Review: Determined to Obey by CJ Roberts

Posted March 29, 2015 by Bethany in Reviews / 0 Comments

Determined to Obey Review: Determined to Obey by CJ Robertsby C.J. Roberts
on November 11, 2014
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Genres: Dark, Erotica
Series: The Dark Duet #3.5
Pages: 125

The character “Kid” appears in both Captive in the Dark and Seduced in the Dark.

This novella takes place in Mexico and follows Kid after he and his girlfriend, Nancy, are taken hostage by a group of men led by Caleb. Unbeknownst to Kid or Nancy, they are taken to the mansion of Felipe Villanueva, an eccentric crime boss with a taste for the taboo.

Wrongfully accused by Nancy of the attempted rape and subsequent assault of Caleb’s escaped captive, “Kitten”, Kid is tortured by his captors.

We join Kid in the dungeon, where he is about to meet Felipe and his companion Celia for the first time…


I decided a long time ago that I would no longer feel embarrassed or ashamed of feeling turned on by The Dark Duet’s depravity and taboo subject matter. For quite a while I thought there was  something seriously wrong with me because I was attracted to Caleb, and I was rooting for him and Livvie to have a HEA. Finally, I decided I didn’t give a flying fuck. This is fiction, and Caleb was hot, so what!

During Caleb and Livvie’s journey we meet Kid, Celia, and Felipe. I don’t know about you, but I thought those three were amazing secondary characters. So, I’ve been super excited to read this novella about them. Holy smokes!!! Determined to Obey is so much different than what I thought it was going to be, and  it’s an excellent companion novella.

I enjoyed the hell out of learning about Kid’s backstory. However, I have to say Felipe stole the show. Both he and Celia are eccentric and perverted. And I really, really loved Kid, Celia and Felipe together. OMG! They were an explosive threesome. The author wrote some the naughtiest sex I have ever read. This book needs to come with a warning to have either a bucket of ice water or a willing partner nearby because it is just that freakin’ hot!

I highly recommend Determined to Obey to Dark Duet fans. It adds a good perspective on some of the behind the scenes events that were taking place at the mansion in Mexico during Seduced in the Dark. I think other readers will be as surprised as I was that things weren’t always as they seemed, and love and deeper feelings with some characters were stronger than what you might have assumed.

You can either purchase Determined to Obey on it’s own or as part of Dark Duet: Platinum Edition:


About C.J. Roberts

CJ Roberts is an independent writer. She favors dark and erotic stories with taboo twists. Her work has been called sexy and disturbing in the same sentence.

Her debut novel, CAPTIVE IN THE DARK, has sold over 150,000 copies and is the first of three books in her bestselling and award winning series DARK DUET.

She was born and raised in Southern California. Following high school, she joined the U.S. Air Force in 1998, served ten years and traveled the world.



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