Review: Hearts in Darkness

Hearts in Darkness
Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sexy Little Novella with an Awesome Premise

“Before tonight, he would’ve put money against the idea of being able to fall for someone after only knowing them for one day. Good thing he’d never placed that bet.”

FINAL DECISION: This book has a great premise and the writing of the characters fulfills that premise in really good ways. The characters are allowed to fall in love with someone apart from looks and pretenses. Very enjoyable.

THE STORY: Two strangers meet in a pitch black elevator. MaKenna James is an accountant. She rushes into the elevator and her only impression of the man who is already occupying it is that he is a good Samaritan because he holds the elevator doors for her. Caden Grayson with his piercings, tats, and visible scar uses those attributes both to deal with his past and to keep others away from him. He is terrified of dark and confined spaces. His impression of the woman who joins him in the elevator is her red hair.

OPINION: I loved how this book is about overcoming visual prejudices that keep people apart. Makenna and Caden make incredible progress toward one another while in the elevator. All barriers fall between them. The book is sexy and sweet and I loved how the book doesn’t take their relationship too far in the elevator but rather focuses on the mental and emotional relationship first. The darkness allows these characters to open up in unique ways. I look forward to reading the sequel to see how they are able to expand their relationship.

WORTH MENTIONING: The premise of falling in love in the dark is so compelling in this book.

CONNECTED BOOKS: HEARTS IN DARKNESS is the first book of the series of the same name. There is a sequel novella about the same couple.

STAR RATING: I give this book 4 stars.

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