Title: Hearts in Darkness
By: Laura Kaye
Publisher: Wild Rose Publishing (April 20th, 2011)
My Copy: Ebook review copy from Author
About the book:
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?
Hearts in Darkness is an adult romance that took me by surprise. BookWhisperer usually tends to veer toward young adult books, because I am more comfortable with the content and I believe that the romance is usually more believable. With the being said, I was put in my place after reading this extremely short novel. At a little over 100 pages this books is packed with a very intricate story. Makenna and Caden are deep and detailed characters that will allow even the more complex readers to see this as a plausible story, and entertaining read. Don’t get me wrong the relationship that grows over these few pages is strong and wild. Not being a big erotica reader I do not always feel comfortable with the sexual nature of these books, but this story was awesome from every angle. The concept of two individuals being randomly stuck in a broken elevator together was quite random, but this author twisted the story to create a chance meeting of the similar souls that just might rescue one another. While I can not say that I will be reading a whole lot more of this genre; I can say that Laura Kaye knocked my socks of with this deeply devotional story.