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The Hearts Series: Books 1-4 by [Cosway, L.H.]
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Get the first four books in L.H. Cosway’s Hearts series, plus BRAND NEW bonus novella, Cross My Heart. From quirky heroines to heartthrob heroes and exhilarating plot lines, The Hearts Series is a collection of interconnected standalone novels that will have you glued to the pages.

The Hearts Boxset Bundle includes:
Six of Hearts (book #1)
Hearts of Fire (book #2)
King of Hearts (book #3)
Hearts of Blue (book #4)
Cross My Heart (bonus novella #5.75)

Cross My Heart Blurb:

Iris Garrigan has nothing.

Well, that’s not entirely true. She has her trusty Doc Martin boots. She has her Bowie obsession. And she has the stray cat that sneaks into her bed and keeps her company at night – it’s a quid pro quo relationship. The cat gets a warm body and she gets something alive beside her when she would otherwise be alone.

She also has a job. Sure, washing dishes hardly has her rolling in dough, but with no permanent abode it’s the best she can do. She knows her new boss only lets her work in his restaurant out of pity, but she isn’t above cashing in on a little human compassion if it means she can survive to live another day.

Everything is going fine until Liam Cross starts to take notice of her, poking his newly minted police badge where it doesn’t belong. And if he doesn’t quit soon her not so legal living situation could find her in hot waters. Little does she know, Liam isn’t just being nosy, he’s trying to help. Iris has no idea that he’s been watching her for months, and that he’s completely enamoured with her strange and peculiar ways.

When Liam discovers her secret Iris has two options: stay and face the music or run for the hills.

***Cross My Heart is a contemporary romance novella and tells the story of the youngest Cross brother, Liam.***


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I know this may not be a big deal for anyone or a legit reason for you to purchase the novel (the novella is part of a 99c bundle with books 1-4 for a limited time), but I was SO happy when I found out Iris and Liam were both Cancerians. As a fellow Cancerian, I harder EVER see people with this sign in novels (not sure why). Usually it's Scorpios or Gemini's, but yeah, go L.H. for mentioned the moody sign.

Okay the review. I quite loved this novella and getting to know Iris's character. I love strong female lead and Iris was quite a refreshing character to read about. She's a girl who wants to remain in the shadows, but working at restaurant owned by a Cross brother won't let you be that way.

Especially if Liam is a frequent visitor to such restaurant.

I quite loved this pairing, and it wasn't exactly a "forbidden" romance that is true to L.H. other novels in the series, but because it was normal was great. It's also a wonderful novella to prepare for the next novel, Hearts of Air.
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LH Cosway is masterful in her portrayal of lovable, witty, quirky heroines and this collection contains FOUR stellar romantic novels, each voiced by its own strong sassy woman as she falls for her respective irresistible alpha male. Almost all the characters have had to overcome some sadness or disadvantage in their childhood and throughout the series the importance of family and love is beautifully emphasized. You won't want to stop reading and you will definitely love these characters. There is one bonus novella at the end that adds a very satisfying inclusion to an already perfect box set.
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I think everybody should read this series and I for sure can't wait to read the remaining two books in the series... My heart was thumping with anxiety to find out how each book played out for each player and yes, each book had me laughing and crying but in the end I was always left fulfilled

Excellent writing and I'm grateful for the wonderful tie ins at the end of each story, just waiting to feel the next rollercoaster of adventure
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5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE.THIS.SERIES! Full review of all stories plus new novella. April 3 2017
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This is such a BARGAIN price for these novels. Well worth one-clicking them!

SIX OF HEARTS (reviewed April 2016)

“I want epic love, like you see in the movies. I want it so desperately that it fills my heart when I even think about the possibility of it.”

Oh, this novel was a breath of fresh air!

Jay is an illusionist. He’s been defamed in a newspaper article by a shark of a reporter. He turns up at Matilda’s father’s practice to hire him for his lawsuit.

Matilda never has any luck in the romance department and gets flustered when talking to a good-looking guy. Jay is beyond gorgeous. He has charisma and presence in spades. From the moment Jay meets Matilda, he seems to be taken with her, flirting at every opportunity, and making her feel beautiful and desirable. Although, there were times when she questioned his desire as he seemed to blow hot and cold.

Somehow, he ends up being their lodger, while he tries to persuade her father to take on his case. Living in close proximity helps them grow closer – Jay is helpful and protective of her. However, Matilda finds him not only tight-lipped about his magic tricks, but also about his past and his current activities, which appear shady on the surface.

I loved the writing style and the plot was fantastic. I enjoyed Matilda’s funny internal monologue, which was self-deprecating and a little sarcastic. The witty banter between her and Jay made me laugh out loud! The heated sexual tension between them gave me butterflies. Matilda has such a negative self-image that it was so swoony to see how much Jay desired her. Such a great book and currently free. What an absolute bargain! Snap it up!!!

HEARTS OF FIRE (reviewed April 2016)

“Just before he left, he kissed the shell of my ear and murmured, ‘You have never been invisible to me, flower. You’re all I see.’”

This is only the second novel by this author that I’ve read and I absolutely adore her writing style. She’s witty and compelling with complex heroes, and sweet but strong heroines.

Jack McCabe is Jay Fields’ (Six of Hearts) long-lost brother. Jack is a thrilling fire-eater. But, for as many thrills as he gives the audience, he is just as closed off to people in the real world.

Lille Baker lives under her domineering mother’s thumb. She longs to escape her small Irish town, follow her passion for painting, and find new adventures. The owner of the travelling circus offers her a way to escape her stifling life.

Lille was fascinated by Jack from the moment she sees him. He is taciturn and mysterious. He tries to dissuade her from joining them but this opportunity is too good to turn down, and she sneaks out of her home to join the nomadic group.

I loved the first book about charismatic, charming Jay. Jack is opposite in character. His upbringing has shaped his nature, his character, and his dark tastes. Innocent Lille draws him in – her beauty, her openness, her kindness, and her beautiful skin.

I found this novel incredibly erotic, wonderfully colourful, and just so gripping! Jack and Lille’s relationship is a slow burn but it’s fireworks when they eventually come together. I adored Jack’s emotional intensity, and Lille’s sweetness and bravery.

Gah! Loved, loved, loved it!

KING OF HEARTS (reviewed April 2016)

“Sometimes we see someone and they just suit us. They’re beautiful to us in every way. You’re that person to me.”

I can’t get enough of this author! Just finished the third novel in this AMAZING series.

Oliver King is on top of the world. Rich, gorgeous, confident, up for any challenge, very direct. He selects Alexis for an interview, in spite of her inexperience, based on her looks alone.

Alexis, ex-barmaid, but smart and extremely capable, went back to college to get her diploma, and now applying for a high-end administrative position as King’s assistant. Their attraction is instant but a little white lie told by Alexis in a moment of panic keeps King firmly in the friend zone.

King is insanely attracted to Alexis, but keeps his distance until a photo shoot puts them at close quarters, and he realises that Alexis is just as in lust with him.

For all his success, King is a bit of a mystery that Alexis slowly begins to unravel. At the same time, the two grow closer until King disappears out of her life after a god-awful tragedy.

Six years later, Alexis receives a letter from a stranger. King is back in town. But, he’s nothing like the King of old. He’s a broken man, living rough and off the grid with the travelling circus. He has no idea about what he actually left behind, and that everything he believed to be true is not the reality.

This story was just as fantastic as the previous two novels. This author just grips me from the start and holds me in thrall until the very final words. I adored the epilogue (the only section told from King’s POV). Gah! I love her writing!! The story, the characters, the chemistry and sexual passion, the dialogue – everything about this story (and her other stories) blend together to make for brilliant storytelling!

HEARTS OF BLUE (reviewed May 2016)

“The thin blue line would always lie between us, with me on the side of order and him on the side of chaos.”

I’ve got such a girl-crush on this author! Her awesome writing talent really speaks to me. She grips me from the beginning and I just get caught in the spell of her words.

Karla is a copper. She walks a straight line. She upholds the law. She stands up for those in need.

Lee is a criminal. He walks a shady path – a path he was forced to choose to provide for his brothers and cousin. He stands up for his family.

There was a spark between them from the moment they met. Karla tried to ignore him but Lee was persistent, cheeky and charming. Circumstances kept throwing them together, until Karla couldn’t resist anymore.

“There was no game. I’d fallen for him, plain and simple, and I’d never be the same again.”

As the story develops, there is a constant push and pull between them, as Lee goes about his business and Karla tries to do her job. Their hearts are put on the line, Karla’s job is at risk, and hard decisions have to be made.

I felt so invested in these star-crossed lovers. Karla is a strong, independent woman and a good police officer. She’s constantly pushing against her stern father’s sexism, but she’s willing to stand by her beliefs. Lee is a caregiver and provider. He’s not the eldest but he’s definitely the smartest in his family. His feelings for Karla are real and intense, and he’ll take her any way he can. He is so passionate and needy when he’s with her.

“Don’t pretend like you can’t feel what’s between us…I’ve been deep inside you, Karla. I know who you are and you know who I am. You’re just too scared to admit it.”

I liked the way Lee challenged Karla, forcing her to see that life is not simply black and white. In turn, she challenges him to see that he could live an honest life.

“Hurting with you is better than a painless life without you.”

This novel was full of chemistry, banter, desperation, and hope. Such wonderful writing! I absolutely adored it!!

CROSS MY HEART reviewed April 2017)

This was a very satisfying little novella about Liam Cross, the youngest Cross brother in this series.

“Liam was the first person in forever who’d managed to break past my walls.”

Iris is a squatter. She’s been homeless since leaving the foster care system. She’s all alone in the world with only an imaginary version of David Bowie keeping her company. She was given a job by Lee Cross in his restaurant, no questions asked about her personal circumstances. She keeps herself to herself but that doesn’t mean she’s never noticed the gorgeous Liam Cross.

“Why are you so nice to me?”
“Because I like you. And because for some reason I desperately want to make those sad eyes of yours happy.”

Liam is now a reformed petty criminal and a fully-fledged copper. He noticed Iris from the first moment he saw her. He makes her nervous and when he seems to seek her company, she can’t understand what draws him to her.

“You’re closed tight as a bank vault, Iris. You’re closed tight because you’ve been let down too many times.”

When her living circumstances change, Iris slowly starts to blossom under the Cross family protection, Liam’s friendship, and finally finding some happiness and a sense of belonging.

I adored this story! It was a little bit sad, sweet, sexy and hopeful. Liam was such a lovely, caring, observant guy and just what Iris needed in her life.

CANNOT WAIT FOR THE FINAL STORY IN THIS SERIES. I’LL BE SO SAD WHEN IT’S ALL OVER! <3
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a MUST READ series for all romance lovers. Jan. 30 2017
By Christy - Published on Amazon.com
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Every book in this series is so compelling. I love this author and her writing!

I did not write a full review of Six of Hearts but I loved it so much! Unique story line, a super sexy hero, a smart heroine...everything you could ask for in a romance.

Hearts of Fire: This was my first LH Cosway read since her collaboration with Penny Reid; so I guess my first "official" LH Cosway book.

THIS BOOK.

I loved everything about it. I loved Lille. I really, REALLY loved Jack. I want a Jack for myself to be honest.

The way Lille stood up to her mother, and decided to go and be bold; to live her own life? Probably my favorite thing about the book. I love characters who break from their shell and what everyone thinks they should be to become who they want to be. Who they actually ARE. Lille does this.

And it doesn't hurt to have a hot, brooding, protective fire-breather around whenever you decide to break out of that shell.

L.H. Cosway is a master at story telling. This book is unlike any other I've read, and that is a compliment. I simply loved this book and recommend it to all romance lovers. Even book readers who love great wrting.

King of Hearts: King of Hearts starts six years ago, prior to the events in Hearts of Fire (though King of Hearts can be read as a standalone) (but Hearts of Fire is another 5 star book, so read it too!).

Oliver King, finance king extraordinaire, hires Alexis Clark to be his personal assistant. He admits while interviewing her that he asked her to come in because she sent her picture, and he liked what he saw. Alexis is a bit of a "saucy" kind of woman, and she responds to this in a teasing manner. The chemistry between the two of them is instant, and sexy as hell!

We go from six years ago, to Oliver being on top of the world. The relationship between him and Alexis grows from their light flirting to falling in love. However, being on top of the world means you make enemies. Alexis forms a plan to hopefully dispel one of Oliver's enemies - but it ends up backfiring.

Six year later, it is now 2015. Alexis has not seen Oliver in all those years, and she receives a letter from a stranger, telling her that Oliver has been traveling with The Circus Spektakulär - which will be in town.

This book has it all. A great love story. A riches to rags story, intrigue, blackmail, sizzling chemistry between the two main characters, a strong, likeable heroine. Oh and of course, a sexy hero. When he talks, even I listen.

L.H. Cosway is fast becoming another of my favorite indie writers - her stories are so unique, and contain locales, careers, and characters unlike anything you would see in other stories. She definitely has her own style of writing; however, each book is different, each couple is different, and the books are simply damn entertaining to read.

I am now officially hooked on L.H. Cosway and her wonderful story telling abilities. I think any romance reader would love this book, as well as Hearts of Fire. (I will be moving on to Six of Hearts! I know, I'm reading them out of order but I don't even care!)

Hearts of Blue: Hearts of Blue tells the story of Karla, roommate to Alexis (King of Hearts). Karla is drawn to Lee, whose brother is an ex-boyfriend of Alexis. However - Karla is a constable (police officer), while Lee and his brothers have a bit of a shady past...as well as questionable current activities related to their garage.

Karla was raised by a father who was a bit of a bully, as well as being convinced that women have no place in law enforcement. Determined to prove him wrong, Karla joins the force; however, not only to show her father that women can do the work, but because she has a genuine desire to help those in need.

Lee and his brothers, as well as a cousin, were abandoned by their mothers at a young age, and have struggled to make ends meet and stay together. Which is where the questionable activities come into play.

Circumstances and fate keep the two in contact with each other, and their attraction to each other is just...wow. Lee's persistence in convincing Karla that not everything is "black and white" in an effort to win her love just blew me away. Karla, however, as an independent, strong, female police officer, is one tough cookie to crumble.

Personally, if Lee were saying to me what he was to Karla? I would've chunked the badge and said "take me, I'm yours!" But hey. That's just me.

As always with LH Cosway - great story, great chemistry between the main characters, wonderful writing, hot love scenes - all the goodies! But I have to add again, there is something about her books that are so unique that I cannot get enough.

Cross My Heart: This is a sweet novella that tells the story of Liam, who is now a police officer, and Iris. Iris is homeless and works for his brother as a dishwasher at his restaurant. Liam is observant thanks to his job, and he can tell by studying Iris - which she finds that he does quite a bit - that she is in need of assistance.

L.H. Cosway is one of my favorites. Her writing style is original, and so are the stories that she writes - story lines like no others out there. This novella is no exception.

I adored our heroine - maybe even more so than our hero. I love that she recognized she was being offered help and was not too proud to accept it, as many heroines are written in romance novels.

A wonderful addition to this series! I just wish it had been longer!!
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this series March 6 2017
By Ellen - Published on Amazon.com
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Love this series, love this author, can't wait for the next installment.

My favorite is the first one - Six of Hearts - but I loved the other books, too. I've reviewed them individually, so I'll not repeat myself here, but this author does a TERRIFIC job of developing characters and writing a story that is both fascinating and different from the typical romance genre. Read Six of Hearts and you will instantly fall in love with L.H. Cosway. I first read Painted Faces a few years ago and knew this author was a "keeper". I'm so glad I read this series.
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good read March 28 2017
By Yassen - Published on Amazon.com
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The Hearts series by LH Cosway are worth the read. The first book in the series is free for kindle. I purchased the bundle after reading the first one.

The genre is new adult romance with some crime/thriller elements. The writing style is more than decent for low cost independent books and the plot is very refreshing. The books are touching and not plain and simple. There is romance, suspense, community, moral choices & internal battles, fight between good and evil, humor, sacrifice and love.

Definitely, compared to the most NY books in this price bracket, Hearts series stands out.
5.0 out of 5 stars A series that stole my heart! Jan. 30 2017
By Aaly - Published on Amazon.com
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*** Review of Cross my Heart ***
I am so in love with this series about the Cross brothers. Former convicts, who finally get a chance to do things right melt my heart, and it’s time for Liam to share his story, and oh my freaking swoon … I fell in love with him too.

For a novella it was a condensed emotional story. Well Liam is pretty intense, quiet and an observer. Being now on the right side of the law, he tried to make things right. Definitely aware of the second chance he and his family got, he was finally happy and not living for once in fear.

Once he met the beautiful woman with the sad eyes working at his brother's restaurant, he was under the spell and in a way recognized himself in her. I think he is my favorite Cross brother. There was something so appealing, his protectiveness and love about his family and also the urgent need to help Iris, like he couldn’t stay away, wanted to make her happy.

Iris was such a character close to my heart. Her life hasn’t been a very happy one, suffering from the loss of her loved ones, she learned to live by herself, not relying on anyone. Being unnoticed, to disappear in the crowd, trying to survive, was her motto, until Liam stumbled into her lonely life.

Her story broke my heart. She was strong and vulnerable at the same time. Fierce and proud but knowing when she had to accept the fact that people wanted to help her without motives. To finally have a family, even if it was not blood related. To belong and have someone who cares for her.

The chemistry was just intense, captivating and scorching. Liam won me over, literally. The banter was full of sassiness, emotional moments and a lot of flirty talks. Really liked it. How Liam was crushing every walls of Iris walls, step by step, and stealing her heart in the way ... Damn those Cross brothers … le sigh. I can't wait for the final installment, about the bold and cocky Trevor.