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 too different—and he’s far too damaged—after all…
Ever since I’ve read Hearts in Darkness I wanted to read more about Makenna and Caden, so when I heard we’re getting a follow up book, I was thrilled. Laura Kaye gave us the happily ever after we were all curios about.
Love in the Light follows our beloved couple a few months after they got together. Makenna and Caden are as sweet and wonderful as they were in the previous book. Their relationship is developing faster than Caden would’ve expected, so when he’s taken to meet Makenna’s family during Thanksgiving, old insecurities arise. He’s questioning her feeling for him and if, at the end of the day, he’s right for his lover. He decides to take a step back and give Makenna some room to figure out what she wants, a decision that might backfire . . .
“All he knew was that he’d been drifting through life for days – more ghost than human – until he’d finally gravitated there.
Like she was the the sun to his dark planet.”
One of the things I adored about this story is that the characters are the same as in Hearts in Darkness – no drastic changes – they still have the same self doubts, the same day to day problems. Makenna is as feisty as she’s ever been, and she speaks her mind when confronted with her past; she knows what she wants and it’s ready to fight for it, and show Caden that he’s perfect for her. Caden is tragically heroic – although he truly loves Makenna he’s ready to give her up in order for her to have the life that she’s always wanted. And I loved that – the tattooed paramedic with a heart of gold; he’s probably one of the few tattooed heroes who isn’t a bad boy, and that’s what gave this series the unique flair.
One of the things I love Laura Kaye for is her amazing capability at writing sensual/sexy scenes. This book, in true LK style, is packed with smut scenes and I wouldn’t have it any other way – they’re so tastefully written, but so provocative that it’s impossible not to enjoy them.
All in all, Love in the Light is a perfect ending for this incredible love story that started in an elevator when all the light went off. It’s what I hoped it would be and more – it has the right amount of angst, nostalgia and passion and two lovable leading characters who’ll stay with me for a long time.
***ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review***
Makenna unbuttoned her jeans, pushed them down, and took them off altogether, leaving her standing there in an oversized, faded red and blue Penn sweatshirt that was just long enough to cover her panties. “You should get undressed, too,” she said, coming to Caden and starting on the buttons of his shirt.
Press and release, press and release. Until she was pulling his shirt from his dress pants and exposing his skin.
She gave a little moan and kissed the center of his chest. “Just like unwrapping a present.” She trailed a line of kisses and licks from one nipple to the other.
“Fuck, Makenna,” he whispered. “What are you doing?”
“Tasting you,” she said.
The words were like a blowtorch to his blood. He was hard in an instant. “We can’t,” he said, though his hands went to the back of her head, encouraging her, guiding her as she continued to kiss and tease and drive him wild with her mouth.
“We can if we’re quiet.” Slowly, she dropped to her knees and bared him to mid-thigh. She took his cock in hand and gripped him firmly, tearing a soft grunt from his throat. “I’ve been wanting you all day,” she whispered, her lips teasing his head with soft kisses. “Wanting to touch you and kiss you and hold you. I can’t hold back anymore.” She licked him from root to tip. Once, twice, three times. And then she sucked him into her mouth.
It felt so fucking good that Caden’s hands flew to her hair, digging in, grabbing hold. She moaned at the contact and pushed herself deeper, burying his cock in the back of her throat. The intensity of it nearly took his knees out from underneath of him.
Makenna pulled off his length. “Lay down on the floor.”
He was too far gone to debate the wisdom of having sex in her father’s house. He needed this. He neededher. He needed the connection and the coming together of the act. Caden locked the door, took the rest of his clothes off, and spread himself out on the beige carpet.
She undressed, too, all that beautiful red hair spilling around the bare porcelain of her shoulders and making him think of peaches and cream. And, fuck, he was starving.
Caden grasped his length. “Take me back in your mouth.”
He didn’t have to ask twice. Makenna settled herself between his legs and wrapped her lips around his cock. She sucked him deep and slow, than fast and shallow, her baby blues flashing up at him so fucking sexy. He needed to see her eyes, so he fisted her hair into a ponytail to keep it out of her face. He used his grip to urge her harder, faster, deeper. He needed it. God, he needed it. And she took it. She took everything he gave her and so much more.
“Fuck, Red, I’m gonna come if you don’t stop,” he whispered.
She pulled off him, her lips shiny and swollen. “I want you inside me first,” she said, already
crawling up his body.
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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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