King of Hearts – 5 Stars

king of hearts

L.H. Cosway

Hearts Series (Book 3)

Release Date: July 16, 2015

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book blurb

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.

Six of Hearts (Book 1)

six of hearts

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Hearts of Fire (Book 2)

hearts of fire

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excerpt

What he said made me curious, so I went on, “What do you do to deal with the stress?”

He gave me a wan smile, and there was something in his expression that struck me as sad somehow. Rubbing at his chin, he answered, “Hmmm, when I’m stressed out…a nice glass of top shelf whiskey usually does the trick.”

“That makes sense,” I said and walked around his desk before taking a seat in front of him. “You know, I always thought it was poor people who did drugs, to escape the bleakness of their realities. Now I’m thinking maybe the practice is most common at the top and the bottom of the ladder. Perhaps the best place to be is somewhere in the middle.”

“Not necessarily. I’m at the top. Do I look high to you?”

The deadpan way in which he said it made me laugh. I leaned forward and teased, “I’m not sure. Let me have a look at your pupils.” Surprising me, King rose from his seat, walked around his desk and came to kneel in front of me. Before I knew it his face was mere inches from mine.

“Go ahead,” he said, voice low.

Whoa, Oliver King’s face right up close…I wasn’t sure what to do with that. I guess he didn’t realise the effect he had on this very non-gay lady, because he seemed entirely unselfconscious. His eyes were beautiful, his lashes long and golden, his skin smooth with a hint of stubble around his jaw, and his lips were just…I had no words. Sculpted and masculine was probably the only way I could think to describe them.

I realised I was staring at those lips a little too closely when my eyes flicked back to his. A moment ago he was smiling, but now that smile was transforming into a thoughtful frown.

I cleared my throat. “Your pupils look fine.”

King exhaled a small breath and I watched as his attention went from my eyes to my cheeks, nose, chin, and then finally to my lips. He looked like he was about to say something when suddenly Gillian’s voice filled the room.

“Mr King, Jenson Gellar is on the phone. Shall I put him through?”

contest

The author is giving away one prize pack open international which includes:

Signed King of Hearts paperback,

King of Hearts tote bag,

King of Hearts key ring and L.H. Cosway swag

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about the author

L.H. Cosway

ls coswayL.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.

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my review

 5 Stars

Have you ever read a book that you absolutely loved and wanted everyone to read but you’re not totally sure how to express the genius hidden between the covers without sharing the plot twists?!? That’s me right now. This book blew me away. The romance between Alexis and Oliver in King of Hearts went beyond all of my expectations. I absolutely adored their story.

Right from the start, I was amused and entertained by Alexis and Oliver. Their quick wit and banter made me giggle and I was crushing hard on the two. I thought they were both charming and incredibly engaging. I loved every moment they pushed each other’s boundaries while fighting their attraction and lust for one another. I highly anticipated the moment their relationship would change from coworkers to lovers.

It was evident from the start that Alexis and Oliver belonged together but their journey toward happily ever after was not at all what I envisioned after reading the book’s blurb. The hardships and troubles that they had to overcome tugged at my heart and endeared their characters to me. It’s truly a spectacular story.

King of Hearts is a top recommendation for me.  I loved every single minute I spent with this couple – I was totally enraptured with their lives and romance.

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