Happy Release Day to L.H. Cosway and her new book HEARTS OF
BLUE. Take a sneak peek into the book below and make sure to enter the giveaway. As a special treat, the author is having a poll on her FB page asking readers to pick a scene from the book that they would like to read from the hero’s POV. Stop by her page to vote and the scene that gets the most votes by the end of the Release Week Event will be posted on the author’s blog at a later date. Vote HERE!
She upholds the law. He breaks it.
Two blue hearts, both alike in bravery
In not-so-fair London, where we lay our scene
From gun crime to petty theft
Where family is blood and survival makes hands unclean
In this place, we find two hearts who should be foes
And yet, amidst the turmoil their love still grows
Misadventure abounds and the divide will bring them strife
But with luck, death doesn’t always mean an end to life.
Hearts of Blue is a standalone contemporary romance that tells the story of star-crossed lovers Karla Sheehan and Lee Cross, a police constable and the thief who steals her heart.
***I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are 100% my own.***
We met Lee Cross and Karla Sheehan in King of Hearts. Karla is Alexis’ best friend and Lee the brother of her ex. Lee operated on the other side of the law line, and poor Karla was under oath to maintain it. So what’s a gal to do? Should she give into her heart and lady bits and indulge in the naughty and titillating things that Lee wanted to do. Or should she stand fast in her profession and her logic? Logic is a very cold bed fellow and it doesn’t make the heart feel good. Besides, Lee had this way about him.
This book was good. Deeper than I thought it was going to be, but nothing near so deep as King of Hearts. Thank goodness. I don’t know if my heart could handle them back to back if they were both as emotionally wrenching as King was. And the most interesting part…we knew what happened to King during those six years apart. We only got a glimpse of what happened to Alexis. THIS story tells the beginning of that time. I liked the characters, but I didn’t have that connection to them like I normally do with Ms. Cosway’s characters. And that’s ok. I can’t be best pals with all of them. This book was still so amazingly well written. And though we see Alexis, that is the only tie in we have to the other ‘Heart’ books. But in her book, we are tied to them all.
Ms. Cosway has this ability to make naughty talk sound so good. She also has this ability to make you fall in love with her characters. And though they didn’t touch me like Alexis and Oliver did, or Nic/Viv and Fred, or Jay and Matilda, I still fell very much in love with Karla and Lee. Ms. Cosway’s told us at the end of this book, we get to see Trevor Cross and Stu Cross in their own story. And honestly, I can’t wait to read them. So would I recommend this book? BUAHAHAHAH!!!!! Am I really going to have to answer that? Of course, I’ll recommend it. But do read King of Hearts first. You’ll not regret doing it. This is REALLY for those who like their nookie naughty and in full detail!
Lee didn’t answer, and instead he took a step forward, forcing me to back up if I didn’t want us to collide. The problem with this meant my back hit the wall a moment later.
“You’re so pretty, Snap,” he said, voice low, as he dropped his face to my hair and breathed in.
I wasn’t wearing a hat, and my hair was tied up in a bun. My entire body trembled when he wrapped hisarms around my waist, inhaled deeply and pulled me into a hug. This was a distraction, I knew it, and yet, I let him distract me. I wanted to be distracted, and I was just glad that the blinds in his office had been pulled.
Standing in his embrace for at least a minute with silence all around us, I was unable to move. I liked having Lee close, loved the feel of him and how he could make feel so…surrounded. Despite all the warning signs, my attraction to him only grew stronger. There was just something about him that called to me.
His mouth moved against my hair. “What is it, Karla?”
“Why are you hugging me?”
“You looked like you needed to be held.” His response was low, and the affectionate undertone had me swallowing deeply. At long last I summoned the willpower to break the hug. His arms fell away from me easily, my stomach churning with confusion. What the hell was I doing?
I stared at the floor when I spoke. “I have to go.”
Heading for the door, I paused when he said gently, “Hey, I needed it, too.”
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.
♥ READ THE BOOKS ♥
Six of Hearts
Hearts of Fire
King of Hearts
Hearts of Blue