MJ and Caden sitting in a lift, k-i-s-s-i-n-g….
I don’t often read novellas, but at 93 pages I figured I could give this one a shot – it didn’t seem too short.
I can definitely see why Laura Kaye has been garnering attention recently. Hearts in Darkness didn’t just portray a romance, but also presented us with two people who are easy to relate to. MJ’s narration in particular drew me in (this book was written in the third person, but with a dual p.o.v.).
“All her friends seemed to either be getting married or engaged. It was like a line of dominos falling, only she didn’t seem to be in line.” – MJ
“Despite the novelty of being with a woman like this [spooning], it all felt completely natural to Caden. And that made him cherish it all the more. Cherish her all the more.” – Caden
I have to say that Caden was a refreshing change of pace when it came to intimate scenes – at every stage he asked her “are you certain you want this?” in one way or another. MJ wasn’t rushed into anything by Caden, they chose what came next together, which was nice.
What disappointed me about this book was the slightly rushed emotional connection between MJ and Caden, which I blame on the ‘novella’ format.
I’m definitely planning to purchase a copy of Laura Kaye’s full length novel Hard As It Gets on November 26th, when Avon publishes it.