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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. 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.
I love being proved wrong. CJ Roberts spun such a profoundly emotional read that holds back no barriers when dealing with such a disturbing topic that would leave her readers appalled yet compelled by it. Disturbing, intense and gritty ; I devoured this book up in no time. This book left me feeling strongly for both MCs equally as you witnessed the transformation. Caleb ; the amount of love and hatred for him that I struggled internally with but ultimately capturing my heart.
Livvie ; her resilience, her strong belief and her love for her captor , my heart and mind was at war just as Livvie was when it comes to loving Caleb. Put them both together, you'll feel the turmoil of emotions they put you through because in the most unimaginable ways, they found love in the darkness. The more it unfolds, the more the story intensifies.
It's the kind of read that captivates you from the start, grips you throughout and leaves you overwhelmed by the end of it. This is a read that many will find it hard to stomach, leave you shaken to its core but you'll walk out of it feeling like you've just witnessed something epic and lastly, a sense of loss to see it end.
It was brilliant, it was helluva dark and it was pretty darn phenomenal if I must say. I frankly don't know; just like I don't have the answer to life but I'm gonna have to kick myself for that.
View all 88 comments. Nov 03, Sammy Loves Books rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Dark Erotica fans. Dealing with Caleb was all about perspective.
What a Wicked Erotic Feast!! Holy Hell, I am a sick fuck!! How can my heart belong to murdering, human trafficking, rapist!?!? But Caleb is no prince charming.
He is the monster that nightmares are made of. Caleb Olivia has been through hell. She's been beaten, abducted, raped, and told that she will b Dealing with Caleb was all about perspective.
She's been beaten, abducted, raped, and told that she will become a sex slave. Livvie is a survivor that has managed to stay strong. But even she is afraid that all of Caleb's mind fuckery has affected her.
Because, how can a sane person love their captor? Caleb has wanted Livvie from the moment he laid eyes on her. But she was never meant to be his. She was just a tool. A weapon to be used for revenge. Damn these two were beyond intense! Their passion was off the charts. Caleb's jealousy over his Kitten was palpable and almost violent.
Livvie was a pawn to be used sexually, but Caleb couldn't stand the thought of another man touching her. I just want my freedom. I want to be free, Caleb. You will experience a vast range of emotions while reading this book. This book had it all. It was a Wicked Erotic feast! Fast paced but very thorough. CJ Roberts weaves a violent tale of lust, love, trust, and the ultimate betrayal. There is blackmail, murder, rape, and violence.
There were jaw dropping moments that I would have never predicted. The secondary characters are so vivid and have depth. I loved Felipe and Celia's characters. And Agents Sloan and Reed were perfect. I craved more of them also There is no black or white. The lines get blurred and everything is gray. You will hate a character one moment, then feel sympathy or love for them two chapters later.
I have to admire any author that can play my emotions with such ease. I look forward to more from C. Roberts because she really brought her A game with this series!!
Apr 22, Rhonda rated it it was amazing Shelves: I understood. He was a man, and I? I was nothing but a girl, not even a woman. All this, from a simple touch. Roberts Captive in the Dark In http: I'll admit, it was cover love that first got my attention but, it seemed from the moment I read the blurb I was compelled to read this book.
Roberts challenged me in so many ways as a reader, she took me completely out of my comfort zone, she gave me an anti-hero that I should have hated and made me love him!
No matter how dark Captive in the Dark was, I continued to turn the pages. By the time I finished, I was a hot mess of emotions, and that little masochist in me wanted more of this story desperately! I fully credit Mrs. Roberts for seducing me to the dark side. I was fortunate enough to be a beta reader for this book, and thus begins my journey into The Dark Duet 2. This will not be a plot review, as I don't want to spoil anything for the reader.
Roberts has an incredible literary talent that goes beyond just the words on the page. She has the ability to reach inside you and provoke a wide array of feelings and emotions.
They may not always be pleasant, but for an author to be able to do what she does is incredible. This story washed trough me in waves of love, anger, pleasure, sorrow, heartbreak, and at times even humor. I can't even begin to tell you how devastatingly beautiful this book is written. I can see the growth Roberts has made as a writer, and she has a wonderful voice, keep your eye on this author she is a talent on the rise, I truly believe that!
She's willful, stubborn and challenges Caleb on so any levels. Olivia and Caleb were scorchingly hot in this book! The dubious consent isn't as prevalent in this story. Olivia is even funny at times even when the current situation is messed up, she'll have something funny fly out of her mouth. Livvy also wears her heart on her sleeve, and there are times it's almost costly for herself and Caleb.
Oh how much I adore him! I started loving him in the first book, but after this book I fell completely in love! There were a couple of times I wanted to throttle him.
But some of his actions would later come back to haunt him. He's so complex, and damaged. The man that started this journey for retribution, ended up on a path of self-discovery and intense heartbreak. His story absolutely tore me up, it ripped my heart to shreds!! There has always been something unsettling to me about him. Caleb's savior, his mentor, and his teacher of sorts. It has bothered me to no end that Caleb feels he owes Rafiq unconditionally, and is constantly browbeaten with it.
We also meet a couple of interesting new characters, Dr. Sloan and Agent Reed. It's actually the banter between these two characters and Olivia that provide some of the laughs in this story. The dynamics between Sloan and Reed could make for it's own story in the future To the returning readers of this series, I can say this You absolutely won't be disappointed. This story is one helluva ride you won't want to miss. As I approached the last quarter of the story, I felt like I stepped into a Quentin Tarantino film, it was fabulous!
There were so many twists and turns to the plot, things that took me by surprise! The writing is crisp, the plot is tight, and I wasn't able to find any holes. This book is not mainstream erotica, there's a brilliant story being told, and it ended up being one of my favorite books ever! View all 53 comments. Sep 09, Kellie Maddox-Ward rated it it was amazing Shelves: I mean he is a sick fuck, a child stolen from his parents, sold as a whore and then trained to a cold hearted killer who kidnaps girls and trains them to be sex slaves all for his quest for revenge.
I loved this book. BUT the way this book made me feel?! I cried, well actually sobbed in parts! Had a smirk like the cat that got the cream, smiled, sighed, and squirmed. Just ugh. I'm not sure if I can put it on here so I didnt but go and check it out! View all 10 comments. Oct 07, Tara rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jesus H I am gutted. I can't even function right now. There will never be another story I will love as much.
Holy hell CJ. I have no words that would do this story justice. No words. View all 19 comments. I fucking loved this book. I love it so much. I felt nothing but hollow inside after it was done. Whatever words that I spew out for this review will never do it justice. Never had I wanted to laugh, and weep, and fuck, and devour another human being until there was nothing left of him — until we were one person and I could feel peace.
Roberts is one hell of a writer. The woman has got some mad skills when it comes to story telling. Holy Fuck was this story brilliantly crafted. This was not an easy read. Far from it. Roberts did not hold back the punches and I thank God, and C.
It would not have been the same if she had. This story will strip you bare, leaving you raw, traumatized and vulnerable. I literally hurt. My heart ached and my mind thoroughly fucked. This is not a pretty story.
The journey is dark and filled with unimaginable things. You will not be the same when the journey is done. It seemed to Caleb, the nature of human being revolved around one empirical truth: Caleb is one tortured soul. I literally cried when we find out more about his past. It is tremendously heartbreaking. I love him. I will repeat. I love Caleb. That despite his violent, brutal and painful past, he is just a man wanting to be accepted and loved. At least that is my theory.
He seeks acceptance from Rafiq, the man who freed Caleb from his hell. He owes him everything and will do anything in his power to please him.
He has remained loyal to him through everything. Caleb has his doubts about her. Livvie acts like she wants to run away with him; to only love him. Because there is no way that a woman like Livvie would ever desire to be with a monster like him…right?
My heart, independent of my logic, had reserved a place for my tormentor and my solace. Even after all the mind games, the torment, the heartaches that Caleb dishes out, there is no doubt Livvie is in love with him.
Her strong will is the main reason why I love her. Caleb constantly tests her will, trying to push her away, but she is one tough and stubborn woman. Her relationship with Caleb is complex to say the least, but Holy Mother, it is scorching. I should hate you, Caleb. I should want to kill you. Like Livvie, my emotions were everywhere. I was so conflicted. Did I enjoy my mind being fucked and toyed with? If that makes me fucked up, so be it.
My mind is free and open to explore new things. I feel liberated and I feel phenomenal. Thank you, C. You are one amazing writer and I look forward to all of your future works.
View all 55 comments. The word was a declaration. It rocked him to his very foundation. Her struggle to survive and to have faith in only one person to save her is the one who happens to be her abuser. And you're mine, only mine.
It was dark, gritty and in so many levels disturbing yet a story so beautiful leaving you overwhelmed with emotional. Her writing is powerful and compelling that I love her for breaking my heart, fueling my rage, questioning my sense of judgement and making me fall in love with a monster. View all 59 comments. Jul 20, Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads rated it it was amazing. There are the kinds of books that come along once in awhile that leave you feeling like you've just had a mind, body and soul experience!
As I was reading the book I felt so many intense emotions. It was brilliantly mind numbing, gripping and dark. I had earned those tears, and I would wear them as a symbol of everything I had been through. They represented all the pain I had suffered, the love I felt, and the ocean of loss sweeping through my soul. I had finally learned to obey and never looked back. We start out with Livvie in a hospital talking about her time with Caleb and are taken through the months of her captivity and slavery.
You will go through an extremely hard and intense journey learning all that Livvie has been through and all that she has seen. The book unfolds brilliantly. You go from hopeful to crazy angry to devastatingly sad in a very short amount of time. She does what she needs to; to survive after the torture and abuse she has gone through in the hands of Caleb and the other monsters in this book. While Livvie recounts her abuse you feel extremely violated and sick.
Her love and hope in Caleb is so complex and sometimes really hard to stomach. Seduced in the dark took me on a journey that no other book has ever taken me on. CJ Roberts is amazing and I stand in Awe of her. Reading it was a full body experience. This series will leave you stunned, fuzzy headed and in withdrawal for more of Caleb and Livvie. View all 22 comments. Fucking Anything! I could throw you face down and fuck you until you can't stand and there would be nothing you could do about it.
You're beaten, bruised and damn near broken. I could kill you This book, NO this series was perfect. It was brought full circle with the ultimate betrayal in a gut-wrenching, jaw dropping heartbreaking way. And all points lead to Caleb. Thanks for making me a fighter Fueled by his desire to seek vengence Caleb continues forward with his plan to sell Livvie in order to kill his enemy Vladek Rostrovich. Now in route to meet with Rafiq, Caleb knows his time with Livve is limited.
He has to stay on the course he started even when his heart begins to rebel against it. He knows she is just playing with him the same way he has played with her. She is smart her survival depends on him she is also strong willed and determined. He is very aware of the fact that someday she may seek revenge against him. Tug of War As revenge powered Caleb to do some unthinkable things. It seemed like every time his love for her would surface he would beat it back down by taking his cruelty to another level.
Just when I think things couldn't get worse. They did. And Livvie Well, when she cried I cried. But through her tears she became the epitome of resilience. Beg me Choose me Time he made her beg it bit him in the ass. Because soon after her love would reach out for him to choose Her love said Choose me Want me Love me more than revenge and over loyalty.
Oh Livvie my heart broke for her a thousand times over. Fave lines and internal monologues 'I'm crying again and I hate myself for it. Why won't my face stop leaking! I won't let anyone inside you. Nice of Caleb to make me part of dinner. I'd been razed by pain, grief, loss and suffering, and honed by lust, rage, and an acute awareness of my need to survive.
Why should you read it? I'll tell you why! Because it is story telling at it's greatest! Beautifully crafted. Roberts sculpted, shaped, carved and molded this series to perfection. It brought forth highs and lows for me. I felt like i had been sucked into a black hole from the soul churning story unfolding before my eyes. When i started the book I was in an uproar saying to myself -What is going on? My preferred cup of tea! Now go forth and read.
And then tell us about it on Goodreads! Strong language and graphic Violence View all 47 comments. May 15, Juls rated it it was amazing Shelves: Just WOW! I felt it all. The guilt, the jealousy, the sorrow, and at the end of it all I felt the desperation and need to run away from it.
Roberts has an amazing way of weaving a story to keep the reader guessing at which way the story will go. There are so many twists and turns that you almost get whiplash from the force of the revelations. And boy are there some doozies!!! There were moments I had to do a double take at what I had just read. From the first word to the last, you wont be disappointed!!! It was the same set up, went from present to past with the police questioning the victim.
It had me holding my breath as I eagerly waited for the next blow. Livvi was a victim in Captive in the Dark. Not in this one. Yes there are moments where Caleb treats her as his slave but behind closed doors something has blossomed into unfamiliar territory, for both of them. Livvi never felt love from anyone, not even from her own mother and Caleb oh my poor poor Caleb.
He whisks her away and takes all his anger and lust out of her. Caleb takes what is his and wont let go of Kitten. Deep down he knows that Rafiq will not like the turn of events but he is hopeful that things will work out in his favor. Rafiq, what a sick and twisted man. He more evil and very calculating in his game.
He will stop at nothing to get his revenge.
In the end the student exceeds his teacher. Agent Reed has been questioning Livvi for days and at first she reveals nothing. Slowly with the assistance of Dr. Its full of tragic loss and Reed cant help but relate. I am so happy to say with all the shit that went down there is a HEA! I promise! There is light at the end of the of the dark tunnel!
View all 28 comments. Aug 26, Annie Brewer rated it it was amazing Shelves: This was I just. Gah, my emotions are everywhere right now. I seriously need time to process what I just read. Maybe tomorrow I can write a proper review.
But holy shit. LOVE him!!!! So I will have to rectify the situation-what an absurd ordeal. Though out of the two, I would have to say this book is my favorite. And yes, it's MUCH more intense, darker, more hair pulling, eye gauging, wanna slap a bitch up fucked up book and I wouldn't have it any other way!!!!
I seriously wanted to scream, punch holes in the wall, throw my laptop and phone down on the ground in surrender and ram my car into a tree. That is how disturbing and dark this book is. My thoughts became so volatile and wretched, I had to force myself to stop reading sometimes. It consumed me-my every thought. I was a wreck. I couldn't sleep well and I didn't eat much while reading this for fear of retching.
Some parts were so appalling I didn't know why I was reading it. I kept saying, "What the fuck am I still enamored by this damn book? It's making me sick. Yeah, I was in love with Caleb. I'm guilty! You think I'm just some idiot that fell for your bullshit! Well you're wrong! I fell in love with you, Caleb. I fell in love with your sick sense of humor. I fell in love with the way you protected me. You saved my life! God, how I love him! He's mine Livvie! But daaaaaaamn, I hadn't anticipated all the sharp turns and hills, going up and down, side to side then plummeting to my death.
Woaaaaah, let's put on the breaks please. This ride was a lot of things. All the things we discover about these characters made me say "WHAT???? Oh how I loved this stupid awesome girl. We both had something in common in falling for the psycho sicko. She was such a stronger more fearless girl in this book. Everything she went through made her so brave. You felt her pain, literally. You wanted to hold her while she cried and tell her it would be okay-or just take her and run the fuck out of there.
You wanted to protect her and keep her safe from those sick fucks! You just wanted to be there to support her. I admire Olivia's character very much. Oh my gosh, the pain, agony, despair she suffered through most of it was enough to send you to the mental house. I really loved her. I found myself though, wishing I was in her place.
Yes, I'm a total whack job, I know. But it's true. I'll take her place. You hear that Caleb??? I'll be your prisoner!
Livvie Quotes: Please, don't leave me. Pure lust lives inside him. Every breath I take should come from his lungs. Even before I met you. Oh my, what to really say about Caleb?? I loved him in Captive.
Though he was fucked up in that one too-but worse in this book. I came to love him more. In Seduced, we really see another side to him that we're not used to. It's a wonderful side but still very unfamiliar.
One minute he shows a smidge of kindness then the next he's whipping her like a dog. It was disturbing yet I couldn't stop reading. I wanted to hate him and a part of me did, but when I got glimpses of the Caleb that could love another person or the Caleb that felt remorse for the things he'd done-or even the Caleb that would let himself feel THAT Caleb I loved with all my heart because once he knew that it was okay to be human and make mistakes, he was everything Livvie needed-and me too.
Honestly, as effed up as loving him sounds, I would be stupid not to. He was mislead, betrayed, lied to, raped, beaten to a bloody pulp, deceived and transformed into a monster. But it wasn't his fault.
Yes, he did bad, very bad unspeakable things. Very disturbing and unforgiveable things.
And I guess there are no excuses for that. BUT because of his fucked up childhood, he didn't know any better. Maybe he did as an adult, but he was already in so deep, how can one recover from that?
My heart broke for him. I cried for him. I felt his pain, anguish, longing, loneliness, betrayal, hatred I felt all of that too! It was horrible!!! My poor Caleb!! Oh how I would fix you poor, tortured boy! Caleb Quotes: What's more, that I could fix you? Well, Sorry, pet, I don't want to be fixed. I recommend these books to those that can handle the Fifty Shades books. Seriously, these were incredible. What a joy ride! But be prepared for the shock and clusterfuck of shit that happens!
You'll be mentally and emotionally drained by the end. God, one minute I was screaming in rage-the next I was weeping for Caleb-then sobbing for Livvie and all she had to endure-then I was in shock-turned disgust-to hatred filled madness. Oh what a bloody mess! The end. I couldn't sit still. I couldn't be disturbed. I ignored my kids to find out what happened to our beloved Olivia and Caleb. All I will say is You won't regret it-maybe but if so I am saying now, it's dark and so effed up.
But it is worth every bit!! View all 44 comments. Nov 25, Aleatha Romig rated it it was amazing Shelves: Absolutely amazing! I have not been this captivated by a book, by a series, in years! Thank you to everyone who told me to read these. The bad news I've neglected so many other things, like sleep, for the past few days!
I needed to get lost in a book like I did this one, actually two. Caleb is one sick mother The way this book starts broke my heart! No spoilers but one review I read helped me "compartmentalize" my grief and move on. Let's just say it wor Absolutely amazing! There are some people who would gladly place blame for rape on that drunk girl in the short skirt who was "asking for it". There are some people who would view flirting and dancing suggestively as an invitation that should be followed through no matter what, it's not the other person's fault for holding the suggestive dancer down and raping them, afterall Warning: this review is not censored.
There are some people who would view flirting and dancing suggestively as an invitation that should be followed through no matter what, it's not the other person's fault for holding the suggestive dancer down and raping them, afterall, it's not really rape if they were flirting first.
There are some people who think rape is erotic. And there are some people who think serial killers are sexy. I am not one of those people. I'm sure people will start to make assumptions about the kind of person I am as soon as they see my negative rating. I'm sure I can't do anything to change most people's minds. But I am going to tell you a few things about me. For one, I am not a prude. I like reading books about sex. Sometimes I like reading books about kinky sex.
I don't mind reading books that push the boundaries with kinky sex into just plain old weird sex. People have their odd kinks and who am I to judge? You want to go home, tie each other up and urinate on one another? You have my full blessing. But there is a line. And that line is drawn, for me, at consent.
It isn't a blurry line, it's a straight, permanent marker type line. No non-consensual sex. No sex with those who are not in a position to give consent which, in case you were wondering, includes the mentally unstable, children and animals. This book isn't a love story. This book is about a rape victim and a rapist. This book is not sexy. This book is not BDSM.
This book is not okay. This book is abuse. This book makes Story of O look romantic. This book is rape. The actions in it are inexcusable. It makes me sick. Now, people do bad things. No argument there. And I don't mind when authors show that. Even when they show it graphically, sometimes I think you need to be graphic about it to emphasise the seriousness of the bad that people do.