Blog Tour| The Varlet & The Voyeur – Penny Reid & L.H. Cosway

Last week I posted about the release of The Varlet & The Voyeur. Today I get to share my review of this book. The Varlet & The Voyeur is the fourth book in the Rugby series, but can be read as a standalone. I have read books by Penny Reid before, but this was my first read by L.H. Cosway. She didn’t disappoint! After my review, you can find a little excerpt of this book!

 

The Varlet and the Voyeur, an all-new standalone in the USA Today bestselling Rugby Series from Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway is available NOW!

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He kept his salacious secret for years. But soon, everyone is going to be reading about it in their morning paper…

THE VARLET (and the VOYEUR)

William Moore is a long way from home. A farm boy from Oklahoma, he’s now the most well-respected member of the Irish rugby team. But appearances are often deceptive, and Will isn’t the clean-cut, all-American good-guy everyone imagines him to be. He’s got a secret, one that will tarnish his reputation forever.

THE VOYEUR (and the VARLET)

Josey Kavanagh is a self-proclaimed mess, but she’s finally get her shi…uh, act together. She’s set her sights on becoming a veterinarian, but there’s one teeny tiny road bump. Her living arrangements are coming to an abrupt end, leaving Josey homeless and in need of a job to pay her way through college.

THE PLAN

What he needs is a companion to keep him on the right path.

What she needs is an apartment with free rent.

Will is convinced Josey will make the perfect companion, since she’s brutally honest and basically ‘just one of the guys.’ Josey is convinced she can ensure Will doesn’t succumb to his voyeuristic proclivities by keeping a scrupulous eye on him.

Except, what happens when the varlet is tempted by the voyeur, and vice-versa?!

Perchance something very, very volatile. And vexing.

The Varlet and the Voyeur is a full-length romantic comedy novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the 4th(and last) book in the USA TODAY bestselling Rugby Series.

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Review

Cover I love the little details that are written on the cover and point to different parts of the model. They’re funny and made me want to start this book right away. Once you read the book, this definitely could be Josey talking, haha.

Plot Will, a rugby player, has a problem when his reputation is damaged. What he likes to do in the privacy of his own bedroom is leaked and twisted in a way that isn’t true. He wants to make sure it doesn’t happen again, so he needs someone to come and keep him in line. Josey. still lives at home, but when she fins out her parents are having financial difficulties, she needs to find a place of her own soon. Will and Josey need each other at the same moment, but for different reasons. Josey movies in to Will’s apartment to work for Will. Of course, what starts off as a work relationship starts to change. This story is filled with a lot of sweet moments, but also a lot of moments that had me laughing out loud. The characters are very relatable and you just want them to be happy. I loved their friendships and the dual POV. This made both characters very real and easy to understand. This was my first book in this series, but this is truly a standalone. I didn’t feel like I was missing a part of the story. In fact, it only makes me want to read the others more. These authors know how to make characters you want to love and hope for their happily ever after. Not only that, these characters could be just like us. Even Will seemed like a guy you could meet somehwere and not just a famous athlete. That made me love this story even more!

Characters Will is a good guy. He was hurt once and this has made him change his look on love. Watching someone else was safe. No emotions, no chances of getting hurt. If only this also counted for his reputation. Sometimes things don’t go the way you plan! Will is a shy guy and is pretty much on his own. He loves to read (got to love a guy who loves to read) and is happy with how his life is. Josey starts to change that though. In this book you really see Will open up and want to give love a chance. He learns to stand up for himself and that’s important.

Josey is a socially awkward person and knows she is. This gives this book a lot of funny and embarassing moments, but also some touching ones. I love that even though she’s not always sure how Josey tries doing the right thing. She will do anything to protect the ones she loves, even if that means screaming awakward words in a room full of journalists. She is very sincere. While working with Will she tries to watch what she says and how she feels, but it doesn’t always go as planned. Josey grows a lot in this book, but doesn’t lose all of her awkwardness. She wouldn’t be Josey if she did.

Excerpt:

*Will*

When I saw how spotless the shared living space was, I allowed my curiosity to get the better of me and peeked my head into her bathroom, Rocky dancing around my feet as I entered the space. The counters were covered in woman-products, but the marble surface and sink were free of water spots, and the glass of the shower had been wiped clean.

I glanced at Rocky. He glanced at me. Bemused, I chuckled to myself, about to turn back to the door, and that’s when I spotted it.

A dildo.

A big, Pyrex dildo.

With ridges.

In the shower.

I froze, blinked, and I stared at it, my brain sluggish. Oddly, I had to remind myself to breathe. Likely because I was . . .

I was—

I was shocked.

I shook myself, tearing my eyes from it and rubbing my chest where an odd kind of pang was spreading mild warmth up my neck.

But why was I shocked?

Why should I be surprised?

Despite my never seeing her that way, Josey was a woman and women have needs.

Don’t they?

I hadn’t grown up around women—any women. My mother died when she had my youngest brother. My grandmother died before I was born. I had no sisters. We lived on a farm, way out in BFN Oklahoma.

Girls—women—and their bodies were sacred lands of the unknown to us Moore boys.

Unbidden—completely unbidden—an image of Josey flashed through my mind’s eye. Her full lips parted, her big eyes closed, causing her thick black lashes to catch droplets of water before they dripped over her sharp cheekbones. Her head would be lolled back as shower spray melted bubbles of slippery soap, sliding down her bare skin as they dissolved. Her legs would be parted, and maybe one hand would be braced against the wall of the shower while the other moved in a steady rhythm.

Holding that huge, glass dildo.

I swallowed a sudden rush of salvia and, unable to help myself, I leaned closer to the sex toy, examining it and comparing its size against my own.

I was bigger.

But not by much.

And for some reason, this realization made me instantly hard.

Crap.

Of course I knew Josey was a woman, but until this moment, I’d never really thought of her that way. Not even the tampon-mountain drove the point home. Up until this point, she was someone I liked as a person, someone who made me laugh, who was smart and compassionate, someone around whom I felt completely comfortable. A good—no, a great companion.

She was still all of those things, except—

Except now I’ve pictured her naked.

Meet Penny Reid:

Penny Reid is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. 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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Connect with Penny:

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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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If you are a fan of sportsromances and love a book that makes you laugh out loud, this one is for you!

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