The Player and the Pixie
To his chagrin, Irish rugby player Sean Cassidy finds himself attracted to Lucy Fitzpatrick (sister of one of his teammates). He doesn’t know her well, but following a brief conversation at a team party and an awkward dinner date, he can’t stop thinking about her and decides to pursue her. Lucy is annoyed, yet secretly thrilled when Sean shows up at a yoga retreat she’s attending and surprises her. He charms his way into her room and her bed and Lucy quickly discovers one of his best kept secrets. Sean’s rubbish at sex.
Lucy knows hooking up with Sean is a terrible idea – after all, he’s terrible in bed, a bit of an asshole, and her brother hates him. But she’s drawn to the ‘other’ version of him – vulnerable, less cocky and still somehow irresistible. When Sean begs her to teach him how to become a better lover, she agrees. Oh, Lucy. Every romance reader on earth (right?!) knows that regular hot sex with someone you have crazy chemistry with eventually turns into love. It does here as well. But Ms. Cosman and Ms. Reid don’t make it easy for them.
Lucy, a free spirit with a shameful secret, has no intention of falling for Sean, or telling her brother about her ‘relationship’ with him. She blocks every attempt by Sean to spend time together outside of the bedroom. She falls for him anyway. And he falls for her. By the time they both (separately) attend her brother’s wedding, Lucy is a mess – anxious and unable and unwilling to admit she loves Sean. Eventually, (some) secrets are revealed, family love is tested, crazy expensive golf balls are stolen and Sean and Lucy get their HEA. I finished The Player and the Pixie with a smile on my face and promptly researched when a third volume is due. I can’t wait for The Cad and the Co-ed!