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The Player and the Pixie

Rugby, Volume 2
Narrated by: George Allan, KC Sheridan
Series: Rugby, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
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Summary

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?

The Pixie

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.

The Player

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.

The Plan

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.

The Pixie and the Player is a full-length, romantic comedy novel, can be enjoyed as a standalone, and is the second book in the Rugby Series.

©2016 Penny Reid (P)2017 Penny Reid

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not at all what I expected

I'd been putting off reading this book by authors I like because of the things people said. What a mistake! I loved it.

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Excellent book

Probably my favourite in the Rugby series, I have loved this story. The characters are complex and deep, and their slow evolution together makes for a great time. Snark and witty comebacks abound, which makes it all the more enjoyable.
I also like the slightly unusual story, a welcome change from the usual "player" storyline.
Performance-wise, I found the fact that Sean's accent was different between Lucy's narration and his a bit distracting, but it was not too much of an issue. As for the Irish accents, being French meant that I have very little to say about their accuracy. All I can say is that they did sound vaguely Irish to my ears, which worked just fine as far as I am concerned.

All in all, a very, very good book.

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Hot and funny

A fun and hot enjoyable read. I didn't like the accents shauns voice was a mix between a posh Londoner and Irish it was confusing at first but the story was good.

Lucy falls for her brother's rival and they have a secret fun affair until they both begin to fall hard for each other.

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Enjoyable, light easy read. Personally though, I did not warm to Sean and Lucy as much as I did with Ronin and Annie in book 1, they did not appeal to me as people and I had no compassion for them throughout. The story was well written, I loved revisiting the previous characters, the chemistry between Sean and Lucy was great at times, but I just didn't feel them. It has not however put me off reading book 3, I'll be starting it soon, I'm hoping that Bryan and Eilish's story will have me back in the zone. The narrator's didn't really work for me.

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Loved this book and audiobook

How can you not love a story about a sexually inept posh male and a cleptomaniac rainbow haired girl. It's funny, angsty and us misfits are entitled to our happy ever afters too. If you aren't aware that flaws are humorous this isn't for you. Plus that male Irish accent.....drooling!

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  • 18-05-17

Terrible narrator

Couldn't listen to this, the male narrator sounded like Loyd Grossman and way too old for the actual book character. Don't waste your credits it's a shocker

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  • Jennifer
  • 03-03-19

Swoon worthy!

This one is totally worth the read. I didn't want to like Sean Cassidy, at all, but dang this story melts the heart. These authors sure do know how to write comedy, angst, and moments that tugggggg at the heart strings.

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  • CDBW
  • 02-12-17

Loved the narrators!

Absolutely loved the narrators! George Allan and KC Sheridan were spot on on choices for Sean and Lucy. Those accents! *swoon*
I read book one in this series a couple of years ago and somehow LH Cosway and Penny Reid fell off my radar. I know, the horror! Right? When I saw that this series was available on the Romance Package, I was ecstatic that I would be able to reunite with this writing duo. The writing was just as I remembered. I laughed, I swooned, and I even cried.
I loved how it was the Hero in the story that was "inexperienced", for lack of a better word. I wasn't sure about Sean in the beginning. He was such a haughty prick that I didn't know how he would turn things around but he did. And it was the unexpected side of him that endeared him to me.
I'm eager to start The Cad and the Co-ed now. Bryan and Eilish, yikes! How will that turn out?

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  • 🎧Pam Audio-Fanatic🎧
  • 25-11-17

4 The Player and the Pixie Stars

I really enjoyed Sean and I didn’t think I would. Because in book 1 he isn’t a character you would want to read about but I loved that he was humanized in this book and that he wasn’t a total douche bag.

Lucy being that she is Ronan’s brother was interesting and her dynamic with her mother and with her brother made me see her in a different light.

I get why she does the things she does but I wanted her to get help.

I loved that Lucy was Sean’s teacher, and that he likes her just the way she is!! I lovvvvvved that part of the book so much.

Again another hit. I am really excited to read the next installment in this series.
The narration is awesome and how he changes the voices of each of them man just a little really helps keep them separate.

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

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  • Shelly Hastings Suhr
  • 29-11-18

Different and delightful!

Every single thing about this story appealed to me. The whole “forbidden” nature of the relationship between Lucy and Sean was irresistible and then, as I listened and the story unfolded?

Hot. Damn.

It was sexy and sweet and romantic in a way I was completely not expecting. I loved every single thing about it. The narration is perfect (and gah! How I loved the accents), and so is the story itself. A+++!

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  • Bridget Hatlestad
  • 02-11-18

Great story- and great female narrator

I truly loved the story and especially the narration by KC Sheridan. I want to listen to everything she’s narrated. I absolutely hated the male narrator and cringed whenever he narrated a chapter.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-20

Personal Feelings Got In the Way

I love these stories, but after how much Seán Cassidy had destroyed others lives for his own personal gain, I really had a difficult time sympathizing with him. he was just as bad as his aunt and that just was not excusable. I also had issues with his lack of consent minding, and how everything can be solved with buying a woman shiny things. without overthinking it I love it and it has my two favorite narrators in one book. I am in LOVE with George Allen's voice and KC Sheridan's conveys the story so well. I loved her in "A Crack in Everything," and "How the Light Gets In," which were my start in the LH Cosway train. these partnerships with Penny Ried are amazing and I love rereading them (even though I somehow forgot this one the first time through 🤦🏼‍♀️). It's a great story that I did enjoy, I just let my red flag senses get the best of me for it. Now on to my favorite one of the set 💚

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  • Cjbaby7084
  • 28-05-20

Great

Great series. Definitely an original. I have never read a book the has such a different path for the man character. He’s so difficult because of how he was raised. Basically a snob and many other choice words but this was awesome. You always see men teaching a virgin woman about sex and even though he is no virgin this journey of discovery is amazing. Sorry if I gave to much away but this is something different and with different for me that means it’s a must read!!! Not just different but honestly a great story. The h/h both have issues that they help each other with with all good books but this journey was great and a reread for me for sure.

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  • J Pritchard
  • 28-04-20

Really Enjoyed This One

There were so many funny little lines in this story. I loved Sean and Lucy and their journey to love. Both of their issues were realistic and intriguing to listen to.

I enjoyed the narration from both parties. There were some occasional odd bits but they were very small and didn't detract from the rest of the story enough to make it lose a star.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-04-20

A twist that I wasn't expecting!

Not as funny as the first , but still brilliant. The fabulous! about time !!

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  • Rock Star Kimberly
  • 27-01-20

An amazing read.

this book is absolutely perfect! I usually skip over sex scenes because they are not integral to the plot. Not this one. They were steamy, but important to both story and character development. I love this book so very much. Lucy was a delightful main character. Anyone who enjoys sports romances should give this one a try. You will not be sorry.