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Hearts in Darkness

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

15 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

Great Read

He's claustrophobic and afraid of the dark so it's no cup of tea when he finds himself stuck in elevator with no power.

The subject matter that this author chose was what caught my eye. I, too, am claustrophobic and hate the dark. I just had to see how she worked th...
He's claustrophobic and afraid of the dark so it's no cup of tea when he finds himself stuck in elevator with no power.

The subject matter that this author chose was what caught my eye. I, too, am claustrophobic and hate the dark. I just had to see how she worked those fears into a story and where she went with it. She has created a very entertaining story with it.

Caden is a loner with secrets and has no desire to get involved with people. He's not overly thrilled with being caught in an elevator and having a panic attack, but at least it's dark and she can't see him. Once he calms down, he decides that being stuck with an attractive female is about as good as it's going to get.

Makenna only saw his tattooed hand hold the elevator door for her and she's had a dreadful day already. Then the finishing touch happens; the elevator goes dark and quits working.

The author creates an interesting situation here. It's the end of the day and there's no one left in the building. How long they will be stuck is unknown. They can't see each other and don't know who they are stuck with. She builds tension between the two characters, and then defuses it with conversation.

I found it interesting that being in the elevator in dark made it almost like a confessional. They each talked easily, got into some deep issues, and became friends in a short period of time. I know danger can make people bond, and that's the premise this author used in her story.

It was almost like reading a play. The majority of the story in the elevator is like a stage set where nothing changes until the act was done. The sexual tension picks up, but the moments get broken up each time they begin to kiss. You find yourself rooting for Caden and Makenna to get together, despite their external differences.

I really enjoyed reading this story. Ms. Kaye took an impossible situation and made the most of it. I hope to read more of her work.

Originally posted at the Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

posted by LASR_Reviews on May 6, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Not Impressed

While I enjoyed another book by Kaye quite a bit, I found myself disappointed while reading this one. I thought it was a fun and unique idea, but the characters felt undeveloped. While the book is 232 pages long, I didn't feel connected or really believe in the characte...
While I enjoyed another book by Kaye quite a bit, I found myself disappointed while reading this one. I thought it was a fun and unique idea, but the characters felt undeveloped. While the book is 232 pages long, I didn't feel connected or really believe in the characters' connection to one another by the time I finished. They fell too quickly and their reasons weren't as well founded as they could have been.

posted by 12497509 on May 23, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Not Impressed

    While I enjoyed another book by Kaye quite a bit, I found myself disappointed while reading this one. I thought it was a fun and unique idea, but the characters felt undeveloped. While the book is 232 pages long, I didn't feel connected or really believe in the characters' connection to one another by the time I finished. They fell too quickly and their reasons weren't as well founded as they could have been.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    short

    Could have made it longer a plot with potential to be given so much more feel i just read a one night stand wasted my money!

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  • Posted October 12, 2012

    So,so

    This book was way to short. Although it was under $5, there was not alot of depth to it. The plot, however was decent.

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  • Posted June 9, 2011

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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