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.
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.
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.
Penny Reid is one of my favorite authors although it is mostly a hit or miss. This is #2 in the Rugby series. In book 1 (The Hooker and the Hermit) we met Ronan and Annie. And Ronan’s rugby ‘mate’ (rather enemy) Sean Cassidy.
Although I loved Ronan and Annie, I adored the story of Sean and Lucy (Ronan’s sister). When I read the book would be about Sean, the sleaze ball from book 1, I doubted I would like the book.
Really, Sean!?? I thought it would be about Tom, or one of the other hot team mates.. But Sean totally won me over. I liked the fact he and Lucy were so honest to each other and I could understand their reasons for keeping their ‘thing’ a secret. There was no contrived or over the top drama. The reasons for their actions are quite natural and human. I loved and enjoyed it.
The ending was great but it could have been a bit more romantic for me…