Sunday, April 7, 2013
Review: Captive in the Dark By C.J. Roberts
Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duets #1)
Author: C. J. Roberts
5 out of 5 Stars
WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence.
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.
Disturbingly good book. Hands down one of my top 5 favorite of the year. So lets get past the one big thing. Yes this book is seriously messed up, in a good way. What had me at this book is a few things, first off, you can't stop reading it. You have to know what's going to happen next. Secondly, you want to know more about the characters. Each one has such secretive and horrific pasts. Thirdly, I have never read a book where I am cheering for the bad guy! Seriously, who wants the captive to be found by the bad guy and wants them to get together...ME! In all honestly you should hate the main character Caleb, he is sinister, mean, emotionally and physically abusive but you can't hate him. Not to mention the captive, 18 year old Olivia. You don't want her to get away, you want her to stay. It's crazy!!!! The only comparison I can make to this story is a flipped version of the movie Taken. You see things more from the captive's point of view and the emotional abuse these victims go through. The story is enticing and oh so addictive. I am super excited to read on and see what happens. I hope you enjoy!