on July 16th 2015
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Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Series: Hearts #3
Source: ARC via author
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 men who came before me. I never cared much for love and romance until I met Alexis. I could feel it the very moment she walked into the interview, with her outspoken charm and vivacious personality. She cast all the others in shadow, made me laugh when life held no humour. Our friendship should have remained professional, but it wasn’t long before the lines started to blur. You know what they say about the best laid plans of mice and men? Well, I never foresaw where my plans would lead, and only in my darkest hour did I finally see the light… You can have all the money and prestige in the world and still be the poorest man alive. And love, well, I hate to use a tired old cliché, but love can be the thing that truly sets you free.
I’d almost forgotten that King and I had anything even resembling a friendship until he sidled into the office on Friday morning looking like the cat that got the cream. And all of that smug delight was being firmly directed at me. He said his usual hellos to both Gillian and Eleanor, then came to stand in front of me, arms folded, a gigantic smile on his face.
“You’re looking particularly lovely today, Miss Clark,” he said with a flourish.
I glanced at him for a second, frowned, and then continued typing. What was his game? Eleanor got up from her seat and went to use the bathroom, and still he remained standing there like a complete and total oddball, as Gillian’s voice talking on the phone filled the room. Finally, I gave in.
“Can I help you with something?”
“I could fucking kiss you right now,” he beamed and I sucked a breath.
Okay. Trying to play it nonchalant, I replied, “For what exactly?”
“That social media start-up we discussed the other day? Well, immediately after we spoke I lined up one of my clients as an investor and guess what?”
I stared at him. “What?”
“The site has gone viral overnight. Apparently, a couple of celebrities started using it and now they’re getting new sign-ups by the bucket load.” He leaned forward and braced both his hands on the edge of my desk. “This client was an important one and he currently thinks I shit daisies. And I have you to thank for it, Alexis. You’re a flipping genius!”
I couldn’t help my smile. He really was laying it on thick and heavy. “Shall I whip out my cock for you to suck now or later? Jeez Ollie, tone it down a little.”
He blinked at me, and then a second later he was laughing. It was good thing Eleanor wasn’t around and that Gillian was too preoccupied with her phone call to hear what I’d said.
“Did you just call me Ollie?”
Supressing a smirk, I nodded, still typing. A beat of silence passed.
“Did you also just refer to me sucking your cock?”
“Well, you’ve already opened the button and pulled down the fly, you might as well finish the job,” I quipped and amusement lit his eyes.
He stared at me for so long that I began to get uncomfortable. His smile naturally faded, and now his expression grew serious. “I’m going to put a bonus in your first pay check at the end of the month. Think of it as a consultant’s fee.”
“And I fear if I made you my queen, I could no longer be a king.”
It’s official I love Cosway! Her books have “IT” for me. I always connect with her imperfectly, funny and cool heroines. And I fall for her dark and extremely dominant hero. Lately with the hustle and bustle of summer, I haven’t been able to really love a book, but I REALLY enjoyed this one.
King of Hearts is the 3rd book in the HEARTS SERIES. We met Oliver King in Hearts of Fire. I was a bit apprehensive about reading his story because he wasn’t someone who was painted in a pretty light, in the previous book. He is a major alcoholic, with a mysterious past. The only thing we know about him is he hangs on to a picture of a woman, it seemed to be the only thing he cared for.
Alexis is a normal girl, working in bars most of her adult life, until she gets a interview at Oliver’s office and lands the job, with her charm and honesty. She is very intrigued by King and he with her 😉 She knows its not a good idea to fall for her boss, but he is very persistent.
The tension these two have is a definite page turner. I wanted more and more of them. And then when I got to part two of the book, my belly was in full blown butterflies. The drama and heartbreak had me on the edge of my seat and I needed to see them happy!
This has to be one of my favorite series and I HIGHLY recommend these and all of LH Cosway’s books to everyone!
Prior Books in the Series
Six of Hearts
Hearts of Fire
King of Hearts
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