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Monday, 16 February 2015

The Hooker & the Hermit by LH Cosway and Penny Reid - Review & Blog Tour


 

 

Blurb:


New York’s Finest
Blogging as *The Socialmedialite*
April 22
LADIES AND GENTS! I have an announcement!

You know that guy I featured on my blog a few months ago? The really, really hot Irish rugby player who plays the position of ‘hooker’ in the RLI (Rugby League International)? The one with the anger management issues, the body of a gladiator and the face of a movie star? The one with the questionable fashion choices leading me to ask whether he was the lovechild of a leprechaun and a hobbit? Ronan Fitzpatrick? Yeah, that guy.

Well, I have a confession to make…

THE HERMIT

Annie Catrel, social media expert extraordinaire at Davidson & Croft Media and clandestine celebrity blogger, can make anyone shine in the court of public opinion. She is the Socialmedialite, anonymous creator of New York’s Finest and the internet’s darling. Virtual reality is Annie’s forte, but actual reality? Not so much.

THE HOOKER

Ronan Fitzpatrick, aka the best hooker the world of rugby has seen in decades, despises the media—social or otherwise. The press has spun a web of lies depicting him as rugby’s wild and reckless bad boy. Suspended from his team, Ronan has come to Manhattan to escape the drama, lay low, fly under the radar. Only, Ronan isn’t easy to overlook, and he can’t escape the notice of the Socialmedialite…

THE PLAN

When Ronan is sent to Davidson & Croft Media to reshape his public image, he never expects to cross paths with shy but beautiful Annie, nor does he expect his fierce attraction to her. He couldn’t be happier when her boss suggests pairing them together.
What lengths will Annie take to keep her virtual identity concealed? And what happens when the hooker discovers who the hermit really is?

The Hooker and the Hermit is a collaboration between authors L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid, is a full length 100k word novel, and is a standalone

 

 

Kristine's Review:

Reviewed: January 2015.



The concept of co written books is one that's gaining popularity, but when LH Cosway and Penny Reid announced they would be writing together last year, exciting doesn't even come close to describing my excitement.

I've been a fan of both of these ladies for always writing a little out of the box, for being a little quirky, a little different, and really with a title like The Hooker and the Hermit I knew I was in for a treat.

From the very first page I was drawn into this story, Annie Catrel, social media expert for Davidson & Croft Media harbours a secret, while outwardly she is very much a social recluse shying away from interaction with her peers, her online persona is anything but, New York's Finest, social media sensation, Annie double times as The Socialmedialite. Her anonymity providing her a outlet to be the very the person she dreams of, quick witted, outgoing. Hiding behind a computer screen she gets her dose of interaction with the outside world without ever truly being part of it.

When she stumbles across Ronan Fitzgerald, looking like the offspring of a leprechaun and a hobbit she has no idea how much her life is about to change.
Ronan Fitzgerald is the greatest hooker the rugby world has ever seen, but after some less than favourable press he is set to become Davidson & Crofts's newest client.


Mixing a smart, savvy public relations expert and footballer with no idea how social media works is bound to lead to hilarity. What I was unprepared for was just how deeply I would fall for these characters. Where Ronan came off as brash at first, soon he had me enraptured, I was desperate to know more about him, about his past, anything and everything.

The attraction between these two was fierce, their chemistry palpable, but more than that, it felt real, believable, and I felt every second of their relationship, I was swept away in these two people trying to find something they never really knew they wanted, and everything they ever needed. Long after I turned the last page, these characters are still kicking around in my head, still putting a smile on my face, their story still playing out in the forefront of my mind.




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About 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 favourite 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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About Penny Reid


SEX! 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.

 
 
 

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