What’s it about?
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.
For the ones whose childhood was stolen. No matter your age, it’s never too late to steal it back. Believe in the unbelievable, because this world we live in is magic. (Dedication book)
Six of Hearts was an unexpectedly captivating read. I love magic and I was interested in this book from the moment that I read it was about an illusionist. Jay has mad skills of observation, persuasion and trickery and they are played out here in the perfect way. It did help too that the book was (and still is) a free download on Amazon ;-).
Six of Hearts was certainly a magical read. I’m not only talking about Jay’s job which was a hundred kinds of awesome to read about, there is also a bit of magic happening between him and Matilda. What am I saying, there was a lot of sexual innuendo, a lot of teasing and flirting and I loved the slow burn. The banter and sexual tension buildup between Jay and Matilda was brilliant. This is what I call 50 shades of hotness! Jay Fields is one of the most sexy characters I’ve read about. He’s charismatic, protective and the perfect alpha male.
So yes this is a love story, but it is also about justice and revenge. In the first part of the book the focus is more on the love story while there’s an ongoing air of mystery you can’t ignore, but in the second half Matilda grows really wary of Jay’s secretive behavior and she’s starting to ask questions about some nonsensical actions. It had me wondering too.
Jay is suing a journalist called Una in this story because she slandered his name in the media by claiming he’s responsible for the death of a volunteer after he attended his show. Matilda’s father is a lawyer and that’s how he came to meet Matilda and her father. I kept trying to guess how his revenge on a journalist fit into the story but couldn’t fully figure it out. My heart was in my throat as Jay’s plans unfolded while his court case was full under way.
If you are keen to read about the torturous attraction between two characters, mixed with a skillfully constructed and unique plot line, I strongly advise you to give this novel a go.