Blog Tour & Review of ‘The Cad and the Co-Ed’ by Penny Reid & L.H. Cosway!


The Cad and The Co-Ed, a quirky and sexy romantic comedy from Penny Reid & L.H. Cosway is available now!!


Bryan Leech is a cad.

Or, he *was* a cad.

No one is quite certain.

Once the quintessential playboy, Bryan claims he’s done with wild parties and weekend benders. No more one night stands leading to mornings he can’t remember; no more binges and blackouts; no more exploits plastered all over the tabloids and rag sheets. According to Bryan, he’s cleaning up his act.

The only problem is, no one believes him.


Eilish Cassidy never thought she’d be a mother at nineteen or still in college at twenty-four. Cut off from every member of her family except her favorite cousin, she’s finally managed to put her life back together. Stronger and wiser, Eilish enters her last semester of university determined to stand on her own. Now she just needs to find an internship.

The only problem is, her best option—by far—places her directly in the path of her son’s father, and he doesn’t remember her at all.


Bryan is determined to prove he’s changed. Eager to settle down with the right woman, he’s got his sights set on the gorgeous redhead who seems terribly familiar.

Eilish is determined to hide her secret. She’ll do anything to keep her child safe, even if that means ignoring her own wishes and desires.

But what happens when Bryan starts to remember? And what will it take for Bryan to convince the girl he forgot that she’s unforgettable?



DaisyGal’s Review:

It is no secret that Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway are two of my favorite authors, and paired together this writing duo just doesn’t disappoint! ‘The Cad and the Co-Ed’ is such a touching romance topped off with these authors’ fantastic wit that I always enjoy and keeps me smiling!

Eilish and Bryan were feisty and flawed but such endearing characters. Eilish was so incredibly stubborn, but I couldn’t really blame her for her trust issues. She was so attracted to Bryan, yet she was so torn in her feelings about him. It was so hard for her to move past the hurt he had caused her in the past and deal with her guilt from keeping her secret. Then there was poor Bryan…bless his heart! He had overcome so much and was trying so hard to get his life on track. I loved his willpower and determination in being a better man and being accountable for his actions – even if it was in keeping his plants alive for six months. When he discovered Eilish’s secret… my heart just completely went out to him. He was just so sweet!

Boy, did the man have his work cut out for him though! Although I completely understood where each of them were coming from, their relationship was so frustrating in the ‘I can be a very impatient reader kind of way.’ As much as I loved them both, they did wear me out a bit, but it intensified their angsty and slow building sexy sizzle which was off the charts. It was actually perfect because of the importance of them building trust in their relationship. Eilish was so hot and cold with her feelings for Bryan, but he was steadfast in his feelings and patient with her and everything combined certainly intensified the anticipation for them to find a Happily Ever After. The only thing that bothered me was towards the end of the story when Eilish went radio silent on Bryan and wouldn’t even talk to him. It could have been just my lack of patience, but it didn’t seem quite right to me. I felt like they had come too far in the relationship at that point for her to cut him off completely. However, I loved how Sean jumped in and helped knock some sense into Eilish!

I find it so impressive how Reid and Cosway come together to create stories with characters and relationships which they convey so well and flow so seamlessly together. Their characters are so relatable, and I think that the dual point of view in the story really helps in understanding the complexity of Eilish and Bryan all the more. This is a little more of a deeper storyline than the other books in this series, probably due to the fact that there is a child involved in the situation as well. However, their fun and quirky touches of wit, like the texts beginning each of the chapters, and their unique characters’ expressions such as Eilish’s ‘… dun dun DUN!’ and the ‘motherly’ replacements of curse words with crackers, shells, and forking, kept the story a bit light-hearted.

This Rugby Series has been such a delight to follow! I have enjoyed the sporting world of rugby, and these tough rugby players have all had such heart in totally different ways. I love the creativity of these truly talented authors and how well they complement each other so well in their writing. I will admit that I always wonder which author is writing which character. Sometimes I think I’ve got it figured out, but at the end of the day, Reid and Cosway are just both great!

I feel a little sad in thinking that this may be the end for this series, because I will greatly miss these characters! I did see a little tidbit somewhere that there could be another book, and if so I would love to hear Will’s story!

*** 4.5 Stars for Me! ***

*** ARC Kindly Provided by the author in exchange of an honest review ***



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Meet Penny Reid:

Penny Reid is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. When she’s not immersed in penning smart romances, Penny works in the biotech industry as a researcher. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.


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Twitter: @ReidRomance


Meet L.H. Cosway:

L.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.


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Twitter: @LHCosway




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