Guest Review: Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet #1) by C.J. Roberts

Reviewed by: Donna @ Book Passion for Life
Format: Kindle Ebook
Pages: 262
Published: 12th Aug 2011
Publisher: Self-Published
Source: Bought
Genre: Erotica Fiction, Dark Romance
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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.

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence

Oh gosh, where to start with this book. I HATED IT and I LOVED IT at the same time, how is that even possible? It’s such a cruel, heart-breaking and emotional read – one that was highly addictive and even though at times, I didn’t want to read, I couldn’t put it down. 

Livvie is such a brave, strong and loving girl – honestly, she has so much strength, even though she is reduced to beatings, mind games and all the other horrible things that happen to her. The tile of this book 
‘Captive in the Dark’ really represents Livvie because she is in fact, a captive in the dark. 

“He was my tormentor and my solace; the creator of the dark and the light within.”
 - Livvie

Caleb is a tortured and cruel man. It’s hard to love him during this book because he pushed my limits so much with Livvie. It’s possible you may even hate him. The things he does to her are unspeakable but somehow, deep down you still manage to have hope – just like Livvie, that somewhere in his darkness Caleb will find the light. 

“This isn't a romance. You're not a damsel in distress and I'm not the handsome prince come to save you.” 
- Caleb

Captive is the Dark
 isn’t for the faint hearted. To read this book you need to have an open mind and really don’t judge everything for how it seems. Have hope and you will love the book. It’s a heart-breaking read, full of despair but underneath it’s a story of hope too.

 Rate: 4/5


  1. This sounds so so good. I have it. Hopefully get around to reading it at the end of month.

    Thanks Donna!!

  2. BookLoverPrincessFriday, 09 November, 2012

    I wasn't sure if I would like this when I started it. By the end I loved it.

  3. This sounds . . . interesting. haha. I'm now very intrigued. Nice review!

    1. It does, doesn't it. Can't wait to read it.

  4. Thanks all! I never thought it would be my cup of tea but it so was! I loved it!


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