Title: Love in the Light
Author: Laura Kaye
Series: Hearts in Darkness #2
Dates Read: 2016, May 7, 2020
This book picks up a few months after the previous book left off. Maknna and Caden have been inseparable since they were trapped in the elevator. They are getting ready to spend the holidays with Makenna’s family. Caden can’t get over how happy he is and is terrified it is going to be taken away at any moment. That fear turns into a spiral of doubt and depression that almost ruins their relationship.
The focus of this book is mostly on Caden and his struggle to accept his past, his PTSD, and his fear of losing MaKenna. Things were going great for these two until they went to her family’s Thanksgiving and her ex was there. This was the start of Caden’s spiral of depression and was very hard to read. Seeing him slowly fall apart and causing a larger rift between them was heartbreaking. Kaye does an amazing job at showing how destructive and devastating depression can be on someone and their family.
MaKenna has been supportive of Caden from the beginning. She knows about his issues and helps him work his way through them. So having Caden push her away was very upsetting. I do wish that when he pushed her away MaKenna hadn’t waited so long to reach out to him. I feel like she should have made more of an effort to contact him or see him. It takes drastic measures and loyal friends to get Caden back on track and healthy, and I wish that MaKenna had been a part of that. They had to fall completely apart to come back stronger than ever. They are united now and you know they can work through anything that happens in the future.
“Then it’s you and me, ‘til the end. In the darkness and in the light.”
Overall, I loved this duet and couldn’t get enough of Caden and MaKenna. I really wish Laura Kaye would write more novella’s like this because I love her work.
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