Review of Hearts in Darkness By Laura Kaye

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Hearts in Darkness
Hearts in Darkness Duet Book 1
Laura Kaye



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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?

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Most of this book takes place in a dark, stuck elevator.  It reminded me of speed dating only in the dark. Awkward at first, then a gradual sharing of selves. in the form of twenty questions. The intimate environment enabled Makenna and Caden to share their most private secrets.

Just a little peek into that darkness:

He chuckled. And launched into at least another twenty questions of the kind of minutiae you learned about a person after a couple months of dating: favorite band, favorite movie, favorite food, favorite place, favorite-everything-else-he-could-think-of, most embarrassing moment, and best day ever, though he skipped asking about worst day ever.
Makenna was glad— she didn’t think she could resist touching him if he talked about his brother again. Makenna enjoyed the conversation. Some time in the middle of discussing favorites, she stretched out on the floor and propped herself up on her elbow.
Despite being trapped in a pitch black elevator for a couple hours with a stranger, she felt surprisingly relaxed. The smallest niggling thought snuck into the back of her mind— she was kind of not looking forward to when the power came back on and they’d go their separate ways.
Hearts in Darkness (p. 17). Laura Kaye. Kindle Edition.

Lust blossomed in that elevator as well as friendship. I loved the gradual progression of events, the discoveries made by them with the sensory depravation of the complete darkness.

A tale woven in the dark and then moved into the light. A very sensual read that touches the heart and the mind.

Five Contented Purrs for Laura!

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Laura Kaye




Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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