Monday, October 14, 2013

Captivating and heartbreaking...

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

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Major cliffhanger in this book, be prepared to buy the second book in this "thrill-ogy".

Dark, twisted, haunting, and taboo. I'm not ever sure how to describe this book other than that!

I'd just finished reading Kitty Thomas' "Comfort Food" and went looking for something similar, and after reading Captive in the Dark, I'm not sure which author is more twisted. The best thing is this book as *more* to come!

Livvy, or "kitten" as Caleb has named her is an 18 year old girl, from the wrong side of the tracks, poor, but working hard on an education to get her out of that life. She literally bumps into a handsome stranger, who unbeknownst to her, isn't really as stranger at all, he's been stalking her for weeks, and realizes she will do quite nicely in his quest for revenge.

Caleb is a "pretty" man, but a very dangerous one. Revenge is his number one priority and it doesn't matter who he has to hurt, or kill, to achieve it. He has a single focus in mind, and this cute little girl is his ticket out of the brutal lifestyle he's in.

Taking her captive was the easy part, but breaking her to become a pleasure slave for another man, a man that is the focus of his revenge, is another story entirely. She's a feisty one, this girl he names kitten, she bites, scratches, kicks, and claws her way through her training, trying his patience and wearing out his hand and belt in the process.

There are enough hairpin turns in this book to keep the reader interested, dizzy, and at times feeling a little sick for how twisted it is. It moves at a fast pace, short enough to be read in half a day. I didn't want to put it down. *Couldn't* put it down. Then to get to the cliffhanger at the end? Thank goodness I found this book *after* the series was completed (just this past summer), or I'm afraid my poor little Kindle would be shattered in my hands!

This was a good book, a solid 5 star read, mainly because it kept me on the edge of my seat and it made me feel strong emotions from both main characters.

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