Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Review + Giveaway: "Hearts on air" by L. H. Cosway

Author: L. H. Cosway
Book 6 in series Hearts
Main characters: Trevor "Trev" Cross and Reya Cabrera


3 weeks. 5 cities. 15 impossible stunts. One reality show.

Trevor Cross came into Reya Cabrera’s world with a bang and faded out with a whimper. They vowed to make it work, but life had other plans. After chasing his TV dreams for years, Trev finally became the UK’s next big reality star, but he alienated his family and friends in the process. Now he finally has everything he ever wanted. Women. Money. Fame. But none of it means anything when he doesn’t have the one thing that matters most: love.

Money leaves a gaping hole. Fame surrounds him with loneliness. And no woman makes him feel like Reya used to before the whirlwind of success pulled them apart.

He has a plan to get her back. However, with a hectic filming schedule looming, the only way to do that is to convince her to come on the road with him. Reya has been stuck in a rut for a while, and the opportunity to travel across Europe and play her music for new audiences seems like heaven. The only catch? She has to do it with the one boy who ever got close enough to break her heart. But he’s not a boy anymore, and as she gets to know him again she can’t deny her respect for the man he’s become.

Every time she’s around him her heart feels full of air, like a balloon about to pop. Little does she know, Trev’s feelings are just as tumultuous as hers. One thing’s for sure, these three weeks on the road together will either make them whole again or break them irrevocably.

**Hearts on Air is a contemporary romance and book #6 in the Hearts series, however it can also be read as a complete standalone.**

I got an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review :) *sighs* I don't know where to start with this book... I struggled for a few days after finishing it, thinking how to rate it, considering all my thoughts and feelings to try and decide what is it exactly that I think about this story... so trust me when I say, that I had troubles with this book... what pains me the most, is that it's so hard for me to explain why exactly I feel like that... and please, don't get me wrong... I gave this book 4 stars and it's a really good book, with some truly great writing style and I'm sure that soooo many of you will enjoy it more than me... but since this is my review I will tell you as honestly as I can about what I thought of it :) so here it goes...

I believe that my main problem with this book lies with our main couple... Trevor and Reya... ok, before I get into their story, I should probably mention that even though it's book #6, and the last one, in this series, it works perfectly well as a standalone... yes, the characters from previous stories appear here, but you get all the necessary informations to follow this story in this book... well, technically there's a novella about Trev and Reya as well ("One epic night") but to be honest, you don't have to read it before diving into this one... yes, it will give you some additional background about the kind of connections there are between them, but again... it's not necessary, you can follow this book without it :) ok, so back to our main couple... since the last few books in this series followed the stories of the Cross brothers... Trevor is the last one... both he and Reya actually appeared before... and to be honest, I was actually looking forward to reading a whole book about them... but... well... somewhere along the way I made up certain expectations in my head about it, and well... this book was different that what I expected... so they've been friends for some time now... but there was always *something* more there... and I thought that their book will be about how they got together... and what it's actually about is how they sort of got together, and then it imploded and now it's two years later and here's the story... yeah... I think that to understand my apprehension and a little disappointment in this turn of events, you have to know that I am not the biggest fan of second-chance romances... I have nothing against people who enjoy them, good for you :) but me personally... I thinks it's connected to my own experiences, that we won't get into right now... ;) but they definitely influence my reading experience every time I read one of those stories... which is rarely :) anyway... ;) I think that's why I had troubles connecting to both Trevor and Reya... don't get me wrong... I understand why they broke up and I understand why they got back together in this book... it's a much more complicated story and by any means I don't mean that people should not give second chances, but... well... it's just not my cup of tea... usually :) especially since it happened pretty fast in this book... I would like to see it happen over a longer amount of time... I think it would help me connect with both of them more and get behind the idea of them becoming a couple :)

Now that I rambled on a bit... sorry about that, but it's just how my thoughts kept running around in my head when it comes to this book ;) but now I will try to sum it all up for you ;) I loved the writing style... L. H. Cosway definitely have a talent for creating very complex characters... I don't love them all equally, but that's actually the best part about them... we all can find someone who will hit a little bit closer to our hearts... Trev and Reya just wasn't the ones for me :) but based on other reviews I saw, it will be a beloved book for many of you guys ;) we have appearances by some of our faves from previous stories, so that was a truly lovely bonus for a conclusion of this series, but fear not... this book is filled with quite a few new ones... who will actually get their own spin-off series starting next year :) yes, I'm talking about Trevor's parkour teammates :) that little nugget of information I found at the end of the book definitely brightened my day... I'm so excited to get to know them more... fingers crossed I will fall in love with them even more ;) the majority of the book, and by that I mean like almost all of it, with the exception of a few chapters ;) is told from Reya's perspective... I think it was one of the reasons why I had troubles connecting to Trevor... it was hard for me to trust him and really see his side... but both of them did some things I was not the biggest fan of... there was some immature behaviour and running away from the truth... that's never a good idea... and I don't know... there was always something bugging me about the story... but I can't really explain it more... it was just a gut feeling... that's why I am still recommending this book for you guys... if it sounds like a story you will enjoy, definitely give it a try... check out some other reviews and give it a go :)

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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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