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Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye
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Jul 25, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: calibre, kindle-or-ebook, 2011-september, romance-contemporary, erotica-romantica, i-freaking-loved-this
Recommended to Tammy by: Nikki, Tonya, Uniquely Moi Dhestiny
Read on September 17, 2011 , read count: 1

Oh, my GR friends who've read and recc'ed this book, I think you're on to something.

This was fantabulous. I could argue, as always, that it was too short, but it really wasn't. You get to drop into Makenna and Caden's lives on the night they meet, you stick around for a day or so, then you're gone. You see them just long enough to know that they've found something special with each other, and it's ok to leave them because you know they'll make it. It was short, it was intense, it was awesome.

I was hooked from the first line and I didn't put down my kindle until I was finished. There was something about the writing that I liked very much -- very direct, rich, and without wasted words (unlike my reviews, where if I can use 5 words instead of 2 I will, lol). The H/h ("Good Sam" and "Red" is how I think of them now) are so believable, and so real. Laura Kaye's writing had me right there in the elevator with them - I could virtually smell Caden's cologne. And I was right there in the kitchen, and right there in the bedroom....whew. I was right there for all of it.

I loved it, I'll definitely re-read it, and I wish it was out in paperback so I could look at that beautiful cover All. Day. Long. I will definitely be looking for more from this author.

4.5 stars.
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Nikki Yay! :D:D

Tonya Just read this today. I loved it! Even though it was short, I thought is was perfect!

Tammy Walton Grant Hi Tonya! I'm looking forward to reading this one - especially now that I have 2 GR friends giving it 5 stars. :)

Anna (Bobs Her Hair) This is one of the erotic books I've just downloaded. After reading your review it seems as if it's just the story I'm looking for.

Tammy Walton Grant Hi Anna, I really liked it. Glad I could help, hope you like it!

Tonya So glad you liked it!

Tammy Walton Grant Hi Tonya! How've you been? I really liked this -- it was close to perfect, wasn't it?

Nikki So glad you enjoyed this, Tammy! I definitely think I need to re-read. :D

Tonya I've been really good! I did really enjoy this. Can't wait to read more of her stuff.

Denise Your killing me! Off to find this one.

Tammy Walton Grant LOL!

Stephanie I really like this book. I usually don't care for short stories but this one really worked for me. Thanks Tammy :)

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Anna (Bobs Her Hair) Gotta let you know I loved this book. Not porny at all but sweet and sexy. ;o)

Tammy Walton Grant Hi Anna, I completely agree with you. I'd like to read more by this author.

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Catherine Alas, this one is not working for me nearly so well. It's leaving me cold.

Tammy Walton Grant Really? :( Anything specific you're not liking?

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Catherine I just don't feel any connection so it's hard to make myself care.

Tammy Walton Grant That would definitely make the story not work for you.

On the bright side, isn't the cover purty?

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Catherine LOL. Novellas are a crapshoot for me anyway, so I wouldn't take it too personally. I still loved Liberating Lacy. :)

Tammy Walton Grant Me too (both the novellas and Liberating Lacey :)).

With novellas I've never really understood why not just write the whole book, but...(shrugs). There's a reason I'm a reader, not a writer.

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Catherine Me too. LOL.

UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish Fantabulous is the perfect word!

Tammy Walton Grant Thanks, Dhes!

KatLynne Loved your review Tammy!

Tammy Walton Grant Thanks, KatLynne - have you read this yet?

KatLynne Yes, just read today and I loved it! It was a perfect short read. Now, I'm looking for more by this author. Have you read any others?

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