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Read Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet #1) online free from your iPhone, iPad, android, Pc, Mobile. Captive in the Dark is a Romance novel by C.J. Roberts. Fascinating story about a captive slave/master relationship, that will make ; Words: 76,; Language: English; ISBN: Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Captive in the Dark is CJ Roberts' debut novel. Prior to Publication Date: August 29, ; Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC; Language: English; ASIN: BJZHN8S; Text-to-Speech: Enabled .
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Editorial Reviews. About the Author. CJ Roberts is an independent writer. She favors dark and Publication Date: January 23, ; Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC; Language: English; ASIN: BKFM9Q; Text-to-Speech: Enabled . Captive in the Dark book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnappe. Be warned: These dark romance books are not for the faint of heart! Featuring kidnapping Captive in the Dark by CJ Roberts. Please heed all.
I felt emotionally drained, utterly mindfucked and yet, ultimately, somehow completely at peace. Definitely one of my top favorite reads of the year. It is raw, deeply disturbing and dark, and yet strangely heart warming despite my reading most of it with my heart lodged firmly in my throat.
This book stripped my emotions bare. My heart ached to the point of physical pain, and my mind was toyed with to the point where I could barely trust anything I was thinking. It is a sweeping, epic, emotional rollercoaster full of unexpected twists and turns.
This is a book about the world of sex-trafficking — there are instances of abuse, rape, slavery, BDSM for real though — no safe word, no consent, no way out. There is no way to sugar-coat that and the author never shies away from telling it exactly how it is. In many ways, I found what happened in this book more disturbing than the first one.
Did I really just read that?! This book starts off four months after the end of book 1, Captive in the Dark. That alone, should tell you all you need to know about it This book has lots of perspectives and lots of timelines but primarily, we have a dual story line told through a mix of memories that fill in the blanks of events in the past 4 months, as well as a present day story line.
The story builds. I just sat there with tears in my eyes watching all the pieces of this intricate, horrific, heart wrenching story come together.
By the end, I was pretty much just sobbing uncontrollably. It was the perfect ending. My heart felt battered and bruised but I was just so incredibly happy. Livvie had grown a lot in this book. I loved her in book 1, but she blew me away in book 2. Her inner strength and the depth of her understanding and compassion was absolutely beautiful. Her uncrushable spirit was what got me through reading some of the darker scenes. She saw Caleb for who he really was. And she knew what she really felt for him.
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She saw the man behind the monster and was perceptive, forgiving and caring enough to understand why he was the way he was. I knew it was stupid. I wanted him to know. I wanted him to know everything and I wanted it to mean something to him. I wanted him to choose me and accept me.
I wanted him to leave everything behind and love me. He was cruel, but yet kind; brutal, and yet caring… and his journey was him finding out which side of him was more dominant — the man inside, or the monster he showed the world? Its going to be okay. And yet, I think it might end up being one of my favs now. Every scene in it led to more questions, made me doubt my feelings even more. In scenarios where right and wrong seemed so incredibly and unquestionably clear cut, it it just threw all my preconceived notions right out the window and just forcibly opened my mind to more and more perspectives, more and more questions.
The writing style is seriously phenomenal and mezmerizing!!! I felt like I just want to highlight the whole book! The story flowed beautifully, the dialogue was effortless and the plot was beyond gripping. CJ Roberts is definitely one of my new favorite authors! As part of a complex revenge scheme twelve years in the making, he abducts her with the intent of training her as a pleasure slave and selling her into slavery to the man he is trying to take down.
When Livie wakes from a drug-enduced sleep to find herself captive, her worse nightmare is coming true. But strangest of all are the feelings she begins to have for her captor. Is there a good heart behind the monster? As the lines between captive and captor are blurred, it leaves you questioning everything you feel….. You should try to accept that, because there is no possible way to avoid it. It was over long before you woke up here.
Its raw, gritty reality. There is no safe word, no consent, no out. End of story. The whole initial concept of how easily someone can just disappear is deeply chilling. Watching him watch her, contemplate taking her. So creepy and yet captivating. Some were willing… Others… Coerced… But this particular slave, the one he eyed from across the busy street — she was different.
She was neither willing, nor coerced, not sent to him. She was pure conquest. I was utterly intrigued by him. We watch him struggle with what he wanted to do versus what he felt compelled to do.
And its a complete mindfuck because, yes he is brutal, but not in the way some crazy mindless rapist would be. So I just found myself questioning things over and over and over again… Did I like him cuz he was the best in this fucked up world or did I like him because of him? Is he the villain?
Or is he too a victim of his own story? Should you love him? Should you hate him? I thought I might be able to love him for a while, then I was really fucking sure I hated his guts. But not hate in the sense that I want him to die. I just want him to be less brutal and then I could love him? And then, a few pages later I sympathized with him again and started to like him again.
A lot … Maybe? Gosh that sounds fucked up even to me lol.
One minute he was gentle, the next he was a monster — almost as if the inner him, deeeeep down may have been gentle, but he is just so strongly conditioned to be a monster, that it becomes dominant. I kept alternating between almost thinking I was starting to fall for him, then he would do something that just totally fucked with my mind and, just like Livie, I just had NO clue what to feel.
Why did he continually have to switch back from cold and unforgiving, to comforting and warm? Prolly not, but it makes me more sympathetic to him… I think? Or not… GAH!!!
Livie… I loved her character. I totally felt for her. I loved her spunk and her fight.
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She never gave up, not really. And her inner strength, despite her nightmare-ish scenario made me totally sympathetic to her. She was never stupid, never made me want to throw my Kindle at the wall.
Her thoughts and actions were totally understandable and relatable. To suffer. Of the pain I was in because of him. He simply did. Hot tears streamed down my face. When Caleb would do something cute or tender, I felt myself melt a little. He did unspeakable things to her! Wrong wrong wrong!! I gripped him tightly, both arms holding fast to his waist.
It had become natural for me to seek shelter in his arms, even if he had just used then to hold me down and spank me…. It was working. What was there was just SO. What is wrong with me??!! The book was captivating and riveting from start to finish. It never dragged. It was just one scenario after another. Like Livie, you never knew what to expect. Total mind fuck. The ending is most definitely a cliffhanger with many unanswered questions, but the sequel is out so you can read straight through.
I can't wait to get to it in a few days I've heard its even more amazing! View all 75 comments. Jan 18, C. A very nice email asks a common question: Does Captive in the Dark romanticize human trafficking? My reply: Thanks for the email. I'm glad you cared enough about the work to contact me.
I understand your hesitation and your trepidation in 'enjoying' the work. While I don't necessarily consider myself 'one of the great ones', I'd like to think my work can be compared to other controversial works such as, Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov. The work is written from the view point of the abuser and therefo A very nice email asks a common question: The work is written from the view point of the abuser and therefore entices the reader to sympathize.
I did not set out to 'romanticize' the slave trade. I think you'll find I do not paint it in a flattering light. Instead, I present my readers with characters. What my readers ultimately come to feel for those characters is up to them. Some discover things about themselves they didn't know were there, things they don't wish to see, and others embrace it whole-heartily.
I think people would be surprised by how many messages I receive from people who have suffered abuse, thanking me for writing this type of work. For some, it helps them explore deep-seeded fantasies they are too scared to admit to and explore. The sexual fantasies of former abuse victims is not something always understood by mainstream society. It's a different journey for everyone, in much the same way it was a journey for me just to write these two novels.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on the sequel when you're finished. Best, CJ View all 22 comments. Sep 08, xrysa rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book was just She grew up without love but with her mother's hate.
Livvie was the girl that would never cause any trouble and would never provoke the opposite sex. She was strong and destroyed. She needed someone to love her. She was just seeking comfort. Caleb [image error] Fucked-up as well but he never showed weakness view spoiler [except This book was just Caleb [image error] Fucked-up as well but he never showed weakness view spoiler [except from the end. Not my fault! He was acting horribly. I was trying to find a single reason to understand why everyone loves him and then it hit me.
He wanted to be harsh with her because his only goal was to train her but fate had other plans for him. Even though he never actually admited his love for her he was wondering if what he was feeling was love.
Yes dear!! If you could kill anybody who hurt your love, if you care about someone ,if you could do anything about her , yes this is called love!
I'll have to move forward and I don't know what that means. Is it possible for the victim to fall for the kidnapper? View all 56 comments. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Unpopular opinion time! In the spirit of full disclosure, I must admit that I didn't exactly finish this abomination book. I made it halfway through before my numerous rage blackouts signaled that it was time to DNF.
However, because I'm a curious idiot, I paged through to the end to see if the book ended as abysmally as I expected it would. It did. So in all honesty, I did this crapfest a favor Warning: So in all honesty, I did this crapfest a favor. Because this book makes me think in sentence fragments, I'll make a list of reasons that readers like me may want to skip over this book and read something, ANYTHING instead. Rape and sexual assault 2. Physical assault 3. Kidnapping 4. A deep misunderstanding of proper punctuation 7.
Trite, overwrought descriptions and dialogue 8. The most inexplicable case of Stockholm's ever Sexism Poor characterization and story development Victim who still attends high school years-old, but I still got some pedo vibes. I'll leave the list at Hell relics deserve unlucky numbers. Caleb's the "romantic" hero, ladies and gentleman. Fuck this guy. Livvie is not Caleb's first victim. He's done this to plenty of women. Oh, and the charmer's also a murderer. And why has he unleashed this reign of terror on the human populace?
Seriously, brace yourself. The reason won't give you any comfort. I mean, even if he was taking on a whole country, there still wouldn't be an excuse for his actions. How lame can one man's motivations be? He didn't have a fair go at it as a kid, and my heart breaks for that child. However, as an adult, he has a personal responsibility to be better than that.
Caleb fails and becomes a fucking monster. He belongs in prison or in an eternal headlock from Liam Neeson. I'd insert a kickass picture of Liam Neeson here, but CitD doesn't deserve awesome images in its reviews. I don't know what to write about Livvie's character. Caleb dehumanizes her to such an extreme extent that she loses all perspective on right and wrong. She ends up falling for him, which made very little sense to me with the short timeline. Livvie's narration is coherent and rational, for the most post.
She doesn't read as insane, but her actions suggest that she is. Livvie describes Caleb as the physical ideal for a man. She doesn't want to be attracted to him but can't help it because he's pretty. That's the problem with so many of these self-pubbed, innocent young thing falls in love with gorgeous dickbag stories. Why did I have to type that in all caps, you wonder?
This is not just a story. It's a reflection of our times, a reflection of our pre-occupation with romanticizing the stories of victims so we won't have to think about the reality. The reality is scary as shit. I get it. No one wants to end up a sex slave like Livvie. So it seems the only way we can deal with that fear is by making the situation not SO bad. What he does to Livvie isn't right, but he had a rough childhood.
A virginal little flower like Livvie will make him a better man. That's all these rapists and sex traffickers need, you see. The love of an abused, dehumanized woman. Forget personal responsibility. Forget the sacrifices of Livvie's freedom and personal agency. Let's instead be aroused by Caleb beating Livvie to break her will and anally raping her. This is not just fiction.
Sure, the story is totally made up. Caleb and Livvie are not real people. This comes entirely from the imagination of C. However, even the most fantastical fiction reflects snippets of our culture, of our worldviews. That's why the written word is so powerful. Indeed, that's why people have tried to cut off access to books in the past. By no means do I think that Captive in the Dark should be censored.
I think it's irresponsible as all hell, but anyone should be and is permitted to read and make up their own minds. I refuse to let this story slide just because it's "supposed" to be dark and "taboo". Our culture has enough issues with sex crimes already. Sex slavery and trafficking is too real for me to think this book is erotic in the slightest. Google the statistics. It's a huge problem in the US and abroad, and it's tragically under-reported.
Women, men, and children are brainwashed and abused like Livvie every day. They are made to believe that their captors are the only people they can trust. They're so afraid of their abusers that they won't speak to the police. Does Captive in the Dark do anything to fight this culture? Not really. It's pages full of wankery about poor 'ol Caleb and his feelz and overly sexualized descriptions of Livvie experiencing mind-blowing, oh-so-wrong-but-it-feels-so-right orgasms. The knowledge of these very real victims in the back of my mind made it impossible for me to even appreciate this book on an artistic level.
My Goodreads friend Willowfaerie directed me to the story of Coleen Stan, whose 7 year captivity as a sex slave included many of the inhumanities suffered by Livvie. In the real world, after a grueling court trial, the bad guy went to prison for the rest of his life. Something tells me the same won't happen to Caleb. IDK, maybe he'll die in the next book. I'll never know because I won't be reading it. The abrupt ending of this book indicated that Livvie wants to stay with Caleb and is willing to put herself in mortal danger for his stupid revenge mission, so I doubt the second book will spin the story on its head and consist entirely of a court trial featuring Caleb's past victims helping to send his sadistic ass to jail for the rest of his life.
To add insult to injury, this isn't even well-written. I know a lot of people say it is, and when compared to some other self-pubs, I suppose it comes across better than others. I'm a picky bitch, though, and the trite, purple prose is eyeroll inducing. At one point, Caleb enjoys the most dramatic beer ever while filling pages with info dumps of his tragic past. I chronicled that in my status updates.
The purple prose is likely this book's worst enemy. The flowery descriptions of the sexual assault and Caleb's appearance and demeanor perhaps unintentionally romanticized the story. Punctuation is misused, words are misspelled, you're instead of your it seems they'll never learn , and there's plenty of telling in place of showing. The dialogue tags really bothered me. Authors, please note that actions like "he took a drink" should not be used as dialogue tags.
My GR friend Karla made a good point when she noted that a lot of new authors write dialogue like they're watching it on TV. I'm going to attempt to forget about this book now. The only good thing that came from this experience is that I found some amazing organizations that are fighting human trafficking in my research. I'll lend my time and resources to positive forces like that instead. After changing my mind several times, I've decided to leave a rating. I'm confident that I read enough of this tripe to know how many stars I should give it.
View all 60 comments. Princessdarcy I couldn't write my own fury better than you wrote yours so I've linked to yours - hope you don't mind! Mar 12, Ursula You are a fucking legend, Rachel.
Thank you for expressing yourself so eloquently and rationally. This travesty - I mean, book- sounds like a horror f You are a fucking legend, Rachel. This travesty - I mean, book- sounds like a horror film. You are right, it is important to review them, though, otherwise readers might accept that this sort of behaviour as somehow romantic and acceptable. I'll say another thing about the basic premise: I will never see a man who uses innocents to exact his revenge as a hero.
He is a coward who doesn't have the intelligence to come up with a better plan. Nuff said. Feb 07, Baba added it Shelves: Review posted February 10, Buddy read with Jo and Lisa. Thanks, ladies. It's safe to say the experiment failed big time. And I feel kinda glad and relieved that I didn't like it.
Since it's entirely my bad that I considered giving this book a try I will refrain from rating it. Anyw Review posted February 10, Anyway, it's not relevant anymore but my rating would have been zero stars because one star is simply too much.
I was aware of the fact that I was not reading a romance. As it was, I was not even reading an erotica book.
CitD is one seriously twisted and sick story. Furthermore, I was aware of the fact that the heroine developed some kind of Stockholm's. Regardless, it doesn't make the book any less disturbing and I have every right to express a low opinion of a book. Also, I am very aware of the fact that this series has a huge fan community. To each their own and all that. It was definitely not my cuppa. My review contains spoilers. First let me say that I have read Special Forces: Maybe I feel this way because I'm a mother and I think that violence among men is bad enough, however, when it comes to society's weakest--women and children--then I give no quarter.
Whatever the motives are, violence against women and children is completely and utterly inexcusable. I don't understand why these kinds of books are receiving such great praise.
Caleb is a sick, sadistic motherf er and a killer. He is kidnapping girls and young women, he trains them and is selling them as pleasure slaves. The filthy swine beats the hell out of Olivia and does unspeakable things to her. Let's face it, we are not talking about a mild flogging. In fact, she was covered from neck to ankles in angry, red welts for days… days! She almost fainted because it hurt so much. What an "anti-hero". It's beyond me why these kinds of books are labeled as dark erotica.
Dark, yes. But what's erotic or sensual about CitD?
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Is rape erotic? I found the sex a total turn-off. I find it quite disturbing that the main character is portrayed physically as every woman's dream man. He's written not as just as a main character or a protagonist, but as a hero.
Intentionally it seems by the author, to garner a connection, sympathy and even attraction to this anti-hero by readers. If the hero in CitD was in every way the same as Caleb, except he was fat, ugly, smelly, hairy-aped bodily, bald with bad breath and toothless, would readers forgive him?
It was very obvious that Livvie felt attracted to Caleb due to his physical attributes and it helped to develop Stockholm's. What's their future prospect after being kidnapped? Their pathetic lives won't turn into something "romantic", they won't fall in love. If anything, they can expect severe abuse etc. Olivia felt lust, she craved his touch. Yeah, good Livvie has never had sex before and then he rapes her even though she said "no", you'd almost think it's "not rape" when she "needs it to feel good" and she "can't prevent" it anyway , she takes him up her ass and comes several fu ing times!
It's mind-boggling. Atonement and redemption Rescuing his former kidnap victims is one step in the right direction it will obviously happen in book 2. That's only the beginning and not the end and definitely not good enough. I am a mother for Pete's sake! How would I react if my boys would have been kidnapped and raped?
Do you honestly believe that I wouldn't want to bring the sick f er to justice? I would want to see him suffer. I would want him to do prison time for a very, very long time. Seeking redemption is a positive start and then you go on a journey that will take years.
It's a long and difficult process and not something to take on lightly. Also, I am convinced there are criminals who can never find redemption in my eyes because some deeds are so vile and atrocious that can never be just forgiven. Without doubt Caleb belongs behind bars, he needs to be convicted for his evil deeds. Unfortunately, though, it's not going to happen. Granted, there is Caleb's awful background.
You don't have to be psychic to know why the author wrote such a background story. Hence, it's bound to happen that readers will feel sorry for him. This being said, where would we end up if we would excuse all those filthy crimes because the culprits suffered through something horrible in their childhood? Anyway, back then I would have felt pity for the tormented boy but now he is an adult. I loathe him, I hate him. He is aware of the fact that he is hurting women.
He knows he is a killer. And therefore he is accountable for his wrongdoing and I want him to assume responsibility. Regardless of his personal experiences he inflicts pain and does despicable things.
More often than not I just wanted to wipe his sick smile off his face. Besides, I didn't buy his being two-faced either. He beats the hell outta her and then he offers a gentle touch?
Well, no wonder since he is so choleric, has a warped mind and has a serious case of anger management issues. The guy is a psycho and he needs to see a shrink subito. The age of the heroine she is 18 is very interesting. I suppose the age of consent in the States is Hence, it would have been even more shocking if Caleb raped a heroine who was a minor. I don't want to say too much about her though the repetitiveness of her being a "whore" got on my nerves after a while.
Let's just say the more I read the less I actually liked her. Here are some interesting "quotes". I spoiler tagged them to shorten my review.
Please read them. He hit me across my lower back. I thought I might faint. But there was also this undercurrent of something very vaguely familiar. Destroying lives was something he was good at, this was no different, of course. Or was it? I needed this. I needed to forget everything, even if for a few minutes. He made me feel good, so good and it was difficult to resist when he'd only force me anyway. Against your will? My body relaxed and the enormous size of him settled inside me.
His breath warmed the nape of my neck and he let out a grunt. The sound of it, so male, so primal, I marveled at it. I came several more times while he f ed me, each time, it reduced me more and more into someone I recognized less and less. Finally, he squeezed and pulled at my ass.
I love your tight little ass. Would his semen come running out of me? Bloodlust consumed his vision. He raised the knife at a forty-five degree angle and plunged it straight into the base of Tiny's neck where it met his right shoulder.
Tiny let out an inhuman scream and more endorphins released inside Caleb. He pulled the knife out and blood sprayed across his arm, chest, and neck. His head swam and his nostrils flared. He brought the knife down again, this time toward the back of the neck to separate the spinal cord. Tiny's accomplice screamed and screamed and screamed, making Caleb drunk with power and pure male satisfaction.
Did it mean he loved me? His beautiful golden hair was tinged reddish brown, there was blood caked in his hairline. I shuddered. I made them pay. Delicious, beautiful words, something I'd never hear from anyone but a man like Caleb.
Who was this man that could do this to me, to anyone, and live with himself? And what type of person was I, to see some light in him that was somehow redeemable? Surrender, he had once said. He had wanted me to surrender. Not just my body. My mind. I would try. I would try for him. Not for the sadistic, confusing man sitting next to me, not for Caleb. I would try for the handsome stranger underneath.
I understood the fine line between what Caleb was doing with me, and what he could have done so easily to me. He was always in control of himself uh-huh…I see, when he beat the shit out of you he was totally in control. Had always explained why he was doing one thing or another. He kissed and caressed me, brought me ecstasy. As handsome as you? Caleb visibly flinched. That felt good, inflicting pain in him. All I know is that Caleb forced her to address him as Master.
She had to crawl on the floor and he fed her. That's all I remember of course there was the severe beating with the belt to break her mentally but I know that's certainly not an "appropriate" training. Sheesh, I feel bad for writing "appropriate". Maybe the "training" happened off page? Anyway, I found the plot poor, the character development nonexistent and overall…I guess I have to stop now.
I know this is fiction but if the story loses touch with reality then let's just call it a fantasy novel because in real life the sicko would have been prosecuted. And last but not least I think books like CitD are a symptom of our times. Taboo sells. Absolutely captivating. It's a very dark, rich story, and the character development is outstanding.
I was enthralled by the characters and the story in a way I haven't been in a long while and I devoured it in three h Absolutely captivating. I was enthralled by the characters and the story in a way I haven't been in a long while and I devoured it in three hours.
I cannot WAIT for part two to be released. Just a disclaimer for some: If you don't think you can or want to handle that, don't read it. View all 12 comments. This book, if nothing else, makes you honestly and completely 'FEEL'-- horror, disgust, pity, anger, lust, shame, hatred, love--whichever emotion it ignites in you, I promise, you'll feel it to the millionth degree!
There is nothing romantic about this story; at least not in the traditional sense, anyway. It's gritty and crude and created not to please, but to ignite raw, uninhibited emotions that will leave you feeling exhausted But the fact is, no other bo 4.
But the fact is, no other book has ever evoked such an array of gut-wrenching emotions or left me feeling almost violated just for having read it quite like this one has. He was my tormentor and my solace; the creator of the dark and the light within. Caleb is not about love. He's about power and is living his life for a revenge that he will go to any extent to obtain. The sweet, broken, and innocent Livvie unluckily becomes his tool for this intricate, sinister plan of revenge.
He captures her and sets forth towards his goal of turning her into a pleasure slave.
It all seems simple and by the book; break her down and build her back up into the perfect submissive that no captor will be able to resist. But Caleb didn't plan on feeling things for Livvie he never thought he was capable of feeling. Don't let me confuse you. Caleb does NOT go from frog to prince and live happily ever after.
Not by a long shot. He is an abusive, callous monster. His behavior towards Livvie was vomit-inducing and I spent the majority of the book detesting him. But then there were conflicting, tender moments where he displayed a true conscience. Moments where I was able to sympathize with his torturous childhood, and somehow understand him. Granted, these moments were fleeting and quickly swallowed up by more insanity, but they were there. Which consequently left me all the more frustrated and confused.
I felt much more at ease with the story. Livvie was a lovable character whose ferocious strength surprised me. Her backstory was heartbreaking and she was very broken because of it. Caleb's childhood was even more heartbreaking and to say that he was damaged from it would be a severe understatement. I know that some readers ended up adoring Caleb, but it just hasn't happened yet for me.
However, I saw the story for what it was and did not need to fall in love with Caleb to appreciate it. This book was gripping and flawlessly written.
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It immediately ripped me out of my comfort zone, made me feel awkwardly amazed, and caused me to question my beliefs and morals. It made me search for kindness in places I'd least expect to find it. It has opened my eyes to a horrible world that I fortunately know little about and I fully believe that this was the story's true intent.
Book Stats: Scarce to none. Twisted and unconventional. Cold, detached, disturbed hero. Abused, secluded, withdrawn heroine. Focused intensely on sex slavery and psychological manipulation.
Will bulldoze your emotions. First person: Next installment available. Follow up Oct 13, Debra rated it it was amazing Shelves: It's dark, twisted and disturbing on so many levels but still I could NOT stop reading it!!! At times I really hated reading some of the things that happened, but the story was so addictive and intense that I couldn't help but love, love, love it!!! It was a common mistake. People often believed they were safer in the light, thinking monsters only came out at night.
As a little boy, Caleb was forced into the world of pleasure slaves by the corrupt Russian business man Demitri Balk.
The young boy has to suffer through a lot of horrible experiences because of this man and that is why Caleb decides to take revenge on the person who ruined his life. To succeed in his plan of revenge he wants to use Olivia, train her as a pleasure slave and sell her to Demitri to get as close as possible to his biggest enemy.
You should try to accept that, because there's no possible way to avoid it. Like it or not, fight it or don't, your old life is over. This is just too messed up for words And how shocking as it may seem, I did enjoy reading it in the end. The story kept me on the edge of my seet the entire time. It managed to grasp my attention from the very first page till the very last one It also helped that the book was written in a dual POV Livvie's side in first person; Caleb's in third person , so we get a good idea of what was going in both Caleb and Livvie's head and how their feelings were constantly developing throughout the story.
To me, that made it a lot easier to relate to Caleb; it showed that he wasn't just a monster after all. His past is what made him the man he's become today, but it's his present that keeps defining what kind of a person he is behind the dark facade She was a survivor, who tried to stand up for herself as much as possible.
And after a while she started to develop feelings towards her captor, but given the circumstances I think her feelings were perfectly understandable Caleb was a master manipulator. He made me cry and scream and shake with fear, and nearly a split second later he could make me almost believe he wasn't responsible for any of it.
Did he really die while trying to protect Livvie from Rafiq?? I'm giving this one 4. Feb 14, Dd rated it really liked it. He was the monster that no one thought to look for in the light of day And she She was the instrument of his revenge, His way of reaching his mark.
His Kitten, His captive in the dark. Like a falcon,she needed the dark to understand who her master was. He had to face things which will make hardened men shudder. But he was a survivor. Somehow he survived till he was rescued. And He was the monster that no one thought to look for in the light of day And after that,he dedicated his life to vengeance.
Now,to be completely fair I was not expecting a Prince Charming. And neither did I get one. They had long been beaten and raped out of him. But that does not mean that I condone what he did. Blind in his lust for vengeance,he was doing exactly what was done to him years ago There was only one obstacle remaining between him and vengeance. The last true test of his soullessness-- willfully stripping someone of their freedom. But,what I liked was that somehow,by passing the last test of soullessness,he got something resembling his soul back.
Livvie -- There were many reasons for her being chosen. So she became Kitten. But this Kitten had claws. But we are strange creatures. Bereft of warmth and kindness,we seek it from any source we can. So did she.
And she soaked it up when Caleb showered her with kindness. Most of the story was written from her point of view. And the turmoil inside her was quite apparent. That he was. He was cruel and ruthless And she feared him the most when he showed that there was some spark of humanity left inside the monster. I abruptly feared his kindness more than his cruelty. As we all know,this book is highly controversial. Most of my friends were enthralled by this book and a few were disgusted.
I was neither. The reason I gave it 4 stars is because I appreciate the great execution and unique concept of this story. I liked it. Though I am feeling a bit peeved that it failed to evoke in me the strong feelings it did in others. Anyway,here goes Warning- Minor spoilers ahead!!! Caleb is cold,unfeeling,cruel, Will I call him a monster? I do not know. Were the things he did justified because of his past? Absolutely not. Is he evil though?
I do not think so. Any evil person would have enjoyed the plight of Livvie. Would have enjoyed hurting Livvie. Did he enjoy hurting her? She awakens in him a bit of humanity. She becomes to him more than an instrument. Still,he is willing to let her face a fate worse than death. Does that make it better or worse? Again,I do not know. And I won't know till I read the next part of the duet. Because I have to see what he decides. I have to see what he chooses. That's all for now,Readers.
View all 96 comments. Nov 03, Sammy Loves Books rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Dark Erotica fans. Whatever your little school-girl brain told you about men is absurdly wrong. You ran. I went to collect my property. Caleb Wow!! This was a Very Wicked Tasty Treat!! Sexy, Dark, and Erotic!!Hitherto, I had had no strong political affinities, and was only too ready to shut myself off from the realities of life.
He believes that the by-ways of "philosophizing" lead to a greater or lesser degree of graphomania. This book is at the same time a battlefield, in which I have given shape to my combats with the doctrine I have rej ected.
And there are some people who think serial killers are sexy. Some can even experience orgasm from rape. I did not want to become an emigre and so give up all chance of taking a hand in what was going on in my own country.
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