There are always books or authors that will ruin you for all others. L.H. Cosway truly has a gift for writing compelling characters and unique storie...more
There are always books or authors that will ruin you for all others. L.H. Cosway truly has a gift for writing compelling characters and unique stories. With every book I read by her I realize more and more that she is quite simply one of my favorite authors! And she has ruined me for all others. Especially with her stellar heroes that make my heart skip a beat and my panties melt away when they get all possessive and alpha (or just when they breathe) and her heroines that just make me want to go out with them for a drink and make them my BFF.
SIX OF HEARTS is compelling, funny and entertaining, deep and emotional and on fire hot! I’ve fallen hard for Jay Fields and want to keep him locked up in my basement of book boyfriends. You need to meet him and fall in love with him as well. Jay Fields is charismatic, sexy, with a dash of arrogance and a heart of gold.
I don’t want to give too much away from the story but what you need to know is that Jay is an illusionist. Or read magician. Very much like Criss Angel (profession, not the looks). He’s seeking revenge from a childhood gone wrong and he’s seeking love. One of the best friends to lovers stories I’ve read in a while. I loved everything about their developing relationship.
I was completely enraptured from the very first page. Jay and Matilda’s quirky personalities that work so well together. Their sexual chemistry and the sexual tension in the beginning that was revving up all my buttons. And when they finally get together *mind blown with excitement*. Try not to salivate on your e-reader.
If you only have time to read one book this week or this month or whenever really… This is it! It’s funny that when I love a book so much there’s hardly that much to say. But really, it can all be summarized with “You have to read this, because this book is amazing!” End of story. I may want to re-read it now after I finished writing this because I want to experience it all over again!
“You’re lucky you got away with a quickie. I have a good mind to make sure you can’t walk straight in the morning.”
“Isn’t it more exciting not knowing, just letting the possibilities be endless?”
“On the contrary, my apple loves to be eaten. In fact, my apple is a little cranky right now because she hasn’t been eaten in a while.”
I had seen ads for this book before and although the cover was quite catching and I may have done a double take, it probably wouldn’t have called to...more
I had seen ads for this book before and although the cover was quite catching and I may have done a double take, it probably wouldn’t have called to me enough to look up the blurb. After the book came out, a good friend of mine happened to pick it up and loved it. Me being a sucker for a good read, and in need of an interesting audiobook at the time, dove right in not really knowing what to expect. I tend to do that a lot, not reading blurbs.
My first impression of this book was sort of like this…. O.O I really was not expecting to be thrown in the head of a girl with psychotic tendencies. But as shocked as I was by the subject matter and execution of the story, I was completely riveted. Once THE GIRL IN 6E grabbed a hold of my attention, I had a really hard time putting this book down to do anything else. Even sleep.
I have seen this comparison around and as I was recommending the book to yet another friend the same comparison came up. This book has a very Dexter feel to it. So if you are a fan of the show, then you will absolutely love this! Our heroine, web cam girl, part time vigilante, most of the day psychotic killer, is very much like the female version of Dexter. Except she doesn’t want to be. She’s locked herself in her apartment for 3 years and avoided human interactions. Afraid that her killer instincts will come out and attack… again.
She’s been working as a web cam girl during that time and has become so good at it that she has plenty of money. She’s also developed a strange relationship through her door with her UPS delivery man who is extremely curious as to what the girl in 6E looks like. She also has clients with questionable intent that tell her things that may be disturbing. And her conscience and desire to do the right thing brings her out of her apartment for the first time in three years. And an adventure begins. Ohh and did I mention the sexy parts? This book does not shy away from the sexy and I’m expecting to see a lot more of that in books to come.
I have to say I’m completely sold on A.R. Torre’s voice in this book. She’s told an unconventional story in a way that as much as the topic was dark and hard to process for some people, it was also so engaging! I was hooked from the beginning! I know this type of dark read may not be for everyone, but if you are not afraid to take a chance, I think this might be one of the most refreshing books you’ll read this year amongst a sea of books that blend together.
“No one is normal. Everyone is just pretending to be normal.”
“Hope, in general, is dangerous. Hope can be the loose thread that pulls apart your sanity.”(less)