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. Add to TBR : https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25024415-king-of-hearts?ac=1 Excerpt I was lost deep in the Facebook vortex when the distinct clearing of a male throat caused me to jump and drop my phone in fright. Glancing up, I found King standing in the doorway, arms crossed and a curious look on his face. He was back early. Of course he’d come back early. “Enjoying your lunch?” he said, raising an eyebrow. What was that sound, I hear you ask? Why, it was my heart plopping right out onto the floor and crawling away in mortification. “I, eh, uh,” I tried to think of an excuse but drew a complete and total blank. Finally I went with, “You have a couch in your bathroom.” Yep, that gem was all mine. “I do. And you’re in here, why?” I let out an embarrassed laugh and hung my head in shame. There really was no excuse for this. It was like, when you see a giraffe walking by, you’re more than likely at the zoo. This was me taking liberties plain as day. Wincing, I decided to go with honesty and face the consequences. “I’m really sorry. I was looking around your office and saw that you had a couch in your bathroom and that your bathroom is swankier than any bathroom I’ve ever been in and I just couldn’t help myself.” Oh God, somebody gag my verbal diarrhoea, please. I stared at King. King stared at me. His expression was indecipherable until he shook his head and let out a gentle laugh. Then he surprised the shit out of me when he closed the door, stepped inside and dropped down beside me. He threw his arms up and rested his head in his hands, kicking his legs out. “It is quite swanky in here,” he allowed. A beat of silence elapsed before I had to ask, “Am I fired?” King’s eyes slid to mine as he let out a long sigh. I thought he might be enjoying making me sweat before he finally answered, “Luckily for you, I’m in a decidedly good mood today, so no, you’re not fired. I’d appreciate it, though, if you let me know the next time you feel like eating lunch in my bathroom. I could have been in here taking a shower,” he grinned at me before putting on a face of mock horror. “Or God forbid, having a number two.” He whispered the words ‘number two’ and I burst out laughing. I swear, it was the last thing I expected him to say. He was pretty funny when he wanted to be. I swiped my fingers over my heart. “Okay, cross my heart, I’ll give you notice the next time. Number twos are not something I want to witness.” He waggled his brow and leaned in a fraction closer, bumping my shoulder with his. “Ah, but you wouldn’t be adverse to a shower? For all the Spotify and Pinterest addicts! Spotify Playlist Part One: https://open.spotify.com/user/lorrainehelen/playlist/24QfQzG9WdqJIXYFOqnWIR Spotify Playlist Part Two: https://open.spotify.com/user/lorrainehelen/playlist/2rQWrAkCe0vPq7LHr0CIEe Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lhcosway13/king-of-hearts/ 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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Prior Books in the Series
Six of Hearts
Hearts of Fire
King of Hearts
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EPIC read. All the feels. Enigmatic. Powerful. I haven’t been so much captivated and consumed by a story. L.H. Cosway did it and it was tremendous and majestic, painted by a melancholic and poetic mood. **You can read this book like a stand alone, but I recommend to read all the series to get the whole picture.**
This time, this is the story of Alexis Clark and Oliver King, and get ready for a tsunami of emotions, because you’re gonna feel a LOT!
Alexis is a young woman hired as Oliver King’s assistant. Sassy, bold, funny, caring, she’s all I like in a character and so refreshing! This is the one you want immediately to be friends with. This woman is golden, sharp when she had to be, with a big heart. When she met Olivier, they clicked, with an intense and strong connection, like they could read each other. Tempted by her boss?? Definitely!
Oliver … Where do I start? There is so much to say, so I’ll try to be quick! Peeling all the layers of his personality was so compelling. I was mesmerized. Handsome, bossy, caring and with a successful career, he enjoyed being on top of the world, managing big investments. And the way he talks, with his British phlegm … sigh … I’m in love. For a Man who seemed so self-confident, his vulnerable side really moved me.(especially with his mother)
About their undeniable chemistry? Just mind-blowing!!! It felt so natural and were complementing each other. Great team at work, but also as friends, with a heavy sexual tension and a lot of teasing. Even if their relationship started with a misunderstanding, that makes me laugh each time I think about it, all bring them closer. For once, Olivier felt attracted by Alexis, a breath of fresh air, with a no filter kinda girl, who completely captured his heart. She was drawn into him, and she knew that once they started to be more than friends, there would be no turning back, and holy guacamole, it was intoxicating!
The feels??? I went through a range of emotions, I was so experiencing, living their Journey! Straight to the heart and straight to the guts! Each moment was precious; from the sweetest, to the hottest and especially to the hardest ones, when you want to grab your pillow and crawl into your bed, and just crying because it was so hurting. The author could write characters with so much passion, heart and making them so interesting and compelling.
I don’t want to post any spoiler in here because you should to read this magnificent tale, about love, loss, second chances that gonna rip and warm your heart for sure. Reading this story reminds me why I love to read; to live someone’s else journey and to travel into their world. King of Hearts is a must read and one of my best reads for 2015! Book Hangover alert!