Also in this series: Six of Hearts, Hearts of Fire, King of Hearts, Thief of Hearts
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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.
Hearts of Blue has been put onto Kindle Unlimited and will no longer be available on the other retailer sites.
I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
Happy Release Day to L.H. Cosway 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.
Tour Poll for Male Pov Scene:
Which scene from Hearts of Blue would you most like to read from Lee’s perspective?
The football riot scene.
The warehouse rave scene.
Karla & Lee’s ‘first time’ at the night club.
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.”
❝The thin blue line would always lie between us, with me on the side of order and him on the side of chaos.❞
I loved Karla and Lee’s story! L.H. Cosway is such a talented story teller. The way she weaves her words together is spell-binding and addictive. There were so many swoon-evoking quotes, I nearly highlighted the whole book!
We were first honored with a glimpse into Karla and Lee’s chemistry in King of Hearts. By the end of the book, I couldn’t wait to get their story.
❝I was barely breathing once he finished talking, and my thighs were clenched so tight I was in danger of pulling a muscle.❞
Karla Sheehan is the daughter of a career police officer. Not only is she “doing a man’s job” – a police constable, her father isn’t happy about it. A chauvinist at heart, he believes she is best suited for an office job or a housewife. She has to prove herself, day in and day out to him, the men she works with, as well as her superiors. She takes pride in her job, and she does it well.
Lee Cross was one of four boys who survived an unfair childhood. Lee is the reason he, his brothers and cousin survived. When you are hungry, cold and alone, you don’t have the luxury to think about what is right and what is wrong, or make decisions that follow the rules and societal constructs, you search for the quickest. His actions were not morally acceptable, but they worked. He and his family survived, they didn’t starve, they were all together, and they had a solid roof over their heads.
❝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.❞
A story of forbidden love, Karla and Lee must reconcile their lives and figure out a way to make them fit into the others life. Lee’s character was fabulously sexy, and swoon-worthy. He was a little alpha, a little arrogant and a lot loyal and caring. He was perfect! The banter between Lee and Karla was funny and sexy, and provided for some off-the-charts sexual chemistry.
❝One day, Karla, you’ll understand that me having my hands on you is never a bad thing.❞
As always with books written by Ms. Cosway, the secondary characters were more than characters, they were the supporting cast. Each having their role, each helping to provide the foundation for a great book. And speaking of books, I. CANNOT. WAIT. for ‘Thief of Hearts’!
Hearts of Blue is book #4 in the Hearts series. While this could most definitely be read as a standalone, you don’t want to do that, because you will miss out on all the goodness of the three books prior in the series. (There are minor spoilers in this book about book #3, King of Hearts.)
♥ READ THE BOOKS ♥
Six of Hearts
Hearts of Fire
King of Hearts
Hearts of Blue