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THE CAD and the CO-ED (Rugby Series #3) by L.H. COSWAY & PENNY REID :: REVIEW

Standalone romantic comedy with a sports theme

SYNOPSIS

Keeping a secret this big is going to take lots of balls. Specifically, rugby balls.

THE CAD
Bryan Leech is a cad.
Or, he *was* a cad.
No one is quite certain.
Once the quintessential playboy, Bryan claims he’s done with wild parties and weekend benders. No more one night stands leading to mornings he can’t remember; no more binges and blackouts; no more exploits plastered all over the tabloids and rag sheets. According to Bryan, he’s cleaning up his act.
The only problem is, no one believes him.

THE CO-ED
Eilish Cassidy never thought she’d be a mother at nineteen or still in college at twenty-four. Cut off from every member of her family except her favorite cousin, she’s finally managed to put her life back together. Stronger and wiser, Eilish enters her last semester of university determined to stand on her own. Now she just needs to find an internship.
The only problem is, her best option—by far—places her directly in the path of her son’s father, and he doesn’t remember her at all.

THE PLAN
Bryan is determined to prove he’s changed. Eager to settle down with the right woman, he’s got his sights set on the gorgeous redhead who seems terribly familiar.
Eilish is determined to hide her secret. She’ll do anything to keep her child safe, even if that means ignoring her own wishes and desires.
But what happens when Bryan starts to remember? And what will it take for Bryan to convince the girl he forgot that she’s unforgettable?

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

4 Forking stars

‘She didn’t deserve to be forgotten. She deserved to be treasured.’

To be honest, the whole ‘secret baby, don’t tell the father’ trope in romance isn’t one of our favourites. More times than not we don’t feel the reasoning for denying the father knowledge of his child to be justified, leading us to become frustrated with the heroine and siding with the clueless Dad in the scenario.

But… we have a deep affection for this series and adore the collaboration of L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid, so it’s testament to their talent that we dove in despite our hesitancy over the theme of the story. After all, we had heard about Bryan’s carousing, heavy drinking playboy ways previously and were keen to hear his story, to see what lay beneath this wayward man and witness him find love….twice!

“I’m attracted to you on every level. I want you, Eilish. I want you with every breath I take.”

In this instance, we felt Eilish’s reasons for keeping little Patrick a secret from Bryan to be completely justified. After all, Bryan had no recollection of sleeping with her, not even remembering her name after losing huge chunks of his memory due to his over indulgent haze around the time of their one night stand.  It was a night of passion that had Eilish believing she had found ‘the one’ after hero worshipping Bryan for years. For Bryan, however, that night was another in a long line of forgettable conquests thanks to Mr Smirnoff.

“She has more unresolved feelings for you than Perrie Edwards has for Zayn Malik.” (Sean)
I stared at him for several seconds, dumfounded. “Who?”
He threw his hands up in the air. “See. This is half the problem. I should’ve used Jenn and Brad as an example instead. You’re completely out of touch, Bryan. Can you even remember how to seduce a woman?”

After hooking up with Bryan at Ronan and Annie’s wedding and leaving his hotel room humiliated and hurt, three months later, Eilish discovers she’s pregnant with Bryan’s baby. Fast forward five years and Eilish is back in Ireland at the request of her cousin Sean, who she has a really close bond with. He arranges a job for her as the Rugby Team’s Physio which brings her face to face with her nemesis, Bryan.

‘I was the villain of the piece, and we both know it.’

Both Bryan and Eilish are riddled with insecurities and trust issues, can they move on from their past and start afresh? We were completely swept away by the sweet and tender build in the relationship between little Patrick and Bryan and the witty banter between Bryan and Sean. Both big winners for us.

The dream team once again weaved their magic by delivering a story chock full of love, warmth, humour, emotion and loveable characters whom we took to our hearts, once again, delivering their story in their own unique quirky way. We love the way these authors deliver such life like characters. We feel their pain, we embrace their love, and we devour the wittiness and emotional connection between them all, feeling we know them personally.

‘Christ, I needed to stop touching her, because if I thought she was beautiful before, the fact that this woman was the mother of my child gave her a fucking halo. I swear, she glowed. She was radiant. As magnetic as before but also something more.’

Can a beautiful little boy melt the heart of a big burly Rugby player? There were certainly some angsty moments between Eilish and Bryan as we hoped and prayed they could make things work.  We fell in love with the protective, forthright and witty Bryan, he certainly had some wooing to do and he wooed us! There were precious, tender and funny moments throughout. We adore this series.

 


THE RUGBY SERIES by L.H. COSWAY & PENNY REID

The Hooker and the Hermit

                    

The Player and the Pixie

                    

The Cad and the Co-Ed

                     

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THIEF OF HEARTS (Hearts #5) by L.H. COSWAY


4.5 STAR REVIEW :: THIEF OF HEARTS by L.H. COSWAY

Standalone in a series. Sweet, sexy, witty banter…..one of our all time favourite series!

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SYNOPSIS

Seduce the teacher.

Meet the cousin.

Make a deal.

Steal the painting.

Andrea Anderson has no clue of the thoughts churning around in the dark and dangerous ex-con’s head as he enters her classroom. In fact, she’s momentarily lost for words. Not in her entire teaching career has she had a student who looked quite like Stu Cross.

A widow at just twenty-eight, love is something Andie hasn’t considered a part of her life for a very long time. However, when lingering touches turn to whispered words and hot, searching stares, she begins to wonder if maybe she should take a leap of faith.

But Stu is in her class for a reason, and it has nothing to do with love. He’s there to burrow his way into her life and repay a debt, otherwise his family will suffer. Andie is the first person to show him true kindness since he left prison, and though he doesn’t want to mislead her, he doesn’t have another choice.

Before long, Stu can’t tell whether or not he’s acting anymore, and his feelings for Andie could throw all of his carefully crafted plans into complete and utter disarray.

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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

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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 (Six Of Hearts #) by L H Cosway - Can be Standalone : TB 5 Star Read

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:

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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:

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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:

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THE PLAYER AND THE PIXIE (Rugby #2) by PENNY REID & L.H COSWAY

Full-length, romantic comedy.
Standalone in a series and we recommend,
The Hooker & The Hermit (Book #1) too! 

The Player and the Pixie are about to teach each other some pretty monumental lessons about family, life, but most importantly, love.

THE PLAYER AND THE PIXIE by PENNY REID & L.H. COSWAY

Available to purchase below:
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SYNOPSIS

How can someone so smokin’ hot be so bad in bed? I mean, Sean Cassidy is absolute rubbish. RUBBISH. He is the epitome of walking, talking false advertising and I want a refund! Plus he’s an arsehole. So… what is wrong with me that I can’t stop thinking about him? 

THE PIXIE
Lucy Fitzpatrick doesn’t like rugby. 
As the little sister of Ireland’s most infamous rugby player, Lucy can’t seem to escape the championship-sized shadow cast by her big brother, or her mother’s frequent attempts to micromanage her future. Her rainbow hair is as free-spirited as her quest for inner peace, yet overbearing expectations keep bringing her down. And when she’s down, her compulsive little problem lands her in seriously big trouble. 

THE PLAYER
Sean Cassidy is a cold-hearted brute… or so he’s been told. Frequently. By everyone.
His blonde locks, baby blues, and rock hard bod make ladies the world over drool with desire. As the rugby world’s second most infamous player, he should be basking in his success. But Sean has never been content settling for second place, and his frequent confrontations with Lucy’s big brother leave him cold. And when he’s cold, his compulsive little problem lands him in the lap of Lucy Fitzpatrick.

THE PLAN
Sean has a problem only Lucy can solve. Lucy has a problem only Sean can fix. The solution seems obvious: you scratch my back, and I’ll bail you out of jail. But when their business arrangement unexpectedly leaves Sean scorching hot and Lucy on the precipice of inner peace, can they convince the world—and Lucy’s big brother in particular—that this is the real deal? 

Either way, both the Player and the Pixie are about to teach each other some pretty monumental lessons about family, life, but most importantly, love.


The Player and the Pixie

Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

4.5 swoony stars

‘If I knew anything about rugby, I knew it was chock-full of testosterone and egos, and those two were not a good mix.’

We absolutely love LH Cosway and Penny Reid, each Author have a wicked sense of humour and a flair for writing a perfect mix of romance, passion, emotion and well placed comedy. The writing is flawless and the characters, Sean and Lucy, have such strength and individuality that we fell in love with both. We cried with laughter and our pulses skyrocketed at the passion. Sean is a hero to die for and Lucy is the type of heroine who steals your heart. Their story is hilarious and romantic yet sweet and emotional too. At the heart of it was such vulnerability on both sides which simultaneously broke and melted our hearts. Peppered with spot on humour, The Player and The Pixie was an engaging read which we just couldn’t put down.

“You must know how beautiful you are?”

“I’m too big and imposing to be beautiful.

“That’s ridiculous.”

“Is it? Most beautiful things are delicate, so fragile that even to look at them feels like they might break.”

We first met Sean in, The Hooker and The Hermit. He was an arrogant cold arse who’d wronged his team-mate, Ronan. You may think how on earth will I fall in love with this cocky male slapper? Trust us, you will and you will fall hard after he performs a straight tackle on your heart. Sean has become one of those heroes who leaves such an impression you won’t forget him. He will clumsily woo you as his character is so misunderstood. His story will win you over as he makes you laugh at his dry sense of humour, melt over his ‘inadequacies’ and swoon over his masterful teachings. The crux of the story as to how Sean & Lucy come to be is fabulous. It could have gone so wrong but it truly didn’t – it just worked without emasculating Sean in the slightest. In fact it made him that much more of a hero. Heart of gold!

‘She wasn’t odd. She was unique. She wasn’t freaky. She was free-spirited. She was enchanting. Breath-taking. Wonderful. Perfect.’

As for Lucy, what a genuine sweetheart. Being the sister of Ronan, she’s lived in his shadow for as long as she can remember. We met Lucy in Hooker and The Hermit and she’d already won us over with her eccentricity, flamboyance and endearing flightiness. As we sift through her layers, we truly learn what motivates her as well as what brings her crashing down. She’s one of those heroines that you just need to have in your life for the craic yet at the same time you just have this incessant need to hug her. Again, what a big heart!

“All I can think about is you, Sean. I’m into this. Believe me, if it weren’t for certain circumstances, I’d be wooing you like a motherfucker right now.”

It shouldn’t work, surely it can’t work. Can it? The obstacles are humongous….literally. Well, go find out for yourselves as it all starts with a – teach you I will.

“Stop the chit-chat, Cassidy. Put the penis in the vagina and let’s get this dinner train rolling.”

In the end we actually ended up loving this second book more as there was just something about it that truly touched our hearts. We just can’t express how much we love the Cosway-Reid collaborations, they just absolutely bloody work and they never fail to make us laugh out loud as well as fall head over heels at the romance.

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THE RUGBY SERIES by L.H. COSWAY & PENNY REID

The Hooker and the Hermit

                    

The Player and the Pixie

                    

The Cad and the Co-Ed

                     

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OUR TOP 20 SERIES for 2015

2015 saw us falling in love with some amazing new series, feeling conflicted as we said goodbye to some characters we’ve loved yet eager to know how their journey’s would end!
We also read some continuing series and can’t wait for more in 2016!

2015 Fave Series

These are the Top 20 Series that have left their mark on us in 2015
(in alphabetical order)

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BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD by J R WARD

Black Dagger Brotherhood Books

Series Reading Order and Purchase Links

Dark Lover : amazon us | amazon uk
 Lover Eternalamazon us | amazon uk
Lover Awakenedamazon us | amazon uk
Lover Revealedamazon us | amazon uk
Lover Unbound : amazon us | amazon uk
Lover Enshrinedamazon us | amazon uk
Lover Avengedamazon us | amazon uk
Lover Mineamazon us | amazon uk
Lover Unleashedamazon us | amazon uk
Lover Reborn : amazon us | amazon uk
Lover At Lastamazon us | amazon uk
The Kingamazon us | amazon uk
The Shadowsamazon us | amazon uk

 

BORN IN BLOOD MAFIA CHRONICLES by CORA REILLY

Born in blood chronicles

 Series Reading Order and Purchase Links

Bound by Honor : amazon us | amazon uk
Bound by Dutyamazon us | amazon uk 
Bound by Hatred amazon us | amazon uk
Bound by Temptation : amazon us | amazon uk
Bound by Vengeance : Releasing 2015 – No pre order

 

CUT & RUN SERIES by ABIGAIL ROUX

Cut & Run Books

Series reading order and links

 Cut & Run Book #1amazon us | amazon uk
Sticks & Stones #2  : amazon us | amazon uk
 Fish & Chips Book #3amazon us | amazon uk
 Divide & Conquer Book #4amazon us | amazon uk
 Armed & Dangerous Book #5 : amazon us | amazon uk
 Stars & Stripes Book #6amazon us | amazon uk
 Touch & Geaux Book #7amazon us | amazon uk
 Ball & Chain Book #8amazon us | amazon uk
 Crash & Burn Book #9amazon us | amazon uk 

 

GAME ON SERIES by KRISTEN CALLIHAN

Game On

Series reading order and links

The Hook Up :our review| amazon us | amazon uk 
The Friend Zone our review| amazon us | amazon uk
The Game Plan : our review amazon us | amazon uk 

 

HADES HANGMEN SERIES by TILLIE COLE

Hades HANGMEN

Series reading order and links

It Ain’t Me Babe Book #1  : our review amazon  us | amazon  uk
Heart Recaptured Book #2 : our review amazon us | amazon uk
 Souls Unfractured Book #3 : our review amazon us | amazon uk 

 

HEARTS SERIES by L H COSWAY

Hearts Series

 Series reading order and links

Six of Heartsour review | amazon us | amazon uk
Hearts of Fireour review | amazon us | amazon uk
King of Heartsour review | 
amazon us | amazon uk
Hearts of Blue : amazon us | amazon uk

 

IN OTHER WORDS  SERIES by M K SCHILLER

In other words

Series reading order and links

The Other C Word : amazon us | amazon uk | our review
The Other F Word : amazon us | amazon uk | our review
The Other P Word : our reviewamazon us | amazon uk

 

JACK & JILL SERIES by JEWEL E ANN

Jack & Jill

Series reading order and links

End of Day Book One  :: amazon us | amazon uk
Middle of Knight Book Two :: amazon us | amazon uk
*Dawn of Forever – final book releasing Feb 2016*

 

NO MERCY SERIES by LEA GRIFFITHS

No Mercy

Series reading order and links

Bullet to the Heart Book #1 : our review |amazon us | amazon uk
Arrow to the Soul Book #2 : our review | amazon us | amazon uk
  Bone Deep Book #3 : our reviewamazon us | amazon uk
 Kiss of a Blade Book #4 – Expected Publication Early 2016

 

OFF CAMPUS SERIES by ELLE KENNEDY

off campus series

Series reading order and links

The Deal Book #1 : our review amazon  us | amazon uk
The Mistake Book #2 : our reviewamazon us  | amazon uk
The Score Book #3 :  Pre Order amazon us | amazon uk
Releasing 11th January 2016

 

ORIGINALS SINNERS by TIFFANY REISZ

Original Sinners

Series Reading Order and Links

The Red Years Quartet Reading Order
The Adventures of Nora Sutherlin, Dominant and Erotica Writer

The Siren        : amazon us amazon uk
 The Angel       : amazon us | amazon uk
 The Prince      : amazon us | amazon uk
 The Mistress  : amazon us | amazon uk 

The White Years Quartet Reading Order
The Adventures of Eleanor Schreiber, Submissive

White Years

 The Saint    : amazon us | amazon uk
 The King     : amazon us | amazon uk
 The Virgin  : amazon us | amazon uk
 The Queen : amazon us | amazon uk 

 

RUTHLESS PEOPLE by J J McAVOY

Ruthless People

Series reading order and links

 Ruthless People Book #1 : our reviewamazon us | amazon uk
 The Untouchables Book #2 : our reviewamazon us | amazon uk
American Savages Book #3 : our reviewamazon us | amazon uk

 

SWEET HOME SERIES by TILLIE COLE

Carillo Brothers

Series reading order and links

 Sweet Fall Book#2 (Carillo Boys #1) : amazon us | amazon  uk | our review
Sweet Hope Book #3 /Carillo Boys #2 : amazon us  | amazon  uk | our review
 Sweet Soul Book #4 / Carillo Boys #3 :  our reviewamazon us | amazon uk 

 

THE ACES MC SERIES by NICOLE JACQUELYN

The Aces

Series reading order and links

Craving Constellations Book #1 : our reviewamazon us | amazon uk
Craving Redemption Book #2 : our review | amazon us | amazon uk
 Craving Absolution Book #3 : our reviewamazon us | amazon uk
 Craving Resurrection Book #4 : our reviewamazon us | amazon uk

 

THE FLORENTINE SERIES by SYLVAIN REYNARD

florentine series

Series reading order and links

 The Prince Novella #1.5 : our review | amazon us | amazon uk
 The Raven Book #1 : our reviewamazon us | amazon uk
The Shadow Book #2 : Pre Order: amazon us | amazon uk
Releasing 2nd February 2016

 

THE LEGAL BRIEFS SERIES by EMMA CHASE

Legal Briefs

Series reading order and links

Overruled Book #1 : amazon us | amazon uk | our review
Sustained Book #2:
 our review amazon us | amazon uk
Appealed Book #3 : Pre Order : amazon us | amazon uk
Releasing 17th January 2016

 

THE THREE SERIES by KRISTEN ASHLEY

The Three

Series reading order and links

 Until The Sun Fall From the Sky Book #1 : our reviewamazon us | amazon uk
With Everything I Am Book #2 : our reviewamazon us | amazon uk
Wild and Free Book #3 : our reviewamazon us | amazon uk

 

UNTAMED HEARTS by KELE MOON

Untamed Hearts (2)

Series reading order and links

 The Viper Book #1 : our reviewamazon us | amazon uk
 The Slayer Book #2 : our reviewamazon us | amazon uk
 The Enforcer Book #3 Coming Soon!
The Boss Book #4 –
Coming Soon! 

THE BATTERED HEARTS SERIES by KELE MOON
It’s recommended to read The Battered Hearts Series first as their are interconnecting characters:

Battered Hearts

Defying the Odds Book #1 : amazon us | amazon uk
Star Crossed Book #2 : our reviewamazon us amazon uk
Crossing the Line Book #3 : our review |
 amazon us | amazon uk 

 

UNYIELDING SERIES by NASHODA ROSE

Unyielding series

 Series reading order and links

Perfect Chaos Book #1 : our review | amazon us | amazon uk
Perfect Ruin Book #2 : amazon us | amazon uk
 Perfect Rage Book #3 : Releasing February 2016

THE TEAR ASUNDER SERIES
It is recommended to read the Tear Assunder Series before Unyielding.
(TB Reviews)
BOXED SET INCLUDES
With You (Prequel Novella), Torn From You Book #1
Overwhelmed by You Book #2
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Tear Asunder

 

WINSTON BROTHERS by PENNY REID

winston brothers

Series reading order and links

It is recommended to read Beauty & The Moustache Kitting in the City #4 before Winston Brothers
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Truth Or Beard Winston Brothers Book #1 : our review | amazon us | amazon uk
Grin & Beard It Book #2
Releasing 21st July 2016
Beard Science Book #3
Releasing 2016 

 

HAPPY READING! ROLL ON 2016! 

 

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HEARTS OF BLUE : HEARTS SERIES #4 by L.H. COSWAY

Can be read as a standalone.
Star-crossed lovers Karla Sheehan and Lee Cross, a police constable and the thief who steals her heart.

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hearts of blue

 SYNOPSIS

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.

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

✯✯✯✯1/2 Stars

“I’m sorry if I ever hurt you.” Karla
“Hurting with you is better than a painless life without you.”
Lee

This weekend we desperately needed to escape the real world and lose ourselves between the pages of a book. We desired a read that would make us laugh, produce the odd tear here and there and completely envelop us in some witty, sexy, swoony and moving storytelling and who better to fit that bill than the insanely talented L H Cosway. And weren’t we glad we chose Hearts of Blue because we were once more caught up in the engaging and atmospheric beauty of her world and her characters. L H Cosway sure writes addictive stories! There is a warmth to her characters, a cheekiness to her prose and pure love that exudes from her words that has us falling in love with her stories time and again.

We were initially teased by Karla and Lee in King of Hearts and were ecstatic to learn they would be getting a book. Just what did naughty Lee whisper in police constable Karla’s ear that had her blushing? Well, all is revealed in Hearts of Blue, a story about two opposites, on both sides of the law who have an undeniable attraction and sizzling chemistry. They develop some very deep feelings, but just how the hell they were ever going to make this relationship work was anybody’s guess. As the book says….she upholds the law and he certainly breaks it…and in that regard, Lee Cross makes no apologies for his life of crime in any way, shape or form. This man does what he needs to do to support his family and survive and boy didn’t we LOVE this man! Not to mention he has some mad cooking skills!

“You’re kind of incredible.” Lee whispered, “you should come back to mine. We’ll go to bed. I’ll even let you keep your clothes on. I’ll hold you tight, and we’ll fall asleep. “Then we’ll wake up a little while later. You’ll be wet, I’ll be hard, I’ll peel off your clothes and slip into you easily, like I was always supposed to be there. Afterward I’ll cook, and we’ll eat dinner in bed.”

The family dynamics between the Cross boys, Stu, Lee, Trevor and Liam and their cousin Sophie, was so incredibly heart-warming and so flipping beautiful – we constantly sat with huge dopey grins on our faces when they interacted. These guys have had it tough. They’d been forced to grow up and rely on one another and the love, loyalty, banter and camaraderie between the brothers stole our hearts.

“Sometimes the innocent ones are guilty only because the world didn’t give them a chance to stay innocent.”

Karla Sheehan is the flatmate and best friend of Alexis in KOH. This lady has policing in her blood and is a dedicated officer who follows the law to the letter ; quite the opposite to the law breaking brass-necked Lee.   Can she bring him into line or would she be forced to cross the thin blue line into Lee’s world? You’ll have to check it out and see!

“Do you have a lot of enemies, Lee?”
“It comes with the territory, Karla.”

There is something so engaging, unique and compulsive about an L H Cosway story that has us eagerly anticipating her releases. We chomp at the bit to pick them up; with Hearts of Blue we were again consumed by her words. We did have a couple of niggles that prevented this being a 5 star read which mostly related to consistency and factual errors that took us out of the story a couple of times, and we felt this didn’t quite pack the punch her last two reads held for us, but overall this neither detracted from, or impacted on our enjoyment of Lee and Karla’s story.

And some fabulous news that sent our book hearts into overdrive…there will be two more books coming out in 2016! Get set for Hearts on Air and Thief of Hearts.  And who are they about we hear you ask? You’ll find out when you read Hearts of Blue. Come on…you didn’t really think we would spill the beans, did you?

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THE HEARTS SERIES by L H COSWAY

Hearts Series

*Six of Hearts : our reviewamazon usamazon uk
*Hearts of Fire : our reviewamazon usamazon uk
* King of Hearts : our review
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*Hearts of Blueamazon us | amazon uk

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