Blog Tour: ARC Review + Giveaway! Hearts of Fire by LH Cosway

16 Mar 2015


The Circus Spektakulär is proud to present Jack McCabe: 

Fire-breather, knife-thrower, risk-taker. 

 My house burned down when I was just a boy, robbing me of both my parents. 

 Now I breathe fire, eat the poison that almost killed me. 

 Crowds come to see me night after night. Men for the spectacle, women for the thrill. I’m an oddity to be stared at and desired. With each flame I spit, I risk my life. 

 I wear scars on my body that will never go away, but the scars inside my head are far more difficult to overlook. 

 My brother doesn’t know me, and if I have it my way he never will. 

 Life was going exactly the way I’d planned until Lille came along. She wanted to run away with the circus, have an adventure, but this world was never meant for her. 

 I try to keep her safe, because she doesn’t know the dangers that are out here on the road. She doesn’t know the monsters that lurk behind the bright lights of the ring. In truth, I could be considered one of them. 

 We were fashioned from different cloths, never intended to mix. So I watch her. I try not to touch, even when her eyes invite me. 

 Join us in the Spiegeltent and let us give you a show. Allow my Lille to draw a picture for you in paint and sweat and skin. The truest love is always the hardest to let in. 

This is a standalone romance that tells the story of Jack McCabe, Jay Fields’ long lost, presumed dead brother. It is not necessary to have read Six of Hearts in order to enjoy Hearts of Fire.


4.5 STARS! ★★★★☆ 


  "You have never been invisible to me, flower. You're all I see." 

 There is nothing quite like it every time I pick up a LH Cosway book because she makes me feel like a little kid who just entered the candystore, dying in anticipation to have a taste of everything that it has to offer. With Hearts of Fire that strung me along, I definitely came out of the candystore as one damn happy kid and couldn't wait to come back for more! :D 

 It's no surprise that I've been highly anticipating this read as I was a huge fan of Six of Hearts  and with Jay Fields who practically charmed my pants off, I just couldn't contain my excitement meeting his supposedly dead brother and witness a possible reunion for these two. What more with a circus setting that promises some dazzling moments, I was more than ready to meet Jack McCabe

 The story starts off with 21-year old Lille Baker, a talented artist who lives with her overbearing mother and a dreamer at heart seeking for the right opportunity to break away. That's when the travelling circus comes to town and a chance encounter gifted her an invite to join them, Lille was ready to be whisk away for an adventure that will open her eyes and heart to endless possibilities.


 Although meeting Jack didn't have the same effect as I did when I first met Jay, I liked the brooding intensity that lingered within him. A glint of mysterious vibe but yet inviting that makes you want to get to know him even more. And once the fiery walls were taken down, we got a glimpse of the little boy who was robbed of his family love and the demons he’d been fighting.


At times I felt that Lille was a little too naive for her own good, always blindly allowing the goodness in her heart to prevail but again, the author writes her in such a way that doesn't make me want to completely slap her silly. I could understood her need to throw caution to the wind and just live free for once, to embrace the unexpected and to open up her heart even if it meant risking it.


 The thing I love most about this author's reads is her characters which are simply imperfect in the best ways. Sure enough they don’t always make the right decisions, some a little rash that had me yelling but I still adore them because I know they did it with the best intentions at heart. Put these two polar opposites together, I became an audience of an amazing spectacle because holy hotness, the intensity sizzles and later burst into an inferno of passion that could quite figuratively set hearts on fire. 

 Plus, throw in an amazing entourage that was quirky, lovable and a touch of villainous on the side, it all came about to an entertaining and such an endearing read. My personal favorite of course would be the cameo appearance of one charming illusionist and his companion that had me all giddy and excited! It was such a lovely twist to the read and coupled with the emotionally-fueled scene of the reunion at last, I admit I may have gotten a little teary-eyed. 

 I absolutely cannot wait to read the next one in this series as we got a little teaser at the end of whose story it'll be next and with this author, I know she will never disappoint me with what she puts onto the table next! 

  Hearts of Fire is a companion novel to the Six of Hearts series and can be read as a standalone. However, I will highly recommend to read Six of Hearts first to fully enjoy this series and most importantly, who doesn't want to meet Jay Fields?! 

  ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


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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