Wow---When I first began to read this book, I quite enjoyed getting to know Kloe and Anderson---a wild man known as Judd who had been kept in a dank basement since a child. The more I read, the more I enjoyed the twists and turns that just kept coming and coming. The dark depravity of what Anderson/Judd experienced at the hands of his tormentors for 21 years before being discovered was traumatic, and as a therapist, it was Kloe’s job to help him heal. When Kloe’s husband has an affair that Kloe finds out about, some of her childhood history is revealed and she is hiding some scars of her own. When she rejects the unwanted attention from her boss, he produces a tape of her overstepping the therapist line with the intense connection she feels with Anderson/Judd and is forced into taking another job in another country, leaving Anderson/Judd after promising she’d always be there for him. I did not see some of the twists in this story coming. This was my first dark erotic read, and some of the scenes will be shocking for some. The ending in this book left me heading straight to buy the second, Chained, because I just had to know how their story ended. I would recommend this book for those who love dark, erotic, depraved thrillers. But it is not for the faint of heart.
Read on behalf of A Book Lovers Emporium 5⭐️ Caged by DH Sidebottom I loved Dawns other books so I thought I'd give this one a go and boy I wasn't disappointed! Judd Asher is kidnapped as a small boy, mentally and physically abused. When he's found over 20 years later is where the dark story begins. Kloe Grant is existing in life with her own secrets, plodding along in a childless marriage, feeling sorry for herself every month she doesn't fall pregnant. She throws herself into her work, which turns out to be Judd who now goes by the name of Anderson. As his therapist she gets him to open up a little, and talk about parts of his life caged up for 20 years. Soon the spark between them ignites. Unbeknown to Kloe her colleague spies on them and forces Kloe to move on and leave Anderson, that's something she promised him she would never do.... 4 years pass and the story picks up by a chance sad meeting for them and this starts a tryst of unwinding ups and downs and some very dark but hot sex scenes.....it really had me gasping with a lot of OMG in the last few chapters. Dawn really knows her stuff the only thing I'm annoyed about is it left on a cliff hanger and the next book is not out until July..... But I will be anxiously waiting in fact I can't wait!!!
OH MY DAYS!!!! AN ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT READ! I am a huge fan of this author, she is one of my favourites! I love the way Dawn writes, with every book Ive been sucked in from the first page, this was no exception. I was gripped from start to finish I didnt even stop for a loo break! This heart and gut wrenching story had me on the edge of my seat at times, I felt pure devastation for both Anderson (Judd) and Kloe. Judd was kidnapped when he was just 4 yrs old and held captive for 21 yrs. You can only imagine the horrors he'd been through. He was given the name Anderson so thats all he knew himself as. Kloe helps rehabilitate people like Anderson that have been through traumatic times. When Anderson is no longer under sedation and he meets Kloe, there is an instant connection between them. She promises him she will always come back and she truly believes she will, she wants to help him, she has the need to help him. Unfortunately her boss gives her an ultimatum, she either leaves or Anderson will be moved. Believing that its the best place for Anderson to be for his rehabilitation she reluctantly leaves. Thinking she will never see Anderson again........... I can not recommend this book enough. Im still on the edge of my seat ,what a journey this has been so far. I want to tell you all about it but that would be wrong. It does end on a bit of a cliff hanger and I soooo cant wait for book 2, I need it!!! Brilliant job D H Sidebottom!
Holy Frkn Sh*t!!! Intense, so much so that I caught myself closing my eyes so I wouldn't read what was happening! I'm still reeling from the shock of this suspenseful thriller. ( I should say SHOCKS, because there are quite a few " gasps moments" ) I love a story with a tortured hero, make that hero feral, sexy and complex and you got yourself Anderson/Judd! His past is horrific. Kloe is the Therapist trying to help Anderson but her compassion can't save him when her own demons haven't been conquered! GRIPPING! I absolutely loved it!!! DH Sidebottom "Angst you" with Caged!!!
Anderson/Judd is rescued and entered into a hospital when his captors have met their fate. He is being treated for malnourishment, abuse (physical and mental) and any ailments he may have had in confinement. Due to the abuse Anderson/Judd has received, it makes him extremely violent. He doesn't know any better. He hasn't had much interaction with people and hasn't been exposed to the outside world. He is lacking alot of things socially. Enter Kloe, the case worker assigned to helping get Anderson/Judd get better so that he can get acclimated into normal society life. Kloe is having problems in her current marriage. Kloe is also holding on to her own deep dark secrets. Kloe's current situations along with her issues and her growing attraction for Anderson start to spiral out of control. When the lines start to blur when Kloe and Anderson start to get closer, things get pulled apart and they get separated. What happens a few years later when Kloe and Anderson find their way back to each other by chance? Both of these characters have issues. Can they both overcome these issues and try and make something work? Kloe and Anderson are wonderful characters- beautifully broken. This story makes you want to root for them individually as well as together. Their blossoming relationship is constantly being threatened. Can these two broken souls find happiness with in each other? This was a rollercoaster of emotions. I wanted to scream, I wanted to cry , I wanted to yell out hallelujah. This was a deliciously dark, sexy, captivating and some what twisted story by the brilliant DH Sidebottom. I was sucked into this book from the beginning. DH Sidebottom's writing is stellar when it comes to capturing the characters emotions while telling a story that you feel you are a part of. This left me with a book hangover and I can't wait to get my hands on the next installment.