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 just too different - and he's far too damaged, after all...
©2016 Laura Kaye (P)2016 Laura Kaye
I would have given the book 5 stars because I enjoyed how unique the story was, but the 3rd car accident was just too much. made the book seem almost melodramatic and over the top.
I read the book first and loved it. I decided to get the Audible version so I could do a re-read. I did not enjoy listening to the reader. She was very digital sounding , almost monotone. She read the story so quickly and emotionlessly. I could not get through the first chapter as the reader completely ruined the experience of such a wonderful story.
As an avid reader, it is often difficult to point to the book that got me hooked on a particular author. That is not the case with Laura Kaye; it was Hearts in Darkness the first book I read by her. I instantly fell in love with Makenna & Caden, then with Laura's writing style.
Now Laura has granted my wish with an incredible second glance at their love story. Her brutal, realistic depiction of Caden's struggles made this reader love him even more - didn't think it was possible. But what brought the story to the top of my must read (and recommend - to everyone) list is Makenna's heart. Nothing could make me put this book down - including the pineapple upside down cake that almost burnt.
Now hoping Laura fulfills my need to witness the James' boys find love. Hint! Hint!
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge by the author for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.
"So many tears, so much laughter"
I, like so many other fans of Caden and Makenna's story, have waited so long for this. And it was worth the wait.
I especially liked the honesty with which Caden's struggle with PTSD was presented. It is ugly and all-consuming and ruin so many lives of victims and their families.
But then there is love and forgiveness, in all its many forms.
At one point I couldn't listen any further, it was by far too painful to experience and share in the heart-wrenching pain, and even the knowledge of an HEA couldn't alleviate that whole in my chest. I cried to Caden even more than Makenna. And so will you.
THIS IS A MUST-READ but only AFTER you've read Hearts in Darkness.
Happy reading....and crying.
Good but the narrator wasn't the best
There's a lot of romance books I could compare this to
Not the best narrator she makes McKenna sound weak but she actually isn't its just the narrator's voice.... shame
Some parts pulled at the old heartstrings
I love Laura Kate books not found one I haven't enjoyed yet
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