Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet: Book 1) by C.J. Roberts

 Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #1)

Published July 20 2011

Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For twelve years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors and kidnap a beautiful girl to train her to be all that he once was.

Eighteen-year-old Olivia Ruiz has just woken up in a strange place. Blindfolded and bound, there is only a calm male voice to welcome her. His name is Caleb, though he demands to be called Master. Olivia is young, beautiful, naïve and willful to a fault. She has a dark sensuality that cannot be hidden or denied, though she tries to accomplish both. Although she is frightened by the strong, sadistic, and arrogant man who holds her prisoner, what keeps Olivia awake in the dark is her unwelcome attraction to him.(Goodreads)

Review: 4.5 Stars

I do not even know where to begin with this review.  I finished the book awhile ago but I haven't been able to form words yet.  This book is heartbreaking, confusing, uncomfortable and bittersweet. It is not for the weak.  At times it was hard to read but well worth it.

Captive in the Dark is an amazing roller coaster ride.  The author's writing is beautiful.  It is hard to separate yourself from the characters' emotions while reading this.    The horrendous things that Livvie experiences while being held prisoner are uncomfortable to read.  The attraction that develops is confusing and heartbreaking for Livvie and Caleb. 

"He was my tormentor and my solace; the creator of the dark and the light within."

"For the first time in recent memory, Caleb wanted something other than revenge.  He wanted the girl.  He wanted Livvie."

 I can honestly say that it will be a long while before this book leaves me.  I am already reading the 2nd, Seduced in the Dark and it is amazing!!  

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