Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Release Blitz: Hearts of Blue by LH Cosway

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Happy Release Day to L.H. Conway 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. Vote HERE!
hearts of blue
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.

4.5 star Review by Jen Skewes

A great book is a book that you cannot put down once you start reading it.  It is a book that captivates you from the very start.  It makes you fall in love with the characters and feel with them.  It leaves you with a book hangover and still thinking of the characters the next day.  After reading Hearts of Blue by LH Cosway I can tell you that this book has all of the above.  It is no surprise really.  I love everything that I have read by this author.  She knows how to write beautiful stories about unique individuals.  They are stories that are different from what I usually read.  HOB is a forbidden romance, which yes it something we all love and have read before.  But this one is still different in it’s own way.

Karla is a police officer who is very dedicated to her job.  Lee Cross is a thief is will do what it takes to protect and provide for his family.  They are both on opposite ends of the law but neither one of them can deny the attraction and chemistry that they feel when they are near each other.  As much as Karla knows she should stay away he is always in her thoughts.  And Lee will do what he can to prove just how much they belong together. 

Lee Cross is a thief, but a thief with a huge heart.  His family is everything to him.  When he was a teenager he was left in a position where he had no choice.  And this is part of what draws him to Karla even more.  She sees that deep down he really is a good guy who loves his family.  While she may not agree with his choices in life she knows that he had his family’s best interest at heart.  She also sees how much he loved them and will do anything for them.  Karla feels the connection that they have but given her position she is not sure being with him is the right thing to do.  It has the potential to destroy her and her career.  But sometimes the heart wants what the heart wants and staying away from Lee Cross is not as easy as it seems.  When lines are crossed you have to ask, can a thief and a police officer really make this work?  Will there come a point where one will make a choice between work and love?  Hmmmmm, you will have to read to find out.

There is just something about Lee Cross that I loved.  I don’t know if it was the fact that he had a good heart and down deep down was a good guy, or was it his sexiness and dirty talk that got me?  Either way I loved the guy and at times found myself smiling at the thing he would say.  I loved his flirtatious moments with Snap (his nickname for Karla).  But I also loved the sexy and sweet moments as well.  I loved how much he loved his family and wanted to protect them.  While his means of providing for them may not have been the best, seeing it from his side of the story you begin to understand his decisions and motives and you cannot help but love him for it.  Regardless of how wrong it is. 

Karla was very dedicated to her job and helping people, no matter who they were.  I felt how much she wanted Lee but was so conflicted on her feelings for him, which I completely understand.  Being a police officer and falling for a thief puts you in one hell of a bad situation.  Especially when dealing with the Cross family. But being with Karla made Lee want to be a better person, to finally be able to walk on the right side of the law.  But unfortunately there are still prices to pay and obstacles to cross before these two can truly be together and be happy. 

I always look forward to LH Cosway’s books.  She creates such amazing, unique, beautiful and loving characters.   Karla and Lee fit so well together.  You have to ask how can thee two even be together.  How can someone who is on the right side of the law and never one to even stray be able to make with work with someone like Lee?  But Ms. Cosway made it work.  And she made it work in a way that you were rooting for the two of them the entire time.  I felt the connection between them.  I loved the moments when they were together.  I wanted them to make it work, for them to find a way no matter what.  Because they were just so perfect together, and because you felt the love between them and you saw how much they cared.    

I cannot write this reiew without mentioning Lee’s family.  I didn’t just fall in love with Lee Cross, I fell in love with his entire Cross family.  I specifically have this thing for Trevor and cannot wait for his story.  Once again LH Cosway has created another unique and beautiful story about love between two people that come from completely opposite worlds.  But yet somehow they find their way into each other’s hearts.  I did not want to put this book down from the moment thtat I started reading it.  And when it was all over I did not want to let go of Lee and Snap.  Another aming job by LH Cosway

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. “Lee.” 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.
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Hearts of Fire
King of Hearts
Hearts of Blue

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