Hearts in Darkness (Hearts in Darkness, #1) by Laura Kaye
Series: Hearts in Darkness #1
Also in this series: Love in the Light
Published by The Wild Rose Press on April 20th 2011
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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?
Good Sam and Red meet in the dark
This was a re-read for me and I loved it as much as the first time I read it. Hearts in Darkness is an intense, thoughtful and beautifully put together story in a little package. I have only read one other short story that left me so thoroughly entertained.
Makenna had a rough day that got even worse when her phone broke and she realised that the battery had fallen out. Caden had just signed the final papers after his Dad had passed. He holds the lift for her. He noticed her beautiful red hair and she noticed a sexy tattoo. That was all…and then there was darkness.
Their time together in the lift gives them the opportunity to know each other without the pressures and judgments based on looks. Both are concerned that something in their looks would put the other off. How amazing that they were given this opportunity. Unfortunately as a society, we put a lot of pressure on ourselves and others based purely on looks. This book took that away. Lucky for them, they liked the packaging too.
This was a very HOT read and left me with a big smile on my face. This is a perfect example of what a short story should be.
Sassy rates this one 5 Stars.
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