Regular price: $24.95

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Keeping a secret this big is going to take lots of balls. Specifically, rugby balls.

The Cad

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.

The Co-ed

Eilish Cassidy never thought she'd be a mother at 19 or still in college at 24. Cut off from every member of her family except her favorite cousin, she's finally managed 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.

The Plan

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?

©2017 Penny Reid (P)2017 Cipher-Naught

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    265
  • 4 Stars
    121
  • 3 Stars
    23
  • 2 Stars
    8
  • 1 Stars
    2

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    286
  • 4 Stars
    88
  • 3 Stars
    23
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    3

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    254
  • 4 Stars
    112
  • 3 Stars
    22
  • 2 Stars
    8
  • 1 Stars
    4
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Male Narrator

I'm not sure if the man was reading or legit experiencing these things but damn he's freaking good.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

4 The Cad and the Co-Ed Stars

Ok so I really wasn’t sure what to expect with this book. I knew the players but I wasn’t really invested until about chapter 5ish. Bryan is a player on the team that Sean and Ronan play on and he is the “Cad” a player a womanizer. Who finds time self-drunk a lot and well he doesn’t remember most of that time in his life. He is now reformed and in AA.

Eilish is Sean’s cousin we meet her in book 2 a little bit, and she and Bryan hit it off only he doesn’t remember.

And well things happen and a few years later now that Bryan is sober, she has somethings she needs to tell him.

It really is a great story of strength and overcoming for both of them.
I do think my favorite part was getting to see Sean take on the brother roll for Eilish. I really liked Sean’s book and it felt natural that he was in this one the way that he was.

Great narration I am a huge fan of the accents swoon worthy right there!

*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*

7 of 11 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

hours of fun

The combination of humour, drama, and sinsational encounters makes this a fun and exciting listen.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

What a Journey!

What a wonderful story this turned out to be! I love the unexpected baby story and how they find their way back to each other!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

My favorite in the series!

I didn't want the book to end, and am now eagerly awaiting Will's story <3

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved this book!!!

The narrators of this book were perfect!! I could listen to them all day. The romance was swoon worthy, and the humor was great. It wasn’t too over the top.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

great performances!

Great story! I love Eilish and Bryan and little Patrick stole my heart. We also are treated to glimpses of our past rugby loves Sean and Ronan, so thats a bonus! looking forward to the next in the series!

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Snoresville

This 3rd and I think final installment in this series was disappointing. I can’t say that any of these three were my favorites of all time but this one was by far the most disappointing. How do you go from a bad boy to a boring old man in less than two years? I don’t know maybe it was the story, it 30 is not old and I don’t think any rugby player would act like that. Usually the woman is the one who calms the cad, not AAA. In any case I stopped halfway through and tried to listen to he end just to make sure that everything was going to end like I hoped. Even the last chapter was MEH. He first few sentences showed me that the hero and heroine had been big pushover and overbearing you sweet throughout. Sorry I just couldn’t finish this one. I will say also that I’ve never been a big fan of ‘secret baby’ plot lines but I gave it a try since I read the first two in the series.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Loved it!!!

Penny Reid is my favorite author, I love the richly developed characters and wonderful and unexpected stories. I listened to the rugby series due to her being one of the authors and I have to admit they did not disappoint. The Paring of Ms. Ried and LH Cosway is wonderful. I hope there are more books in the Rugby series coming soon. Thank you for introducing me to Rugby.. The actors for this series are spectacular especially the male, George Allen, I loved the accent and the enthusiasm for the material. Please continue to cast him as the male in the rugby series.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Romance with an Irish Accent Mixed with Rugby

Book 3 in the series.
Still don't know which is true George Allen or Allan?
The narrator in this 3rd book sounds the same as the previous 2 in the series. I think the last name is misspelled. However, it doesn't matter. George is a new favorite. I want more from this narrator.

The Irish accent adds to the character especially through the HOT SEX scenes. mmmm HOT!
This series is a HOT must listen. Reading yourself just doesn't give it that extra something.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • LilleyLoohLah
  • 06-18-17

A lovely addition to the series

I've had mixed feelings about the previous books in this series, and to be honest I was not expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did. Bryan Leech was not a particularly nice person in book 2 and I was not expecting him to redeem himself in book 3. I am however glad to report, he did, he became so likeable that I began to question if he was the same drunk obnoxious user from previous books. Eilish Cassidy (cousin to Sean) was a lovestruck teenager who lost her virginity to her idol, Bryan Cassidy, unbeknownst to her, he was extremely drunk and remembered absolutely nothing of the night. The next morning he practically threw her out of the room. An extremely hurt and naive Eilish left without a backward glance. Unfortunately for both of them nature took its course and the story takes off when Eilish lands a physio job on the rugby team in Ireland after spending the first four years of her son’s life in America supported by her cousin. Well written with some quite emotional scenes we follow Eilish and Bryan as they come to terms with dating, love, and an adorable red haired, green eyed boy, who for me stole the show. I loved the characters, even though at times I thought Eilish was a little harsh, and extremely stubborn. Lovely writing, lovely story. Even though I disliked the narrator's in the previous book, I loved the same narrators in this story and I have no idea why, maybe they just fit the characters better.


  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Sara
  • 06-16-17

Just ok

KC Sheridan does a great job with all voices. George Allen is good for the male parts, but doesn't do a female voice well at all.

The story was just ok. But I supposed I could have figured that out by reading the synopsis.