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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.
’How could someone be both kind and cruel?’
If you’re a lover of forbidden romance than this book is for you. I love a good forbidden romance and the majority, that I’ve read, have been teacher/student so to have a cop and a bad buy forbidden romance was a nice change of pace. And not only that but the cop was a woman which isn’t a common thing in the romance books I’ve read.
”We have nothing. We’re just a bunch of kids nobody gives a shit about.”
Lee and his siblings had a rough upbringing which leads them to do things that are questionable in the name of survival. Yet, he’s a very loyal man who puts family first. Underneath his tough guy exterior he’s a lover. Seriously, what woman wouldn’t want that?!
”Lee, you’re too young for me.” “Karla, I’m perfect for you.”
Awe, the younger guy with the “older” woman romance. Another theme I don’t see very often in my romance books. Granted it’s only 3 years so it’s not a major age gap but in Karla’s mind she might as well have been his older sister for how she felt about being older than him. I loved how Lee didn’t allow her to worry about the age gap.
”I love that about you.” “What?”
When Lee spoke to Karla it was hard to focus on anything else going on around them because he really was a smooth talker. In one scene I totally forgot they were in a crowded bar because his words had me wanting to ravish him right there. Oh, by the way, Lee’s answer to Karla’s “What?” is, “How you act all tough, but as soon as I touch you, you melt and go all shy. It’s gorgeous.” *swoon*
I’ve read all of Ms. Cosway’s romance books except for one of her earlier romances so I think it’s safe to say she made me a lifetime fan of hers. If you need a good romance book look no further than Ms. Cosway’s variety of unique tales.
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.
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