Welcome to today’s stop on the blog tour for King of Hearts by L.H. Cosway!
King of Hearts by L.H. Cosway
Series: Hearts #3 (full reading order below)
Release Date: July 16th 2015
Welcome to the City, London’s most prestigious square mile, where finance reigns and Oliver King is a rising prince.
I used to rule the world.
There might be wolves on Wall Street, but there were crocodiles in Canary Wharf. Some of us craved money. Some of us craved power.
I liked money, and power had its advantages, but what I really wanted was to excel, to surpass the men who came before me. I never cared much for love and romance until I met Alexis.
I could feel it the very moment she walked into the interview, with her outspoken charm and vivacious personality. She cast all the others in shadow, made me laugh when life held no humour. Our friendship should have remained professional, but it wasn’t long before the lines started to blur.
You know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men? Well, I never foresaw where my plans would lead, and only in my darkest hour did I finally see the light…
You can have all the money and prestige in the world and still be the poorest man alive. And love, well, I hate to use a tired old cliché, but love can be the thing that truly sets you free.
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“I never stopped loving you, not even in my darkest hour.”
Oh, how I adored King and Alexis’s story. I’d been so looking forward to it – from the moment I met Oliver King in Hearts of Fire, I needed to know how he became such a broken man who drinks away his pain. And L.H. Cosway absolutely doesn’t disappoint with King of Hearts. I was swept away by King and Alexis’s beautiful romance – I couldn’t put this book down!
King of Hearts is split into two parts – the before and the after. The before takes place six years prior to the start of Hearts of Fire, when Oliver King is a wealthy, successful businessman. He’s mysterious and intriguing, and his new assistant, Alexis Clark, finds herself fascinated by her new boss. But she places her feelings on hold so that she can do her job… even though the chemistry between them is incredibly hot and intense. I absolutely LOVED the banter between Alexis and King – Alexis herself is a feisty, funny woman, but the two of them together is like magic. The banter only ups the sexual tension between them, and soon enough, the lines become blurred, and King and Alexis can’t stay away from each other.
“I could lose the run of myself inside a woman like you, Alexis.” He paused before muttering under his breath, almost absently, “And I fear if I made you my queen, I could no longer be a king.”
I adored the way Alexis and King slowly fell for each other – they felt so real, and did I mention how HOT the chemistry is between them? They have a bit of a forbidden thing going on, since they are boss and assistant, but I was rooting for them from the start.
As much as I enjoyed the budding romance, I was also on the edge of my seat, waiting to get to the after. We find out how King tragically fell from grace, and my heart broke for both King and Alexis. Years pass, and Alexis manages to find her lost love, but he’s changed dramatically from the man she fell in love with all those years ago. One thing that hasn’t changed, though, is the fierce love they have that’s absolutely worth fighting for. I so admired Alexis’s strength and tenacity. King has always been IT for her, so of course she’ll fight for him, for them.
Even though it had taken years, finding him had been the easy part. Healing him would be the greatest challenge I’d ever faced.
King of Hearts was an absolute delight to read. I highly recommend this book, and series. Even though it can be read as a standalone, I recommend reading Hearts of Fire first. Also? I just want to say that I’m SO GLAD that there’s going to be another book in the series! I can’t freaking wait for Hearts of Blue – I totally squealed when I saw who it’s going to be about!
Quotes are taken from the arc and are subject to change in the final version.
Reading Order: Hearts series
#1 ~ Six of Hearts: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Audible • Goodreads
#2 ~ Hearts of Fire: My Review • Ebook • Paperback • Goodreads
#3 ~ King of Hearts: 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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The author is giving away one prize pack open international which includes:
Signed King of Hearts paperback, King of Hearts tote bag, King of Hearts key ring and L.H. Cosway swag
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I love this series so much!! Six of hearts became one of my favorite books instantly!