L.H. CoswayL.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation, and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favorite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books. She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.
Penny ReidSEX! It all started with sex, between my parents. Personally I don’t like thinking about it, but whatever works for you is a-ok with me. No judgment. The sex happened in California and much of my life also occurred in that state until I moved from the land of nuts (almonds), wine, silicon… boobs, and heavy traffic to the southeast US. Like most writers I like to write, but let’s get back to sex. Eventually I married and gave birth to 2 small people-children (boy-6, girl-4 as of this writing). By day I’m a biomedical researcher with focus on rare diseases. By night I’m a knitter, sewer, lino block carver, fabric printer, soap maker, and general crafter. By the wee hours of the morning or when I’m intoxicated I love to listen to the voices in my head and let them tell me stories. I hope you enjoy their stories.
REVIEWED BY Micky Barnard for Jo&Isalovebooks Review Team
The Player and the Pixie by L.H. Cosway
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It is a true challenge to follow up on the excellence that was The Hooker and the Hermit. Book one delivered perfection in the form of humour, romance and heat. The loose formula for book two follows this pattern.
What I was intrigued by was how on earth Reid and Cosway could portray Sean Cassidy as anything but vile and to think of him as likeable seems a stretch at first glance. I know a hero isn't always likeable but some redeeming factors are needed to engage with a lead character in a romance. I am pleased to report that Sean Cassidy did not have a personality change, yet I was able to dig deeper into who Sean was, why he riled Ronan and how Lucy, Ronan's sister could possibly see him as suitable boyfriend/bed-fellow material.
Lucy was true to her rainbow self, bright, intelligent but kind and giving. You just can't resist liking Lucy; she engaged me from page one. There is a storyline running through this book, between Lucy and Sean that is quite brilliant, fresh and funny.
As with Hooker and Hermit, the writing between the two authors is seamless. You cannot tell where one author begins and the other ends. I would say that this book didn't hit quite as many humour buttons as book one, but it had more poignancy in the characters and their situations. It started a little slow for me but quickly picked up pace and I thoroughly enjoyed what these two favourite authors of mine can do when they get together. Keep them coming!
A copy of this book was provided by the authors in return for an honest review.
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