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BLOG TOUR: King of Hearts by @LHCosway {5 stars} #giveaway

Posted on Jul 23, 2015 by in Blog Tours, Giveaway, L.H. Cosway | 0 comments

King of Hearts Release Week Event
Synopsis

Welcome to the City, London’s most prestigious square mile, where finance reigns and Oliver King is a rising prince.

I used to rule the world.

There might be wolves on Wall Street, but there were crocodiles in Canary Wharf. Some of us craved money. Some of us craved power.

I liked money, and power had its advantages, but what I really wanted was to excel, to surpass the men who came before me. I never cared much for love and romance until I met Alexis.

I could feel it the very moment she walked into the interview, with her outspoken charm and vivacious personality. She cast all the others in shadow, made me laugh when life held no humour. Our friendship should have remained professional, but it wasn’t long before the lines started to blur.

You know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men? Well, I never foresaw where my plans would lead, and only in my darkest hour did I finally see the light…

You can have all the money and prestige in the world and still be the poorest man alive. And love, well, I hate to use a tired old cliché, but love can be the thing that truly sets you free.


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Excerpt 

What he said made me curious, so I went on, “What do you do to deal with the stress?”
He gave me a wan smile, and there was something in his expression that struck me as sad somehow. Rubbing at his chin, he answered, “Hmmm, when I’m stressed out…a nice glass of top shelf whiskey usually does the trick.”
“That makes sense,” I said and walked around his desk before taking a seat in front of him. “You know, I always thought it was poor people who did drugs, to escape the bleakness of their realities. Now I’m thinking maybe the practice is most common at the top and the bottom of the ladder. Perhaps the best place to be is somewhere in the middle.”
“Not necessarily. I’m at the top. Do I look high to you?”
The deadpan way in which he said it made me laugh. I leaned forward and teased, “I’m not sure. Let me have a look at your pupils.” Surprising me, King rose from his seat, walked around his desk and came to kneel in front of me. Before I knew it his face was mere inches from mine.
“Go ahead,” he said, voice low.
Whoa, Oliver King’s face right up close…I wasn’t sure what to do with that. I guess he didn’t realise the effect he had on this very non-gay lady, because he seemed entirely unselfconscious. His eyes were beautiful, his lashes long and golden, his skin smooth with a hint of stubble around his jaw, and his lips were just…I had no words. Sculpted and masculine was probably the only way I could think to describe them.
I realised I was staring at those lips a little too closely when my eyes flicked back to his. A moment ago he was smiling, but now that smile was transforming into a thoughtful frown.
I cleared my throat. “Your pupils look fine.”
King exhaled a small breath and I watched as his attention went from my eyes to my cheeks, nose, chin, and then finally to my lips. He looked like he was about to say something when suddenly Gillian’s voice filled the room.
“Mr King, Jenson Gellar is on the phone. Shall I put him through?”


Foxy’s Review:

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I’m a long time fan of L.H. Cosway’s work. My first experience with her was a few years ago with the book Painted Faces. I was so moved by that book it became one of my top reads for that year. When the HEARTS series began with Jay’s book I was hooked. The blurbs for this series are some of the must compelling and best blurbs I’ve read. KING OF HEARTS is the third book in the series but is written in a way that it could be read as a standalone. The reader meets Oliver King in book 2 and is given just enough information to intrigue the reader to want to know more about him. The King of Hearts is broken into 2 parts: Before and After.

BEFORE
We met King in ‘Hearts of Fire’ where he’s a broken man. He’s hiding out in the circus avoiding life by drinking himself into an oblivion. KING OF HEARTS begins 6 years prior where King is a rich business man who is an enigma to his employees. The secrets he holds close to him has everyone in the office speculating about his personal life.

Alexis is hired to be King’s new assistant and she is a feisty one. The banter she has with King is entertaining. As the two of them blur the lines between work and a personal relationship King’s secret is revealed to her. It’s a secret that breaks him…

AFTER
The aftermath of the secret is where we met King in the prior book. Even though he’s a minor character in that book he is still one that makes the reader want to know HOW and WHY he has fallen so far from greatness. When Alexis finds King she must decide if she’ll be able to be with the man he has become.

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STEAMY
Whoa!!! The sexy time was off-the-charts!! King and Alexis don’t hold back on the steaminess they create between the pages of this book. I had to think back in the other books by Ms. Cosway and try to remember if they had this level of sexy-time… and I think it’s safe to say they didn’t. If you enjoy steaminess in a book than you’ll enjoy this one because it was just the right amount for this couple.

I’m shelving King of Hearts with my of other books by Ms. Cosway as a WINNER. Her books are excellent and the storyline keeps you intrigued from the beginning to the end. Now, the wait begins for the next book – Hearts of Blue .

STANDALONE
King of Hearts is standalone romance that tells the story of Oliver King, first encountered in Hearts of Fire. -LH Cosway

**Complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.**

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lh coswayAbout the Author
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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Giveaway
The author is giving away one prize pack open international which includes: Signed King of Hearts paperback, King of Hearts tote bag, King of Hearts key ring and L.H. Cosway swag

 L.H. Cosway KING OF HEARTS Release Week Event


Books in the Series
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Six of Hearts (Hearts, #1) Hearts of Fire (Hearts, #2)  King of Hearts

 

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