Hearts in Darkness & Love in the Light by Laura Kaye

Published: April 20, 2011

Published: January 9, 2016

So I generally don’t put two books in one review but both of these ones were short and they are the only two in their own mini series. Now I got Hearts in Darkness for free for signing up to be a VIP reader for Laura Kaye. Which isn’t the same as being on a review team. It’s more like a “hey we love your books” team. And I got a free book out of it so score!

Hearts in Darkness is all about how two people interact without the ability to judge a person by their appearance. Caden & Makenna have never met before but they are both stuck on an elevator after work hours on a Friday night. Makenna only has a sense about the man. The dragon tattoo on his hand and that he is large and a good samaritan. Caden knows that the woman stuck with him has long red hair and he didn’t get the opportunity to see much else. When the elevator stops he implores Makenna to talk to him in order to keep the claustrophobia at bay. Little did they both know that talking without the benefit of visual cues would open them both up in ways they couldn’t imagine.

I loved the first book so much that I had to go out and buy the second book. By go out I mean I went to amazon and bought it. Let’s be real. So in the novel Love in the Light we see Caden and Makenna again a few months after the elevator incident. In this novel they are working at being a couple and having a life together. That includes going with Makenna to meet her family at Thanksgiving. It is at this time that Caden starts to doubt that he is good enough for Makenna. Especially when her ex-fiancé shows his smug mug. The spiral that occurs makes you hope with baited breath that these two will work it all out. Before it’s too late.

As romance novels these are bound to have that HEA or else they wouldn’t be worth it. Am I right? But these two short novels were showed that the journey that we take to get to the HEA is important. And again that’s what we want in all novels but some do it better than others. In these two we see what can happen when we take away the preconceived notions and misconceptions that physical appearances provide and actually learn about the person underneath. That is what we should do more of in this world.

It’s a big scary world of possibilities.

Angie

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