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“Great book, kept me waiting for more. ”andreina m wrote this review Tuesday, January 15, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I can't really say this book starts where the first book, Captive in the Dark, left off. Well, it does and it doesn't. Let's just say it's one heck of a beginning but...hang in there.
And if you're reading reviews to see if you should continue reading the series, that would be a resounding YES!! Don't give up!! While there are certainly some difficult and still very dark parts, there are also some wonderful parts.
While I was reading, these questions kept running through my mind: Will Caleb give up on his revenge and save Livvie? Or will he continue to abuse and humiliate her? What other horrible things will he do to her? Will she continue to love him or finally see him for what he is? Or will they end up together? Is he even redeemable...and can Livvie ever forgive him? But ultimately the only question is can two truly effed up people find love? Well, you'll have to read the books for the answers but those are some powerful questions and these books certainly dreg up some powerful emotions.
Livvie is still fighting to survive...and fighting for Caleb. Unfortunately, she suffers through some terrible events and one really horrible one. The horrible one is quite extreme and you will HATE Caleb. I thought what he did in the first book was bad but this one takes the cake. But...there is something about Livvie and she not only survives but she has an amazing will to live.
Caleb is really struggling with himself. I mentioned in my review for the first book that his tough shell has some cracks. Well, they have gotten bigger. The problem is he is fighting with himself. He doesn't want to feel for Livvie so he is constantly struggling between his feelings for her and his loyalty for Rafiq.
There are some new and interesting characters that come into the fold. I really enjoyed Sloane...she is hilarious and who knew? And then there's Reed. Loved the parts with him and Sloane. Felipe and Celia grew on me...I really wanted to know what happened with them. The same goes for Kid. And what about Vladek??
Things get really good at 70%. There are some intriguing twists that happen that I totally didn't expect. I thought something was up with Rafiq but nothing to this extreme. Make you wonder how Caleb can make it through all that.
The ending? Flippin' Fantastic!!! Does it make everything worth it? Well, I think everyone has to answer that for themselves. And this series may not be for everyone but it is definitely interesting and deep and extremely emotional.
♥ He had told her he wasn't her Prince Charming, but what he hadn't said, was he wished he could be.
♥ "This thing between us...it has to stop. I don't like it. I've tried to make this easier for you, as ridiculous as it sounds. I can't keep you, Livvie. Stop trying to make me."
♥ "There. Now you're part of me, forever. You're mine, Livvie. I hope you understand."
“I agree with one of the previous reviewers that this was the better of the two books. The difference between the two was striking and took a little getting used to in the first 10-20 pages....not in a bad way, just different.
The first book reminded me of the Story of O. It was an adventure, but the focus was on the psychological changes that occur in the main character, Livvie/Kitten. This book focuses on the unfolding of the story with the eroticism added. It's a great story, full of flawed characters, who I really came to care about. They're well written and three dimensional and their actions fit their personas. While both Caleb and Livvie both progress forward in a pretty believable fashion, both are acting in ways counter to their original character, but the author does a great job of moving them along slowly and with believable reasoning. I hate it when characters do things that are completely out of character in a book or a movie. This didn't happen at all with this book. This book certainly isn't for the faint of heart, but I felt that it was a much easier read than the Story of O, which I had some real issues getting through. As a male, I was able to identify with the FBI agent. There's this feeling that, this shouldn't be sexually exciting, but it is.”
“The better of the two. Good story told really well”marla d wrote this review Tuesday, October 30, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No