Series: Love In Darkness #2
on January 12th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Two hearts in the darkness…
Makenna James and Caden Grayson have been inseparable since the day they were trapped in a pitch-black elevator and found acceptance and love in the arms of a stranger. Makenna hopes that night put them on the path to forever—which can’t happen until she introduces her tattooed, pierced, and scarred boyfriend to her father and three over-protective brothers.
Must fight for love in the light…
Haunted by a childhood tragedy and the loss of his family, Caden never thought he’d find the love he shares with Makenna. But the deeper he falls, the more he fears the devastation sure to come if he ever lost her, too. When meeting her family doesn’t go smoothly, Caden questions whether Makenna deserves someone better, stronger, and just more…normal. Maybe they’re too different—and he’s far too damaged—after all…
It’s been years since I’ve read “Hearts In Darkness” yet ’til this day I remember every single detail about that magnificent couple. There is just no way one could easily forget the chemistry Makenna and Caden established considering how they met. I do have to admit however that I found the ending of the first book disappointing. This is because I felt like that there was so more story to tell. This is the very reason I was ecstatic when I heard that Laura Kaye was finally adding on to their breathtaking story.
Going into “Love In The Light”, I expected the Makenna and Caden to be basically inseparable, living a happy life together and perhaps at the point where they would be ready to make a commitment. Their relationship certainly had the potential of being all of those things but there is one significant thing holding them back and that would be Caden’s darkness. His issues where brushed upon in the first book but in this installment, we are given all the dreary facts which are inexplicably heartbreaking.
Albeit on the shorter side than the norm, Laura Kaye spared no expense in pouring so many profound feelings into this book.The writing was superb where I couldn’t help but form a deep connection with the all the characters most especially Caden. His emotions to me felt so real, so authentic. Real enough that I became fully immersed in his world – experiencing all the agony and loneliness along side with him.
Needless to say, “Love In The Light” isn’t all rainbows and butterflies. At every turn, it will have you ugly crying into your tissues. Some would say that all that desolation isn’t their cup of tea but, believe me when I say that it is well worth it. Beyond the tears and the pain that you will undoubtedly feel deep down in your soul, an extraordinary love story between a fated couple will emerge having you feel whole again.
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“Do you want to get changed and I’ll set dinner out?” Caden asked.
“Yeah,” Makenna said. “Sounds great.” The kitchen, dining area, and living room were one big room, with her bedroom door toward the far end. She paused there and looked back. Caden moved around her little kitchen, comfortably and familiarly, and he just looked so freaking good there. In her space. Well, their space now.
He still had his townhouse in Fairlington, but he rarely slept there anymore. And it was so bare bones in furnishings that he preferred they not sleep there because he feared she’d be uncomfortable. A part of her wasn’t sure why he even kept it at this point.
“What?” he asked, giving her a skeptical look.
She grinned and leaned against the door jamb. “I rode our elevator today.”
He shook his head. “Anything interesting happen?”
“Oh, I got trapped with a smoking hot stranger and made out with him in the dark. The usual,” she said.
He smirked. “That never happens.”
Makenna threw her head back and laughed. Still smiling, she changed into jeans and a pink camisole with a low back, and then she threw a warm, chunky caramel-colored cardigan over that.
She found Caden sitting at the set table, containers of food overflowing with several types of noodles. It smelled amazing—savory and spicy and like she could eat everything she saw.
For a moment, the look on his face made her think he was upset about something, but then he saw her and his expression transformed into a sexy smirk. “Smoking hot, huh?”
Laughing, she took the seat next to him. “You fishing for compliments, Grayson? I already said you were freaking gorgeous.”
“Yeah, but that’s not the same as smoking hot.” He arched a brow, and damn if his playfully smug, expectant expression wasn’t hot as hell with his brow piercing and the widow’s peak of his dark hair.
She picked up her fork. “Okay, then how about this? You are so freaking gorgeous and so smoking hot that you make my heart race and my mouth water and my panties melt. Every time I see you. How’s that for a compliment?”
Caden’s smile was slow coming but so damn sexy. “I like tattoo night.”
She laughed and shook her head. “So do I.”