Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Reviews Six of Hearts + Hearts of Fire by L.H. Cosway

Title: Six of Hearts
Author: L.H. Cosway
Series: Hearts
Release Date: July 26th 2014


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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I didn't start the series with this book. Nope. I started with book two. Fell in love with the style, the characters, the author. Became an instant hit, so of course that I had to read this one too.

I was not disappointed.

Ms. Cosway has a way with words, a style that immediately pulls me in and won't let me go. I started the book, only to realize it was really late - or early - and I, grudgingly, put it down, only to pick it back up after I slept a little.

That, in my case, means it's an awesome book. Nothing else mattered but reading it.

This felt a little bit different than the second one, but still good. Loved Matilda - Watson, heh - and Jay. Yes, he was a teensy bit frustrating but then he came to his senses and all was well. 

I liked the twists and turns. The secondary characters. The storyline. Development and dynamic between Matilda and Jay. They were constantly bantering, making me laugh. The hot scenes were, without a doubt, hot and not cheesy. 

What can I say? I now have a new fave author and a new fave series. Can't wait for more. 

5 stars. 

Title: Hearts of Fire
Author: L. H. Cosway
Series: Hearts
Release Date: March 9th 2015


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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Loved, loved, LOVED it!

I was pulled in, right from the very beginning. I love Lille and her artsy ways, and don't get me started on Jack. Holy mother, he's made it onto my BBF list, for sure!

The story is unique. I, for one, have never read anything like it. I also have to admit I never went to a circus - I am not a fan of clowns - but I may reconsider, heh.

The storyline was good; the character dynamic, development. The feels. The many, many feels. This book made me laugh, it made my heart break and it made me swoon. Oh and certain characters pissed me off but they got theirs.

5 major stars for this book and I have a feeling I have a new fave series, because I'm gonna read the first book AND the third one, once it's out!

I am definitely going to reread it and it will also look very pretty on my shelf, in paperback format.  

Author Bio

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.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.

Books by L.H. Cosway

Hearts series

Six of Hearts #1
Hearts of Fire #2
King of Hearts #3 --- COMING JULY 16TH
  Hearts of Blue #4 --- TBA

Painted Faces series

 Painted Faces #1
Killer Queen #2

The Ultimate Power series

Tegan's Blood #1
Tegan's Return #2
Tegan's Magic #3
Tegan's Power #4

Florence Vaine series

A Strange Fire #1
A Vision of Green #2


The Hooker and the Hermit [with Penny Reid]

The Nature of Cruelty

Still Life with Strings

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