Series: Hearts #4
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: Thief of Hearts, Hearts on Air
Also by this author: Six of Hearts, King of Hearts (Hearts, #3), The Player and the Pixie, Showmance, Thief of Hearts, Hearts on Air
She upholds the law. He breaks it.
Two blue hearts, both alike in braveryIn not-so-fair London, where we lay our sceneFrom gun crime to petty theftWhere family is blood and survival makes hands uncleanIn this place, we find two hearts who should be foesAnd yet, amidst the turmoil their love still growsMisadventure abounds and the divide will bring them strifeBut 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
Hearts of Blue was exactly what I expect from LH Cosway. I have loved this series and I think this cover is probably one of my all time favorites! Its just stunning. Snap (Karla) and Lee are lovable characters. Lee is an actual bad boy-he is breaking the law frequently. Karla is literally a good girl-she is a cop. These two define star crossed lovers. Yet, the story isn’t cliche at all! You truly cannot condemn Lee for his choices and you can totally understand Karla’s struggle. As much as you want them to be together, you completely understand and agree with why its so difficult! And through it all, LH Cosway makes you genuinely love both of them-flaws and all. It really is a great book! The plot moves along well, you get a peak at Alexis during her separation from King (you don’t have to read King of Hearts first, but it will spoil a few things for you if you don’t!), and you get to meet the rest of the Cross boys (with whom the series will continue!). Honestly, I am beginning to think LH Cosway is unable to write a book I don’t love. She gets me every time and Hearts of Blue was no exception!
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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.
From Hearts of Blue:
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.”