Published Date: Apr 21, 2011
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
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Synopsis: 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? (SOURCE)
Contemporary, Romance, Erotica, Novella
I really enjoyed Hearts in Darkness. I’d been wanting to read something of Laura Kaye’s for a while and I figured this was a good place to start!
How many of us have had a horrible and long work day? You drop your cell phone and bust it, you get a run in your hose, you spill your lunch on your shirt right before an important meeting. Sometimes we just have one of “those days”.
Makenna happened to be having one of those days when she stepped onto an elevator that promptly lost power. She finds herself trapped with a stranger that she can’t even see. Her plans for the evening (a bottle of wine and her couch) are shot.
If you were to see Caden out and about you might assume he’s a rough and tough, motorcycle riding, blade wielding guy with his tattoos and piercings. He is a little shy, a whole lot caring and has a little vulnerability thrown in the mix as well. He was a mix of my favorite male traits.
While trapped the pair share intimate conversations that force them to get to know one another quickly. The sexual tension is palpable and really well written. I was able to really believe in the characterizations of these two. It was all very believable.
Although short, Hearts in Darkness was delicious and a fun read. It definitely left me wanting ‘more’ – which is not a bad thing. I wouldn’t mind seeing where these two ended up after they were finally freed.
I anticipate reading other books by Laura Kaye! I loved her style and the humor.