Review: The Cad and The Co-Ed by L. H. Cosway & Penny Reid

PSA: This is the third book in the Rugby Series. Can be read as a standalone but I recommend reading the entire series because it’s amazing!


In a nutshell (aka Goodreads Description):

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 to 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?


My review (aka Diana’s review):

Penny Reid and L. H. Cosway are my perfect power couple. Seriously. They fit perfectly just like puzzle pieces. They’re like peanut butter and jelly.

I can’t tell you all how much I love everything written by Penny Reid. Every time I need a laugh-out-loud read I pick up one of her books.

I haven’t read books by L. H. Cosway alone but after reading this series I’m definitely going to check out her books.

I love me a bad-boy-gone-good story. Bryan is currently my favorite reformed bad boy. He is such a responsible, charming, funny, protective person. He’s such an adult and I’m a goner.

Eilish is one the badassest woman out there. She had a son at nineteen, finished college, raised her wonderful baby boy Patrick pretty much alone during his early years of life. She’s so strong, relatable, sweet and even more hilarious than Bryan. Plus she has an amazing name.

Eilish and professional rugby player Bryan met at a wedding five years ago. Bryan, unfortunately, was butt-wasted and doesn’t remember a single thing about the night when his son was conceived. Fast forward to now, Eilish has started working as a physical therapist for said rugby player’s team. When Eilish faces Bryan again for the first time after that life changing night, she discovers that her attraction to him hasn’t fade away one bit. And even though it might seem like he has changed completely and he’s not the playboy party animal he used to be five years ago, Eilish is still not sure if she should let him know that he is the father of her beautiful baby boy and she sure as heck is not going to fall for him. SHE IS NOT.


I’ll admit that The Cad and The Co-ed is not my favorite book from this series (I don’t know why, I guess I just wasn’t feeling it this time) but it is definitely worth a read because it is funny, sexy and so very swoony. I recommend it completely.

4/5 flowers ✿

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