I was not expecting any more books in the Rugby series by Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway, though I am very happy these ladies decided to write more. The topic of The Varlet and The Voyeur is very obvious, and I’m glad to have read this book. Unfortunately this is the last book in the series, but who knows, maybe Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway will collaborate again some day.

Sometimes I truly wonder what goes on in these ladies’s head.  Just starting with the word Varlet. Not something that would easily come up in everyday conversation, at least not for me, but our main character Josey has an interest in old, barely used words. This is now her new job title as companion to rugby player Will.

Now Will was supposedly the nice guy of the team. Though it seems everyone has some guilty pleasures. A  total PR nightmare, so he believes one of the best ways to curb his extracurriculars is to not live alone. That is where Josey comes into play. These two are very much opposites. As Will is organised, quiet, has his life in order, succesful… Meanwhile Josey’s life is rather one big disaster, the term verbal diarrhoea seems to have been invented for her, and chaos is her middle name.

The Varlet and The Voyeur might be the funniest book in the series. Josey’s antics will crack you up. The dynamic between her and Will is a slow simmer waiting to boil over. They’re both pretty easygoing people so living together goes quite well. Their interactions are fun, flirty, and end up being quite sexy. That road to happily ever after is never as smooth as you would like, but extremely entertaining for us to read. A wonderful conclusion to the series, and I sure hope this isn’t the last collaboration between Penny Reid and L.H. Cosway

*I received a copy from the authors in exchange for an honest review

By Penny Reid & L.H. Cosway

The Varlet and the Voyeur

(Rugby #4)

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 getting 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.

Rugby

*All books can be read as a standalone*