Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet)

Adult Taboo Erotica
Rated 4.86/5 based on 14 reviews
“Fascinating story about a captive slave/master relationship, that will make you want to stay up all night to finish it.” -- S. Johnson, Amazon Reviewer More
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  • Series: The Dark Duet, Book 1
  • Category: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
  • Erotica themes: Dubious consent (dubcon), Non-consensual sexual slavery
  • Words: 76,230
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781465976864
About CJ Roberts

CJ Roberts is an independent writer. She favors dark and erotic stories with taboo twists and her work has been called both sexy and disturbing in the same sentence.

She was born and raised in Southern California. Following high school, she joined the U.S. Air Force in 1998, served ten years and traveled the world.

She is married to an amazing and talented man who never stops impressing her; they have two beautiful daughters.

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Caleb and Olivia - And so it begins...

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And Relax Book Boxes reviewed on Dec. 30, 2018

Read this a few years ago, my first dark romance, I loved it
(review of free book)
san96 reviewed on Jan. 13, 2018
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How do I download this book? Please help!!!
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Toni FGMAMTC reviewed on Aug. 21, 2015

I read this book a long time ago, rated it 5 stars, but never reviewed it. Recently I did a reread and wanted to write some focusing on Caleb. I love Caleb, who is one of my top ten of all times in the book boyfriends department.

The first thing that stands out to me in the beginning is how much pleasure he derives just from watching her, before anything has even happened (as far as the Livvie/Caleb situation).

He was excited and instantly drawn to her. The reader feels suspended on the edge of their seat waiting to find out what will happen, how it will play out.

After her abduction, she still can't hate him even though she feels she should. While he is completely consumed with her, she is not immune. She dreams of him, a perfect angel.

Although he may look like heaven, he is equal parts heaven and hell.

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

As more details of his past are provided, he becomes an even more complex character. He is so gorgeous and his been so tormented and is now fighting his desires, emotions, background, pain, fate, etc etc etc. I wanted to hold the little boy he once was and encourage the man he is that he could change his future.

The entire story is up then down, emotional wave after emotional wave, surprise, sexiness, ugliness, doom and hope. It just doesn't get much better.

I know this isn't a proper review, but as I stated I just wanted to write a little on Caleb.
(review of free book)
katrina harding reviewed on Jan. 12, 2013
(no rating)
Great book
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Teena Firth reviewed on Oct. 11, 2012

Disturbing, confusing, confronting.....feelings of intense sadness, disgust, joy and relief. A very thought provoking and intense book. Not for those who are faint of heart and sensibilities!
All that said, I loved it. Well worth the read, just make sure you have time aside cause I couldnt put it down.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Courtney McAnelly reviewed on Aug. 18, 2012

This book left me torn..torn for Livvy and being abducted and torn for Caleb who suffered abuse as a child. Its hard to justify his actions now while wanting him to be the good guy. I ended up rooting for them and can't wait for the second book to come out...
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
Tiffany reviewed on Aug. 12, 2012

I'm REALLY not sure what to write. Forgive me if this review is all over the place.

Is this book disturbing? Yes. But that in no way means I didn't enjoy it. It's one of those books that you can't help but think about long after you've finished it.

Livvie and Caleb are two very disturbed, broken people in very different ways.

It is told from alternating points of view. Livvie's is told in first person and Caleb's is told in third person. I think this is very important. The parts Livvie tells make you feel so much for her. I cried, I held my breath, & I was sick to my stomach. But then you see Caleb's side and you start to feel for him. I honestly never thought I would but then I did. I felt sorry for an incredibly broken man.

Do I agree with what went on in the book? No. But it is fiction. And, in fiction, especially dark fiction such as this, the more the book captures me the more I want to read it. This book sucks you in and even though at times you can't believe what is happening it still effects you. I cried for both Caleb and Livvie.

I absolutely cannot wait for the second book to see how their story ends. C.J. Roberts has wrote such an emotional book. If you can handle this type of story, I highly recommend it. It got to me in ways I cannot describe.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
Bethany Dransfield reviewed on Aug. 5, 2012

This book is amazing I could not put it down it was that good,I'am looking foward to the next book,
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
Tiffanie Hackebeil reviewed on July 18, 2012

This book is amazing and will have you on the edge of your seat...It will also take you through about a million different emotions good and bad. I mean hell I found myself cheering for the bad guy and then asking if I really consider him bad even after all the shit he did to Olivia. I love a book that makes me want to question by beliefs and has me wondering what the hell I'm thinking. I hate to admit that this read made me think I was truly sick in the head because I loved it so damn much and couldn't bring myself to put it down. Amazing, absolutely amazing there really is no other word for it. With that being said... If you are faint hearted and don't have an open mind this might not be the book for you.
(reviewed 43 days after purchase)
Jessica Shepherd reviewed on July 11, 2012

Good read, however this is not a book for the faint-hearted, as there are some strong psychological manipulations and sexual abuse against Olivia. I'm almost ashamed to admit that i could not put this book down, but I was morbidly fascinated with the dark story of Olivia's strong will to survive and Caleb's softening inner demons.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

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