Series: Hearts #5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: Hearts of Blue, Hearts on Air
Also by this author: Six of Hearts, King of Hearts (Hearts, #3), Hearts of Blue, The Player and the Pixie, Showmance, Hearts on Air
Seduce the teacher.Meet the cousin.Make a deal.Steal the painting.
Andrea Anderson has no clue of the thoughts churning around in the dark and dangerous ex-con’s head as he enters her classroom. In fact, she’s momentarily lost for words. Not in her entire teaching career has she had a student who looked quite like Stu Cross.
A widow at just twenty-eight, love is something Andie hasn’t considered a part of her life for a very long time. However, when lingering touches turn to whispered words and hot, searching stares, she begins to wonder if maybe she should take a leap of faith.
But Stu is in her class for a reason, and it has nothing to do with love. He’s there to burrow his way into her life and repay a debt, otherwise his family will suffer. Andie is the first person to show him true kindness since he left prison, and though he doesn’t want to mislead her, he doesn’t have another choice.
Before long, Stu can’t tell whether or not he’s acting anymore, and his feelings for Andie could throw all of his carefully crafted plans into complete and utter disarray.
Thief of Hearts is the next story in the Hearts series; This series is one of my favorites! You meet Stu in an earlier books as the ex of one of the heroines. He is not a particularly likable guy. Honestly, he doesn’t start off well in Thief of Hearts either…
Andie is a young widow, drowning in debt from her late husband’s illness, teaching an adult education class, and living with her eccentric cousin. Stu is required by the terms of his parole to attend her class. He plans to seduce her so he can steal a painting.
Its impossible not to love Andie right away! She is so caring and loving. Her job is a tough one, her cousin is crazy, and she is still paying the debt from private care in the attempt to save her late husband. Because I never really cared for Stu anyway, I was super skeptical of him and not sure I would ever like him as a hero! But, Cosway writes great characters. Stu is more than his past, and Cosway does a great job really showing the reader that.
One thing I have always loved about Cosway’s characters are they are well developed and dynamic. They have so many layers and are so very complex. Cosway’s books tend to be a bit longer because of all the depth in the characters and the story but its still a story I want to devour in one sitting.
[bctt tweet=”No one does character development as well as @LHCosway and Thief of Hearts is a perfect example! ” username=”thebookdisciple”]
- POV: 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: ex con
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone within a series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes with a short epilogue a few months into the future « Hide Spoiler