Love in the Light by Laura Kaye ~ #Excerpt #Review

Posted January 12, 2016 by FMA in 3 Star - It left me craving for more!, Blog Tour, Excerpt, Giveaways

Love in the Light by Laura Kaye ~ #Excerpt #ReviewLove in the Light by Laura Kaye
Series: Hearts in Darkness #2
on January 12, 2016
Pages: 193
Genres: Contemporary, Erotic, Romance
three-half-stars

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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 just too different—and he’s far too damaged—after all…


I was provided a review copy by Author; this did not influence my opinion of the book.


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I cannot tell you how excited I am are to bring you the Release Week Blitz for LOVE IN THE LIGHT by Laura Kaye! LOVE IN THE LIGHT is a novel told in dual POV and Part Two of her bestselling Hearts in Darkness Duet.

 This much-anticipated follow-up is finally here! Make sure you grab your copy of this sexy novel today, and if you’re new to the series you can grab the first novella HEARTS IN DARKNESS for just $.99 for a limited time!

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So Caden said you two met in an elevator,” the tattoo artist said to Makenna, amusement plain in his voice.

“We really did. We were trapped in it for over four hours,” Makenna said, smiling. It was a little weird to talk to someone she couldn’t look at, but she couldn’t move while he was working. “In my office building. I rode it just today.”

“That’s quite a way to meet someone,” Heath said with a chuckle. “How come nothing like that ever happens to me?”

“Maybe you don’t ride enough elevators,” Makenna said.

The tattoo machine pulled away from her skin. Heath laughed. “I guess I don’t,” he finally said, leaning back in.

The needles hit a sensitive spot along her spine that had Makenna grimacing. Originally, she’d been thinking of putting the piece on her shoulder, but when she’d decided on the bigger size, she thought it would look better in the center. Heath had warned her that the central placement meant inking over bone, which could hurt more, and it sure did.

Caden braced his elbows on his knees so he could lean closer. “Want to play twenty questions?” he asked.

She smiled, knowing he was trying to distract her and appreciating the heck out of the gesture. “Are there still questions left we haven’t asked each other?”

“Probably,” he said. “For example, I don’t think I’ve ever asked you your favorite sex position.”

“No laughing,” Heath said, as Makenna tried to hold back her humor. Heat filled her cheeks. “Also, TMI. However, I like TMI, so feel free to answer, Makenna.”

Since the needle was away from her skin, she did laugh that time. “Okay, so maybe there are questions we haven’t asked.” She winked at Caden as Heath got back to work. “And, to answer the question, the second part of the night on my floor.”

Caden’s gaze went molten. He flicked at the spider bite piercings with his tongue. And that had parts of her going molten, because she knew how freaking talented that tongue was.

“Yours?” she asked, arching an eyebrow.

 

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They’d met after spending a night trapped in a pitch-black elevator together, and their bond had been fast and deep– built on conversation that had revealed how much they had in common and a physical attraction that transcended appearances. If there’d ever been a silver lining around an otherwise bad situation, it had been having the freedom the darkness allowed to get to know him. And for him to get to know her.

THAT IS WHY I LOVED ‘HEARTS IN DARKNESS’  and that elevator!

LOVE IN THE LIGHT’ takes place two months after that fateful elevator ride. Caden and Makenna are learning to navigate life as a couple and face the struggles of relationships.

Caden grapples with many insecurities such as self-doubt, guilt, and anxiety.  He continues to try and manage his PTSD and claustrophobia caused by the car accident fourteen years earlier. He lost his mother and brother and he was trapped and severely injured in that accident. It was difficult watching Caden during his lows. Because unless you’ve been there, or know someone who has, it is easy to urge, “snap out of it” or “man up”.  It’s a normal reaction and one I found myself thinking at times.

Makenna wants to build a life with Caden, but doesn’t want to push him and appears to “walk on egg shells” around him. While I understood why she acted the way she did, sometimes I felt like she was a doormat and had lost some of the spunk of the Makenna from ‘Hearts in Darkness’.

What I liked about this book, was the growth that not only Caden achieved, but the couple as well. It was the transformation that made ‘Love in the Light’ enjoyable for me. I appreciated seeing them work as a couple, and individually through their problems and struggles. It was the fight, the adversity that made them stronger.

❝’till the end. In the darkness, and in the light.

 

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About Laura Kaye

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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