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Seduced in the Dark

(The Dark Duet #2)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  53,553 ratings  ·  4,185 reviews
The exciting, titillating, and action-filled conclusion to Captive in the Dark.

What is the price of redemption?

Rescued from sexual slavery by a mysterious Pakistani officer, Caleb carries the weight of a debt that must be paid in blood.

The road has been long and fraught with uncertainty, but for Caleb and Livvie, it’s all coming to an end.

Can he su
Kindle Edition, 505 pages
Published August 30th 2012 by Neurotica Books
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C.J. Roberts
Apr 22, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
EDIT AUGUST 31, 2012:
Book comes out at 12:01 EST and I just wanted to say, one more time: THANK YOU ALL FOR THE MOST AMAZING YEAR!

To my Kickstarter contributors who funded me while I wrote this book - I won't forget you and you are immortal in your special edition copies. Thank you so much for respecting my wishes and holding off on your reviews until official release. Thank you for not spoiling this story. And thank you...for being the most amazing fans - ever.

Aestas Book Blog
Sep 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites


“Some stories aren’t black and white…”

W.O.W. 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, h


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
Clumsy Storyteller
“She kisses my scars and I create new ones for her.”

CJ Roberts has done it again and captivated my senses in her second book of the dark duet series, I just loved this book so much it was such wild ride , I loved the first book but this one damn it’s so much better, i can’t believe what did i just read i’m mind-blown right now the story keeps getting better and better.

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 abo

"Once upon a time, Caleb held me captive in the dark, now he used it to seduce me."

And the story of Caleb and Livvie continues...

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 last few chapters got me so worked up and I was so anxious to finish it that I nearly felt like crying if I didn't find out soon how the stor
~ Becs ~
‘If it be thus to dream, still let me sleep’ – William Shakespeare

At long last, the much anticipated second instalment of the Dark Duet and if you thought Captive in the Dark took your breath away, then Seduced in the Dark will stop your heart.

It’s such an incredible story with so many unexpected, unforeseen twists that even up until the last few pages, I couldn’t see how it would end. There’s such great depth to the story that you just don’t find very often in a lot of sex-slavery style novels
Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
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 rea
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Jun 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who can handle dark and disturbing books
"Kitten," he said, "monsters can't love."

By the time I reached the halfway point of this book, I was ready to slap a big fat 1 star rating on this review and write a vengeful spiel. Yes, that's right. 1 star. I was seeing red. I was RAGING with fury.

So, you ask, "why now the 4 star rating?" Well, let's see...
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 c
Sep 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing

“I've been doing this a long time- manipulating people to get my way. 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..... you'll see that. -Caleb”

After all these is it possible for her to move on?

Is he a monster?

“Once upon a time, Caleb held me captive in the dark, now he used it to seduce me.”

“She kisses my scars and I create new ones for her.”
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In this book Livvie has ma
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
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..

“In the dark, he seduced me.I didn't want the seduc
Yeasmin Alo
Isn't it shameful that a bad person can create so many MONSTERS just by his deeds?

Wow this book is my biggest Taboo read so far and it was unpleasantly close to my boundaries.

So do I recommend this book?

If previous book's brutality was 10 then it is 100

But if you actually consciously take the decision to read the book then Pls DON’T DNF it,that will create a massive misunderstanding and misjudgment in your head

The book is so well written
It again felt like I am Olivia or I am sitting right b

“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.”

WOW. This book just catapulted the series from a 3.5 stars to a 5 stars one for me. 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 prov
Sammy Loves Books
Dealing with Caleb was all about perspective. You couldn’t appreciate his kindness until you’d felt his cruelty.


What a Wicked Erotic Feast!! Holy Hell, I am a sick fuck!! How can my heart belong to murdering, human trafficking, rapist!?!? And not only did I fall for him, I wanted him to have a HEA befitting a true hero. But Caleb is no prince charming. He is the monster that nightmares are made of.


Olivia has been through hell. She's been beaten, abducted, raped, and told that she wi
Apr 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing *Spoiler Free*

"His touch was simple, but specific, meant to show me he could be like a lover, gentle, intimate, but also that he was a man unaccustomed to hearing the word no. Yes. I understood. He was a man, and I? I was nothing but a girl, not even a woman. I was meant to fall at his feet and worship at the altar of his masculinity, grateful that he’d deigned to acknowledge me. All this, from a simple touch." - C.J. Roberts (Captive in the Dark)

In 20
Kellie Maddox-Ward
**This review contains swearing! be warned..

*Opens mouth*
*… that was…
*… it was…*
*… he was…*
*… she was…*
*… it was like… *
*… ummmm*
*closes mouth*
*Opens mouth*

I feel like.. It was… ARRGGH I can’t even form a proper sentence! I’m still stuck with Kitten and Caleb.
I shouldn’t love it.
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 t
Oct 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-books
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. ...more
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog

“Live for me, Kitten. Be all those things you’d never be with me. Go to school. Meet a normal boy and fall in love. Forget me.”

**Sob, sob, sob, sob** Oh God, just typing those words makes me cry. I fucking loved this book. I love it so much. I can’t believe it’s over. 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 an
Sandy ღCoffee Addict Booksღ

"5 Mine! stars"
The word was a declaration. It rocked him to his very foundation. It was a truth he’d kept hidden for far too long. Caleb didn’t know anything about love, or loving anyone, but he knew… Livvie was his.”
This is one of those times where I struggle to write a review to express my mountain size feelings in words. Until a few months back I was terrified of reading anything DARK even if it had HEA and now I can gladly say reading “Tears of Tess” is the best decision I’
Alexis *Reality Bites*
Spoiler Free Review
5 STARS out of 5
Genre: Adult Romance-Erotica/BDSM
Series: Book #2 in The Dark Duet series

"Answer my question, what could I do with you?"

"Anything! Fucking Anything!"
she sobbed wetly.

"Yes I could do anything to you. 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...."
-Caleb and Livvie in Seduced in the Dark

Dare I say PERFECT
Yes i believe I can. This bo
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Jul 20, 2012 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! The second book in the Dark Duet Series, Seduced in the Dark is that kind of book. As I was reading the book I felt so many intense emotions. It was brilliantly mind numbing, gripping and dark.

"Tears ran down my face unabashed, but I didn't move to wipe them away. I had earned those tears, and I would wear them as a symb
Aug 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark, erotica-bdsm, abuse
3.75 Stars

Told in multiple POV, both in 1st & 3rd person, it’s the second installment in "The Dark duet" and has to be read in order. This was still an enjoyable read but not as much as book 1. In this one, I disliked Caleb most of the book. His confusion was exhausting and it drained me! Another thing that I hated here was Livvie’s crying! Don’t get me wrong, I was aware of her plight, believe me, but she was crying so much almost on every page her eyes were puffy and red… There was a twist tow
Annie Brewer
WOW WOW WOW I can't stop crying. 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. I love Caleb. LOVE him!!!! A-Fucking-Mazing!!!!!!

“Once upon a time, Caleb held me captive in the dark, now he used it to seduce me.”

Well, I just realized I never did my review for Captive in the Dark. So I will have to rectify the situation-what an absurd ordeal. Though out of the t
May 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing

Never in my life have I felt so consumed in a story.  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.    

Ms. 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!!!
Aleatha Romig
Nov 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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... so how can I be so smitten with him? 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
Oct 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Monsters aren’t born – they’re made.


This is not romance.
This is not BDSM.
"BDSM is a consensual, agreed and often erotic interaction that involves elements of bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, or sadism and masochism."

The book is dark and it's erotic, yes, but for something to be labeled romance I feel the "relationship" has to be consensual. It's still very gritty and most of the book is on the verge of uncomfortable, but the storyline and characters kept me interested t
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
“Once upon a time, Caleb held me captive in the dark, now he used it to seduce me.”

This book is DARK and very captivating, crazy good, deep and it will probably make your therapist rich!

“He had told her he wasn't her Prince Charming, but what he hadn't said, was he wished he could be

Yupp, Thats Caleb! A dark knight... A zombie with a heart beat, A monster just like 'Beast' from Beauty and the Beast. A monster with a heart of gold.

We want what we cannot have. For Eve, it was the fruit of
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Apr 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult

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This was definitely one of the most gut-wrenchingly difficult, raw, brutal, thought provoking and emotional reads I have ever sat through. There were times I thought I couldn’t go on and my resolve was sorely tested

My chest ached, my stomach was in knots and more than once I felt physically sick with the anticipation of what was about to happen.

Reading this book I felt
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Dark Read Lovers!
Shelves: favorites
"You could not sell me...I could stay with with you?"


Vivisected. On-off-buzz-buzz-on-off. Caleb I miss you.


I didn't expect this story to begin the way it did. Maybe if I had known, I wouldn't have hesitated for so long before starting this. I expected to start where I left off in Captive in the Dark, scared of Rafiq's arrival, but to my surprise I was pushed into the present and all my questions on how Livvie and Caleb's story unfolded were left in the past, to be revealed lat
“I’m yours,” she said, but then added, “only yours. And you’re mine, only mine.” - Livvie

As good as it is, the first book in this duet, Captive in the Dark seems but a mere warm-up to the ingeniously told story, beautifully complex character development of both Caleb and Livvie (Kitten), soul searing emotion, torrid eroticism and unexpected conclusion found in Seduced in the Dark. I was beguiled, invested and not a little heartbroken from the first word of this book.

The reader finds Livvie in th
5++ stars
”If it be thus to dream, still let me sleep.”

Seduction in the Dark begins with Livvie waking up in a hospital having survived the final days of her captivity, everything is a blur and as the story goes we re-live the events that led her to how she got to where she is today. At first she’s not ready; she is holding herself captive by staying silent. She’s grieving, her master is gone and she is all alone.
Slowly, I crawl under my covers. I want to go back to sleep. I
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CJ Roberts is an independent writer. She favors dark and erotic stories with taboo twists. Her work has been called sexy and disturbing in the same sentence.

Her debut novel, CAPTIVE IN THE DARK, has sold over 150,000 copies and is the first of three books in her bestselling and award winning series DARK DUET.

She was born and raised in Southern California. Following high school, she joined the U.S

Other books in the series

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“I love you, Caleb. I love you! If you care for me at all... please, don't do this! 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. - Livvie” 290 likes
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