Laura Kaye's Contemporary Romance
Hearts in Darkness
Hearts in Darkness is a 100-page novella.
Makenna James thinks her day can't get any worse, until she finds herself stranded in a pitch-black elevator with a complete stranger. Distracted by a phone call, the pin-striped accountant catches only a glimpse of a dragon tattoo on his hand before the lights go out.
Caden Grayson is amused when a harried redhead dashes into his elevator fumbling her bags and cell phone. His amusement turns to panic when the power fails. Despite his piercings, tats, and vicious scar, he's terrified of the dark and confined spaces. Now, he's trapped in his own worst nightmare.
One pitch-black elevator…
To fight fear, they must reach out and open up. With no preconceived notions based on looks to hold them back, they discover just how much they have in common. In the warming darkness, attraction grows and sparks fly, but will they feel the same when the lights come back on?
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"A truly spectacular reading experience" --5/5 Stars from One Good Book Deserves Another
"What a fantasy Ms. Kaye gives us! An excellent read! I'm quite impressed." --5/5 Stars from Book Wenches
"It was sweet. It was hot. It was so darn erotic I wiggled in my seat!" --A++ from author Jill James
"Get ready for a unique tale that will have you swooning for this very unusual hero." -- 4/4.5 Stars, RT Book Reviews
EPIC eBook Award for Best Novella of 2012
VRW HOLT Medallion Award of Merit Winner for Best Romance Novella of 2012
At first, he thought he imagined it: her fingers, exerting pressure against the back of his neck. But she continued on with the steady stroking. He just wasn’t sure. He concentrated all his focus on the movement of her hand and…I didn’t imagine it that time, did I? There it was again—her fingertips pulling him toward her.
Please let me not be imagining that.
He licked his lips and moved his head forward just an inch or two. God he wanted to kiss her. His fingers itched to finally thread their way into all that red hair and his lips fell open in anticipation of claiming her mouth. He wanted to taste her. He wanted to feel her under him.
“Makenna,” he rasped.
“Yes, Caden, yes.”
It was all the confirmation he needed.
He pushed himself across the carpet until his chest encountered her side and he slowly bent his head down so he didn’t hurt her in his blind impatience. His mouth found a cheek first and he pressed his lips against the soft apple of it and she moaned and wrapped her arms around his broad shoulders. His right hand landed in a pile of silky curls and the satisfaction he felt at finally touching her hair made him swallow hard.
“So soft,” he murmured, meaning her hair and her skin and the mound of her breast pressing against his chest where he was atop her.
Caden let out his own moan when her lips pressed against the skin in front of his ear. She exhaled roughly and the rush of her breath over his ear caused goose bumps to break out on his neck.
He trailed soft kisses across her cheek until he found her lips.
And then he couldn’t go slow anymore.
And neither could she.