Thursday, November 19, 2015

Release Blitz, Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: Hearts of Blue by L.H. Cosway

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Happy Release Day to L.H. Conway and her new book HEARTS OF BLUE. Take a sneak peek into the book below and make sure to enter the giveaway. As a special treat, the author is having a poll on her FB page asking readers to pick a scene from the book that they would like to read from the hero's POV. Stop by her page to vote and the scene that gets the most votes by the end of the Release Week Event will be posted on the author's blog at a later date. Vote HERE!

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Title: Hearts of Blue
Series: Can be read as a standalone
Author: L H Cosway
Release Date: November 19, 2015
Rating: 4.5 stars

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.



Lee didn’t answer, and instead he took a step forward, forcing me to back up if I didn’t want us to collide. The problem with this meant my back hit the wall a moment later.

“You’re so pretty, Snap,” he said, voice low, as he dropped his face to my hair and breathed in.

I wasn’t wearing a hat, and my hair was tied up in a bun. My entire body trembled when he wrapped his arms around my waist, inhaled deeply and pulled me into a hug. This was a distraction, I knew it, and yet, I let him distract me. I wanted to be distracted, and I was just glad that the blinds in his office had been pulled.

Standing in his embrace for at least a minute with silence all around us, I was unable to move. I liked having Lee close, loved the feel of him and how he could make feel so…surrounded. Despite all the warning signs, my attraction to him only grew stronger. There was just something about him that called to me.


His mouth moved against my hair. “What is it, Karla?”

“Why are you hugging me?”

“You looked like you needed to be held.” His response was low, and the affectionate undertone had me swallowing deeply. At long last I summoned the willpower to break the hug. His arms fell away from me easily, my stomach churning with confusion. What the hell was I doing?

I stared at the floor when I spoke. “I have to go.”

Heading for the door, I paused when he said gently, “Hey, I needed it, too.”

It is no surprise Hearts of Blue was another winner for me. I am so in love with everything L. H Cosway has written so far that I am positive that if she wrote a book about a couple of monkeys living in a jungle, I would give at least four stars. Her style is so unique and her stories are so deep and well thought it is always an immense pleasure to be able to read her work.

Hearts of Blue captivated me from the beginning. It was thrilling, fast paced and very original. There wasn’t a single moment when the book slowed down, mostly because of the main characters - Karla and Lee, whom were kick ass, witty and adorable.

"The world isn't blue, isn't lonely any more, and though I was supposed to be the thief she was the one who stole my heart."

Lee Cross is a thief. For as long as he can remember he was involved in something illegal. Doing everything in his power to feed and take care of his brothers. Now, at twenty five he’s too deep in the business to stop. Lee’s also crushing on Karla Sheehan a Constable (police officer).
Karla’s complete opposite of mischievous ‘criminal’ Lee. While she’s chasing the bad guys, Lee seems to be one of them. But the more Lee tries to win her over, the more attracted she’s to him. He’s not exactly the man she’s thought he is.

“This was going to end in disaster. We lived in two different worlds. And yet…”

L.H Cosway pulled out the star-crossed lovers theme very well. It was ‘spicy’ but not overdone. I really admired her ability to not ruin the story with unnecessary drama. I was afraid the whole plot would be overly sexual and the romance would get lost in the middle of forbidden, dirty sex. Fortunately the author managed to balance sex with sweet love.

Karla and Lee’s story was very flirty and sexy. Definitely cute! The banter between the main couple as always was fantastic. The chemistry undeniably scorching. I was smiling and giggling like an idiot anxiously waiting for the MCs to get together and finally do IT. And when it happened I thought I would combust.

Hearts of Blue has a little bit different vibe than ‘King of Hearts’. It’s simpler, lighter, not as emotional or rollercoaster - ish. Which is not necessary a bad thing, I liked the change.

Okay, there were few moments when I missed the extra angst but overall it didn’t influence my enjoyment of the story. It still was gripping, alluring and had the ‘spark’.

What’s more, I loved not only the main characters but every other one. The secondary characters were a fabulous addition to the plot and I am already dying to see more of them. It was good to see Alexis and be able to get few answers and fill in few gaps from ‘King of Hearts’ as well as to meet whole Cross family. Those guys were making me dizzy.

Overall, The Heart Series is like a crack. Seriously dangerous for my mental wellbeing and sanity, yet there is no way in hell that I will ever stop myself from reading it. It just so good and oh just so so bad! It has the same influence on me as chocolate has on my butt. When I’m reading new addition to this series life is perfect, but the moment I finish I want to strangle someone! I always want more…

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.

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King of Hearts
Hearts of Blue

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