My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Simply AMAZING !!!! Just a PERFECT ending to Hearts in the Darkness.
Love in the Light by Laura Kaye ~ 5 STARS!!!! ABSOLUTE MUST READ!!!
“One Life / One Chance / No Regrets” >>>> I so want this on my body 🙂
OMG!!!! Just finished Love in the Light and I am so emotional – still crying but happy tears. I can’t tell you how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. I only read Hearts in the Darkness a couple weeks ago knowing that Love in the Light was coming soon. I thought Hearts in the Darkness was very good, but Love in the Light is so much better. Laura Kaye definitely does not disappoint. What an amazing love story! This book is the continuation of Caden and Makenna’s relationship after they got rescued from the elevator.
“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…”
It is hard to write a review without spoiling it for you but I will try my best. If you read Heart in the Darkness you know that Caden and Makenna met in rather unusual circumstances. They were stuck in a broken elevator together for 4 hours. Caden and Makenna could not see each other faces but they connect and fell for each other in the darkness, without the typical physical appearances (Refreshing right?). At a tender age of 14 Caden had to experience the horrible loss of his mother and brother and he never quite gets over the guilt and fear of being trapped. Now that they fall back into every day life routine, can he handle their relationship when the ghost of his past comes lurking back?
“At best, he was a ghost of his former self, and that guy hasn’t even been fully squared away.”
Makenna, she is just a sweet soul, loving, caring and loyal. She is wicked, sharp-tongued, smart and funny. She lost her mom when she was a little girl so growing up with a father and 3 brothers makes her very close to all of them. Just watching the interaction between Makenna and her family, especially her father is so heart-warming. They are naturally very protective of her. The way she stuck by Caden, taking care of him was so sweet. And… there one thing she did for him that completely melts my heart (but I can’t really say what it is sorry…). Well, Caden’s heart was a puddle on the floor 🙂
“…Of everything I have in my life, I hope you know that I’m most grateful for you this year…”
Caden, oh well… what can I say I was SWOONING over the guy. He is a hot paramedic, a man in uniform of course. And what else? He got tats (meaningful ones) … and he has a broken tortured soul… all the better :). Kidding aside, it was really hard to read how the Caden’s past tormented him and took over his life… He desperately needs a break and healing – someone to save him… HELL, I will do that job! Despite his tough outside facade, Caden is like a big teddy bear, he is sweet and caring and he SAVES people. I mean I don’t have any tattoos but geez after reading this book I want to go out and get myself one!!! FOR REAL!!!
This is a short book so I can not reveal too much about the plot without ruining the surprise. I am just going to say that from the time I read the first page I feel I like I was sitting on hot coals. Just when I thought I was falling into an easy read, something happened and my heart slammed in my throat. One thing happens after the next, my heart was racing so hard, but everything connects nicely and the story seems to flow smoothly until the end.
“…I love you so much that I can barely remember my life before you. I love you so much that I can’t imagine my life without you…”
Love in the Light is just GORGEOUS. It’s such a heart-warming, sexy, romantic love story. I enjoyed the funny banters amongst all of the characters. Laughed out loud couple times for sure “…any time you want me to hammer, drill, or screw, you just let me know.” lol 🙂
My heart was broken too, I cried ugly tears and then after I was done I couldn’t stop crying happy tears. This book is told in the third person. The writing is AMAZING – so well written. Laura Kaye did a great job at recapping a little of Hearts in the Darkness in this book so if you read that book long ago it is a nice reminder. There are plenty of hot tasteful sex scenes and angst too. And don’t get me started on the brothers…. My God! The eldest is a cop who, married to his job so YES! He needs a story please. The middle brother Ian is rough around the edges… he needs someone to tame him. The youngest, well he has Shima and I want to know more about them. Hell, I feel like even Makenna’s father deserves someone after all these years… GAH!!! I just NEED MORE of Laura Kaye in case you hadn’t noticed!!! LOL!!!
“…it’s you and me, ‘til the end. In the darkness and in the light.”
Cheers to SOULMATES!!! Happy reading everyone!
Thank you for this generous ARC of Love in the Light in exchange for an honest review!