Review: Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet #1) by CJ Roberts

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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.


4.5 star review!

There is only one way to describe this book.. OMG!

I have had this book for a while and have just decided to pick it up. I have never read anything remotely like this before and I absolutely loved it. Just be warned that it is like nothing you have ever read!

The story revolves around Olivia Ruiz and Caleb. Here’s the part where it gets interesting – Caleb kidnaps Olivia in order to teach her to be a sex slave, only to sell her off to one of the world’s most richest men as he has a plan in order to kill him out of revenge. They both have had rough lives but at different extents. Olivia was constantly judged by her mother due to her mothers own choices in life. Caleb can’t even remember the name he was born, his mother, or even how old he is; he struggled with life as an orphan and is now stuck training sex slaves and killing ‘bad’ people.

“What was left to be afraid of? What did I have left to lose?”

Olivia and Caleb had a chance encounter before the kidnapping occured. Once Olivia realised she had been taken, she was shocked when she discovered it was Caleb because she grew to trust and admire him. But now Caleb is her Master, on a mission to make her a pawn in his big plans.

“He was the monster that no one thought to look for in the light of day. It was a common mistake. People often believed they were safer in the light, thinking monsters only came out at night.”

Even from first meeting, you can tell that the attraction between Olivia and Caleb is inevitable no matter how hard they try and fight it. Olivia has every right to hate him, though she can’t help the fact that she trusts him completely. Caleb never learnt Olivia’s name and spontaneously calls her ‘Pet’, eventually leading to her name being ‘Kitten’. 

“I suppose that somewhere in my head, I’d clung to the hope that this man, this Caleb, would protect me.”

Olivia escapes from Caleb’s imprisonment when he lets his guard down. She seeks help from a biker in a bar but then soon realises that she is not as safe as she was when she was under Caleb’s lock and key. When Caleb gets her back, she is battered and bruised. Can they make a relationship work in their circumstances? Will Caleb allow himself to love Olivia? Can they both be free again?

I’m sorry, I know that Caleb is the bad guy but I can’t help but feel for him. He just needs a big hug!

Available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon and Book Depository.
Olivia and Caleb’s story continues in Seduced in the Dark (The Dark Duet #2). Available now!

– Emily-Jane.


2 thoughts on “Review: Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet #1) by CJ Roberts

  1. Pingback: “This isn’t a romance. You’re not a damsel in distress and I’m not the handsome prince come to save you.” Captive in the Dark, by C.J. Roberts | Curious Kindle Reader

  2. Pingback: “Once upon a time, Caleb held me captive in the dark, now he used it to seduce me.” Seduced in the Dark, by C.J. Roberts | Curious Kindle Reader

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