Six of Hearts by L.H. Cosway
Published on June 27, 2014
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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.
Unique, intriguing, and addicting! This book was a total win for me!
From the moment I read the blurb for this book, I knew I needed to get my hands on it ASAP! L.H. Cosway wrote one of my favorite books, Painted Faces and I knew I could count on her for something different and special and that’s exactly what I got.
Six of Hearts is about Jay, an illusionist in need of some legal help. His name is being slandered in the media and he wants to fight against the allegations. Upon visiting with a prospective lawyer, he meets Matilda. She works in her dad’s office and is instantly intrigued by Jay, having never met anyone like him before.
What follows is the best buildup and sexual tension ever! Jay and Matilda’s lives become entwined in ways they could never have anticipated. From the beginning, I LOOOOOVED the tension and the way that Jay and Matilda’s relationship grows. Between their private jokes, nicknames, meaningful touches and banter… I just ate up everything they said– waiting for the next moment they were together. The friendship was pure gold; Jay loved nothing more than teasing Matilda and getting under her skin. It made the story so fun to read, always keeping me on my toes.
I snort. “You’re so full of yourself.” “You wish you were full of myself.” He retorts. I shiver and blush. “I can’t tell if that was the best comeback ever or the worst.”
— “Well what did you think?” “You were amazing,” I tell him shyly. Jessie snorts. “Now I know why you like having her around so much. She strokes your ego no end. “That’s not all she strokes,” says Jay, giving her a cheeky wink. “Oh, my God, you did not just say that!” I look to Jessie. “He’s lying. Tell her you’re lying.” “Now, why would I lie and tell her I’m lying?” he teases, his grin deepening by the second. God, I hate him sometimes.
Jay gave me butterflies and made me swoon and I haven’t felt that way over a guy in a book in I can’t remember how long. Even though he can be smooth and cocky, he has this quirkiness about him that I found so endearing.
“You’re the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever felt.”
The book also has a mystery quality, but it’s pretty clear what’s going on. I think this part of the story was really well done because even though I felt like I knew what was going on, I just wouldn’t figure out the exact how of it all – much like one of Jay’s illusions. The forefront of the story is on their relationship though and I actually enjoyed the push and pull of things as we learned more about both of their pasts and how everything was going to play out.
Ultimately, this book comes down to great characters! As always, its what I’ve come to expect from LH. Her characters are always flawed, unique, yet relatable, and so loveable. It was a pleasure reading this in Matilda’s POV and I completely fell for her and Jay. I highly recommend this one! 5 stars!