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!!!
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!!!