October 14, 2016

Review - Thief of Hearts by L.H. Cosway

We're celebrating the release of THIEF OF HEARTS by L.H. Cosway! Check out the review and giveaway below!

Title: Thief of Hearts
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 4, 2016
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Book Description:

Seduce the teacher.

Meet the cousin.

Make a deal.

Steal the painting.

Andrea Anderson has no clue of the thoughts churning around in the dark and dangerous ex-con’s head as he enters her classroom. In fact, she’s momentarily lost for words. Not in her entire teaching career has she had a student who looked quite like Stu Cross.

A widow at just twenty-eight, love is something Andie hasn’t considered a part of her life for a very long time. However, when lingering touches turn to whispered words and hot, searching stares, she begins to wonder if maybe she should take a leap of faith.

But Stu is in her class for a reason, and it has nothing to do with love. He’s there to burrow his way into her life and repay a debt, otherwise his family will suffer. Andie is the first person to show him true kindness since he left prison, and though he doesn’t want to mislead her, he doesn’t have another choice.

Before long, Stu can’t tell whether or not he’s acting anymore, and his feelings for Andie could throw all of his carefully crafted plans into complete and utter disarray.

**Can be read as a stand alone.

My 5 Star Review

Thief of Hearts is the fifth book in the Hearts series. Since each book features different characters they can be read as standalone. As much as I hate to admit this, this is my first book in this series. It definitely won’t be my last, I am already so excited to go back and read them all!

I was immediately pulled into this story when I met Andrea. Andrea is twenty-eight and a widow. Her life hasn’t gone how she planned, but she still makes the best of things and continues to put others first. For instance, she lives with her cousin who is an artist and antisocial, she takes care of all his basic needs because he is family and she loves him. She is also selfless in her career choice, choosing to teach adult students because she wants to make a difference in their lives. 

From the outside Stu appears to be Andrea's complete opposite. He is a convict who enrolls in her class and immediately begins to challenge her. He doesn’t want to be there and makes a point to prove over and over again that he is there out of obligation to his parole. When I first met Stu I wasn’t sure what to expect, naturally I thought of a bad boy criminal and what kind of trouble he could bring to her world. 

Stu proved to be so much more than I originally thought. This whole story turned out to be more than I thought. Cosway exceeding my expectations by delivering a unique plot that was written fanatically. I felt completely connected to the story and truly got to know the characters. There was no question who these characters were and I loved that about the story. 

I have read a few Cosway books and they are all so well written. I love her character and plot development and how she brings everything together. This story was different with the added suspense and excitement, but not so over the top I lost focus of the romance and connection between Andrea and Stu. I enjoyed this series so much and look forward to reading the other books in the series.

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. 

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 About the author:

L.H. Cosway lives in Dublin, Ireland. 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. L.H. is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.

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