Two strangers…Oh my god. If you haven't read this novella you need to pick it up now. Like go straight to Amazon and one click the hell out of Hearts in Darkness. Holy crap it's good. It's sexy and fun and will make you wish you lived in a place with taller buildings and elevators. Gah. Stupid short buildings in North Carolina!
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?
Type: Contemporary Romance, novella
Heat: 3.5 out of 5
Rating: 5 out of 5
I freaking loved the characters, Caden and McKenna, and the whole set up. Trapped with a stranger...in a small space...in the dark, with no idea what they look like, and nothing to do but talk...for hours. It's crazy intimate and not just for them but was for me too. You really get to know these two quick and they're truly amazing people.
Caden's this big macho alpha male that's tattooed and pierced. Sexy as hell but has insecurities because of scars and phobias he's carried for years. And Makenna, well, she's a frazzled accountant that's had one hell of a day. She's sweet and pretty easy going. She's someone you'd feel instantly comfortable with and that would do anything she could to ease someone else's troubles.
He grumbled and she squeezed her arm around him. "Make you a deal: I'll help you through your claustrophobia, and you can help me with spiders."The banter between them. It's amazing. They feel natural and comfortable and so good together. I loved getting to hear them together. The silly things they shared, the heart breaking moments they'd been through. You can't help but smile over their teasing and wish just a little bit you really knew them.
"Spiders?" He chuckled.
"Those things have way too many legs to be acceptable. Don't even get me started on centipedes."
"Deal." He laughed, but inside he was beaming because her proposition only made sense if they were going to spend time together outside this damn elevator. And he really wanted that.
Things move very fast but with the intimate and super charged situation it totally worked for me. And these steamy scenes. Holy fucking hotness. Dayum! They're scorching hot, passionate and even have a little light hearted playfulness going on. It's the best combo and so satisfying.
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.At this point I never doubt a Laura Kaye book. I know going in it's going to be well written, sexy, heart warming and going to have an incredible happily ever after because really the woman is just brilliant and talented as hell but this one was even better than I expected. I'm seriously kicking myself for waiting so blasted long to read it. It was worth every cent and will definitely be a re-read. Now go buy a copy! LOL
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