Standalone in a series. Sweet, sexy, witty banter…..one of our all time favourite series!
Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte
“You made me realise that softness is necessary. That we need both. People who are kind and who help others are needed, but so are people who are hard, toughened by experience. If everyone was like me, the world would be a shitty place. People like you give people like me a soft place to fall………just be my soft place to fall. I need you, Andrea”
Thief of Hearts; what an aptly titled story because Stu and Andie (and Alfie) just completely stole our hearts. The Hearts series by L.H Cosway is without a doubt one of our all time favourite romance series, with Hearts of Fire and King of Hearts being up there as two of our favourite reads ever.
This series encapsulates all that we love in our romance books; real and engaging characters, witty giggle worthy banter, passion, romance, swoon and emotion….not to mention a gorgeous blush inducing sweet and sexy hero! What more could we ask for?
“Even when you’ve given up on yourself, I won’t give up on you.”
This author never fails to deliver romance that makes us sit up and take notice. She continuously sweeps us up in her stories time and time again. There is just something so utterly special about her stories and her characters; the perfect balance of drama, fun and emotion, strength and vulnerability.
We’ve been falling in love with these Cross brothers since meeting them in previous books and honestly, what’s not to love about these sexy, sweet, charming, loyal and lovable rogues? The Cross boys are a bunch of scallywags and their skulduggery keep us on our toes as they endear themselves to us the more time we spend in their company. This time around we get an up close and personal of Stu through Andie’s eyes.
“Maybe my idea of wonderful is just different to yours. Ever think of that?”
“Okay, true. But if you go around living your life indifferent to new experiences, you’re going to have a grey life. Wouldn’t you prefer it to have a rainbow?”
Stu Cross has just come out of a two year stretch in prison, after stepping up to the plate and taking the fall to protect his family. Prison has changed Stu and his brothers are worried. He’s still a bit mouthy but post prison Stu seems to have retreated into himself somewhat.
Stu enrols in an adult education class where he meets Andrea Anderson who, at only 28 has been a widow for four years and who still painfully bears the scars of her loss and is struggling to survive under a mountain of debt. There is an instant attraction between the sexy Stu and the adorable Andie that sees her risk her job as his teacher to further explore their chemistry.
“You’re not invisible like you think you are,” he whispered, eyes holding mine intensely. “You’re beautiful. So beautiful. I see you.”
After years of merely existing Stu made her feel alive. He shows her the possibilities of finding love again if she is game enough to open her heart. But…..is all as it seems and is Stu really after an education or is there some shenanigans afoot? And what could it possibly have to do with Andie and her cousin Alfie? And talking of Alfie…omg! What a delightful, sweet and sad character he was. We just wanted to give him a big hug. Such a sensitive and beautiful soul.
‘Alfie was an emotional sponge. The outside world held too much pain for my cousin, because he was just one person, far too small to absorb it all.’
Seriously, there is nothing not to love about LH Cosways, Thief of Hearts! If you love a beautiful romance- if a sexy hot dirty talking and very charming scoundrel hits the spot, if you want to spend time with a sweet and relatable heroine, become smitten by some quirky and lovable characters and unravel a surprises along the way…..grab this book. And talking of surprises…. Well played L.H. Cosway, *claps hands* well played indeed. We did not see that coming! How very clever of you! Another winner in this fabulous series!
Whilst this can be read as a standalone…..we can’t say enough that the whole series is a reading experience you shouldn’t miss!
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THE HEARTS SERIES by L.H. COSWAY
SIX OF HEARTS – BOOK ONE
Step right up and meet Jay Fields: Illusionist. Mentalist. Trickster.
I think in triangles. You think in straight lines.
I show you a table and make you believe it’s a chair.
Smoke and mirrors, sleight of hand, misdirection. I trick and deceive.
But most of all, I put on a good show.
The world thinks I killed a man, but I didn’t. Bear with me. It’s all a part of the plan.
Revenge is what I want. I want it for me and I want it for her.
I want it for all six of us.
She doesn’t remember me, but she’s the reason for everything. She’ll be my prize at the end of all this–if I can hold onto my willpower, that is. Maybe I’ll slip up a little, have a taste, just a small one.
So go ahead and pick a card. Come inside and see the show. Look at my hands, look so closely that you can’t see what’s happening while you’re so focused on looking. I’ll be destroying your world from right here in the spotlight.
You’ll never see me coming until it’s too late.
I’ve only got one heart, and after I’ve pulled off my grand deception I’ll hand it right to her.
So, sit back, relax, and let my girl tell you our story. You’re in for one hell of a ride.
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HEARTS OF FIRE BOOK TWO
The Circus Spektakulär is proud to present Jack McCabe: Fire-breather, knife-thrower, risk-taker.
My house burned down when I was just a boy, robbing me of both my parents.
Now I breathe fire, eat the poison that almost killed me.
Crowds come to see me night after night. Men for the spectacle, women for the thrill. I’m an oddity to be stared at and desired. With each flame I spit, I risk my life.
I wear scars on my body that will never go away, but the scars inside my head are far more difficult to overlook.
My brother doesn’t know me, and if I have it my way he never will.
Life was going exactly the way I’d planned until Lille came along. She wanted to run away with the circus, have an adventure, but this world was never meant for her.
I try to keep her safe, because she doesn’t know the dangers that are out here on the road. She doesn’t know the monsters that lurk behind the bright lights of the ring. In truth, I could be considered one of them.
We were fashioned from different cloths, never intended to mix. So I watch her. I try not to touch, even when her eyes invite me.
Join us in the Spiegeltent and let us give you a show. Allow my Lille to draw a picture for you in paint and sweat and skin.
The truest love is always the hardest to let in.
This is a standalone romance that tells the story of Jack McCabe, Jay Fields’ long lost, presumed dead brother. It is not necessary to have read Six of Hearts in order to enjoy Hearts of Fire.
Our 5+ Star Review and purchase links below:
KING OF HEARTS BOOK THREE
Welcome to the City, London’s most prestigious square mile, where finance reigns and Oliver King is a rising prince.
I used to rule the world.
There might be wolves on Wall Street, but there were crocodiles in Canary Wharf. Some of us craved money. Some of us craved power.
I liked money, and power had its advantages, but what I really wanted was to excel, to surpass the men who came before me. I never cared much for love and romance until I met Alexis.
I could feel it the very moment she walked into the interview, with her outspoken charm and vivacious personality. She cast all the others in shadow, made me laugh when life held no humour. Our friendship should have remained professional, but it wasn’t long before the lines started to blur.
You know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men? Well, I never foresaw where my plans would lead, and only in my darkest hour did I finally see the light…
You can have all the money and prestige in the world and still be the poorest man alive. And love, well, I hate to use a tired old cliché, but love can be the thing that truly sets you free.
Our 5+ Star Review and purchase links below:
HEARTS OF BLUE BOOK FOUR
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.
Our 4 Star Review and purchase links below: