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‘The best memories live on forever in our hearts.’

The Cracks Duet reminded us why we adore L H Cosway so much. The way this author can bring such warmth, sincerity and relatability to her stories, we feel at one with the pain, the joy, the quirkiness of the characters, not to mention the beautiful soul searing romance that was at the forefront of this story, oh yes, we once again found ourselves falling in love with everything about this authors words.

‘He kissed my lips softly, and I didn’t want to step back. I wanted to step forwards into his arms and be held and caressed. I wanted to be engulfed by him….’

L H Cosway has the ability to take something ordinary and turn it into something refreshingly and wonderfully extraordinary. She has a natural flair for presenting a romance that can move you to the ninth degree one minute, yet have you giggling over witty banter between her characters the next. It’s a trademark of this author, it’s something we love and it’s something that was so evident in Cracks.

“I can only see my dreams clearly when I look through you first.” 

We meet Evelyn and Dylan in their last year of High School as they navigate their way through life, eventually following them through to adulthood. Their story starts off slowly, ensuring we experienced a fondness with these two characters, their families and their beautiful misfit friends. And let us tell you, nothing is spared as our hearts were touched and pummelled through this wonderfully endearing, tragic, sweet, painful and heart-warming story of first love, sacrifice, loss and self-discovery.

“It’s always been you. It only ever will be.”

Dylan and Ev live in St Mary’s Villa in inner city Dublin, it’s a place that sounds fancier than it is. They strike up a friendship which eventually turns into an intense first love and it’s a love you know, in your heart, is soul deep! Nothing could come between these two, or could it?

“You’ve been mine since the beginning of time.”

Evelyn is so sweet, so uplifting – where Dylan sees bleak, dark and dank surroundings, Evelyn sees hope and brightness. Ev is quite content to stay at the Villa’s and won’t leave her 27 year old Aunty Yvonne, who has given Ev a kind, warm and loving home for the past 4 years, nor will she leave her Gran.

By contrast, sweet and swoony Dylan can’t wait to escape his depressing and rough surroundings. Dylan is a planner, he sees his future as being successful and getting out of the Villas as soon as he turns 18, and he wants the love of his life, Evelyn to come with him. Would she relent? Will she stay or go? Will Dylan stay behind for her? Of course we’re not going to tell you, nor are we going to give anything away. As this is a Duet review, A Crack in Everything sets the scene for How the Light Gets In perfectly, so with that in mind, we don’t want to give too much away about the duet as a whole, because there is so much to experience for yourselves.

“You’re sunshine, Evelyn, and there’s nothing but clouds around here.”

What we will say is that this Duet owned us! We were transfixed and unapologetically shed tears at one point, embracing L H Cosway’s words and trusting her with this beautifully quirky, wonderfully sweet, sexy and swoony exploration of first love, the kind of first love that grips you, consumes you, where you make sacrifices for the love of your life. You will be moved and you will lose your heart to these guys!

‘I knew I’d never love anyone in my life like I loved Dylan O’Dea. He would always own my heart. Always.’

Oh and that epilogue……pardon us while we pick our hearts up off the floor! Wow! What a finish!

“This isn’t the end for us. I promise. This is just the in-between. I’ll find you in the after.”


Life used to be simple.

I was a city girl with humble dreams. Then Dylan O’Dea broke into my flat, held me against the wall and told me to stay quiet.
It was like in the movies, where the universe zeros in on a single scene. I looked into his eyes and knew he was going to change me.

For Dylan, the sky was always falling. He showed me how our world is a contradiction of beauty and ugliness. How we choose to ignore the awful and gloss over it with the palatable. How you need just a tiny drop of something unsavoury to create every great scent.

Pretty deep for a pair of teenagers living in a block of council flats in inner city Dublin, right? Probably. But we weren’t typical. We both had our obsessions. Mine was growing things, Dylan’s was scent. He taught me how to use my nose, and I introduced him to the magic of flowers.

I had no idea that one day he’d build an empire from what we started together. But before that, there was love and happiness, tragedy and epic heartbreak…

My name is Evelyn Flynn and I’m going to tell you about the crack in everything.

A Crack in Everything is Book #1 in L.H. Cosway’s Cracks duet.


SYNOPSIS – How The Light Gets In

He came back to me 16 minutes and 59 seconds into Beethoven’s Symphony no. 7.

We parted amid tragedy, so it seemed poetic. Dylan O’Dea, my childhood sweetheart, had once meant everything to me. Now we were strangers, and honestly, after eleven years I never thought I’d see him again.

I lived in the world of the average, of getting paid by the hour and budgeting to make ends meet. But Dylan, he lived in the world of wealth and success. He’d achieved the great things I always suspected he would. The dissatisfaction he’d felt as a teenager had obviously been an excellent motivator.

He started a business from scratch, pioneered a brand, and created perfumes adored by women across the globe. I was just one of the people who’d been there before. Now he was living his best life in the after.

And me, well, I’d been in a dark place for a while. Slowly but surely, I was letting the light back in, but there was something missing. I was an unfinished sentence with an ellipsis at the end. And maybe, if I was brave enough to take the chance, Dylan could be my happy ending.

How the Light Gets In is Book #2 and the concluding instalment in L.H. Cosway’s Cracks duet.

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