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King of Hearts

(Hearts #3)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  5,196 ratings  ·  691 reviews
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 m
ebook, 308 pages
Published July 16th 2015 by L.H. Cosway
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Amy | Foxy Blogs
Jul 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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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
Peek At My Book Review
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, 2015, arc


Rating : 5 ‘LOVE AND MAGIC’ Stars


My Views : Note that this review will not do justice to what I felt reading this one. description Were you not intrigued when King made all that ruckus about that photo in 'Hearts of Fire'? I just knew that there was a heart wrenching love story lurking there which needed to be told and then we had this one and this is one of the best books I’ve read. King and Alexis love was beautiful, effortless and magical; and Ms. Cosway gave us a story that will
5 STARS! ★★★★★

“I never stopped loving you, not even in my darkest hour.”

Every time I pick up a LH Cosway book, I know I can expect wonderful things. They're magical in a way that I find myself easily whisked away in any world she creates. Her stories always have this touch of realism with beautifully flawed characters whom you could easily relate to. But above all, each story she puts out is refreshingly unique and she paints a tale so vividly with her words that you'll fall in love hard wit
★★★★★ 5 Stars ★★★★★

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Oliver King. We met him in Hearts of Fire, he was an alcoholic, he was distraught, an emotional and physical mess. Homeless. This is the story of Before and After.

This book filled me with happiness, knocked me down, trampled on my heart and then gradually lifted me back up again - I am sitting here welling up at the thought of it. It was simply beautiful.

Set in the hustle an bustle of Canary Wharf, one
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!!


“King of Hearts” is the third installment in L.H Cosway series entitled, “Hearts” and like its predecessors it can be read as a standalone. Before everything else I have to say this series’ title is very well picked and if you choose to read any installment you will know why I’m saying this. This 3rd book in the series was as fantastic as the previous installments. It was unique, beautifully written, refreshing and had me glued to the pages from the very first chapter. “King of Hearts
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Title: King of Hearts
Series: Hearts #3; can be read as a standalone, however I recommend reading Hearts of Fire first.
Author: L.H Cosway
Release Date: 16 July, 2015
Rating: 5+++++ stars
Cliffhanger:. No
HEA: (view spoiler)

It’s probably the hundredth time (or at least it feels like that to me) when I am challenged to write down my thoughts about Lorraine Cosway’s book and it’s absolutely stressing, hair pulling, nails biting task. I want my review to be simply perfect and wort
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I was able to read Six of Hearts and Hearts of Fire back to back and I absolutely loved both of them. Within Hearts of Fire we get to meet King and L.H. Cosway deviously revealed pieces of him that for me spurred an intrigue that had me anxiously awaiting his story. And I knew I would love him. I knew once his story unfolded I would get lost in his world. I hated for it to end.

I finished this yesterday and I have been thinking about Oliver King and Alexis Clark’s story. Actually, I have been thi
Penny Reid
Mar 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet... especially since I've read it two times since it released.

I don't think L.H. Cosway can write something I won't love. She just... *gets me* as a reader. I want unique, I want interesting, I want sexy, I want to think, I want to be surprised. She always surprises me. 'King of Hearts' was a perfect example of why L.H. Cosway is my highest of high author crushes.

Let's talk about the characters...
My Alexis

Bitch, she's fabulous. And she's also my new
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Thank you so much, Ms Cosway! Much appreciated.

Ok, I did enjoy this one but there were a few issues that were in it that prevented it from being a 5 star review for me. This author is wonderful. Her lyrics are flowing and if she could make me drop everything on a Sunday and keep me riveted to keep reading, she is doing something right.

We had "Before" and "After". While Before was engaging and interesting I really wanted to get to the After. I mean, who wasn't captivated by King in the previous b
5 Second Chance Stars.

Six years ago Oliver King was one of the most powerful man in the business world. The world was his to conquer and he had every intention of doing it. Until he fell in love with his assistant, Alexis and he began to see that there was more to the world than money and power. But as the same time Alexis was changing her life a tragic accident puts an end to all of it, turning one of the most powerful man in the world into a broken man, lost in alcohol, living in the shadows
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

"I knew it would be like this for us,

This book is simply amazing!!I loved it so much,King is something else!!I was so excited to read his book because the truth is when I met him in Hearts of Fire I wanted so bad to know him better!!I can't decide so far which one is my favorite character in this series because seriously these men are simply amazing!!Each one is unique and has something special to give me!!I loved all of them!!And I'm so excited each time I read a ne
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: angst, emotional

4.5 Stars


From the moment King was introduced in Hearts of Fire, my interest was peaked. Oliver King was a hot mess, an alcoholic with emotional issues, but a spark that had me drawn to him. I just knew his story would be special, and I love when my instincts are right. King's story of past and present was everything I could have hoped for, I absolutely adored every minute.

25th of July - Review now posted!

5 **bloody brilliant** STARS

“The bigger our hearts, the more beautiful our souls.”

I’m just going to to put it in very simple terms: I LOVE THIS BOOK!

To my big surprise, I can honestly say King of Hearts was nothing what I had expected, in the most positive way imaginable. Having read Hearts of Fire and already being acquainted with Mr. King in his rundown and hopeless state, I had certain theories in my head as to the journey that lead him there, but

Title: King of Hearts
Series: Hearts #3
Author: L.H. Cosway
Release date: July 16, 2015
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

I had a feeling there was far more to Oliver King than met the eye.

I feel so fortunate to have been given the opportunity to read this book early. I'm not afraid to admit that L.H. Cosway is one of those authors for me that I will do some major social media stalking. Her storytelling always takes me to a place where I've never gone before and I never want to re

Title: King of Hearts
Series: Hearts, #3
Author: L.H. Cosway
Release date: 16th July, 2015
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)

King of Hearts can easily and simply be summarised in a single word: Perfection. Lorraine is an author who is beloved by my blogger besties, Christie & Patrycja and there are a whole host of incredible reviews by friends here on Goodreads for her Hearts Series. I'm pleased to say I've finally got a clue and had the immense pleasure of experiencing it
Samantha Young
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Addictive. Consuming. Witty. Heartbreaking. Brilliant—King of Hearts is one of my favourite reads of 2015! I was intrigued by Oliver King’s mysterious story in Hearts of Fire, and that suspense carried on into King of Hearts. His story is epic and now I can’t make up my mind which of Cosway’s heroes in the Hearts series I’m most in love with. KOH is a fantastic addition to what has quickly become one of my all time favourite series.
LH Cosway is a truly refreshing voice in romance and now a defin
Jennifer Kyle
Mar 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.25 Stars

"Sometimes we see someone and they just suit us. They're beautiful to us in every way. You're that person to me."
You know when you love someone and then they go and do something really special and you realise that it might have not seem possible before, but you now love them even more??
Well, this is how I feel about L.H. Cosway after reading King of Hearts.
She’s such a talented author and with each book she manages to keep creating unique characters, interesting emotional stories, laced with her magical writing, intertwined with art and music.

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It doesn’t hurt that she sets her stories in places, like Lo
Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: L. H. Cosway Fans, Romance
4.5 To Forgive and Be Forgiven Stars * * * * 1/2
I stayed up through the night and immersed myself in this world. I didn't take a break and became one with the book. I admit it took me awhile to do this review and during the time I have waited... others have done incredible reviews with artwork, gifs and details I would never have thought of or done. Bravo!

I have loved this series from the start; Six of Hearts... so unique and very different and then the darker Hearts of Fire. Each book brought a
Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

If there’s something you need to read this summer, it definitely has to be King of Hearts.
I can’t hide the fact that I’m a huge fan of this author, so maybe my review is going to be on the praising and gushing side, but really, what can I do other than state the fact that LH Cosway excels at bringing fantasy into real life? Or should I say bringing real life into the fantasy realm?

…I fear if I made you my queen, I could no longer be a king.

King of Hearts is the
Claire Robinson
Feb 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
5 - "You'll have to get up a lot earlier in the morning to offend me, Mr. King." Stars!

King of Hearts is another absolutely outstanding example of why I love L. H. Cosway’s work so much. You never know what you are going to get in relation to a characters story, or what direction everything is ever going to take. I walked into this one thinking I had an idea of how things might play out, I mean we met Oliver King in Hearts of Fire and we were given a little of the guys background, but that was l
Mar 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: br
4.5 stars!

Loved it! I can't even hide my bias...I love everything L.H. Cosway writes, I really do. All Jay had to do was show up in this book and throw out a "darlin" and I'm swooning. She really knows how to write the sexual tension, doesn't she? gah! Anyway, I've been avoiding reviews all week for this because I wanted to experience it first hand, so instead of writing one, I'm going to go read all of yours!

I was going to pick a favorite book in the series, but it's hard because they each hav
5 Heart-wrenching stars!

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In L.H. Cosway's Hearts of Fire, we were introduced to the unkempt, ornery, and drunk, Oliver King, who freaked out over a photograph that he cherished. This is his story, through the POV of the heroine, Alexis. King of Hearts is divided into two parts. A before and after of the events that took place in Hearts of Fire with the time span being 6 years.

Working at a bar most of her adult life, Alexis Clark needs a change. When the opportunity arises for her to
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: buddy-read-2015
4 stars

This book took a while to warm up to. I wasn't exactly swooning for King and the dialogue felt forced. After a while though I felt the sexual tension between these two and then something happened that had my jaw drop to the floor.

In the end I liked it but didn't full out love it. Also with LH Cosway books I'm usually grinning like an idiot but it didn't have that effect on me this time round. Still I think it's one of the better books I read this year.
Rachel Reads Ravenously
3.5 stars!

Quick/short review. One thing Cosway is so good at is giving you a character and you expect them to be one thing, but by the end of the book your perception of them has changed. When I read Hearts of Fire and met King, I honestly thought he was an old OLD man, I had no clue he was around 39. I loved reading his backstory and the heroine in this book was awesome. But the second half of the book, I had some trouble with the suspension of disbelief on King's recovery and the quickness of
4 Stars

Overall Opinion: I'm not quite sure exactly why I put this one off for so long. I think it was because I thought since it was labeled "#3" that I needed to read the other two books first, but that wasn't the case. I was able to follow along just fine. While there were appearances of the other mcs from the previous books, the author does it in a way that I didn't feel lost. I really liked both of the mcs, and I was able to connect with their story very well. My biggest complaint, however,
Jeannine Allison
5.5 Stars (Fourth Read 9/19/2018)

5.5 Stars (Third Read 12/29/2017)

5 Stars (Second Read 11/9/2016)

5 Stars (First Read 10/31/2015)


I remember reading Hearts of Fire in March of 2015 and thinking that King was like fifty or sixty years old. I don't know why, maybe it was because of how far into his drinking he was and/or I suck at remembering minor details like ages of side characters (it's probably a bit of both). But imagine my surprise when I read this for the first time a little over year ag
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
6 Brilliant Magnificent Exquisite Stars
"The best loves had to suffer the greatest  hardships."

King of Hearts is without a doubt one of my Top Favorites of 2015! L.H. Cosway brilliantly and magnificently brought King's story to life! The details were exquisite, the characters astounding, the flow, word choice, humor, emotional impact... simply perfect! I couldn't ask for anything more! I LOVED IT!
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I loved this before (Beginning) and after (After) story of Oliver King from Hea
Dee Montoya
***** 5++ King of my Heart Stars*****

"Memories were a powerful thing. They could at once set you free or take you prisoner, hold your entire life captive."

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This book is the third part of the wonderful series set in The Circus Spektakulär. In Hearts of Fire we met King, he was the drunk always hanging around the circus, always bitter yet his character always felt important and interesting to me. His story was absolutely heart breaking, and I must admit it was my favorite of all three.

The f
“I never stopped loving you, not even in my darkest hour”.


6 huge stars

This book! OMG, this book! Epic banter, phenomenal UST, drama, heartache and sensational romance. I laughed, I cried, I swooned, and my heart was pounding the whole time. It was perfect.

This is the third book in L.H. Cosway’s ‘Hearts’ series. The series features standalone books which are closely interconnected and I would highly recommend reading the earlier books in the series because not only are the
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L.H. Cosway lives in Dublin, Ireland. 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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Other books in the series

Hearts (6 books)
  • Six of Hearts (Hearts, #1)
  • Hearts of Fire (Hearts, #2)
  • Hearts of Blue (Hearts, #4)
  • Thief of Hearts (Hearts, #5)
  • Hearts on Air (Hearts, #6)

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