Sunday, September 2, 2012

Seduced in the Dark by C.J. Roberts

Seduced in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #2)Seduced in the Dark by CJ Roberts
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence.(less)
If you have not read the first book, Do not continue - 

The exciting, titillating, and action-filled conclusion to Captive in the Dark.

What is the price of redemption?

Rescued from sexual slavery by a mysterious Pakistani officer, Caleb carries the weight of a debt that must be paid in blood.

The road has been long and fraught with uncertainty, but for Caleb and Livvie, it’s all coming to an end.

Can he surrender the woman he loves for the sake of vengeance? 

Or will he make the ultimate sacrifice?

It seemed to Caleb, the nature of human beings 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.

Jul's Review


Never in my life have I felt so consumed in a story.  I felt it all.  The guilt, the jealousy, the sorrow, and at the end of it all I felt the desperation and need to run away from it.    

Ms. Roberts has an amazing way of weaving a story to keep the reader guessing at which way the story will go.  There are so many twists and turns that you almost get whiplash from the force of the revelations.  And boy are there some doozies!!!  There were moments I had to do a double take at what I had just read. 

Don’t miss out, get this book Sept 1, 2012.  From the first word to the last, you wont be disappointed!!!

Okay, I’m not gonna lie, I was kinda upset cuz the beginning of the story was just like a book I’d already read so the epicness of my anticipation for the book went down a peg.  It was the same set up, went from present to past with the police questioning the victim.  Now that’s where the similarities ended and where the story took off.  It had me holding my breath as I eagerly waited for the next blow. 

Livvi was a victim in Captive in the Dark.  Not in this one.  Yes there are moments where Caleb treats her as his slave but behind closed doors something has blossomed into unfamiliar territory, for both of them. 
Livvi never felt love from anyone, not even from her own mother and Caleb oh my poor poor Caleb.  Taken at such a young age he doesn’t know any better. 

Felipe, an associate of Rafiq’s, has housed Caleb and Livvi aka Kitten so he can train her to be a proper slave for the unsuspecting Vladek.  As their pawn, Kitten is to be Vladek’s for 2 years.  During this training Caleb feels things he’s never felt and is falling for Kitten.  Unbeknownst to both Caleb and Kitten, Felipe has watched their relationship unfold and is willing to use it against them to gain better footing with Rafiq’s role in his own life. 

To prove to Felipe and mainly to himself that he isn’t falling for Kitten he has her attend a party where she would be used as entertainment for all to see and enjoy.  A side of him he’s never seen comes to light, jealous, hot and biting consumes him.  He whisks her away and takes all his anger and lust out of her.  From there on Kitten’s virginity can no longer be used as a bargaining tool.  Caleb takes what is his and wont let go of Kitten.  Deep down he knows the Rafiq will not like the turn of events but he is hopeful that things will work out in his favor.

Rafiq, what a sick and twisted man.  He’s not the man Caleb thought he was.  He more evil and very calculating in his game.  He will stop at nothing to get his revenge.  In the end the student exceeds his teacher.

Present: Agent Reed has been questioning Livvi for days and at first she reveals nothing.  She only wants the one man she’s ever loved, Caleb.  Slowly with the assistance of Dr. Sloan agent Reed is able to get Livvi’s story.  Its full of tragic loss and Reed cant help but relate.  Everyone has a past that’s unforgettable. 

I am so happy to say with all the shit that went down there is a HEA!  I promise!  Don’t give up on hope, keep reading.  There is light at the end of the tunnel!!!

Jen's Review 

WOW - I just can't really figure out how to describe this book -
First of all, if you haven't read book one, get started on it!

I really wanted to hate it once I got through the first chapter... but once I got closer to the end.. this book did a total flip and completely blew me away!

At the end of the first book, we start off with Livvey freaking out – what happened??  All she’s doing is crying over Caleb!!
She doesn’t want to talk to anyone,  especially the FBI agent Reed or Dr. Solon who is trying to figure out what happened.
But She can’t do it… after a while, she starts to form words, and things start falling out of her mouth. She tells them detailed little stories about her time with Celeb.

They just don’t seem to understand why she’s in love with him, and she is mourning over losing him. She tells them about how he was there to protect her, and make her feel safe when she didn’t.  She knew he was planning on selling her into Slavery. And why. She couldn’t blame him, but she still did what she could to get him to change her mind.

When Celeb brought her to the house where they were going to meet Ralfq, he had to figure out how to turn his emotions off. He couldn’t keep her. He owed Ralfq his debt, and he always paid off his debts.
So when they got to the house, and Kitten wasn’t acting like the obedient slave she should have been, Caleb gets frustrated. She was beaten within inches of her life in the last book. And this book starts off right after the last one left off.
He knows he can’t beat her into submissive right now, but he does find other ways to deal with her punishments.  Warning, if you have a squeamish towards BDSM – this is not the book for you. It’s nothing severely horrible, but the punishment does fit the crime –

Anyways – So present day, she’s talking to the FBI agent Reed about her feelings towards Celeb. She’s convinced that once he understands why she’s in love with him, they will help clear her name and let her go home. But he (and I) felt like she had Stockholm Syndrome (in love with the one who kidnapped you because you didn’t have any other choice)

But Livvy knew that wasn’t the case, here. She did love Caleb. Her feelings for him were real.

So she told him everything she could to get him to understand.  Agent Reed still wasn’t convinced, but he listened to the story, because he needed all the facts he could get in order to stop the Slave auction that Livvy was being trained to be in.


OK – This review kind of sucks – I’m trying hard to explain things, but it’s hard without giving away too many details or too much information J But I think I said just about all I could.

Other than it’s hard to read.. The book is very emotional, you can feel Livvy’s feelings, her fear, her love, her anxiety. And even if you weren’t abused as a kid, you can still feel how Celeb feels. He will do whatever he can to protect Kitten, even if it meant hurting himself… 

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