Thursday, December 22, 2011

Review: Hearts In Darkness by Laura Kaye

Hearts in Darkness
By: Laura Kaye
Pub. Date: April 21, 2011
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Pages: 230
Source: Bought
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?
I haven't even heard of this book until I read The Reading Lark's My Book Boyfriend post on Caden Grayson. I was instantly intrigued and purchased the book on my nook right away. I was not disappointed. The four dollars I spent was completely worth it!

Hearts in Darkness is about two strangers-Makenna and Caden who are trapped in an elevator together. They don't even know what the other looks like except for a quick glance before the power went out. Makenna is a put together accountant and Caden is a paramedic with tattoos, facial piercings and scars. He kind of reminded me of Zsadist from The Black Dagger Brotherhood. But Caden is so sweet and kind, and you definitely shouldn't judge him by the way he looks. He was such a big, soft teddy bear. He is quiet and shy and I just loved everything about him!

When Caden was fourteen, him and his family were in a horrific car accident which killed his mother and younger brother. He was trapped in the car for hours before help came and because of this he is extremely claustrophobic, causing many panic attacks during their entrapment of the elevator.

It was sweet how Makenna and Caden connected on the elevator. Without using their looks, they really connected on a much deeper level. It really did seem so realistic to me. I am not a fan of love-at-first-sight stories but this isn't one of those because they hadn't actually seen each other until the power came back on!

I loved everything about this story. I thought it was a cute, fast-paced story. The characters were great and the writing was fantastic.

Kudos To Laura Kaye. I will definitely be reading some of her other works! 


  1. Oooh, what an interesting concept! Ordering it for my Nook now! :)

  2. Thank you for reading and reviewing my book. And I can't even begin to tell you what the comparison to Zsadist does to me. Gah! He's my fave brother. I may be a little obsessed...

    Happy holidays!


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