Love in the Light (Hearts in Darkness, #2)

Love in the Light (Hearts in Darkness, #2) 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 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 Normal Maybe They Re Just Too Different And He S Far Too Damaged After All FOUR YOU AND ME TIL THE END STARS ARC Provided by Author in Exchange for an Honest Review She was the light to Caden s darkness and had been since they d been trapped in that elevator If anyone could take some of the weight off his shoulders, if anyone could make it easier for him to breathe, it would be her I read Hearts in Darkness over two years ago and hell if I didn t think it was one of the hottest short stories I had ever read I thought that the story had ended perfectly but to my utter surprise I found out that there was a second book about to be released This is the continuation of Caden and Makenna s story.We pick up two months after their fateful and scorching HOT rendezvous in that broken down elevator Caden and Makenna are still going strong Their passion for each other is even SIZZLING I can tell you that there are no shortages of panty melting moments in this one Also there is PLENTY of ANGST Hello, just what the doctor ordered Caden and Makenna have developed deep feelings for each
4 4.5 stars I read Hearts in Darkness back in 2012 and it was one of the most memorable novellas I ve ever read I was intrigued by the concept and I wanted of these characters It s been a while since it was released, but better late than never Love in the Light gave me that I wanted from the novella I loved getting of Caden and Mackenna It s been a few months since that fateful day that Caden and Mackeena got stuck in that elevator together A day that changed both of their lives They re together and they re happy But things aren t perfect Caden still has things he deals with from his past Mackenna loves him regardless She didn t love him despite of all his issues, she loved him because they were part of who he was And she loved who he was With everything she had I loved the direction the continuation of this story took I felt so much for these characters Watching Caden with his PTSD was devastating, but watching him eventually learn to cope with it and grow was wonderful It s easy to get lost in the darkness, and difficult to get out, but it helps when you have someone that is on your side no matter what For all of you that have read Hearts in Darkness you will most definitely want to pick up this book I love the writing, the feels and the closure we get with Caden and Mackenna Thank you, Laura Kaye for giving us a sexy, emotionally charged conclusion to such a belove
1.5 2 StarsThis was a disappointing sequel in my opinion, and I am having a hard time rating it I am also having a hard time putting my thoughts into words this morning, because, you know, But I m sure I shall overcome.So stand by to stand by NowThe reason I am having a hard time rating this is that despite wanting to DNF this bad boy several times up until about the 50% mark I really felt a kinship with Caden Because CLINICAL DEPRESSION It s real, it sucks, and I ve struggled with it before as I m sure a lot of people reading this might have too Like my homeboy Jared Padalecki says But I digress spoilers In this book, Caden deals with an episode of MAJOR clinical depression So, as I said, I felt a strong kinship with him based just on that Now Empathy aside As much as I felt drawn to Caden for the above reasons, there is a huge difference between depression and just feeling sorry for your sad self And holy fucking woe is me, because Caden In this book Seriously, this was him All the time PageAfter PageAfter Page.Holy Fucking Low Self esteem After about the hundredth variation of, I m just not good enough for you thoughWe got it I mean, really Talk about beating a dead horse Burying it And then digging it up again to beat on it some It was so constant, that this was me I know, I know, I m so insensitive, so awful, so don t care And don t even get me started on Makenna Because THAT paragon of fucking virtue is appar
4 Stars I still remember how much I enjoyed Hearts in Darkness the first installment in the series How unique and intriguing I found the premise and how much I fell for Caden and Makenna, the two main characters Needless to say when I heard it will be a continuation of these characters story I was beyond excited It s been two months since Caden and Makenna got stuck in the elevator together That encounter changed their lives for the better They are still together and their relationship is still going strong Makenna not only she cares deeply for Camden, she has fallen in love with him However, she prefers not let Camden know about her new feelings In his experience, happiness didn t last Instead, it was ripped from you when you least expected, tearing you from the ones you loved and leaving you all alone Camden is still tortured, having nightmares and anxiety attacks He still remembers the accident that took his mother and brother away from him and completely destroyed his family On top of that he has his own fears and insecurities He doesn t truly believed he s perfect for Makenna He believes that she can do better than him, but his biggest fear is losing her in one way or another Makenna is willing to do anything to show Caden how wonderful he is and how great they are together If she managed to destroy his walls, she will eventually succeed in showing him how perfect he is for he
It s hard to see the light when history has put blinkers on you.Do you sometimes get bubbles of emotions that boil up inside when reading a book I do I m one of those crazy chicks that read a book and cry in the emotional bits Doesn t matter if I m happy or I m sad, my eyes leak In Love in the Light, the bubbles were popping all over the place Some of them were the happy bubbles that leave you with a goofy grin on your face Then there s the sexy bubbles, where you squirm at the feeling as it hits your skin, and smirk at the dirty talk that vibrates and pops Quite a few of the bubbles were the not so pleasant kind, where you can see it coming you watch and wait, hoping that you ll survive the hit By the end I was in the love bubble where you re so happy you could cry, and all the feelings were worth it because it looks like it will last forever Love in the Light starts with a gasp a little chatting and then some hard and fast, hold on tight, rocking and rolling We get the awesome sexual chemistry I loved in Hearts in Darkness with a lot emotions involved Makenna and Caden are three months into their relationship and things are going well They re both fully committed, but Caden is still struggling with his emotional baggage Makenna is ready to take the next step and invites Caden to her family s house for Thanksgiving Things do not go entirely smooth
4 Stars Two hearts in the darkness Must fight for love in the light Hearts in Darkness is one of my favorite favorite novellas even to this day I read it years ago when it just came out and yet it s still a book I recommend to any reader that s looking for a quick read that not only packs on the steam, but has an amazing story to tie it all together In just 112 pages, Laura Kaye managed to get a loyal fan out of me I ve been hoping that she would write for this couple, so to say I was thrilled when I heard this book was in the works would be an understatement I was also a little scared, too I was afraid that one of my favorite couples would not be as good in another book That there may be unnecessary drama or angst That something may happen that will make me dislike either Makenna or Caden You know what I m talking about here It s not easy to follow up on a favorite book.Love In The Light was not only an amazing continuation of the story, but it managed to make me fall even in love with this couple It was a natural progression of their story It was that relationship developed that I had so craved in Hearts in Darkness It was the perfect conclusion to one of my favorite couples.LitL takes place two months after the events of HiD Caden and Makenna are settling into their relationship and falling and for each other each day But Caden s lingering issues of PTSD and
3 3,5 a tad bit disappointed STARS Then it s you and me, til the end In the darkness and in the light I skimmed through at least 30% of it Yes, I did It wasn t bad, don t get me wrong The author s touch on clinical depression was point on, and quite impressive even, but for some reason I just couldn t get into the story, or the romance OVERALL Book
4 One Life One Chance No Regrets Stars Ok so I think many of us GR reviewers agreee that Hearts in Darkness was and is one of our favourites short stories We all wanted when it finished and I was over the top excited when Laura Kaye announced she was writing a sequel And I really really enjoyed it Love in the Light is the second and final installment in the Hearts in Darkness series and it continues the story of Caden Grayson a freaking gorgeous tattooed and pierced man who is now in a relationship with Makenna but also a man who still feels insecure about deserving her after all that happened in his past and Makenna James the red headed woman that Caden meet and fell in love in that elevator and a woman so in love that suffers watching her beloved living in the past You re too damn good for me, Caden rasped Never, she whispered around the edge of the kiss You re everything to me This book is full of emotions which I love and it really gets to you seeing Caden and Makenna suffer so much Caden still has nightmares about his family s accident and because he has not been loved until Makenna appeared in his life, he feels he does not deserve her Also, I really loved Makenna
4 STARSThe second part of this duet was a lot heavier than I anticipated but also good It begins two months after that fateful night where Caden and Mackenna were trapped in a dark elevator for over four hours with each other.Their together and trying to navigate a relationship with the reality of life and the daily pressures around them This story took a look at the harsh reality of PTSD and clinical depression With Caden s tragic past and his survivor s guilt, it was only natural for these heavy burdens to play a role in him making peace with his happiness with Makenna when those he loved so dearly lost their lives Caden, Caden, Caden, this man is so sweet and sexy and my heart beat wildly for him And I felt for his fight with PTSD and depression Having had a front row sit to it with someone in my immediate family, Laura Kaye did a fantastic job in realistically portraying what someone goes through You never truly understand the helplessness and feeling lost and in such great despair until it s you or someone you love Sitting on the sidelines, it may appear as those they can just snap out of it but
There s going to be a sequel to Hearts in Darkness