If you read Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye you will NOT want to miss Love in the Light. It is the sequel and so, so, so good. You can probably read this story as a stand alone, but you will definitely want to read how they met in Hearts in Darkness. I love both of these books so hard. Love in the Light left me speechless at the end. I actually cried happy tears because it was so damn good and I was so joyful for a fictional couple!
Caden and Makenna are such a power couple and you think that their love will be easy but it’s not. In their relationship and this story there is joy, passion, admiration, respect, but also insecurities, fear, and heartbreak. Their story is about two people finding themselves before they truly find forever in each other. Kaye writes such emotion into her stories. My heart hurt while reading. I cried with the characters. I felt their joy. I was turned on when they were turned on. 😉
Love in the Light takes place over the holiday season in the winter and we are introduced to Makenna’s family. They brought such personality to the story and we really got to know more about why Makenna is so loving and selfless. We also got to know Caden a bit more later in the book, however, that was through him hitting rock bottom which was heart wrenching to watch, but he needed to go through it. They both did. Sometimes when you come into a relationship with so much baggage you have to learn what to get rid of and what you can carry together. It’s great when they figure this out.
One thing that stood the test of time in the story is Caden and Makenna’s love for one another, even when they were apart from each other. It’s amazing to me how that was so bright throughout the story just in the actions of each character. Kaye does a phenomenal job at showing that instead of telling. She opened both of these characters’ souls up to us and we felt it all.
Love in the Light is a brilliant story. I don’t think Kaye could have written a better sequel. The ending is perfect and leaves you with so much hope that spills over into real life. I highly, highly recommend you give both books a read.
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About the Book:
Title: Love in the Light
Author: Laura Kaye
Release Date: January 12, 2016
Category: Contemporary Romance
Source: Purchased from Amazon
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…