My heart aches just thinking of Caden.
If you haven’t read the Hearts in Darkness duet, stop what you are doing and go read it. The duet is a couple of novellas and such few pages have never packed more of a punch than in these books. At least, not in my opinion. And certainly not in novellas.
I am not typically a romance novella person. I need a TON of chemistry to truly love characters… but Caden and Makenna? So. Much. Chemistry.
McKenna and Caden get trapped in an elevator together. They never truly lay eyes on one another before the elevator goes pitch black and gets stuck for hours.
I related SO much with Caden. He has severe anxiety that is triggered by small, dark places. So, needless to say, when he begins to completely freak out, I was so there with him.
However, McKenna is able to talk him down from the ledge, despite being a stranger, and so their romance begins.
Oh, my sweet Caden. I adore him SO much.
Caden is this big, tattooed and scarred guy who is easily misjudged because of his appearance.
I have a SUPER soft spot for intimidating guys with big, soft hearts.
Caden is also an EMT who is passionate about what he does because an EMT once saved his life.
I also have a soft spot for guys who are PASSIONATE about something.
The fact that he suffers from crippling anxiety, just made him even more relatable to me. My heart absolutely broke for him and I was rooting for him so hard.