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Hearts in Darkness is by New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary and paranormal romance author Laura Kaye.
Hearts in Darkness is about two strangers Makenna James and Caden Grayson, who are trapped in a pitch black elevator for four hours. Before being detained in the elevator with a mysterious stranger, Makenna is busy multitasking and trying to get through her hectic day. Makenna is a voluptuous and vivacious red head that is focused on her career as an accountant. As she enters the elevator, Makenna is distracted by a phone call and gets a quick glimpse of the mysterious stranger's dragon tattoo on his hand. The tattoo captivates her attention and intrigues her to wonder about him. Suddenly the elevator comes to a turbulent halt and the lights go out.
Caden is a tattooed, pierced, scared bad boy who happens to be claustrophobic. His attention is piqued as Makenna throws herself into the closing elevator. Caden’s whole tough guy demeanor diminishes as the lights are out. It is revealed that Caden is actually shy, vulnerable, and self-conscious at times because of his appearance. Since they don’t know when help will come, Caden tells Makenna to start a game of 20 questions and it soothes his anxiety. Sitting in the pitch-black elevator, Makenna and Caden can freely talk and be themselves without worrying about their insecurities. In the dark they don’t feel scrutinized or have those first date jitters.
The intense sexual chemistry between them quickly ignites. They both find it completely crazy that there is an evident attraction without actually seeing each other’s faces. Makenna and Caden worry that their chemistry will fizzle once the lights come on. Will there be something more once they exit the elevator?
Kaye does an amazing job in giving dual point of view throughout the book. With her vivid details it feels as if you are in the elevator with Makenna and Caden. It was a clever way to get into their minds as they analyze the situation and give insight to their emotions and thoughts. Makenna and Caden have undeniable chemistry that becomes more intense as they get to know one another.
Overall Hearts in Darkness will not disappoint with its steamy and unique love story of two strangers that were caught in the right place at the right time.