14 September 2012

Captive in the Dark by C.J. Roberts

{YES, I've read this book and YES this post contains spoilers, as I am reviewing a book!! LOL! may contain questionable language, discretion is advised! Excerpt below from Good Reads.} 

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

Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet #1)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  3,295 ratings  ·  606 reviews
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.

Okay... for starters, this book is uber short. Apparently it's her first, so it's relatively shorter than her second one... I had purchased this on my Kindle about a week ago, and wanted to get through the books I was already elbows deep in, so I put it on the back burner... Well, I picked it up today and could NOT PUT IT DOWN! I just finished it after having been reading it for about mmmm, say, 5 or 6 straight hours... Oh minus a few minutes to jump into the shower quickly. This author... holy smokes. What can I say??? I absolutely LOVED this freaking book. In the Goodreads description it issues a warning that it's got disturbing scenarios etc, but it was right up my alley and I completely loved it. It wasn't THAT disturbing anyway, nothing I haven't ever read before, actually. It was considerably more tame than I was anticipating (hoping?)... so those who tend to handle "situations" that are errrr...violent or overly sexual, this book will sit just fine with you. I loved every single thing about the way the author writes and I clutched at my tablet while reading this whole story. It was fantastic. A little on the "unbelievable" side I guess, far fetched? I guess it would have been more believable if Caleb was wanting to obtain her for himself, along the same vein as 50 Shades or Bared To You. I was actually looking for a book that was in the same genre, but this one went beyond those, into a whole different universe because of the author and the way she wrote. I absolutely love her writing style and every single thing about her style just sang to me! Love love loved it! I finished up the first book and read her little snippet at the end, wondering how long of a wait it would be until the second book was released, and lo and behold, I hurried over to Amazon and bought the second book right away! Soooo freaking excited to start the second book, I could pee!!! And for those who know me, that's a good sign! Not a sign that I need adult diapers! ;P Anyway, this is a dark and twisted pseudo-love story that takes the human psyche to the depths of despair and to the brink of seduction all in one fell swoop! It was so tangible and touchable. And it was all because of the superior writing style of C.J. Roberts! She's absolute perfection personified!!! Anyway, I have domestic duties I must perform but I will be back at the second book in this journey, and I simply can't wait!!!

If I could, I would give this book 100 stars... for the sake of being "fair"...

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