Hearts of Blue (Hearts #4) by L.H. Cosway
She upholds the law. He breaks it.
Two blue hearts, both alike in bravery
In not-so-fair London, where we lay our scene
From gun crime to petty theft
Where family is blood and survival makes hands unclean
In this place, we find two hearts who should be foes
And yet, amidst the turmoil their love still grows
Misadventure abounds and the divide will bring them strife
But with luck, death doesn’t always mean an end to life.
Hearts of Blue is a standalone contemporary romance that tells the story of star-crossed lovers Karla Sheehan and Lee Cross, a police constable and the thief who steals her heart.
Gah! This book! Eeek!! I frickin loved it!! Seriously why did I wait so long to read it? I know I know, it is because I have been busy with other books I have to read and whatnot, but Gah!! Hearts of Blue was amazing! For reals! I don't think I have used enough exclamation marks yet!!!!
Karla is a cop. Lee is a criminal. What happens when there is an undeniable attraction there, when you start falling for each other? What happens when he won't give up on pursuing you and you are not even sure you really want him to? How can this ever work out?
I seriously loved this story. Karla is a cop so she has a duty to uphold the law. She has always wanted to be a cop to spite her father. He is one as well, but he would always go on about how women can't/shouldn't be cops. Karla has this innate goodness to her which she sure didn't get from her father. She says at one point that she doesn't hate her dad, but she doesn't love him either. She is more indifferent to him which was nice. It was nice to see someone who had not the best childhood, but who was okay despite that. That you don't have to go to hating the other person all the time. She always wanted to be a cop to help people. She sincerely just wants to help people in need. Because there are some people who don't have the resources to help themselves. She was wonderful.
Lee is a criminal. It is not like he planned it that way, but sometimes life doesn't give you very many choices. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do to survive. He is not a bad person, he will never touch drugs nor let his brothers do so, and I loved him. Sure, he is not all on the up and up, but he was so much fun to read. He liked Karla from the moment he saw her and the more he gets to know her the more he falls for her. He wasn't expecting it, especially not with a cop, but what can you do? He has always been the one to take care of his family, always by himself, but it might be nice to have someone else by his side. Someone like Karla.
These two together were incredible. They just worked. They were perfect together! Sure there are a lot of sticky situations that arise. Karla has to do her job and Lee's family does what they do and sometimes the two cross. She feels terrible when she has to arrest one of them, but what is she supposed to do? She keeps trying to push Lee away as she shouldn't want him, shouldn't be with him, no one could ever know, but it is hard. She likes him. Really likes him. But how will this ever work out?
Oh this story! It was amazing! I loved watching these two try and work everything out. Try to find a way to be together. I loved Lee so so much. He was so much fun. And Karla was such a sweetheart. It was wonderful. I can't recommend this book highly enough. Such a great read.