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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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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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  • cj
  • 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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  • 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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  • Avid Listener
  • 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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  • Trosado
  • 24-09-18

5 STARS!

After reading the first book in this series and enjoying it, but not loving it, I was slow to continue on. I could kick myself. I loved this book, the characters, and unique story line. Half the time, I couldn't decide between listening to the audio or reading the ebook. The audio was so well done. This duo of authors are exceptional at combining smart and subtle humor with vulnerable characterization of their MC's. Sean, who is wretched in the first Rugby book, is realistically redeemed in this one without making him too perfect of a hero. The characters may not have been perfect, but this story was perfect in its unpredictability, unique story line, adorable romance, and wit.

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  • Karen Winters
  • 22-09-18

Took me a while to get through

I’ve listened to quite a few Penny Reid Novels and this is my least favorite. It took me a while to get rooting for Sean although I’m typically invested in the characters immediately. I enjoyed Lucy as a co-starring character more than a lead. I found myself missing Annie and Ronan

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  • MF7557
  • 17-08-18

A great feel good book

I was smiling so much thru this book. Love the characters and that we got to keep up with Annie and Ronan. Who gets book 3 in this series?!

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  • Catrioanna J
  • 16-08-18

Adorable

A favorite 🍀🍀🍀well, written. Loved the accents. Liked the honesty without too much angst between lovers 🌈🌈🌈

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  • spacecadet
  • 13-08-18

Unlikely hero, but it works

The authors accomplish quite a feat—turning one of the reviled characters of their previous book into the hero of the next while making his evolution into a person worthy of his heroine believable. I much preferred Lucy & Sean’s story in this book to Annie & Ronan’s in The Hooker and the Hermit. Where Ronan came off as an alpha jerk who deliberately intimidated Annie (and still seems like a judgmental rage-aholic in this book), Sean put up the facade of being heartless to mask his deep-rooted insecurities. Annie was unrealistic in the first book—too beautiful, too intelligent, and too successful at a young age despite her hermit ways. I found Lucy to be a far more relatable character whose trajectory in life made sense based on her upbringing. I can definitely imagine revisiting Lucy & Sean’s story at some point.

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  • Diana in SC
  • 05-07-18

One of the sexiest male voices ever

I absolutely loved this romantic comedy. The pair of narrators did a perfect job at their alternating first person chapters. The male narrator's voice with the Irish rugby player's accent was so hot! I really loved both main characters and a couple of the minor characters. This is the best romantic comedy that I have ever listened to! The love scenes were fantastic as well. I highly recommend this audiobook.

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  • Irene M
  • 29-06-18

Not so opposites attract

Lucy and Sean bring the swoon back to swoon-worthy. They both have family issues that bring out the worst in them but together they learn to accept and love. George Allan and KC Sheridan are stellar in their portrayals.

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  • faye velitsko
  • 20-05-18

I'm such a fan..... penny reid is awesome

penny reid is fantastic. full of wit from the point of a higher iq ty