BOOK: The DarK Duet Series (Captive in the dark, Seduced in the dark and Epilogue)
MY RATING FOR IT: 5 stars!!
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.
MY THOUGHTS ABOUT IT
This is a hard review to write, because this is by far one of my all-time favorites!!! And I’m very serious when I say that, cause this book did a number on me …
I decided to do a review of the 3 book at once, I don’t want to be too repetitive with my ohhh’s and Haaa’s . Besides if you read the first one you probably won’t stop and will read the other 2.
This book was a mind fuck, and when I finished the first one I didn’t know if I felt happy for Livvie or deeply sad ….
This is a twisted story of revenge and the people that get in the middle of that shitty situation.
Livvie is a pretty and shy teenage girl that get choose to be kidnapped to become a sex slave by the ruthless Caleb, he’s on his way to getting his revenged from the Man that took everything from him and his friend, and poor Livvie will play a big part in getting that revenged (even as she doesn’t know it yet)
“People often believed they were safer in the light, thinking monsters only came out at night.”
“Could she sense her life as she knew it hanging precariously in the balance? Could she feel his eyes on her? Did she have a sixth sense for monsters? The thought of it made him smile”
Caleb (the Male protagonist) is to train her to become a pliant slave and to understand that her life has change for ever …..He was hard to read, he was so good at times , sexy , demanding , but so very cruel, he was very confused , especially when he starts to developed some sort of caring feelings towards his slave girl.
“Like a Falcon, she needed the dark to understand who her master was. She would learn to trust him, to rely upon him, to anticipate what he wanted from her. And like any master with his salt, he would reward her for her obedience. He would be exceedingly firm, but he would also be as fair as he could be. He had notchosen the instrument of his revenge at random. He had chosen a beautiful submissive. And what was a submissive if not adaptable -if not a survivor?”
“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 didn’t care, I needed the lie.”
Livvie was terrified, but oh so brave, her character was willful and not easy to brake, she can’t’ understand what’s going on, why her?? Why him …. Especially why he, a man that makes her teenaged unexperienced body feel things that she has never before experienced …
Caleb was hard to like , he was cruel and very difficult to read at times , but somehow I was seeing that there was not all bad inside him… he was put in situations that made him who he was and that was undeniably understandable …to a point obviously!!
The first book totally left make reeling!! I just needed to know what was going to happen … my angst levels where so over the roof ….
And then book to just shattered me!! It crushed my little Hurt!! L
“I’ve been doing this a long time- manipulating people to get my way. That’s why you think you love me. Because I’ve broken you down and built you back up to believe it. It wasn’t an accident. Once you leave this behind….. you’ll see that. -Caleb”
We get to experiences what Livvie went thru and the evolution of Caleb’s feeling towards her , all in an environment full of twisted people and sex slaves !!!
I feel so many things reading this book … I can’t even …
“It seemed to Caleb, the nature of human being revolved around one empirical truth: we want what we cannot have. For Eve, it was the fruit of the forbidden tree. For Caleb, it was Livvie.”
Wow as I re-read it last week I remembered why I loved it so much, C. J. Robert can tell a story like a few people can ,I have read several stories about the kidnaped/sex slave theme, and I have enjoyed then very much , but for some reason I always compare the to The Dark Duet !!!
I don’t want to spoil you the amazing book by telling too much, because this book is a trip that you must endure by yourself.
Just a quick reminder, that the last book is an Epilogue of sorts and is in Caleb’s point of view and what could be better than that!!
“I’m writing this because you begged. You know how I love the begging” -Caleb in Epilogue
Sooooo GO READ IT, I don’t want you to miss out.