Six of Hearts

  • by L.H. Cosway
  • Narrated by Donna Kelly
  • 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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UNDERNEATH ALL THE ILLUSION WAS SWEET REVENGE

Now I'll be honest here - it took me a couple of semi-starts before I could overcome the female narrator's inability to do a convincing male voice - and even her female characters were indistinguishable from each other. But I was curious, intrigued and captivated by the mysterious, talented and handsome Jay whose personality stole my heart.... and it was him, coupled with the humorous banter that flowed easily between him and Matilda, and their sweet ever growing feelings for each other, that made me press on to find out just how this unusual love story was going to play out.

Let me spin the web for you.... Jay has returned to Ireland, seeks a Solicitor to sue a Newspaper - enter Hugh Matilda's Dad, Jay also needs somewhere to stay - Hugh has a spare room and so starts Matilda's infatuation with the fit, sexy and drool worthy Jay. And, as they live under the same roof, they soon become friends but the tension and sexual chemistry between them builds when Matilda goes on a couple of dates because Jay is giving out some very strange mixed messages. There's bad guys, good guys and a couple of good friends, there's a tragic backstory and a bit of drama revolving the bad guys and there's romance, sweetness, some sex and unfortunately sacrifices too. Jay is an Illusionist, Mentalist and a Trickster.... and with him nothing's quite as it seems..... so Matilda's questions remain unanswered, his secrets build and things aren't adding up but the one thing that remains constant is the unshakable chemistry between them and their faith in each other.

Jay and Matilda were likeable characters, his true identity could be 'read between the lines' early on in the book but there were a few surprises still up Jay's sleeve. However, I did think there was a lot of build-up to the reveal.... then 'poof' suddenly it was all over and the whole ending was, IMO, a bit anti climactic. Told from Matilda's funny, warm, vibrant and often confused POV.

Worth a credit? I really liked it but I just didn't love it, it delivered a very unusual plot line but it sadly fell a bit short at the end, I loved Jay but their relationship blew hot and cold and although there was romance, some passion and sex - I never really felt an epic love story. For me, I think the listen suffered a lot by having this particular narrator and so sadly my full enjoyment of it was a bit marred. However, I do think the tattooed, mysterious and talented Jay has deserved the credit all on his own for the Sting he managed to pull off, for being so damn sexy and nice and for his thoughtfulness at the end. If you're not sure then maybe put it in your Wish List and wait for a Sale.
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

The Story is wonderful, but the Narrator ruins it

Any additional comments?

I often purchase audio books to listen to after I have read a book - I get a more complete picture of the book because I hear things that I missed during reading, and vice versa.

That said, Thank heavens I read Six of Hearts first, or I'm pretty certain I would have marked this as "Did Not Finish".

At one point while listening, I honestly wondered if the narration was computer generated - it is that stilted. The narrator seems to stop to breathe at the end of every phrase as well as at every comma. She forgets to use an American accent with Jay half the time. She doesn't differentiate between voices, so you can't tell from listening who is speaking. She doesn't emote half the time, so it sounds flat and boring. I really hate to say all this, because I don't want to cause hurt feelings, but listening to this recording was just plain painful...

I truly enjoyed this story, and would highly recommend it -- but get the eBook version of Six of Hearts. Don't buy this narration.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-03-2015
  • Publisher: ACX