Hello lovely booksters!!
Welcome to my stop on the Blog Tour for the beautiful Hearts of Blue by LH Cosway!! I absolutely loved this book, and I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you!
In this post, you’ll find my over the top gushing about this latest treat by Ms. Cosway, a little sneak peak into the world of Karla and Lee to vet your interest and humungous giveaway that you won’t be able to help but enter to win *I know I already did ;)*
Enjoy your visit, peeps ❤
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.
Disclaimer: This is the 4th book in Hearts Series but can be read as standalone, but why would you even want to? 😀
I have been a fan of LH Cosway ever since her work wife, Penny Reid introduced me to her – via a book not in reality of course! And I haven’t looked back since!
“Take your hands off me right now or I’ll arrest you,” I ordered,
“One day, Karla, you’ll understand that me having my hands on you is never a bad thing.”
This is honestly the King of Forbidden Romances and I do not say that lightly. Lee Cross is on the wrong side of the law, always has been, especially since he needed to protect his family. He hasn’t ever needed to apologize for the way of his life, nor he ever will. He did what he had to survive and he doesn’t really regret it. Not until he crosses paths with Karla Sheehan.
I’s easy to adore Lee, you know? He has that innate bad boy charming quality that always, and I do mean always, creep inside of a woman even when she wants to stay away from him.
But I never realised how easy it would be love him, especially once he opened up – not just about his past, but about himself. He has had the shittiest hand dealt to him, but he still rose above it, just not in the way we judgmental hypocrites “should” have wanted him to.
“Everybody’s always so quick to judge, but we’re all born into our own patch. Some patches are worse than others, and yeah, most of the time you get a choice on what way to live. Trouble is, sometimes the choice is between bad and worse.”
I know what you must be thinking, it’s easy to make excuses, to want to believe the best of everyone – I know how true that is, I work with criminals every single day, I know for some it is a lifestyle, but for some it is a choice – and believe me there is hell of a difference between those two. And Lee falls in the latter category!
*Also, I know I am talking about a fictional character – I ain’t insane*
“If I wasn’t me and you weren’t you, I’d go home with you in heartbeat. You know that, right?”
“It’s because you’re you and I’m me that we want each other, Karla. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Karla on the other hand, isn’t easy to like – not because she is a bitch or even because she isn’t a character that is likable – but it’s mostly because of my frustration when she wouldn’t just accept her fate and just end up with Lee – but fictional characters never really go the way you want them to, do they? *sigh*
Karla has always walked the straight and narrow, not just because she likes being a cop but because she has something to prove, to her boss and to her father (that is a backstory I will let you discover for yourself!)
Karla and Lee are explosive together, not just because of the forbidden attraction between them, but because they both see each other for they actually are! And I could physically feel Karla’s struggle between following her heart and following her rules – so much so that I actually had to put my iPad aside just to get my bearings in order!!
“I’m sorry if I ever hurt you,”
“Hurting with you is better than a painless life without you.”
See here’s the thing with LH Cosway, she has the ability to take a tried and tested formula and while she treats it the same way every author does, she does with a flair that is purely Cosway, a flair that I have come to expect and adore from her and Hearts of Blue isn’t any exception – because this is a story of hope, of understanding and of accepting and a story of loyalty – everything that results in a love that is enduring and forever.
“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 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.”
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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.