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HEARTS ON AIR (Hearts Series #6) by L H COSWAY : REVIEW & SNEAK PEEK


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Standalone friends to lovers, second chance romance

 

SYNOPSIS

3 weeks. 5 cities. 15 impossible stunts. One reality show.

Trevor Cross came into Reya Cabrera’s world with a bang and faded out with a whimper. They vowed to make it work, but life had other plans. After chasing his TV dreams for years, Trev finally became the UK’s next big reality star, but he alienated his family and friends in the process. Now he finally has everything he ever wanted. Women. Money. Fame. But none of it means anything when he doesn’t have the one thing that matters most: love.

Money leaves a gaping hole. Fame surrounds him with loneliness. And no woman makes him feel like Reya used to before the whirlwind of success pulled them apart.

He has a plan to get her back. However, with a hectic filming schedule looming, the only way to do that is to convince her to come on the road with him. Reya has been stuck in a rut for a while, and the opportunity to travel across Europe and play her music for new audiences seems like heaven. The only catch? She has to do it with the one boy who ever got close enough to break her heart. But he’s not a boy anymore, and as she gets to know him again she can’t deny her respect for the man he’s become.

Every time she’s around him her heart feels full of air, like a balloon about to pop. Little does she know, Trev’s feelings are just as tumultuous as hers. One thing’s for sure, these three weeks on the road together will either make them whole again or break them irrevocably.

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Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte

“We’re making memories tonight, Reya Cabrera, isn’t it exciting?”

It’s hard to believe it’s been three years since we first fell in love with this series, and still, our hearts beat with excited anticipation with each new release. We’ve absolutely loved meeting new characters along the way, becoming completely enamoured with every one of them, experiencing their stories that always find that special place in our hearts.

In Hearts On Air, L.H. Cosway again delivers a story delivered with heart, together with the witty and engaging dialogue this author is known and loved for. And again, she’s had us delighting over a mischievous, cheeky hero with that little boy charm she does so brilliantly. Though, Trevor did test our resolve once or twice!

“No one’s ever told you to act right because they’re too dazzled by how good-looking you are. They’re too busy feeling blessed that you deign to grace them with your presence. “

Trevor and Reya’s story is a friends to lovers, second chance romance that had its ups and downs and follows two years on from the free prequel Novella, One Epic Night.  We fill in the gaps from Trevor and Reya’s intense night, and even more intense feelings, as their relationship shifted from friends to lovers’ status, leaving us hanging for the conclusion to those unfolding events.

Now, two years later Trevor is committed to righting his wrongs, and by hook or by crook, he plans to once again win the trust and heart of Reya Cabrera. But can he make her forget the hurt and win her over? Time will tell!

“Because you’re the best friend I ever had, and losing you is my biggest regret, the worst thing that ever happened to me.”

Told from Reya’s POV we learn Reya also has issues from her past that haunt her, to which Trevor isn’t a party to. Trevor too is dealing with a disorder he needs to keep in check.

We loved the start of Hearts on Air and the last part of the story won us over completely. We did struggle a little with the pacing of the middle which at times felt a little repetitive and tended to drag somewhat as Trevor and Reya attempt to rebuild their friendship and relationship.

“No, I know you care about me. You just don’t care enough. I’m not asking for the world, Trev. I’m not asking for much at all.”

In saying that, there was much we loved about this story, most of all the unique and beautiful voice of L.H. Cosway, trusting her to bring it home and boy…she certainly did that.

There was an element in this story that had our hearts positively soaring and tears streaming down our faces as we once again caught up with the characters we’ve loved implicitly. In fact, it had us wanting to go back and re-read some of them to once again experience those tangible emotions we remember all too well.

L.H. Cosway is an absolute gem of a storyteller. There is a warmth and humour to her stories that ensures we will keep coming back time and time again. Her ability to bring such realness to her characters, as though we know them personally, is something we particularly enjoy. Whilst we’re sad to be saying goodbye to this series, we’ll be waiting with baited breath and anticipated hearts for her next fabulous story and some brand new characters to fall in love with!

“We spend so much time striving for status that we don’t realise it’s the people in our lives that bring us real happiness.”


SNEAK PEEK AT HEARTS ON AIR


The train started to move and a fizzle of excitement ran through me. This was it. We were on our way. I hadn’t travelled much in my life, just back and forth to Spain a few times when I was a kid to visit family. My parents emigrated from Madrid when they were in their late teens to make a life for themselves in London. I was looking forward to visiting Barcelona because I’d never been there, but Madrid not so much. There were too many memories there, and memories made me hear my mother’s voice in my head.

¿Por qué nunca dices la verdad? Estás tratando de arruinarnos con tus mentiras.

Why do you never tell the truth? You are trying to ruin us with your lies.

My thoughts had me feeling unsteady. Trev’s breathing deepened and I suspected he’d nodded off. I pulled my notebook from my small handbag and began to write.

Close your eyes and pick a word.

Describe the person you see in your head.

Not the one in theirs.

Take your time.

Take your time.

Tómate tu tiempo

Don’t be scared. Don’t overthink.

Strong, good.

Proud, better.

Flawed, yes.

Truthful, always.

We are all a work in the making.

Even when we end we are unfinished we’re never really finished.

I was scribbling for a couple more minutes when Trev’s voice startled me. “Can I see?”

I froze, goosebumps claiming my skin, then turned to him. “You know I don’t like that.”

“But I’m gonna hear you sing them eventually. Why can’t I read the lyrics?”

I worried my lip, thinking on it as I shut my notebook. “Because words without music are far too revealing. The music massages their starkness. Most people are too busy listening to the melody to realise you’re baring your soul.”

Trev stared at me for a long, long moment. “So, if I read your lyrics it’s like discovering a secret, but if I watch you play I’m too dazzled by the music to hear the truth?”

I shrugged and looked away, feeling self-conscious now. “Something like that.”

“It’s not just the music that dazzles people, you know. It’s you.”

I glanced back at him and he reached out to tuck a strand of hair behind my ear. I inhaled and shifted away slightly. “What do you mean?”

“I was always fascinated when I watched you perform,” he confessed and my breath caught. “You’d start out all prim and proper, so dignified in those long, flowy dresses you wear on stage, your back straight, chest forward. Then you’d start to play and you’d slowly unravel. By the end of one song your hair would fall from its clip, by then end of the next, the straps of your dress would be loose at your shoulders. You were so real. You fucking slayed me. You mesmerised everyone and that’s because you were so unaware.”

I had no words, no idea how to respond. I never expected him to say something like that, not with the low rumble of the engine and the chatter of other passengers surrounding us.

“Are you trying to butter me up? Am I going to be sleeping in the broom closet instead of sharing with Leanne when we arrive in Brussels?” I asked, needing to break the intensity of the moment, the honesty of it. He was making me feel too many things.

He smiled, seeming to guess I was embarrassed, and shot back, “Nah, but I might need you to wash my underwear as part of your PA duties.”

I cocked a brow. “Only your underwear? How very specific.”

“I’ll get Neil to do my clothes, but I thought I’d save the honour of my dirty jocks for you,” he said and winked.

“Delightful,” I chuckled.

“How about this, if you do mine I’ll do yours.”

“Oh, romantic.”

“Only for you, Reyrey,” he said, using my old pet name. It was the first time he’d used it in over two years and I felt . . . conflicted. Although, it was going to happen eventually the more time we spent together.

 


THE HEARTS SERIES by L.H. COSWAY


Standalone/Series

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.

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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.

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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.

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THIEF OF HEARTS BOOK FIVE

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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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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Standalone/Series

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.

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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.

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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:
Amazon US | Amazon UK


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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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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.

 Hearts of Blue  : amazon us | amazon uk

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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