Hearts In Darkness

Posted September 4th, 2013 by in *Review / 2 comments


hearts in darknessTitle: Hearts in Darkness
Author: Laura Kaye
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date: May 2013
Classification: Adult Novel
Content: Mature Themes & Scenes

Summary from Goodreads:
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?

My Thoughts:

Well, what can I say. This book was a gift from my friend Chris and I’m glad she made me read it!! Thank Chris! The book itself is not very elongated, but gets to the point right quick and in a hurry. It’s 112 (Kindle Version) pages long and that’s about all you need to get this story out and about! The first half pretty much takes place in a broken down elevator that’s pitch dark and houses our two main characters. I sincerely thought that was pretty cool. I’ve never read something like this, where our main characters get to know each other without even seeing one another and it seemed like they both needed some kind of friend! It kind of reminds me of all the friends I’ve made on Facebook without even seeing them (in the flesh that is!) or hugging them. It’s neither light-hearted nor dark, it just is!

Makenna and Caden are very likeable, very charming, and very much beautiful in their own way. Caden is certainly the more distressed one, however, being in a murky elevator for hours on end seemed to bring out the “good guy” in him and MaKenna capitalized on that. Smart girl! I especially liked that way they got to know each other through speech and touch! Wowza! Very diverse and very hot! Of course when they finally get out and the events that followed later… well, let’s just say you’ll be clutching your book/kindle and gasping for air from your heart palpitations!! There are no supporting characters in this one, but there are mention of family members. I wouldn’t mind meeting one of Makenna’s brothers, mmmmm!

The writing style is most definitely effortless to read and flowed very nicely. Everything seemed to get to point pretty fast and as the reader, I appreciated that. It’s a short book for goodness sakes, the intro, meat in the middle, and finale were everything I needed and more. The discussion at the end kind of threw me for a loop, but I quickly conformed and finished reading!

There are some highs and lows, but nothing too scandalous or disturbing. The climax isn’t really a climax, but a sort of an end to a chapter. I’m interested to see if the chapters continue with these two! ((wink wink))!! I’d for sure be on board with a sequel!




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