I’ve learned that not everything is what it seems. If you start to look too close, you uncover things people don’t want you to see. It’s why I hide. It’s why no one knows the real me. But he sees me. He sees the darkness in my heart but he’s not afraid, because he’s like me. They say opposites attract, but we’re proof that like-and-like are a far more potent combination.
Novalee Clarke is hiding from a past she wants to leave behind, and Jacen Kensington is running from his.
The thing about hiding and running is eventually the thing you’re trying to escape catches up to you.
And when it does?
It changes everything.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5 out of 5 stars I love a series of standalones for the reason I love this book...those characters just floating along thru the series in the background have a great story to tell and once it’s out there you’ll want to go back and re-read the entire series from the beginning and get to know them all over again! Nova & Jace have been a part of the other two books in this series which I also loved, but this story really brought to light the heartache and joy that finding that special someone can bring to a person. They both have dark pasts that haunt them, but they also both know each other well enough to know this truth that they try to hide from everyone else. Though the entire book was well paced and developed, one of my favorite scenes is the Christmas scene with Rae, Cade, Thea & Xander. The emotions play out so, so well in that scene and I totally fell in love with this whole crew all over again! Ms. Smetlzer drafts characters that you can’t help fall in love with and want to continue their journey with them. When I got to the end of the book, I was so excited to see another story for Xander & Thea coming soon!!!
From the moment we were introduced to each other it’s like some part of me woke up and said, “Hello, I know you.” “Jace is like a car speeding down the road headed straight for me and I can’t move out of the way fast enough. I don’t know if I want to move. Maybe I just want to end it all–or maybe it’s not the end, and the beginning instead.” “We’re just two broken people trying to piece ourselves together, but maybe with each other’s help we can make something beautiful out of our messes.” “There is a reason I chose the title Moments for my project. It’s moments like this, ones where we’re so close to loosing our minds, that time slows down the most. Where his finger on my lip and my nails in his back adds up to a much larger picture. Each moment is precious in its own right, but you put them together and it’s magic.” No one has a way with words quite like Micalea Smeltzer. Her books are the kind that you just want to clear your day for. You want to forget all of your plans and just get lost in the story that she has created. Dark Hearts is the third book in the Light in the Dark series and is one of those books that just grabs onto you from page one. From the moment you start reading, you are hooked. I connected with Jace and Nova instantly. I loved how easy things were between the two of them and just how wonderfully their friendship flowed. The two of them were both broken characters, hurt by their pasts and afraid to let someone in and love them. They just worked so well together and had the most amazing chemistry together. Between their entertaining banter and the pull between the two of them, I just honestly couldn’t get enough. I found myself hoping and praying, rooting that they would give in to what they were feeling. I just knew if they gave it a chance, what they had, would be truly amazing. Now, the road to HEA for Jace and Nova was not an easy one. They both had to deal with feelings and emotions that they weren’t used to. Feelings that they weren’t sure how to handle and learning how to work through them. They had a lot of obstacles along the way, and some truths/secrets to work through. But, like any great love story, the journey and the fight are incredibly worth it. And I loved every single moment of Jace and Nova’s journey. Dark Hearts was an amazing read, from beginning to end. Dark Hearts is a beautiful friends to lovers romance. The characters and story-line will capture your heart and leave you begging for more. This story is filled with heartbreaking and intense moments as well as fun and sexy ones. Jace and Nova’s story is beautiful and their love is completely unforgettable.