Wednesday, November 7, 2012

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

Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet #1) by C.J. Roberts
This is an "new" adult novel (Rated NC-17)
(Five Wrenching Hearts)
Book Summary
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.

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence.
My Review
There really isn’t anything nice about this book.  You will cringe and maybe want to throw up, but this is the real side to human trafficking.  This stuff happens.  Deny it all you want, but it does?  Maybe bringing awareness to the subject will get people to pay more attention.  Doms and subs should be willing, not made and enslaved.
So, the long and short of it, I couldn’t see how I would find sympathy for anyone in this book other than Livvie.  I felt for her every step of the way and it was a hard read at times.  However, the author somehow pulled off the impossible and made me feel for at least one other character.
Be prepared to get the next book.  It wasn’t so much that the story ended on a cliffhanger as you’ll just want more.  Talented writer to pull off what she did.  I’ve read the next book.  Look for my review later this week.
Overall, if you can stomach the harsh realities of human trafficking, you can read this compelling story.  Even if you don’t think you can, you just might.  So give it a try.
My book boyfriend Caleb (IKR!)

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  1. Sounds very different but maybe intriguing. Will add to Goodreads wishlist

    1. You should soooo read. Really good, distrubingly so.

  2. New follower through GFC....

    It sounds intriguing. Adding it to my TBR list.