*I received a copy of this book in exchange for honest review*
When I got a message from a friend asking if I would like to review a book called the Six of Hearts by L.H Cosway I thought I had not read any of her books before, but I will take a look at the synopsis, and oh boy!! As soon as I read it, I knew my answer was going to be a big fat YES!!! I was more than happy to step right up, and meet Jay Fields: Illusionist, Mentalist, and Trickster. The book sounded good, and it really was.
"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."
I really enjoyed the storyline; I was sucked in from the start, after reading the prologue, and didn’t want to put it down. L.H Cosway kept me guessing, and I was intrigued as to see how it was all going to unfold. I want to know what Jay’s secret was. Every time I thought I had figured it out or what was going to happen, then something would happen that would make me second guess what I was thinking. I have to admit I only really work it all at the end, when all the pieces started to fall into place. There was definitely a few Ah ha!! Moments,
"Isn't it more exciting not knowing, just letting the possibilities be endless?
The story is told from Matilda POV, I thought Matilda was great and she made me laugh so many times, with the things she said, lots of mouth engaged before brain moments. Loved the way she thinks, her inner dialogue, there was an innocent about her. I like that I got to know her fears, her insecurities and her feelings, especially when it came to all things to do with the heart.
“He has this magnetic energy that make me feel anxious and excited, all at once”
”I want epic love, like you see in the movies. I want it so desperately that it fills my heart when I like about the possibilities of ever losing it.”
I loved Jay it wasn’t just that he was hot, sexy, and had tattoos and that he made me smile every time he said “dahlin”. There was just something about him. He was sweet, charming, cheeky, and a bit of a mystery. Loved the way he was with Matilda so protective of her. I would have liked his point of view at times as I did wonder what he was thinking.
“Please don’t push for more, even if it feels like I want you so badly it hurts, even if I’m the one doing the pushing
“There it is again. That “dahlin” will be the death of me one of these days”
Loved their relationship, their connection, their chemistry, their sexual tension, and banter/ dialogue that they had together. It was sweet, funny and intense at times, but it was also but also touching.
‘I love how he so thoroughly consumes me to the point where the entire world fades away”
“When I look at you, my head clears. Most times there's a storm up in this brain of mine, but then you walk into a room and I can focus."
Overall, I really enjoyed Six of hearts. Loved the way it all came together in the end. It was the first book I read by L.H Cosway, and I can tell you now it won’t be the last. Loved her writing style, and her ability to keep me hooked. The way she described the illusion made me feel I was right there watching. The secondary characters were great really added to the story.
If you’re looking for something that will keep you on your toes, with a bit of a mystery that was funny, and sweet. Then I would recommend that you give this book a try.
“I’ll never hit a lady, but I’ll slap a bitch.”
I don’t normally put real life people, to characters, but whilst reading a book, but the whole time I was reading this I had Darcy Oake in my mind, he was the sexy tattooed Magician/Illusionist who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent 2014. Google him, and you will see what I mean.
*I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
The synopsis of this book (plus that cover!) was what really made me want to read this book. I don't think I've ever read a book where once of the main characters is an illusionist, so that really intrigued me.
The book starts with a very emotional prologue. It definitely sucked me in and made me want to keep on reading.
Years later, we are in Matilda's head. Her father is a solicitor and she works as his secretary, but what she really loves is being a seamstress at night. I liked her at first. She was funny at times and I could even relate to her character's social awkwardness. But as the story went on, she started to annoy me just a little.
Matilda comes face-to-face with Jay Fields when he goes to hire her father. He's being accused of being the cause a volunteer at one of his shows died by a reporter and wants to sue her as well as take the whole newspaper down.
I abso-freaking-lutely LOVED Jay Fields. Sigh. He was sexy and covered in tattoos, but also oh so sweet and mysterious. He's looking for a place to stay, so lucky for Jay (or should I say for Matilda *wink*) Matilda's dad is looking to rent one of the rooms in their house. I really would have loved if the author had added Jay's point of view at times where I wanted to see what he was thinking. The magic shows he put on in the book were my favorite part. they really played like a movie in my head and felt like I was watching them instead of reading about them.
From there on Jay and Matilda's relationship starts to grow and they soon become friends. Of course, them being attracted to one another, each of their interactions were filled with tons of sexual tension as well as some cute and funny banter. It was great to see how much their relationship evolved as the story went on.
At first, I thought I had it all figured out. But as the story went on, some twists and turns were thrown in that really took me by surprised. I also loved how everything that happened throughout the book came all together at the end.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. If you're looking for a magical read with some mystery, but also some sexiness and sweetness, pick this one up!
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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