Series: Hearts #5.75
Also in this series: Six of Hearts, Hearts of Fire, King of Hearts, Hearts of Blue
Published by Indie on January 31, 2017
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Iris Garrigan has nothing. Well, that’s not entirely true. She has her trusty Doc Martin boots. She has her Bowie obsession. And she has the stray cat that sneaks into her bed and keeps her company at night – it’s a quid pro quo relationship. The cat gets a warm body and she gets something alive beside her when she would otherwise be alone. She also has a job. Sure, washing dishes hardly has her rolling in dough, but with no permanent abode it’s the best she can do. She knows her new boss only lets her work in his restaurant out of pity, but she isn’t above cashing in on a little human compassion if it means she can survive to live another day. Everything is going fine until Liam Cross starts to take notice of her, poking his newly minted police badge where it doesn’t belong. And if he doesn’t quit soon her not so legal living situation could find her in hot waters. Little does she know, Liam isn’t just being nosy, he’s trying to help. Iris has no idea that he’s been watching her for months, and that he’s completely enamoured with her strange and peculiar ways. When Liam discovers her secret Iris has two options: stay and face the music or run for the hills. ***Cross My Heart is a contemporary romance novella and tells the story of the youngest Cross brother, Liam Cross.***
Get the first four books in L.H. Cosway’s Hearts series, plus the BRAND NEW bonus novella, Cross My Heart. The Hearts Boxset Bundle includes: Six of Hearts (book #1) Hearts of Fire (book #2) King of Hearts (book #3) Hearts of Blue (book #4) Cross My Heart (bonus novella #5.75)
I was provided a review copy; this did not influence my opinion of the book.
OMG WHYYY does CROSS MY HEART have to be a novella, WHHHYYY? It ended too soon. This little story packed all the punch of a full novel, by L. H. Cosway. It had character development, a bit of angst and steam, and a whole lot of sexual tension.
Homeless and all alone, Iris is struggling to survive. Having been homeless for two years, she’s a fighter! And even though she doesn’t have much to call her own, her pride will not allow her to take handouts. Resisting help is partly due to her pride and largely to do with the distrust in people which formed as she was bounced from one foster care to another and eventually to the streets. Her break came when Lee Cross hired her to work in his restaurant. Not only was she earning money, but the days she worked she knew she would be eating.
Liam Cross noticed Iris instantly. There was something about her that intrigued him, she was elusive and she was beautiful. After many days of watching her, Liam finally decides to find out more about the beautiful Iris. What he finds breaks his heart. He can’t let it go. He can’t let her go.
With this novella, Cosway proved you don’t have to have 400 pages for a story to be good. And perhaps there’s something to that, here there was no filler, just a deliciously good story!