Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Review: Captive in the Dark by C.J. Roberts

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.

My Rating:


My Review:
How do you differentiate between Stockholm Syndrome and true feelings when you are in a situation that should do anything but bring out genuine feelings for someone?

This story is DARK to the extreme. Caleb is a man who is determined to be in control and break everything that Olivia is, it is his job. But what happens when Olivia begins to bring to the surface feelings that he never knew existed in him?

The two main characters are faced with major issues with their attraction and deepening of feelings and while they fight against it, things only progress. The internal battles of the characters were portrayed perfectly. 

This book explores dominant to the extreme and not in a BDSM way, but a dominating to break the spirit of someone way. But the erotic levels the scenes create are only heightened by the depth of emotions between the characters. 

Not the ending you would hope for as a HEA, but one that was just for the book itself and left an opening to a future book, I really enjoyed this read. 

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