Thursday, February 16, 2017

Book Review: Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #1)

About The Book:

  Title: Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #1)
  Author: C.J. Roberts 
  Pub. Date: July 20th, 2011 
  Publisher: C.J. Roberts  
  Pages: 276 
  Genre: Adult, Dark, Romance, Erotica
  Rate: 5/5 stars 

Synopsis :

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.


So I've never been a huge fan of dark erotica. And it's not that I don't like the genre - I think it's that every book I've read has never been anything spectacular to me. They were mostly corny or predictable. I downloaded Captive in the Dark when it was FREE on Kindle, that's right FREE. I think it might actually still be free. And I just chose to start reading it when I didn't want to turn my lights on at night to read a physical book. Boy, am I glad I did. Captive in the Dark absolutely blew me away. This should be the billboard book for the dark erotica genre, let me tell you what.

There were really only two characters - Olivia and Caleb. There were a few secondary characters but they honestly weren't that involved in the story to make a huge impact on me. However, Olivia and Caleb were more than enough characters for me. Both of them had so much angst in their life as well as passion for one another. Their story-line didn't make you feel short-changed at all, it just worked. The second book, however, looks like it might bring some new faces. I was extremely impressed with the author's ability to change perspectives and flashback, because it never felt confusing.  And while there's always a lot going on in this book,  it never gets messy.

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

So, of course I purchased the second book on my kindle even though I have other ARCs I should be reading right now *hides*. But it's SO good. Now this book does deal with dark subjects like I said before. Rape, kidnapping, so if those are trigger situations for you, I'd stay away. But if you are a fan of this genre or erotica in general then DEFINITELY give this a try because I don't think that you'll be disappointed.

- Jocelyn

1 comment:

  1. I read this book a few years back and i LOVED every second of it!!! It was gripping, dark and intriguing! I read all the books in the series but it was a long time back so i don't really remember :/ But thnx because you made me want to reread this pronto!!!Great post :P !

    Kariny @kariny's boox frenzy