Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #1) by C.J. Roberts

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

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 becom...


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

TitleCaptive in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #1)
Author
Release DateJul 20th, 2011
PublisherCJ Roberts
LanguageEnglish
GenreDark, Adult Fiction, Erotica, Romance, BDSM, Adult
Rating

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

  • Emily May
    1970-01-01
    Warning: this review is not censored.There are some people who view the line between consent and non-consent, between sex and rape, as blurry. There are some people who would gladly place blame for rape on that drunk girl in the short skirt who was "asking for it". There are some people who would view flirting and dancing suggestively as an invitation that should be followed through no matter what, it's not the other person's fault for holding th...
  • Mermarie
    1970-01-01
    Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #1) Warning: Frankness Ahead Be careful of letting your mind open too far, or else it'll fall out......No. Just.. No. This fuckin' book makes me want to go into serious P90X training and Sarah Connor my pullup bar to stomp the dogshit out of the would-be hero, because truth be told, I only ever felt elated or intensified when Livvie fought back--or gained the upper-hand momentarily. Unfortunately, that was far...
  • ~ Becs ~
    1970-01-01
    Well, this was dark - very, very dark. I'm almost at a loss for words which is most unlike me!It has left me with way more questions than answers and also has me questioning myself.The synopsis is quite simple - Caleb was abducted as a child, used in the worst way anyone can use a child and eventually rescued from his situation. He is hell bent on revenge on the man responsible for his abuse and turns to the practice of training 'pleasure' slaves...
  • Tarryn Fisher
    1970-01-01
    I'm very stingy with five stars. I usually only give those to modern classics or books that I am absaloutely cray cray about. Here is why I think CID deserves five:1. Holy bravery. To take on this subject matter, and then to manipulate your audience into making them like the bad guy takes talent and a steele pair. 2. The writing was very good. 3. I liked Livvie (I rarely like the main protagonist)I also liked Caleb. 4. It was dark, and we all kno...
  • Aestas Book Blog
    1970-01-01
    5 MINDFUCKING STARS!! WOW. A dark and powerful read. UTTERLY CAPTIVATING! UTTERLY DISTURBING! “I wrapped my arms around him and held on as hard as I could. He was my tormentor and my solace: the creator of the dark and the light within. I didn’t care that he would undoubtedly hurt me at any moment, right now; I just needed somebody to hold me… To tell me these exact words. Its going to be okay. It wasn’t of course, I knew that. But I di...
  • C.J. Roberts
    1970-01-01
    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 wri...
  • xrysa
    1970-01-01
    This book was just........What I mean is that in some moments I was likeand then like thisLivvie/Olivia/KittenOlivia is an other fucked-up book character with a very bad luck.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 b...
  • Rachel (BAVR)
    1970-01-01
    Warning: 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.) If I had finished Captive in the Dark, this review would probably contain 100% more swea...
  • Val ⚓️ Shameless, Skanky & Bitchy ⚓️
    1970-01-01
    Absolutely captivating. It's a very dark, rich story, and the character development is outstanding. Caleb is NOT a "good guy," but the way Roberts moves between Caleb's third person POV, Livvie's first person POV, and flashback POVs of both characters is brilliant and makes you understand how they (especially Caleb) have gotten to be who they are and why they act the way they do. I was enthralled by the characters and the story in a way I haven't...
  • Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
    1970-01-01
    4.5 Beautifully disturbing stars...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...
  • Debra
    1970-01-01
    WOW WOW WOW WOW...just, WOW. Speechless... that's how I felt after reading this story...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!!! "He was the monster no one thought to look for in the light of day. It was a common mistake. People often belie...
  • Dd
    1970-01-01
    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.----------------------------------------------------------Caleb --He was kidnapped very young and sold to slavery.He had to face things which will make hardened men shudder.But he was a surv...
  • Sammy Loves Books
    1970-01-01
    Whatever your little school-girl brain told you about men is absurdly wrong. This isn’t a romance. You’re not a damsel in distress and I’m not the handsome prince come to save you. You ran. I went to collect my property. End of story. CalebWow!! This was a Very Wicked Tasty Treat!! Sexy, Dark, and Erotic!! He didn’t feel guilt very often and she seemed to have an uncanny ability to bring it out of him. The feeling was…alien, unpleasant,...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    1970-01-01
    This book is darker than you believe...It is more emotional than any book I have read and made me feel things I didn't even know I could feel...It made me look at things differently..Caleb spent half his life in the pursuit of revenge.Revenge against what others have done to him..He is a beautiful,broken man who has survived by the only way he knows..Putting up walls,following orders and shutting off the emotions. He sees in Livvie a part of him....
  • Stacia (the 2010 club)
    1970-01-01
    Adult review for dark/taboo erotic content He was my tormentor and my solace, the creator of the dark and the light within. Livvie has been taken for reasons she doesn't understand. She is held and tortured in a dark room, given little to no information other than being told to obey if she wants to avoid further punishment. She is stripped bare to her very soul, left with nothing to cling to except for the shred of mercy that her abusive captor...
  • Kainat 《HUFFLEPUFF & PROUD》
    1970-01-01
    “This isn't a romance. You're not a damsel in distress,and I'm not the handsome prince come to save you.” If you are looking for a good girl/ bad boy romance, this book is not for you; you've been warned. So please don't try to pin this on me if you ended up not enjoying it. I am not recommending this to anyone, read at your own risk. Here, i'm admitting it, this book is downright fucked up. First of all, you need to decide if you want to loo...
  • Pearl Angeli
    1970-01-01
    "While I slept, he had made himself the master of my fate, and I could do nothing but allow it." Holy smokes! What have I just read?My reactions throughout the book:Captive in the Dark surprised me to no end! It's one of those books that can make me pause for a while, contemplate and question myself if I'm still normal? Because it's the kind of book that I shouldn't love, but I did. It's dark, twisted, and full of fuckeries, and yet... I love it...
  • Bayli
    1970-01-01
    Okay. I need to breathe for a second. Sort out my thoughts. Try and figure out what to make of this jumble of emotions I am feeling right now... 5 Stars. It was sadistic.... it was traumatizing.... it was down right painful to read... But god, I loved it. Damn it all, I freakin loved this book. My first thought after finishing up this gripping story: Is there something seriously wrong with me? Why would I actually enjoy reading this book? Why do ...
  • Rhonda
    1970-01-01
    Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet #1)By C.J. RobertsMy interview with C.J. Robertshttp://samsawesomness.blogspot.com/20...Original Review 12-25-2011I found this book while I was book shopping, and I was first attracted to the cover. I then read the blurb for the book, and while normally this is not a book I would ever choose to read, the subject matter being something I would run away screaming from, I found myself curious. I was curious how the...
  • Alexis *Reality Bites*
    1970-01-01
    Spoiler Free Review 5 STAR READGenre: Adult Romance 'Mother. Fucker. Heat bloomed across my body. I couldn't breathe. I couldn't scream. But emotion had returned. He had tied me - naked - to a bed post. To suffer. And he was somewhere in the house fucking some whore's brains out.' -Inner thoughts of Livvie in Captive in the DarkThis book rocked ALL FIVE STARS! HARD!!! When i finished reading all i could say was "Whoa". Captive in the Dark starts ...
  • Tina
    1970-01-01
    Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.You know what this book is about? Lemme tell you, so you can decide whether you want to read it or not.(view spoiler)[It's about a girl who was stalked, taken agains her will, beaten, humiliated, dickmatized, raped, all of that for one great purpose--to be sold as a sex slave. Oh, then it gets even better. She runs away, she's captured by--wait for it--what is now a group of rapists (including a woman, guys), s...
  • Stylo Fantome
    1970-01-01
    I think this story was amazing. Stockholm syndrome, love, seduction, whatever. Kitten and Caleb have a truly unique relationship. He is an anti-hero. Or an anti-villain? Something. I have read this series many times, and my thoughts change on it each time. This is totally cheesy, but I think fate brings people together, and hey, maybe this was fate's way of bringing them together. A horrific, traumatizing way of doing so - but we can't all have a...
  • Pam
    1970-01-01
    5 stars “If only I’d never laid eyes on you, never met you…” Everything about this just played with your emotions, you feel things you don’t know if you should be feeling, and you start to justify the actions to make it "right" in your head, completely fucking with your mind. It is a dark read, but I honestly don’t think it’s as dark as others out there.*****************************************************All Caleb want’s is to ...
  • Mona
    1970-01-01
    My experience after this has me believing that...Starting this book and simply knowing it’s a dark read...it was in no way enough preparation for what I read and experienced. I had my eyes wide open, not wanting to miss a word; but dreading what was to come every step of the way.My heart was in my throat, butterflies in my stomach and feeling extreme anxiety through every scene featuring Caleb and Olivia. I had thought the capture and first mee...
  • JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko
    1970-01-01
    First of all I want to thank all of my Goodreads friends for giving me the courage to finish this book. I seriously was at the point where I was going to call it quites because I disliked it so much. But I read on and found that I actually liked it. I feel so weird for saying I liked the book. It doesn't feel rigth saying i liked it but here I am. This book is beyond dark. It is very twisted and a lot to swallow. I don't think I can say I recomme...
  • Jasmine
    1970-01-01
    3.5 STARS ★★★☆ "He was my tormentor and my solace; the creator of the dark and the light within." Okay just a quick review from me since I'm actually reading this as part of the Dark Duet: Platinum Edition and the first instalment is a rather short read. It's not as dark as I imagined it to be yet and maybe if I read this back then, I'd probably love the dark outta it. But it's probably just me since I've put myself through much darker an...
  • Kat
    1970-01-01
    My behind tingles, my feet are asleep and I have a splitting headache. All because I NEEDED to finish this mind-fuck, Captive in the Dark, in one sitting. For me, it's still a slightly uncomfortable experience to find that creepy unethical situations (to put it mildly) and excitement are not mutually exclusive. This one is not for the faint of heart, but I was - how fitting - instantly held captive by Roberts when I read the upcoming sentences. I...
  • Smitten's Book Blog
    1970-01-01
    Oh my days!!!! Mind fuck much?! Jeez, I don't even know where to place my thoughts.Good God. Ok, hang on, let me think about this... let me try and make some sense of the complete scramble that is currently masquerading as my brain!Ok, so this is so completely unlike anything I've ever read. Let me start by saying that. This is some heavy, deep, dark shit! It isn't a lovely, fluffy romance. Oh no. This is evil and tortured. Caleb is fucked up. He...