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Sparkling water fanatic. Lover of random crap. Goodreads member curious to see if the grass really is greener on the other side.

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Dreams of Gods & Monsters
Laini Taylor
Still Life with Strings
L.H. Cosway
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Vampire Academy Vampire Academy
by Richelle Mead
Start date: September 1, 2013

Eve and Adam Eve and Adam
by Michael Grant
Start date: August 1, 2013

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Captive in the Dark: The Dark Duet

Captive in the Dark  - C.J. Roberts Adult review for dark/taboo erotic contentHe was my tormentor and my solace, the creator of the dark and the light within.Livvie has been taken for reasons she doesn't understand. She is held and tortured in a dark room, given little to no information other than being told to obey if she wants to avoid further punishment. She is stripped bare to her very soul, left with nothing to cling to except for the shred of mercy that her abusive captor seems to display in very brief flashes.I needed to get out of here before I lost my mind.How long does it take for one person to crack? How long does it take for an already exhausted human being to give in to the idea of staying a captive forever, rather than continuing to fight for their freedom? How long would it take for a person to find comfort in the arms of the one person who might be the end of them?I let him. I was always seeking shelter in the people who hurt me the most. My mother. My father. Caleb. Like a battered dog begging for love from a malicious master. It was all I knew.This is not a romance. This story is meant to make you think. Make NO mistake with the interpretation. Just because you may or may not find yourself feeling compassion for Caleb the broken anti-hero, this does not make the story a romance. This is dark & taboo erotica.This book is MEANT to be a psychological mind-fuck. Period. If you pick up Captive in the Dark and find yourself disgusted enough to want to write a ranty review about how wrong everything is, you are probably missing the point of the book. I will write it again : This NOT a romance. Here, I'll even let the book text even spell it out for you..."Whatever your little school-girl brain told you about men is absurdly wrong. This isn't a romance. You're not a damsel in distress and I'm not the handsome prince come to rescue you."What this book is :ScaryDisturbingThought-provokingSensual in parts (whether or not you want to comply with where it goes)What this book made me feel :SadnessFrustrationConfusionWorry that I might want something I shouldn'tAre we allowed to root for Caleb and Livvie as a couple if this situation is completely wrong?That's the beauty of books. Everyone gets to want what they want. Maybe you want to see Caleb get a bullet in his head for what he's done. Maybe you want to see Caleb and Livvie find understanding in each other. I think even the people who might be pulling for C&L to come together will be the first to admit that the situation is warped in every way. There is no way to romanticize what has happened.Am I rooting for these two people to become a couple?I'm not ready to figure out what I want to happen. Yet.