Hearts on Air
by L.H. Cosway
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I seriously LOVE this series hard and I really wanted Trev and Reya have their happy ending, so I totally enjoyed this torturously angsty story.
Trevor Cross thought fame and fortune would make him happy. He even withdrew from his family and the only woman who’s truly made him feel whole and content to pursue his TV dreams. He found out the hard way that these things are no substitute for love and now he’s determined to make things right and he’s going to make his tight schedule work in his favor. Or at least he’ll try. Can he convince Reya to come with him and his crew on a trip across Europe?
Three weeks. That’s all the Reya Cabrera has to withstand being in close quarters with the man who broke her heart. It’s really just a blip of time considering all the time and backstory they have together, it’ll give her a chance to get out of the tedious routine she’s been stuck in and give her the chance to play her music for new listeners. Can she survive being in Trevor’s presence, or will the forced proximity allow her to get to know her former best friend all over again and perhaps provide them with a second chance?
Second chances tend to be bittersweet, but there’s also beauty in understanding, forgiveness and love, all of which are wonderfully shown in Trevor and Reya’s story along with strong family ties and brilliant happy ever afters.
L.H. Cosway’s stories always score big with me. She has mastered the ability to create complex characters you can relate with, creating a story that’s impossible not to love. Hearts on Air is classic L.H. Cosway with just the right amount of angst, romance, sexiness and action all woven into an original plot with parkour masters and changing backdrop full of beautiful imagery without forgetting the Trevor and Reya’s story is about pursuing a second chance at love however complicated that may be.
Reya very easy to like. She’s a regular gal with issues she’s worked through with the help of her friends, holding on to what she knows is true, surviving and coming out the other end fairly well. And although she’s self-deprecating, she also has a good dose of self-respect and knows she deserves to be someone’s first priority. I loved that she loved Trev but wouldn’t let him treat her as an afterthought.
You may know that as orphans, Trevor and his brothers struggled as kids to get by. Even though Trevor was one of the youngest Cross siblings, he was still embroiled in illegal activities in order to survive until his late teens. Add to that the fact that he had undiagnosed ADHD until he started the reality TV show and you have one very complicated and intense man. And although the story is told from Reya’s perspective the strength of Trevor’s feelings towards her come through.
I really enjoyed the friends to lovers and slow burn nature of their relationship, building up a passionate romance. I loved every single interaction between them.
There’s so much awesomeness to talk about this book. The locations, the new characters that help set the stage for this series spinoff, the amazing tricks, but what I loved the most apart from the romance was reading about all the other characters in the Hearts series. I don’t want to spoil anyone so I’ll just say that is was really fun having Trev and Jay hit it off and that L.H. Cosway comes full circle with all the stories and closes the series marvelously.
Hearts on Air is book #6 in the Hearts series by L.H. Cosway. It is a standalone romance and the last in the series. Told from the heroine’s point of view with a happy ending.