Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye: Review

Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye: ReviewHearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye
on May 19th, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance
Pages: 112

Two strangers…

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.

Four hours…

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?

Stacia says…

This month for my #cleanoffyourkindle review I decided to pick up Hearts in Darkness, which has been sitting on my kindle for far too long. This book is fairly short at just over a 100 pages, but it packs a lot of punch. I quickly became invested in the characters, their story, and I felt a strong connection between them.

“The world dropped away. There was just Caden”

To end a completely horrible day, Makenna James finds herself trapped in a dark elevator with a complete stranger. Caden Grayson sees a whirlwind of red hair right before the elevator doors close and then he finds himself in one of his worst nightmares; he is not only claustrophobic, but after an accident when he was growing up he is also afraid of the dark. Makenna is not only able to calm Caden down, but with nowhere else to go, they really get a chance to get to know each other.

I enjoyed the premise of this book. With nothing but darkness around them, Makenna and Caden were able to hide any physical imperfections and insecurities they might have. It really gave them the time to express themselves both emotionally and physically, without fear of rejection due to how they looked.  Not to mention there were some extremely HOT scenes between them.

 “He crowded right up into her space, pressed his body against hers—trapping her against the glass of the door behind her, plunged his hands into her hair until he was cupping the nape of her neck, and devoured her lips with his.”

I think this book was originally meant to only be a short story/novella. But surprisingly (and thankfully) Laura Kaye decided to add to Makenna and Caden’s story with a 2nd book. Love in Light releases on January 12th and I can’t wait to read it!




About Laura Kaye

Laura Kaye is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink, Heroes, and Hearts of the Anemoi series. Laura’s hot, heartfelt stories are all about the universal desire for a place to belong. Laura grew up amidst family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.