Title: Thief of Hearts
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Seduce the teacher.
Meet the cousin.
Make a deal.
Steal the painting.
Andrea Anderson has no clue of the thoughts churning around in the dark and dangerous ex-con’s head as he enters her classroom. In fact, she’s momentarily lost for words. Not in her entire teaching career has she had a student who looked quite like Stu Cross.
A widow at just twenty-eight, love is something Andie hasn’t considered a part of her life for a very long time. However, when lingering touches turn to whispered words and hot, searching stares, she begins to wonder if maybe she should take a leap of faith.
But Stu is in her class for a reason, and it has nothing to do with love. He’s there to burrow his way into her life and repay a debt, otherwise his family will suffer. Andie is the first person to show him true kindness since he left prison, and though he doesn’t want to mislead her, he doesn’t have another choice.
Before long, Stu can’t tell whether or not he’s acting anymore, and his feelings for Andie could throw all of his carefully crafted plans into complete and utter disarray.
**Can be read as a stand alone**
Andrea Anderson is living in the past. A widow at the young age of twenty-eight, she’s haunted by the memory of love once lost.
The biggest bright spot in her life is her job teaching adult students. She loves helping them realize their full potential and introducing them to a love of learning. It helps her forget that she’s barely keeping her head above water financially and is far too proud to ask for help.
But when she meets her newest student, she knows that she’s in deep trouble.
I couldn’t look away and there was something in his voice that said he wasn’t lying. Well, wasn’t this just wonderful. The resident classroom bad boy fancied me. Some days the world really did have a sense of humour. It was like Fred suddenly having a hard-on for Velma when there were a hundred Daphnes he could be shagging.
Stuart Cross may not have a bright future. He’s just been released from prison and is forced to attend Andie’s class. He’s as beautiful as he is broody and isn’t at all afraid to say exactly what he thinks – however scandalous.
His plan was to work his way under Andie’s skin with his blatant sensuality and surprising intelligence. But after they share a few forbidden encounters, he finds himself falling hard for her. So he’s going to put it all on the line and reveal the true reason for him attending her class and it’s either going to finally bring them together or irreparably tear them apart.
You made me realise that softness is necessary. That we need both. People who are kind and who help others are needed, but so are people who are hard, toughened by experience. If everyone was like me, the world would be a shitty place. We’d all just be starting fights and kicking the crap out of one another. People like you give people like me a soft place to fall. Otherwise we’d just be cold and hard. That’s how I was before I met you.
Thief of Hearts is a different kind of love story from L.H. Cosway. She masterfully uses both artistic and literary references to express her character’s deepest feelings. Add to that, her simply gorgeous way with words and the result is a poignant, sweet and completely captivating read.
You won’t be able to stop yourself from smiling…
About The Author -
L.H. Cosway lives in Dublin, Ireland. 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. L.H. is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.
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