Sunday, September 1, 2013

Review: Epilogue ( The Dark Duet #3 ) by C. J. Roberts

Epilogue by C. J. Roberts

I’m writing this because you begged. You know how I love the begging. In fact, you probably know too many things and know them far too well.

Who am I?

Well, that’s what I’m trying to figure out. I was a whore in my youth, a killer since my adolescence, and a monster as a man. I am the man who kidnapped Livvie. I am the man who held her in a dark room for weeks. But, most importantly, I am the man she loves.

She loves me. It’s quite sick, isn’t it?

Of course, there’s more to our story than can be surmised in a few short sentences, but I’m at a loss for justifying my behavior back then. I assume if you’re reading this, I don’t need to make those justifications. You’ve already made your own.

You’re reading this because you want to know about the rest of the story. You want to know what happened that warm summer night in September of 2010, the night I met Livvie at The Paseo. It was the night my life changed all over again.

It didn’t happen exactly as Livvie said. She’s been very kind to me in the retelling of our story. The truth is far more…complicated.




First of all, I LOVE the first two books of The Dark Duet series and the ending I got from Seduced in the Dark was satisfying enough. Livvie reunited with Caleb at The Paseo and they shared a kiss. Fast forward few years later, Caleb then known as James Cole was reading Livvie aka Sophia's book recounting their story back in Mexico.

In this full length Epilogue, we have a detailed descriptions of what happen to them right after their meeting at The Paseo towards their HEA from Caleb's POV. What is Livvie's reaction at seeing Caleb after all this time? How is Caleb ever going to redeem himself?

Livvie had to learn to trust Caleb again after how he used to treat her. Caleb want to prove to Livvie he is a man worthy of her love.

I just couldn't get enough of this two unlikely couple, one a captive, another her abductor. If you are like me, anticipating another mind numbing read like its predecessor, you are gonna be sorely disappointed. This Epilogue is all about how Livvie and Caleb settled their differences and how to incorporate into each other life. At one hand, is fun and enjoyable to read about Caleb's reaction and trying his damnest to blend in with the society and Livvie's friend, one the other hand, I felt dissatisfy with the lack of drama and suspense. I know! This two suffered enough bad stuff to last a few lifetime, they deserve all the happiness and the ability to do all the normal mundane things in their life like playing Guitar Hero and visiting Paris.

Rating 3.5/5