Hearts in Darkness, by Laura Kaye

20 May

Format: ebook, 110 pages
Published: April 20, 2011
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Back cover blurb:
Makenna James thinks her day can’t get any worse, until she finds herself stuck in a pitch-black elevator with a complete stranger. Distracted by a phone call and juggling too much stuff, the pin-striped accountant caught only a glimpse of a dragon tattoo on his hand before the lights went out.

Caden Grayson is amused when a redhead literally falls at his feet. 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.

To fight fear, they must both 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?

My review:
Holy Hades, this was hot! And I love love loved it! The story of Caden and Makenna getting to know each other in the confines of a broken-down lift was a quick read but one I could not put down.

I love stories about couples getting to know each other by letter, where they pour out their hearts and appearances don’t matter, and this lovely story held that same appeal. Makenna doesn’t get a chance to see Caden before the lights go out, and all he really sees of her is her hair, so as they talk in the dark they have no preconceived ideas or prejudices. He may be covered in tattoos and piercings but he has a vulnerable side which draws her to him long before they are rescued and can see each other.

Beautifully written, gorgeous cover, sexy story. My kind of book. Laura Kaye is definitely a new author to watch out for.

My rating: 5/5

4 Responses to “Hearts in Darkness, by Laura Kaye”

  1. Laura Kaye May 21, 2011 at 2:03 am #

    OMG I saw your tag about “Get Rob that Script Now” — I…I couldn’t even…I wouldn’t be able to…brain cannot compute the very idea! LOL Thank you for taking the time to read and review my work! I’m so glad you enjoyed!


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