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Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #1)

Captive in the Dark - C.J. Roberts See this review and more at www.tattooedbokreview.comCaptive in the Dark is the dark, frightening tale of a young woman, kidnapped and held against her will. She is being trained as a pleasure slave to be sold to the highest bidder. As a slave, she is to be an integral part in the final stages in a years long plot for revenge.I found this book very intriguing. Violence, terror, and human trafficking provide a backdrop for a story about two people whose lives are to be forever changed from the moment they meet. The revenge plot is in itself an interesting story but Caleb and Livvie provide a human and relatable perspective on their situation. Neither have chosen to be where they are. Circumstances beyond their control have made them who they are and made them pawns in a deadly game.I'm not sure how I feel about Caleb and Livvie. They have an obvious connection that neither can completely deny. But, their situation seems too impossible. I'm afraid that Caleb is too damaged and his need for revenge too great. I want so much more for Livvie. Even if she does want Caleb I can't help feeling she deserves better. However, I can see that they offer each other a chance for healing and redemption.At it's heart, Captive in the Dark is a story of survival. It portrays two people that have managed to survive unimaginable horrors and still maintain their humanity and a will to escape their circumstances. They are both fighters. They still have a capacity for feeling and emotion, perhaps even love. The book is very readable and the story compelling. Roberts succeeded in creating a tiny glimmer of hope in a very unlikely place. I am anxiously awaiting Seduced in the Dark, the second half of this story. "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 worth 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 not chosen 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?"