Every now and then I come across a book that just pulls at my heart. A book that is so good it just leaves me feeling raw yet incredibly happy. Damn you, Laura Kaye…why did you have to write such a good book ?!! I cannot help but wonder what it would be like to be a fly on Laura Kaye’s wall. To hear what the award-winning author is saying, or even thinking, when she is writing one of her fabulous books. What does she listen to, how is she inspired?
The other thing that I have often wondered is what an authors love life must be like. I mean come on, they write the most amazing scenes, they must have incredible partners or a very active imagination 😉 Reading Laura’s latest book Love in The Light – those love scenes…I mean – come on!!! Talk about panty wetting, heart racing, incredibly hot scenes. Damn Caden…no, damn you Laura – where do you get your inspiration?!! I am trying to concentrate, but all I keep thinking about is “those” scenes. Sheesh – can’t a girl get a break 😉
To understand what is going on in Lauras latest book, you really have to read her first book Hearts in Darkness. It is a very short book – a novella, so don’t panic. But you really do need to read it to know how the couple met and understand the personalities of each of the main characters.
A quick run through – In Hearts in Darkness: Caden was already on the elevator when it stopped to let a young red-haired woman on. After Makenna gets in the elevator, it once again makes its descent. Within seconds of the doors shutting, the lights flicker, the elevator shudders and the pair are left in complete darkness. Doesn’t sound too bad? Well, Caden is claustrophobic and afraid of the dark. I don’t want to give too much away but I will say that Makenna helps Caden overcome his fear of dark enclosed spaces. The two become friends and a deep connection is found. When the elevator is fixed, the pair begin dating and all is great.
In Laura’s second book – Love in the Light, several months have passed since the pair met and became trapped in the broken down elevator. Life is great, so much so that the pair practically live together in Makenna’s apartment. It is the festive season and the pair decide to travel to Makenna’s fathers house for thanksgiving. Soon after their arrival Caden meets the rest of the family as well as a surprise guest, who also happens to be Makenna’s ex-fiance. Over the course of the weekend, Cameron tries everything to convince Makenna that he hasn’t stopped loving her.
After the pair return home to Makenna’s apartment, Caden begins to question their relationship. Is he good enough? Can he make her happy? The closer they get, the more Caden feels incapable of loving her the way he feels she deserves. It is a complicated dilemma, one that Caden feels is easily solved, by moving back to his own place. Over time Caden slips more and more into depression. Loosing his family was one thing, but losing Makenna…that was all too much.
There is much more I could say, but it would give it all away. Ok, how can I say it – Makenna is hiding a great big secret. And the finale – well let me just say that something really big happens at the end. Like really big….and if you want to find out more, your will just have to purchase the book 🙂 Trust me, you wont be disappointed. But here is a little teaser –
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Amazon Premise –
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.
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…