Series: Hearts in Darkness #1
Published by: Self Published
on May 17, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Makenna James thinks her day can't get any worse, until she finds herself stranded in a pitch-black elevator with a complete stranger. Distracted by a phone call, the pin-striped accountant catches only a glimpse of a dragon tattoo on his hand before the lights go out.
Caden Grayson is amused when a harried redhead dashes into his elevator fumbling her bags and cell phone. His amusement turns to panic when the power fails. Despite his piercings, tats, and vicious scar, he's terrified of the dark and confined spaces. Now, he's trapped in his own worst nightmare.
One pitch-black elevator…
To fight fear, they must reach out and open up. With no preconceived notions based on looks to hold them back, they discover just how much they have in common. In the warming darkness, attraction grows and sparks fly, but will they feel the same when the lights come back on?
I first fell in love with Laura Kaye’s writing in 2013 when she released the first book in her incredible HARD INK series, Hard As It Gets. I continued to fall harder and harder with each new book she released. I made the mistake of not going back to see her earlier releases and I missed out big time because of that. When I saw the buzz that Laura was getting ready to release LOVE IN THE LIGHT, the second book in a series I didn’t know about, I was INTRIGUED! I immediately found and purchased HEARTS IN DARKNESS and I was floored and enamored by her writing once again.
This is a 100 page novella, but OMG, it packs one HELL of a punch! It’s amazingly unique and sexy and it hit every emotional button for me. I just knew once the lights went out, I would FALL hard for Makenna and Caden’s love story.
Two people’s lives change after four hours of being stuck in a faulty elevator. Darkness surrounds Makenna and Caden, but they soon find light in one another. Not knowing what the other looks like, these two get a chance to build something special, something unique, without looks being involved. They learn what’s on the inside first and the chemistry is beautiful and engaging. I swooned! I swooned HARD! These two characters warmed up to each other so easily, and it quickly became SCORCHING HOT! Being inclosed in a tight space in the dark, brings back the tragedy that is his past. Makenna’s voice is the only thing keeping him together, and soon her touch makes it all go away.
OMG! I just get so damn giddy every time I think about this book. I immediately wanted a re-read. I wanted to get the heart-warming feeling that I experienced the first go-round. If you are looking for a quick and sexy romance that will tug on your heartstrings and warm you inside and out, HEARTS IN DARKNESS is the next read for you! The follow-up book, LOVE IN THE LIGHT, releases January 12, and I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to continue Makenna and Caden’s story.