nothing hotter than an East London Cockney accent. Gets me all hot and
bothered. Now that that vital piece of information is out of the way
let’s move on to the important things.
4.5 ‘It’s a clean slate or nothing’ Stars.
Andie Anderson is a widow at the young age of 28 years old. The dead
spouse trope is always somewhat difficult for me. This oddly enough
After the loss and pain of losing her husband it has been tough going.
She hasn’t been living. Only surviving. What with all her problems there
is no wonder with all the pressure that she is under and not being able
to tell anyone.
Although isn’t Andie Anderson a goody two shoes. She did me bloody nut
in sometimes. Andie has saint like qualities which I think was taking a
little bit too far but hey, just my opinion. Don’t get me wrong I liked
Andie but when she was talking about being
a teacher and trying to help people which is noble it’s just teachers
really wanting to help their students is like finding the one and only
magical unicorn. Yeah I’m a cynic.
Stu Cross has been out of prison he was in for two years. I owned up to
his past mistakes and went to jail for Lee taking the fall. Poor sod
went through a lot of things in jail and had to do what he had to
survive and he did. After his release the favour that
he has to do has been called in. Stu has a James Dean vibe to him and
how you can’t help but love those Cross brothers. I loved Lee but I
think I love Stu more. But then there is Trev and not to forget Liam,
can I have all of them maybe?
Stu has had a tough upbringing. His family has had to do a lot to stay
above board. He doesn’t see the talents that he has and well I just
wanted to hug him and jump his bones half of the time it took Andie long
enough to get her shite together.
Andie and Stu meet when Stu joins her class. She recognises his untapped
potential and he can’t quite believe it. Stu comes on strong to Andie
she tries to fight it but she can’t that is until she finds out Stu’s
hidden agenda and they come up with a plan.
Andie doesn’t get Stu’s advances but Stu begins to see that he handled
the situation wrong and that he makes up for it in the ways that count
and least and I’m not talking about the dosh.
Beneath Stu’s gruffness there is a really good guy. He warns Andie away
on numerous accounts but he can’t not help flirt with her especially
after the two year period of hell. Stu is the ultimate underdog and I
was rooting for him the whole way. I get his reasons
for doing what he did. And how he is with his feelings in the end is
adorable and had me sighing.
“Nobody’s ever seen me like you do,” Stu went on whispering now. “Not
even my brothers.” “You see me, too,” I replied, my voice shaky. “Like
no one else does. What you just said means everything.”
I was starting to get bored until I found out that it was about pulling
off a heist and the ultimate heist is pulled. Clever. I like clever
books and well heist books as well. Who of us didn’t’ want to be
Charlize Theron in The Italian Job?
I am. A. Huge. L.H. Cosway. Fan. And I don’t think that it will change
so soon. Ms. Cosway takes the most unlikely characters and makes it work
and it works well. Stu and Andie couldn’t be any different.
This is one of my favourite series and I hope this is kept up as it would be a crying shame for it to go all tits up you know.