Welcome to today’s stop on the SIX OF HEARTS tour!! SIX OF HEARTS is definitely a book you don’t want to miss.
Six of Hearts by L.H. Cosway
Series: Hearts #1 (full reading order below)
Release Date: July 28th 2014
Step right up and meet Jay Fields: Illusionist. Mentalist. Trickster.
I think in triangles. You think in straight lines.
I show you a table and make you believe it’s a chair.
Smoke and mirrors, sleight of hand, misdirection. I trick and deceive.
But most of all, I put on a good show.
The world thinks I killed a man, but I didn’t. Bear with me. It’s all a part of the plan.
Revenge is what I want. I want it for me and I want it for her.
I want it for all six of us.
She doesn’t remember me, but she’s the reason for everything. She’ll be my prize at the end of all this – if I can hold onto my willpower, that is. Maybe I’ll slip up a little, have a taste, just a small one.
So go ahead and pick a card. Come inside and see the show. Look at my hands, look so closely that you can’t see what’s happening while you’re so focused on looking. I’ll be destroying your world from right here in the spotlight.
You’ll never see me coming until it’s too late.
I’ve only got one heart, and after I’ve pulled off my grand deception I’ll hand it right to her.
So, sit back, relax, and let my girl tell you our story. You’re in for one hell of a ride.
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First off, that blurb right there. It sucked me in and had me dying to have my hands on this book. I’d never read anything by L.H. Cosway before, but that blurb had me hook, line and sinker. And the second I got a copy of Six of Hearts, I devoured it! It was like nothing I’ve ever read before, and I’m so glad I read it. Six of Hearts was intriguing, unique, and so much fun to read. It’s about a man’s quest for revenge–and how he falls in love along the way.
Jay is an illusionist, and after being slandered by the media, he wants to take legal action. This is where the heroine Matilda comes in–her father is a lawyer, and she works in his office. I won’t go into anything more specific, because it’s best to experience this book not knowing much (besides the blurb). This book had plenty of twists and turns, and L.H. Cosway does an excellent job of creating suspense that had me on the edge of my seat.
The heroine, Matilda, is the kind of girl who’s relatable and likable. She has a subtle kind of humor I liked, and she’s very sassy towards Jay. She’s sweet and innocent, whereas Jay is charming and charismatic. I loved that Matilda and Jay form a friendship first–especially because the chemistry between them causes so much tension. Their forming friendship was so much fun to read–Jay and Matilda have so much great banter, and Jay becomes very protective of Matilda.
Matilda has a hard time resisting Jay–he’s the kind of guy you can’t help falling for. He’s sexy and charming, and definitely cocky at times. He had me grinning so much at times, but what I loved most was how he’s so incredibly sweet to Matilda.
“You’re the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever felt.”
It actually took me a while to warm up to Jay, but he was just too intriguing not to want to know more about. He’s very secretive, but throughout the story, you can see how his quest for revenge unravels. All the while, his and Matilda’s heartfelt romance blooms.
I was sucked in to Jay and Matilda’s story from start to finish. They have a romance that unfolds at the perfect pace–it’s got the perfect amount of sweet and sexy. Jay’s quest had me intrigued, but the only–main–downside to the book was the predictability. I wanted something more mysterious, but from the get-go, we know the basics. Still, I’d highly recommend giving Six of Hearts a try. It’s definitely a book that you won’t forget anytime soon. 4 hearts!
My favorite quote:
“The maybes could go on forever, Watson, but we both know that mystery is better than the truth. So why not live with the magic? Be a kid again and believe in the fantastical. Life is more fun with a little smoke and mirrors.”
Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.
Now here’s an excerpt from Six of Hearts! ❤
Jay tugs on my hand and leads me out to the back garden, where the sun is shining down warmly. “I created a magic trick just for you. I think I have it perfected.”
“For me? Seriously?” I ask in delight. He hands me what looks like a small beige chicken’s egg, placing it in my upturned palm.
“It’s an egg,” I say, stating the obvious.
Jay nods. “Just keep watching.” He passes his hand over it once, and it starts to crack, like maybe there’s a tiny chick inside. Then he passes his hand over the top of it again, and it cracks completely open. I gasp with surprise as five gorgeous red and black butterflies with white spots practically explode from the shell, their wings flapping through the air. They flutter all around me, and my heart lifts when one of them comes to sit on my shoulder.
“Oh, wow,” I whisper, smiling like crazy and trying my hardest not to move. Another comes and sits on my hand, tickling me and making me giggle.
When I look at Jay, his eyes are shining bright under the sun as he soaks up my reaction, his mouth curving ever so slightly at the edges. I’m not even going to ask him how he did it. I’m locked in his spell, and I don’t want to break it.
“That was amazing,” I say to him when the butterflies have all finally flown away.
Stepping closer, he takes my chin between his thumb and forefinger. “Look at those eyes, so full of wonder. I love your reactions. They make me feel like I can reclaim the childhood I never had.”
His heartfelt words make my throat tighten with empathy. I feel like hugging him, but I can’t. It would be…too much
Reading Order: Hearts series
#1 ~ Six of Hearts: Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Hearts of Fire: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#3 ~ King of Hearts: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#4 ~ Hearts of Blue: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#5 ~ Thief of Hearts: Goodreads (2016)
#6 ~ Hearts on Air: Goodreads (2016)
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.
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