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!
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.
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.”
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.
This is my first book by LH Cosway and it won’t be the last.
I love everything in this book, the storyline – this forbidden love story – was well written and left you on your toes.
Karla is a police constable, coming from a family where her father thinks she is not worthy of his love, where family doesn’t mean a lot.
Lee on the other hand is a thief, on the other side of the law. But his family is what drives him, he’ll do anything for his brothers.
Lee was swoony as hell and very persistent in his quest to woo Karla but in such a caring way it was almost impossible not to fall for this bad boy. Sure, he is not one of those good boys who you can easily introduce to your parents but his heart was pure.
At first, I didn’t really get the hot and cold behavior Karla had toward Lee but a few pages in I understood why she was this way. She only saw the top of the iceberg, the tainted reputation he had, but everything he did was for his family, for his loved ones.
Their encounters were so hot, I had to stop reading at work!!! You know when your breathing fasten in anticipation… Well it can’t go unnoticed in my office.
I’m very grateful that I got to receive an ARC of this book. I loved it!
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