Series: Hearts #1
on July 26, 2014
Genres: Love & Romance
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.
I had read the synopsis for this book a few times before I finally took the plunge and dove right in. I will be honest…I was a bit skeptical about reading a book about an illusionist. Don’t ask why, I just can’t explain it. Maybe it’s the whole visual thing? What I wasn’t expecting was to actually fall into deep and epic book love with Six of Hearts.
Jay is a successful master illusionist. When a newspaper claims he is responsible for someone’s death he knows he needs representation immediately. He walks into Matilda’s dad’s office looking for a solicitor but ends up finding living arrangements instead.
Matilda is a twenty-three year old girl looking for epic love. By day, she works for her dad at his office and at night she slaves away at her sewing machine making dresses. She wants the love that movies and books talk about it. Within minutes of meeting Jay, Matilda knows that there is something about him. The friendship that these two embark on is what epic love stories are made of.
“Get ready for the ride of your life, Watson.”
A lot of the book is in Matilda’s head, another thing I’m not a huge fan of. I usually like more dialogue but it did not bother me in the least. I think that it was Matilda’s attitude and her sense of humor that had me going. Need I talk about the chemistry between Jay and Matilda? The two of them become their own version of Sherlock and Watson. Matilda knows that Jay is hiding secrets. To be honest, I don’t know if I could’ve been as calm as she was. I would’ve stomped my feet and demanded he tell me everything.
“I trust you. It’s not about trust. It’s about the fact that if you knew the truth, you might not want me anymore, and I couldn’t live with you not wanting me.”
The story of this book along with magic weaved in is absolute perfection. I was leery about it and worried it would take away from the story. Trust me, it adds to the story. LH Cosway, must’ve spent an insane amount of time coming up with one of the best plots I’ve read in a very long time. There were so many tidbits sprinkled here and there that just make the end so awesome. Sure, I will go out on a limb and say that I knew what was going to happen at the end…but the journey there was absolutely worth it. The only thing I wished was a point of view from Jay.
“I might tell you that you’re mine, but you need to understand that it goes both ways. I belong to you, too.”
This book has got to be one of the hardest books I’ve ever had to review. I want to give absolutely nothing away. I just want you to go read it for yourself. Go on now, get on it.