugby series has a completely different story line! Bryan and Eillish were so much fun to read and I’m sad their story had to end! I cannot wait to read what this amazing writing duo has in store for this series!! All in all, if you are in the mood for a hero that is asking for a second chance and a heroine who is falling head over heels for him then come check out The Cad and the Co-Ed!!!!
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