Thursday, July 23, 2015

Review: Six of Hearts by L.H. Cosway

Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: July 26th, 2014
Publisher: self published
Synopsis: Step right up and meet Jay Fields: Illusionist. Mentalist. Trickster.

I think in triangles. You think in straight lines.

I show you a table and make you believe it’s a chair.

Smoke and mirrors, sleight of hand, misdirection. I trick and deceive.

But most of all, I put on a good show.

The world thinks I killed a man, but I didn't. Bear with me. It’s all a part of the plan.

Revenge is what I want. I want it for me and I want it for her.
I want it for all six of us.

She doesn't remember me, but she’s the reason for everything. She’ll be my prize at the end of all this–if I can hold onto my willpower, that is. Maybe I’ll slip up a little, have a taste, just a small one.

So go ahead and pick a card. Come inside and see the show. Look at my hands, look so closely that you can’t see what’s happening while you’re so focused on looking. I’ll be destroying your world from right here in the spotlight.

You’ll never see me coming until it’s too late.

I've only got one heart, and after I've pulled off my grand deception I’ll hand it right to her.

So, sit back, relax, and let my girl tell you our story. You’re in for one hell of a ride.

What I Thought:

L.H. Cosway is one talented writer. I've read a number of her books and I'm always impressed when I finish them. Six of Hearts is no different in that regard. I really enjoyed reading this book. Jay stole my heart from the very moment I met him and Matilda too. It was impossible not to love these two. 

I think what impressed me most was how Jay and Matilda's story was part of a larger one. The two were interwoven so seamlessly it was hard to tell where one started and the other began. It was captivating, exhilarating, and beautifully done. Jay and Matilda were wonderful together. I loved seeing the two of them interact. While Matilda was an open book, Jay was a complete mystery. None of his motives were clear in the beginning. I wasn't sure if he was friend or foe to Matilda and her father. The relationship between Matilda and Jay was a slow burn and I absolutely loved that.

I must say this story was gripping. There were so many twists and turns. Just when I thought I had the story all figure out, something would happen and I'd be at a loss again. I can definitely say I loved it. There were some moments that were hard to read. I'm an emotional reader and it was really easy for me to tap into what Matilda and Jay were feeling at times. L.H. Cosway writes stories that entertain and cause you to think. She plays a good kind of mind game; one that often leaves you stupefied and wanting more. I loved the detail she put into Jay's tricks. Every aspect of this book felt authentic and extensively researched. I can't tell you how excited I am about having two more books to read featuring characters that may or may not be featured in this book.

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About the Author
5622223L.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. 

*I purchased a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

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