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The long awaited sequel to Captive in the Dark: Seduced in the Dark What is the price of redemption? The road has been long and fraught with uncertainty, but. The long awaited sequel to Captive in the Dark: Seduced in the Dark What is the price of Available ebook formats: epub mobi lrf pdb html. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. CJ Roberts is an independent writer. She favors dark and erotic stories with taboo twists and her work has been called both .
I don't know for sure, but that's my 'author' input. I didn't split these books up because I wanted to leave you hanging, I did it, so I could leave you breathless. View all comments. Sep 14, Aestas Book Blog rated it it was amazing Shelves: This series blew me away.
I can barely process thought after reading this book. CJ Roberts has written an outstanding novel with a twisted and yet beautiful love story, multi-layered, complex characters that will test the boundaries of your heart and mind, a plot that will captivate and disturb you but at the same time leave you unable to turn away, and a raw, gritty, brutal world of betrayal, revenge, honor, lust, and love. It seduced me and it sickened me.
I felt emotionally drained, utterly mindfucked and yet, ultimately, somehow completely at peace. Definitely one of my top favorite reads of the year. It is raw, deeply disturbing and dark, and yet strangely heart warming despite my reading most of it with my heart lodged firmly in my throat.
This book stripped my emotions bare. My heart ached to the point of physical pain, and my mind was toyed with to the point where I could barely trust anything I was thinking. It is a sweeping, epic, emotional rollercoaster full of unexpected twists and turns. This is a book about the world of sex-trafficking — there are instances of abuse, rape, slavery, BDSM for real though — no safe word, no consent, no way out.
There is no way to sugar-coat that and the author never shies away from telling it exactly how it is. In many ways, I found what happened in this book more disturbing than the first one. Did I really just read that?! This book starts off four months after the end of book 1, Captive in the Dark.
That alone, should tell you all you need to know about it This book has lots of perspectives and lots of timelines but primarily, we have a dual story line told through a mix of memories that fill in the blanks of events in the past 4 months, as well as a present day story line. The story builds. I just sat there with tears in my eyes watching all the pieces of this intricate, horrific, heart wrenching story come together.
By the end, I was pretty much just sobbing uncontrollably. It was the perfect ending. My heart felt battered and bruised but I was just so incredibly happy.
Livvie had grown a lot in this book. I loved her in book 1, but she blew me away in book 2. Her inner strength and the depth of her understanding and compassion was absolutely beautiful. Her uncrushable spirit was what got me through reading some of the darker scenes.
Review: Seduced In The Dark (#2, Dark Duet) by CJ Roberts
She saw Caleb for who he really was. And she knew what she really felt for him. She saw the man behind the monster and was perceptive, forgiving and caring enough to understand why he was the way he was.
I knew it was stupid. I wanted him to know. I wanted him to know everything and I wanted it to mean something to him. I wanted him to choose me and accept me. I wanted him to leave everything behind and love me. He was cruel, but yet kind; brutal, and yet caring… and his journey was him finding out which side of him was more dominant — the man inside, or the monster he showed the world? Once upon a time, he may have been… normal.
Before he had been stolen, before the beatings and the rapes and the killing — he could have been something different than what he was. There were times I hated him, utterly and completely, with every fiber of my being. His journey in this book was heart breaking as he struggled between being true to his heart and being true to the intense loyalty he felt for the man that raised him.
Its hard because you find yourself genuinely, honestly, full-heartedly sympathizing with someone involved in human trafficking and murder. But at the same time, you have to consider that he too was violated, for years.
It was what he grew up with and the only world he knew. Nothing of what he does is out of outright cruelty.
Its very thought provoking. Can there ever be redemption for violation? There is no black and white answer. You rip everything out! Sometimes I think I fucking hate you. Sometimes I know I hate you. And Still! Still, Caleb — I love you.
I put my faith in you. I believe you when you say its going to be alright. Go to school. Meet a normal boy and fall in love. Forget me. And yet… against every piece of sane judgement in my mind, I desperately, with all my freaking heart, wanted them to be together. Her words just seep into your soul dragging you right into the story. They make you question everything you thought you were sure about and leave hungry for more.
The writing style is captivating and enthralling, and the flow of the story is perfect. If you can maintain an open mind, this is one of THOSE amazing series that will stay with you long after you close the pages of the book. This is absolutely NOT a stand-alone. View all 74 comments. May 18, Fathima rated it it was amazing Shelves: Firstly , before I get on with this review , CJ love this is for you Oh my dear lord , I am out of words to describe what an amazing book this has turned out to be.
Honestly speaking and no offense to reviewers who have reviewed it words cannot comply or even describe or make you realize how good this book is.
I mean , no matter what I write here or what you've already read about it can in no way make you experience the intensity of this story. Its up to you BEST. Its up to you pick it up , strap yourself and be lost in what I call a journey of a lifetime. Once upon a time, Caleb held me captive in the dark, now he used it to seduce me. Seduced in the Dark was one of my most anticipated reads of the year. With the kind of cliff hanger we were left with in Captive in the Dark , I was dying to find out what was in store for Caleb and Livvie and boy oh boy was I choking with all sorts of emotions when I finished reading it.
All I could do was stare at my laptop and find the right kinds of words that would do justice to this story. Sticking to the idea that most of my friends and reviewers have followed , I will not get into the details of this story. Because its just impossible to talk about this book and the various feelings that it invokes in you without giving away any spoilers.
Like I've mentioned before there is no way a reader is going to understand the evolution , the emotions , the TRUTH of these characters till they've got a taste of it on their own.
CJ has a unique storytelling technique that keeps you involved in the story and the different scenarios as they keep playing out. I like deducing and predicting the next moves of the story or the characters but with CJ and her uniqueness , there was no way in hell that I could guess anything correctly. One minute I found myself smiling and the next I was trying to control the tears that were prickling on the edges of my eyes.
I agree , I cried. There was no way I couldn't. It made me think of the twisted world we live in , where humanity has lost its meaning. In a world where power and money are the only language spoken. I also realized Love has many forms and different colors. And that it means different things to different people. Some of it may not seem right to us , but it may be the only thing for those who see it that way. Caleb's past had me reeling and I wanted to hug him and tell him things would be okay.
As for Livvie , that girl never ceases to amaze me.
She was just amazing. Even after everything that she was going through her love for Caleb stood strong. There were times I wanted to throttle Caleb for treating her wrong , but I couldn't bring myself to hate him Oh god , I'm border lining 'spoilers'ville here so I better shut up. Seduced in the Dark , a heart wrenching , compelling , erotically beautiful and seducing read will leave you marked forever and Caleb and Livvie's journey will remain in the hearts of the readers for years to come.
CJ Roberts , for such an amazing story: View all 54 comments. Nov 01, Clumsy Storyteller rated it it was amazing Shelves: The writting was so good i know i'm not giving you what the book is all about but i think i need some time to wrap my mind about what happened.
View all 40 comments. Oct 12, Debra rated it it was amazing Shelves: Again, it's a very intense, dark, powerful and highly captivating story that constantly kept me on the edge of my seat while reading it.
To be honest, this book probably wasn't that good for my mental health The Story At the end of Captive in the Dark we learn that Caleb has informed Livvie of his plan to train her and sell her as a pleasure slave to his biggest enemy Demitri Balk aka Vladek Rostrovich.
But we also found out that Caleb and Livvie are starting to have feelings for each other The question now is, what will prevail to Caleb? His lifelong quest for revenge and his debt to Rafiq, the man who once saved his life or his newfound happiness in being with Livvie, the girl that has made him see there might be more to life than the sole purpose of revenge Therefore I would advice you to just experience it for yourself Just like in the first part of the series, there are some very twisted, mind-boggling scenes in Seduced in the Dark but in the end, it all makes perfect sense as to why everything happened the way it did Caleb A tortured soul A monster with a heart of gold Monsters aren't born the way they are, they are made into it by the circumstances they're given Caleb, Caleb, Caleb One moment I hated him, the next I loved him, after that I hated him again, then he did something that me love him again Seems very messed up, I know But that was exactly the kind of character he was.
Twisted, dark and constantly changing his mind. It was hard, trying to understand why he handled things the way he did At times he really infuriated the hell out of me; for example view spoiler [when he wanted to punish Livvie for leading him on by simply making her stand by and watch while he was having sex with Celia hide spoiler ].
That's why you think you love me. Because I've broken you down and built you back up to believe it. It wasn't an accident. Once you leave this behind But slowly he begins to realize that maybe underneath it all, he's still a person capable of having the exact same feelings everyone else has. And Livvie is the one who finally makes him see the world he's been living in, in a different perspective. Livvie "My name is Kitten and my master is gone. What could possibly be more important?
When we first meet her in Seduced in the Dark , Caleb and Livvie have been separated from each other and Livvie is being held under custody by the FBI. There, Agent Reed and Dr. Sloan two new interesting side characters are trying to put the pieces back to together of what happened to Livvie while was being held by Caleb. Agent Reed and Dr. Sloan are constantly questioning her about every little detail she remembers from her time with Caleb and for that she has to live through all her memories.
Memories of Caleb that remind her of the fact she may never see him again Since the first time we've gotten to know Livvie, she has also gotten a much more snarky attitude and I really loved that about her. Let a bitch enjoy her mental breakdown in peace. Just like in Captive in the Dark I highly admired her strength and her power to resist and stand up for herself in so many ways.
I found myself constantly hoping she would finally get the happy ending she was so desperately hoping for I love you! If you care for me at all Please don't leave me. I don't know how to live without you. Don't make me go back to trying to be someone I don't know how to be anymore. Be all those things you'd never be with me.
She makes you go through all the emotions Caleb and Livvie go through and I really became a fan of her captivating writing style. I already know I'm looking forward to reading much more of her work in the future!!!! I had spent so much time those first few weeks of my captivity, craving the sun and the light on my face.
Suddenly, it seemed the opposite. In the dark, my master let down his guard and he was Caleb again. He didn't correct me. He didn't punish me. He didn't push me away emotionally. Caleb was there to hold me until the nightmares passed. He was there to tell me I was beautiful.
He was there to tell me I was going to be okay. In the dark, he seduced me. I didn't want the seduction to end. You might feel like the story is getting too much and you might want to stop reading it altogether, but thrust me: It'll be worth it And to truly understand why everyone keeps raving about this book so much, you have to read it till the very last page View all 98 comments.
Everything got dropped — the need to finish this novel, to find out how it could possibly end was just all consuming. We start with Olivia incarcerated in the present in a mental institution being interrogated by the FBI, by an agent with his own dark sexual proclivities, sometime after the events of the book and also the story is told in retrospect as we pick up Olivia and Caleb where we left them at the end of Captive. Caleb, despite his feelings for Olivia, is still consumed by his burning desire for revenge.
Caleb is a man who has been razed by pain, grief and suffering and honed into what he is by lust, rage and the need to survive. He may be a monster but monsters are made not born and he is the sum total of his lifetime of awful experiences but does the cruelty done to him justify the cruelty he deals out? This is going to be a very hard act to follow both for me as a reader and for CJ Roberts as an author and I feel a book hangover coming on already but I do look forward to whatever her deviant, twisted, brilliant mind can come up with next.
View all 34 comments. He told her he wasn't her prince charming, but what he hadn't said, was he wished he could be Many readers struggle to decide whether or not this series is one they'd recommend due to its explicit, no-holds-barred topics and darkly disturbing scenarios--and rightfully so.
Upon completion of this emotionally conflicting series, I can safely say that I in fact WOULD recommend these books; although not without fair warning.
As you have probably already discovered, these books are not easy reads He told her he wasn't her prince charming, but what he hadn't said, was he wished he could be As you have probably already discovered, these books are not easy reads.
Captive in The Dark took every notion I've held regarding 'dark literature' and rendered them naive. I became emotionally defeated and undone. Seduced in The Dark took this emotions miles further Seduced kicks off with a heartbreaking visual of Livvie in her declining and destructive mental state. She has been captured yet again, this time by the law. The story begins in present time, and it methodically flows in and out of horrific flashbacks that command the majority of this story.
Never before have I been so emotionally conflicted while reading a book. The author presents a hundred and one legit reasons to hate Caleb, and then, while you're least expecting it, sneaks in surprising shimmers of Caleb's 'human' side causing you to question your stance entirely. You can actually FEEL Caleb's internal frustration as he struggles to push away the unfamiliar feelings of love creeping in; willing himself to focus on his original plan of revenge.
At first, it felt wrong rooting for the twisted, demented underdog. But as I slowly began to realize that Caleb was not evil trying to overcome, but goodness —wrapped securely within a self-preserving blanket of misery, which he fought hard to maintain—I was able to see him in a whole new light. As far as torment is concerned, Livvie faces more brutal, degrading encounters within this installment We are presented with details of Caleb's past and it is actually more heartbreaking than I could have imagined.
I vowed to never love Caleb. But in the end, with my emotions running rapid, I can honestly say that my dutiful vow had long been forgotten. The Dark Duet has given me a solid pair of reading wings; I truly feel freer and more courageous in stepping outside of my comfort zone without feeling overwhelmed Book Stats: Unconventional, but slowly evolves.
Greater, in-depth perception into the heart of their pain. Deals with the residual tragedy, and offers numerous, heartbreaking flashbacks. Raw, fearless, and profound. First person: An epilogue from Caleb's perspective. Jun 30, Stacia the club rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Anyone who can handle dark and disturbing books. Yes, that's right. I was seeing red. So, you ask, "why now the 4 star rating? It felt wrong to fantasize about such things - but Caleb didn't care.
Fantasies were all he could have and no one could take them from him. This book would have been complete shit wit "Kitten," he said, "monsters can't love. This book would have been complete shit without Caleb's point of view. If we had only seen Caleb through Livvie's eyes, we would have never fully understood him.
Caleb could feel Livvie's tears as they slid down her face. It was as close to crying as Caleb could get and for a moment he imagined they were his tears. They were his confessions. They said all the things he couldn't The only way this book was going to work meant that Caleb's bad side had to continue to show on the outside while he was struggling internally with the idea of how to let down his guard.
If he had gone soft too soon, or if he had gone completely soft, every single part of this book would have become a farce.
I am thankful that neither of the former things happened. Caleb was never romanticized. This is a crucial element of a taboo read. The second the story becomes romanticized, the credibility is gone. We as the reader can feel emotion, sympathy, even fondness for these characters, but we need to be kept in the cold, hard truth that THIS situation is NOT good.
As long as we continue to see things for what they are, then we can allow ourselves to be swept away in the lives and emotions of our characters. This story was just as much of a thrill ride as it was a mind screw. I was entertained. I was angered. I was scared.
I was hesitant. I even found some grain of contentment when it was all said and done. Yes, there was a scene before the halfway point which had me angrier at any book scene and I can easily recall at least 3 books which have had a similar sort of betrayal scene that did not anger me even half as much as this one did than I'd ever been.
So much so, that I was this close to quitting out on the read. Even now, I'm still pissy when I think about what went down. But at least I got some satisfaction in this: You bet your sweet ass, I do.
I'm grateful that this author was able to turn things around for me. I didn't have much faith, to be honest. In the end, the story was quite the entertaining journey. The Dark Duet may not be an easy read, but it's definitely an interesting one. I hope to read more from C. Roberts in the future. Not to be too much of a fly in the ointment but There were a few minor complaints: This book needed more editing. Aside from the obvious swapping of you're and your , as well as a few typos, there were several instances where sentences probably should have been rearranged for easier readability.
Given that I'm a huge comma abuser I stick them everywhere in a haphazard fashion , I won't try to argue where the commas should go, but even I had a few moments of wondering if there was a better way to get a point across other than slapping in a bunch of commas to break up sentences: There were too many "styles" of writing going on: There were past scenes and there were present scenes - sometimes switching when you didn't know it was going to happen.
The first couple of chapters took some getting used to. Aside from the regular past and present scenes, there were also memories, dreams and flashbacks in italics. As well, there were also first person points of view mixed with third person points of view. If just a couple of methods had been used instead of all of the above, the read would have felt more cohesive than it did.
End note This part's my fault. Even though I warn against romanticizing this story, I can't help but imagine Paul Walker as Caleb ever since someone else brought him up as a casting choice.
And hot damn, it's a strange war in my head not to drool over the rapist, slave-holding asshole when he's this hot. Apparently, I'm warped View all 56 comments. Sep 22, xrysa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Is he a monster? She has to tell Reed what happened , in order to find the auction and stop these awful people.
She also has to tell Dr Sloan ,so she can help her recover and the story starts. Then Caleb took her at Felipe's estate and there he showed Rafiq their slave's progress. Rafiq was not satisfied with Livvie but Caleb tried to reassure him that she would be improved. From the moment that he saved her from the bikers Caleb was treating her more gently than he should and they came closer to each other. I was relieved that Caleb didnt hurt her anymore but the book started becoming darker at Felipe's party.
Felipe's slave , Celia , entertained them a lot by torturing Kid. Caleb's emotions were changing all the time. During the day he liked to be called Master , he liked to treat her like a slave but only when the others were around.
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During the night he was comforting and kind. This whole situation led them to develop what they had. And then that bastard ,Felipe , ruined everything. Caleb was being manipulated so he did things that frustrated me a lot. Her plan to seduce him worked but she fell for him as well. Caleb admited only that he cared for her because monsters cant love.
They would sell her but Felipe thanks god! I couldnt believe what I was reading. Omg I wanted to kill Rafiq but thankfully Caleb did it. He is haunting her thoughts and that's driving her crazy. She needs help because according to everyone that isnt healthy. She is still in love with Caleb but that's not happening because she is suffering from Stockholm sydrom. Caleb was the only one who cared about her in his unique and twisted way.
Livvie grew up without love and yet she managed to be loved by him. I really admire her. Maybe she is crying all the time but try to put yourself in her shoes.
What she'd been through wasnt easy. The way that he loved her wasnt fair. Despite all the difficulties she managed to stay on her feet and move on. He is not prince charming , he never was but he wished he could be for her.
He wished he could be her hero. He saved her life once but he keeps putting her in danger again and he hates himself for doing it.
According to him monsters cant love and Livvie gave him a present he didnt deserve. He kissed me, refusing.
He is awful and sometimes I wanted to kill him but he was fucked up. Still that doesnt justify his awful actions but reading the epilogue I understood many things about him. The last chapter and the epilogue. I never thought that I would cry so much with this book. I was a sobbing mess and hate it when it's happening. All started when Caleb said: Forgive me.
It's time for you to go, Kitten. Time for us both, to go. Many people are judging this book and I totally understand them. On the other hand I love this book because it delievers with its own way a few messages.
All of us should be gratefull that we have our freedom and no matter what happens we should stay strong and never break. View all 62 comments. I was totally blown away by Seduced in the Dark!! It's a dark read and I felt irritation,disgust and shock.. But in the same time it hooked me completely! It was intense in a total mind fuck!! It was disturbing and hot to the same time.. I never thought I would like it,but I loved it! It makes me feel things I had never felt!! Caleb and Livvie's journey was one of the most painful things I've ever read..
Their story is beyond disturbing,scary and sad.. Livvie begins to tell Agent Reed and Dr. Sloan her story We go back and forth between the time period and the present time with Livvie at the FBI and then way in the past when Caleb was young.
Livie was brave,witty,strong,patient,fighter,loyal and most of all she truly was a survivor!! I fell in love for the boy he once was..
My heart broke when I read his story and I hated the man he became while trying to be what Rafic expected of him There are times when you will absolutely hate him and wonder why Olivia would even fall in love with him. But then in the end for me he is worthy of her love What I enjoyed most about this book was reading about Caleb and Livvie falling in love.
The sweet moments he would let her call him by his name and he would call her Livvie and not Pet.
They were so tender and real, giving the book such emotion.. It was an offer of distraction. He took it. Take me and let's go. Let's leave. Now you're part of me forever. You're mine Livie. I hope you understand.
This is the most important thing about this book!! It gives you a happy ending and you remember happy things about it at the end Jun 01, Jasmine rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book just catapulted the series from a 3. So to say that I am completely blown away by this read is mildly putting it. Honestly after seeing all the buzz on this series and not entirely loving the first one, I thought I was going to be in the minority but damn.
It is a sweeping, epic, emotional rollercoaster full of unexpected twists and turns. This is a book about the world of sex-trafficking — there are instances of abuse, rape, slavery, BDSM for real though — no safe word, no consent, no way out. There is no way to sugar-coat that and the author never shies away from telling it exactly how it is.
In many ways, I found what happened in this book more disturbing than the first one. Did I really just read that?! This book starts off four months after the end of book 1, Captive in the Dark. That alone, should tell you all you need to know about it This book has lots of perspectives and lots of timelines but primarily, we have a dual story line told through a mix of memories that fill in the blanks of events in the past 4 months, as well as a present day story line.
The story builds. I just sat there with tears in my eyes watching all the pieces of this intricate, horrific, heart wrenching story come together.
By the end, I was pretty much just sobbing uncontrollably. It was the perfect ending. My heart felt battered and bruised but I was just so incredibly happy. Livvie had grown a lot in this book. I loved her in book 1, but she blew me away in book 2. Her inner strength and the depth of her understanding and compassion was absolutely beautiful.
Her uncrushable spirit was what got me through reading some of the darker scenes. She saw Caleb for who he really was. And she knew what she really felt for him.
She saw the man behind the monster and was perceptive, forgiving and caring enough to understand why he was the way he was. I knew it was stupid. Do you understand? How could I like him? Could he be redeemed? Who is he really? At the end of the day, what he did was absolutely inexcusable, but Caleb and Livvie both had pasts that shaped the people they became and perhaps, in their torment, in their pain, found solace in each other. Could we judge them for that?
I should hate you, Caleb. He gave her a quick up-and-down look. She slouched back in her seat, as though his gaze were venom. I thought you were my knight in shining armor.I feel like I can finally breathe. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This is absolutely NOT a stand-alone.
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This book, NO this series was perfect. He owned her. She saw the man behind the monster and was perceptive, forgiving and caring enough to understand why he was the way he was.
He never sugar coated her fate. Be the first to like this.