Hearts of Fire

Hearts of Fire

by L.H. Cosway

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BN ID: 2940046585117
Publisher: L.H. Cosway
Publication date: 03/09/2015
Series: Hearts , #2
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 377,502
File size: 555 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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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Hearts of Fire 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
CChimni More than 1 year ago
From the first story in the series Jack is presumed dead. But with his story we find out he is alive and well. Well as well can be before he meets Lille. They have a chemistry like no other and both blossom with the other. Filled with a bit of a murder mystery, family drama, passion, and love. A great addition to the series!
SiobhanDavisAuthor More than 1 year ago
Another great read from L.H. Cosway. I loved the concept of this book; I mean who didn't entertain fanciful notions of running off with the circus at some point? And that's exactly what Lille does in order to escape her overbearing, controlling mother. I adored Lille as MC, and loved her progression throughout the story. I especially loved that she was an artist and it really appealed to my creative side. Jack was very gruff to start off with, but he was very protective of Lille from the get-go which was sweet. He was a swoon-worthing lead man. Their romance is a little unconventional but it works. The plot around who was attacking the girls on the set was a little predictable, and very much secondary to the relationship between Jack and Lille, but that's how I prefer it. Secondary characters were again well-developed, and I particularly warmed to Marina, King, and Lola. I spent an anxious few chapters waiting for Jay and Matilda to show up, but boy was it worth the wait. This is one of my absolute fav things about series like this - when we get to catch up with other beloved characters. L.H. Cosway is adept at writing strong emotional scenes that bleed off the page. When Lille cried after reading Jack's letter, I felt her compassion and her empathy. When the brothers eventually reunited, it tugged at my heart strings. I could completely visualize the scene as it unfolded, even down to the girls linking hands as they watched from the sidelines. Superbly written. The only issue I had with this book is Jack's so-called 'fetish.' I was very uncomfortable with this aspect of his character because, for me, Jack was suffering from deep-seated psychological issues as a result of the trauma of his childhood. He needed to deal with the underlying cause rather than venting it as he did on Lille's body. I felt this was glossed over, as indeed was the horrific abuse he endured as a child, not to mention the fire he almost died in. I wish the author had explored this a little. However, it was still an amazing read, and I'm definitely invested in this series. I look forward to reading King's story next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down!
megankylene More than 1 year ago
If you’ve been following my blog for awhile, then you know that I am a big fan of L.H. Cosway’s books. She always adds a unique and unconventional element to her stories that set her books apart from others. After I read Six of Hearts last year, I couldn’t wait to hear about Jay Fields’s long-lost brother, Jack. I had a lot of trouble getting into this book and ultimately didn’t love it. The story is narrated by Lille, a young woman who yearns for adventure and to break free from her small town life. Having spent years under her mother’s control, she leaves everything behind – her job, school, her boyfriend – and joins the Circus Spektakular, a traveling circus. Her love of art and painting, while not appreciated by her mother, is put to good use in the circus. When the foreman have put up the tent and the scent of popcorn fills the air, Lille earns her keep by face painting. Lille captures the attention of the mysterious fire eater Jack McCabe. Lille is immediately captivated by him and there is something about him the draws her to him. Jack is a many of very few words and no one seems to know much about him. Eventually, they get together and Lille learns of the physical and emotional scars of his past that continue to haunt him. In order for me to be fully engaged in a romance, I need to feel the attraction and the connection between the hero and the heroine. Here, it took nearly half the book for me to start to feel anything for them. I felt like the author spent so much time creating this tension, but it felt unnatural and forced. I found Jack’s character to be overly brooding and mysterious. I understood that he wasn’t quick to let anyone in but he constantly would pull Lille in and then push her away. There was a particular part of the story that I just didn’t like and didn’t really see the significance of its presence. View Spoiler » It seemed superfluous, especially he was adopted which is troubling enough as it is. Which brings me to my next point—Jack’s sexual proclivities. I’m no prude. Trust me, I’ve read erotica with whips and all that jazz. But there have been a couple of books lately where the hero in a new adult-ish romance suddenly has these bizarre sexual habits. I won’t reveal more about burning the thing for the sake of spoilers, but I really did not like that element of the story. It was weird and seemed like such a strange reaction to what happened to him. I liked seeing Matilda and Jay back in the story and loved how Jay’s perceptive skills were put to good use at the Circus, but I’m sad to say that Lille and Jay’s love story just was not for me. 2 stars * I received an advanced copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
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Hazel_G More than 1 year ago
Wonderful, exciting, sexy and unique. One of the best reads of this year!  5 Fire Breathing Stars! The Review:  I knew this book was going to be epic and I wasn’t wrong! From the moment I found out we were getting Jack’s story, I knew it was going to be unique and extraordinary because this author does unique and extraordinary like no other. I knew it was going to be emotional because the hero is supposed to be dead and this author can bring on the “feels” with her amazingly creative world and character building and a heartbreaking scenario like no other. I knew this book was going to be an all nighter because I haven’t read a book by her yet that didn’t grip me tight and compel me to happily miss sleep time in favor of reading her stories. I knew this book was going to be everything I love in a story.. mystery, drama, angsts, heartbreak, romance, thrills and wit.. because it’s predecessor, Six of Hearts, was all those things. I knew the setting was going to be fascinating because hello... it’s a circus! What's not wondrous and fantastical about a circus! This book lived up to all my expectations and soured past them! I loved this read... Story/Characters...  The heroine, Lille, was perfect in every way. She was shy but ready for an adventure. She was smart and intellectual but also possessed a creative and understanding side that allowed her heart to be open and pure. And she wanted good things for the people she surrounded herself with. She was sweet and kind and refreshing. Jack was a tortured soul. A hot, yummy, alpha-on-fire soul, but tortured none-the-less. The things he thought he knew were mixed up in a well of lies and deceit and his past was riddled with traumatic experiences. He didn't trust. He didn’t love. His life was dark, illuminated by fire and rage. He he didn’t see the beauty in the world around him. All that changed the moment Lille walked into his life and you could see the transformation happening and it was beautiful. And I loved that we didn’t just get Jack and Lille. Jay, who I fell in absolute love with in Six of Hearts, was a beautiful shadow throughout the entire story, even when he wasn’t physically in the room with the hero and heroine. His story with his brother was far from over and I loved that the author paid attention to this fact and gave us readers just what we craved from their reunion with it’s heartbreaking yet joyous emotions. There was mystery and danger surrounding the characters in The Circus Spektakulär and it was a lot of fun trying to figure everything out. And lets not forget the sexy, intense, hot-as-fire scenes between Jack and Lille. Wowza! The Wrap-Up...  This story stole my heart and appealed to my childlike wonder while also captivating my lusty grown woman’s heart! This one has already been stacking in my re-read-over-and-over-again pile. It’s just that good. I can’t wait for the third book in the series, which will be about King, one of the sub-characters. King has a huge story to tell and I know it’s going to be fascinating! * Written for Crave the Angst Book Reviews *
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Kah_cherub More than 1 year ago
I don't know why I'm still so surprised to finish yet ANOTHER L.H. Cosway book and think "WOW, it just can't get much better than this, THIS is my new favorite one", but somehow she ALWAYS manages to improve! All her stories just get better and better, more and more amazing every. Single. Time. 
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
5 - "You've got me under your skin now." Stars! I have pretty much run out of complementary words to use when describing how wonderful L.H. Cosway and her books are. I read a lot, and giving a 5 star rating to any book means it has touched me, in some way and I would happily read it again and again. ”Some marks last forever. You have to decide if they’re worth it.” There are few authors whose books I have read that I have never rated lower than a 4.5, this author is one of them, and the simple reason for that is that I lose myself when I read her books. You can’t help but not too really, everything is so beautifully written, perfectly described, and although not true to my life, the people, places and scenarios never feel like you are reading a work of fiction. Jack McCabe as we all know is the brother of Jay Fields (Six of Hearts) and this is his story. One thing that stood out for me is once again the author has managed to offer up a completely different story its predecessor. Jack works in the realms of fire and knives, his show performed on the road with a rag-tag bunch of ‘old school’ circus performers. The Circus Spektakular offers up a little bit of everything, and never stays in one place for too long. Jack McCabe, fire-eater extraordinaire! Lille, stumbles across the circus at a low point in her life when change and adventure is long overdue. Stuck in a dead end town, with an overbearing mother, studying for a qualification she doesn’t want, and in a relationship with a man who excites her about as much as a copy of the Yellow Pages. The allure of the unusual, and a certain sexy, but ornery fire-breathing, knife throwing performing artist, proves to be too strong and off she goes! ”I’m good scary, Lille. The kind that frightens bad scary.” As with all stories by this author, expect the unexpected, nothing is ever as straight forward as it initially seems, and nothing ever turns out as you think it will. This is why I lose myself in her books; they offer; Escapism to the max. Entertainment to their end. Endearing characters that you are thinking about long after you have finished reading. I loved this book, a whole new cast of characters are introduced within its pages, the author has broadened the scope to offer plenty more stories and revisits to Jack, Jay, Watson and Lille in the future. Oliver King is up next, in King of Hearts due Summer 2015! ”If you’re not open, then no one can ever come inside.” ARC generously provided by the author, it was, as it always it my absolute pleasure to provide the above honest review.