Review: Caged by D H Sidebottom

Caged by D H Sidebottom

Series: Caged #1
Publication Date: May 18th, 2016
Genres: Dark, Erotica (MF/MMF/MM), Suspense
Length: 241 pages
Judd Asher was taken from his front garden when he was just four years old. After an extensive search he was never found.
Twenty-one years after a random call out, Judd is found chained and beaten in the basement of an old rundown farmhouse where he has lived the life of an animal for the last twenty-one years.

Kloe Grant is assigned as Judd’s personal therapist. It’s her job to rehabilitate him, to guide him back to normal life. But as Judd’s only emotion is rage, Kloe finds it both heart-breaking and challenging mending a soul that’s not only broken but caged inside him by the demons of his past.

However, when Kloe’s relationship with her patient raises some eyebrows, Kloe can’t fight against the powers that want to see her fail, and with an arm behind her back, she walks away, leaving behind a man who has come to live life again for her.

Four years later Judd, now known as Anderson Cain, the darkest and most formidable cage fighter in a world where violence and crime are the only way to keep breathing, Judd finds there’s not a lot in life that can abate the rage that still twists and prowls beneath his skin.
Not until a chance encounter brings him to her door. To the woman with the bluest eyes and the most stunning smile, the woman who took his hand in the darkness and led him through the door into the sun.
But Kloe Grant left him when he needed her the most. She took the only shred of hope and trust he had left and annihilated it. She starved his belief, and she fed his fury.
She owes him. And he’s going to make sure that this time, she pays. In blood. In lust. In pain. And with her soul.


There is always sun after the rain, light after the dark. The morning will always be accompanied by a bird’s happy song, the spring will always burst after the cold winter, and the night will always be caressed by the light of the moon. There’s always pleasure, Anderson, always that touch of better. You just have to look for it. And find it.”

DH Sidebottom is no stranger for me. I've read her other collaboration series and enjoyed it. Dark romance always my favorite. I saw some reviewers liked this and intrigued to read this. The cover and blurb are sounds promising and get my hopes up. Unfortunately, there are some things that didn't work out for me. What is it? Let me explain...

Judd Asher already long gone when he was abducted and transform into another person, Anderson Cain. He was so broken when the police found him and send him an institute for his recovery. Kloe Grant assign to be be therapist and the progress surprisingly fast. << this was a bit unbelievable for me. Judd and Kloe are instantly connected due this circumstances. Kloe Grant's life has many flaws. Her marriage is on the verge of destruction. She couldn't open to her husband and they're dysfunctional couple. Somehow her husband show his support. Kloe found another life with Judd because she feels like he understand her. When their love's start to bloom, they have to separate because one way or another because their forbidden relationship as therapist-patient. She couldn't keep her promise to Judd << A bit boring but I still need more information. Kloe's story was so frustrating.

Until every drop of blood that keeps you alive is spilled into my hands. Every burning touch on your skin that belongs to me will torture your soul with intolerable lust. And every single little breath you owe me will make you suffer in agonising pain. In blood - in lust - and in pain.”

A few years later, they met again and he's Anderson Cain; not Judd Asher. He hold grudge against Kloe because her promises and need revenge to 'kidnap' her. Kloe just got back from London with terrifying problem with stalker and killer on the loose. << I already got the feeling with what'll happened next. Anderson couldn't help his hate towards Kloe and fucked her brain out. Yup! That's what I've been waiting for. Finally! Also when they're trying to open each other. So heart-wrenching.

“Tell me, Kloe,” he breathed as he ran his hand up my throat. I gulped beneath his hold when he enclosed my neck in his fingers and squeezed lightly. “Do you dream of us fucking, of my cock slick with your cum? Do you wonder what it will feel like when I fuck your tight little arse? Or how my cum will taste in your mouth?”

After they're engaging with some disturbing yet hotter-than-hell sex, some shit happened. Especially this part that almost puked my gut. Maybe this is my fault? I didn't read the genre tag about M/M sexual activity. Quite hardcore *cough* Obviously, this isn't my usual read. He he he...

“You keep trying to push me away but I would pay with my soul to have you. I would give God my final breath for a single piece of your heart.”

I couldn't connect with the main characters. Even their background was really awful but they're still haunted by the past. However, they're fighting and it was very predictable. BUT... the shit that happened just blew my mind. A big question with HOW COULD BE? ... end up with motherfreakin' cliffhanger. GAH!!

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