Lydia awakes, bound and blind, to the whispered urgings of a man who has his hands on her. His words confuse her at first, but she soon understands they are both in the middle of a performance that will determine whether she remains in captivity or dies. The crowd must be entertained, and her cellmate makes sure it is.
Forced submission is not the only horror Lydia endures. She has no memories of life before her imprisonment, and Joe, her cellmate, is her only comfort as the powerful creatures that hold them captive torture and debase her. Together, she and Joe cling to the will to survive long enough to break free and seek revenge. Their desire to sustain one another triumphs over their wardens’ efforts to destroy them. There is no pain, no suffering, that can tear them apart.
Beyond their cell, their love is tested. Can they hold strong in the face of the challenge of the new powers they have gained along with their freedom?
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This book seems to have mixed reviews on Goodreads, but that’s usually the case with dark-reads. I often read reviews before adding a book to my TBR pile, but don’t rely on them when i’m after a read to blow my mind in terms of taboo topics. Some people simply don’t like some of the content rather than the writing itself. (Take Mercy by Annabel Joseph, Guilty Pleasures by Kitty Thomas & Break her by B.G. Harlen, for a few examples). With Deadly Captive some of the tags let us know what we’re in for: Forced submission, torture, debasement, paranormal, BDSM, erotica, dark etc, so count me in for giving it a go.