5 Éclair and Peppermint Stars
I like L.H. Cosway and have never read a Penny Reid book before this one. These two are a dynamo team...you never really know if two authors co-writing a book will work but this one was fucking fantastic!
This was one of those books were RL was going down (my apologies to my family for my behaviour)...
because I was book obsessed and wanted to spend every minute wrapped up in the lives of Ronan Fitzpatrick, Irish bad boy Rugby player and Annie Catrel, social media guru and recluse. I read into the wee hours of the night and I'm sad that it's done.
Right off the bat, the title intrigued me even though I had it all wrong. I should have figured it out (or at least not leaped to the street walker scenario) since in high school, I dated the hooker on our Rugby team (I live in Canada). And while I still don’t know much about the sport other than it can be brutally vicious, there is also something raw, energetic and powerful about the game. I just recall really liking how jacked up my boyfriend would be after a game ;DD Fun Times!!
Anyway, I digress...this was an original, captivating, funny and awesome story.
I have a confession to make, I've a serious crush on Ronan Fitzpatrick
and it's not the accent (yes, my attempt at humour) although that certainly adds to it. He's perfect in his imperfect ways. He's smart, sexy, witty, funny, short tempered, a dirty mind and mouth and hot as hell!
"The body of a gladiator and the face of a movie star.”
Annie Catrel was someone I could relate too. She was so refreshingly REAL. And yes, I fell for her too.
“You’re very real, Annie. I like that you’re without pretense. I like that you’re both smart and sexy as hell without a lot of fuss.”
Ronan and Annie certainly had a bumpy and not so clear path to travel and it was very much a struggle or a contradiction at times.
“Simultaneously, I both loved and hated her coming across so hunted just to be standing alone in an elevator with me. The protector inside me was frowning while the predator soaked up her discomfort with glee.”
Yet, there was no denying their connection and that this was the road they were meant to travel.
On that note, I must gush some more about Ronan...some of my fave quotes from that devilish man:
“I might have been a little mesmerized for a moment as I took in the sight of her shapely backside. It was incredible. I just wanted to spank it and bite it and worship it and completely fucking defile it.”
“Dearest Annie, Roses are red. Violets are blue. I’m using my hand But I’m thinking of you. - Ronan P.S. Just to clarify, I’m using my hand to write this note…get your mind out of the gutter.”
"I feel like I could lose myself and find myself in you, Annie. I can't help it. Believe me, I've tried. You make me feel everything."
I hope these two give us more...perhaps Lucy's story? Truly Brilliant!!