Hearts of Fire by LH Cosway
4 Flower stars
“You wanted me?” I said quietly.
“All the time.”
“I never saw. I thought I was the one who watched you.”
“You were. That’s why I started watching back.”
Hearts of Fire is the second book in the Hearts series by LH Cosway and is about Jack, the younger brother of Jay from the first book. If you’ve read the first book, you know Jay believes Jack died in a fire, but outside forces have kept them apart. Now that Jack has grown up he works for the circus as a fire breather. Lille lives in a small Irish town, oppressed by her mother and yearns for something more. When she’s offered a job to work for the circus leaving town the next day, she decides to go with them.
The circus isn’t what she expected, it’s full of wonderful people and terrible ones. Many make it clear they don’t want Lille there, including Jack. But despite this, Lille feels really happy working for the circus, she feels free.
“Why do you call me flower?”
“Because when I touch you, you fucking bloom.”
LH Cosway is one of those authors I’ve always been meaning to get around to. I read her book Six of Hearts and enjoyed, as well as her co-written novel with Penny Reid and liked that one too. So why I waited so long to pick up another one of her books, I have no idea. From beginning to end I couldn’t put this book down. Both Jack and Lille were such enthralling characters and I couldn’t get enough of either one of them.
I’m not normally one for suspense but I did like the mystery element added into this plot. It was just enough where it enhanced the plot without overshadowing it or being a footnote. Jack himself could be a dick at times but ultimately I found he was a wonderful hero. Lille was pretty awesome too. She followed her heart even if it made her feel foolish at times.
I will definitely be reading the rest of this series!
“You’re the love of my life, and I need you so much I can’t breathe without it.”