Review & Giveaway: ★Love in the Light★ by Laura Kaye


I cannot tell you how excited I am to bring you the Release Week Blitz for LOVE IN THE LIGHT by Laura Kaye! LOVE IN THE LIGHT is a novel told in dual POV and Part Two of her bestselling Hearts in Darkness Duet. This much anticipated follow-up is finally here! Make sure you grab your copy of this sexy novel today, and if you’re new to the series you can grab the first novella HEARTS IN DARKNESS for just $.99 for a limited time!

Series: Hearts in Darkness #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Laura Kaye
Release Date: January 12, 2016add-to-goodreads-button-2


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…

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LITL Teaser 5Excerpt

“Do you want to get changed and I’ll set dinner out?” Caden asked.“Yeah,” Makenna said. “Sounds great.” The kitchen, dining area, and living room were one big room, with her bedroom door toward the far end. She paused there and looked back. Caden moved around her little kitchen, comfortably and familiarly, and he just looked so freaking good there. In her space. Well, their space now.

He still had his townhouse in Fairlington, but he rarely slept there anymore. And it was so bare bones in furnishings that he preferred they not sleep there because he feared she’d be uncomfortable. A part of her wasn’t sure why he even kept it at this point.

“What?” he asked, giving her a skeptical look.

She grinned and leaned against the door jamb. “I rode our elevator today.”

He shook his head. “Anything interesting happen?”

“Oh, I got trapped with a smoking hot stranger and made out with him in the dark. The usual,” she said.

He smirked. “That never happens.”

Makenna threw her head back and laughed. Still smiling, she changed into jeans and a pink camisole with a low back, and then she threw a warm, chunky caramel-colored cardigan over that.

She found Caden sitting at the set table, containers of food overflowing with several types of noodles. It smelled amazing—savory and spicy and like she could eat everything she saw.

For a moment, the look on his face made her think he was upset about something, but then he saw her and his expression transformed into a sexy smirk. “Smoking hot, huh?”

Laughing, she took the seat next to him. “You fishing for compliments, Grayson? I already said you were freaking gorgeous.”

“Yeah, but that’s not the same as smoking hot.” He arched a brow, and damn if his playfully smug, expectant expression wasn’t hot as hell with his brow piercing and the widow’s peak of his dark hair.

She picked up her fork. “Okay, then how about this? You are so freaking gorgeous and so smoking hot that you make my heart race and my mouth water and my panties melt. Every time I see you. How’s that for a compliment?”

Caden’s smile was slow coming but so damn sexy. “I like tattoo night.”

She laughed and shook her head. “So do I.”

Review4.5 starsLove in the Light @DGR

Two hearts in the darkness…
Must fight for love in the light…

Hearts in Darkness is one of my favorite favorite novellas even to this day. I read it years ago when it just came out and yet it’s still a book I recommend to any reader that’s looking for a quick read that not only packs on the steam, but has an amazing story to tie it all together. In just 112 pages, Laura Kaye managed to get a loyal fan out of me. I’ve been hoping that she would write more for this couple, so to say I was thrilled when I heard this book was in the works would be an understatement. I was also a little scared, too. I was afraid that one of my favorite couples would not be as good in another book. That there may be unnecessary drama or angst. That something may happen that will make me dislike either Makenna or Caden. You know what I’m talking about here. It’s not easy to follow up on a favorite book.

Love In The Light was not only an amazing continuation of the story, but it managed to make me fall even more in love with this couple. It was a natural progression of their story. It was that relationship developed that I had so craved in Hearts in Darkness. It was the perfect conclusion to one of my favorite couples.

LitL takes place two months after the events of HiD. Caden and Makenna are settling into their relationship and falling more and more for each other each day. But Caden’s lingering issues of PTSD and suvivor’s guilt continues to loom over their happiness.

It felt like a part of himself had been ripped away, the edges still jagged and raw. But that’s what he was- all jagged, raw, festering wounds from one loss after another.

It’s wonderfully written in a way that gives both characters so much growth while reaffirming just how good they are for each other. I loved Makenna even more in this book. Her patience, understanding and unwavering love and support for Caden was touching to read. She doesn’t jump to conclusions or blame him. She wants to communicate to work things out. It’s so refreshing to read about a heroine like this because of how rare it is to find one like that these days.

Caden. Oh my poor Caden. It’s hard not to love him in this book. Your heart will bleed for him and everything he goes through. But it was also so wonderful to see him dealing with his issues.

If you loved Hearts in Darkness, I guarantee that you’ll love Love in the Light. If anything, this book will make you love the first one even more. It was emotional, swoony, sexy, and perfectly written. In just under 200 pages, Laura Kaye manages to put so much depth into this story. It was everything. An incredible conclusion and everything I could have hoped for it to be.

About the Author

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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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