The Dark Duet, Book 1
Synopsis: Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For twelve years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors and kidnap a beautiful girl to train her to be all that he once was.
Eighteen-year-old Olivia Ruiz has just woken up in a strange place. Blindfolded and bound, there is only a calm male voice to welcome her. His name is Caleb, though he demands to be called Master. Olivia is young, beautiful, naïve and willful to a fault. She has a dark sensuality that cannot be hidden or denied, though she tries to accomplish both. Although she is frightened by the strong, sadistic, and arrogant man who holds her prisoner, what keeps Olivia awake in the dark is her unwelcome attraction to him.
WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, dubious consent, strong language, and graphic violence.
Review: I’m really not into erotica and dark romance, but I took this novel in English, a long time ago, when it was free. Given the very good reviews, I was curious to see what the story was about.
Livvie is a young girl trying to live her life without any problems, but then Caleb discovers her and decides that she will be perfect to make her a sex slave and sell her. As you can imagine, locked away, far from her family and alone with this man, Stockholm syndrome will soon appear.
So, I must say that I understand the good reviews of this first volume because the author writes really well and we want to find out what will happen to the characters. That aside, it also confirmed to me that dark romance is not for me and yet, I would be very curious to know what happens after this ending for the characters.
I really think that people who like the genre will be delighted by this book because for someone who is not a great reader of this kind of book, I had a great time.