Book Review: Captive In The Dark by C.J. Roberts

Captive In The Dark by C.J. Roberts
Self Published July 20, 2011
The Dark Duet #1; 276 pages
Contemporary, Dark Erotica

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.

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This isn’t a romance. You’re not a damsel in distress and I’m not the handsome prince come to save you.

I came upon Captive In The Dark shortly after reading the FSOG series. Of course I was looking for something to fill that void. Good ole Amazon had this recommend this to me.

Thankfully Ms. Robert’s dark talent was more than capable of fulfilling the fix I very much needed. The cover originally pulled me in. The blurb on the other hand pushed me away. I guess you could say I it intimidated me. It took sometime, but I finally got over my fears  and  allowed myself to be consumed.

Captive In The Dark is to from the POV of Livvie as things are happening then alternates to third person for Caleb’s POV.

Caleb is a monster on a mission. Revenge is his motive. I hated him. Feared him. It was completely unfathomable how someone who was abused as a child would put someone else through the same torture. Despite all of his many flaws there may be hint of something more. Dare I say ...humane.

Livvie has been dealt a crap hand. Her home life practically sucked. Abandoned by her father. Growing up she dealt with being called a whore by her mother. She didn’t let life take her down. Her only solace was going to school. One would believe waking up from being drugged in the dark would make her lose it. Still this girl didn’t fold. She remained defiant.

“People often believed they were safer in the light, thinking monsters only came out at night. But safety – like light – is a façade.”

Captive In The Dark was both disturbing and mind blowing. I did not want to put this down. Even though some of the abuse Livvie had to endure made me cringe.

Ms. Roberts has done a marvelous job with this masterpiece. I would love to know what goes on in her head to be able to write something like this is such a way. Caleb and Livvie stayed with me for days She is officially among a very short list of people that were successfully able to take me to the other side. It was mind blowing, raw, and surely not for the faint of heart.

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