Where to start with this book.. first off it is just as deep and dark as the first book (Captive in the Dark). I fell in love with that book! The author captured my attention from the beginning, what a brilliant creative writer she is, not scared too take risks and go to those places. She somehow manages to make you fall in love with Caleb even though he is the ‘bad guy’ but the back story helps us to understand why he does the evil things he does.. the ultimate revenge for his abuse as a child. CJ roberts delves deeper into this aspect throughout seduced in the dark, so we catch a glimpse of this abuse through some of Caleb’s memories. Livvie struggles with her feelings throughout this book just as she did in the first but she realises that she has truly fallen in love with Caleb and it’s the real deal, I think she slowly begins to understand the way he is and even through the evil things he does he shows her that he cares even when he doesn’t want to.
This book is definitely a 5 star for me because I waited so long for it’s arrival and it lived up to my expectations, although I find the emotions I felt throughout this book to be very different to some other romance books I have read, (but then again this is a dark erotica). Although I did feel for both Caleb and Livvie I never felt that moment of heartbreak because I always expected the bad things to happen..but I still felt the need for a happy ending. I seem to need some sort of heartbreak to make a book a stand out to me. I can’t explain it but I think I like to see the characters over come their problems and it makes the book that much more real and feel like I’m almost there in that moment. I did really like this book it answered all the unanswered questions from first book with a few twists thrown in there, believe me you will certainly feel Caleb’s pain! 😦
I did feel that the ending was a bit rushed, I would have liked to have seen the reunion go on a bit longer and maybe for them to talk to each other a bit more to resolve anything unsolved as I feel it would be difficult to go from the ‘relationship’ they had (if you can call it that) to a happily ever after. Overall I’m very impressed with this book and the series as a whole..seduced in the dark and captive in the dark are worth a read if your looking for something darker than the usual romance, not for the faint of heart!