The Dark Doctor

JB Duvane

Abby thought she was running away from her problems, but she wound up running into the arms of her worst nightmare.
“…from this point forward your will is no longer your own. You belong to me.”

I thought I had found the perfect guy. Jake was handsome and sexy and had eyes that could get me to do just about anything. The problem? The thought of being in love scared the hell out of me, so I called it quits and ran before I got in any deeper, driving off into a crazy winter storm. When I woke up the next day I was in a strange hospital and slowly came to the realization that I was being drugged and held there against my will…by my ex-boyfriend Jake. He claims he’s someone else though…a doctor in this dark, creepy private hospital in the middle of nowhere…but I know it’s him, and I don’t know how I’m going to get out of here.

This is a standalone novel of 44,000 words with gothic elements, dark sexual themes, kidnapping, nightmares, insanity and has a HEA.

Did he actually think he could get away with holding me here against my will? I thought as I sat there and felt my heart sink into my stomach. I realized that I hadn’t said a word to anyone about going anywhere. I wanted to be alone and I didn’t want to be bothered by questions or gestures of sympathy. I figured maybe my boss at work would wonder where I was and call my cell phone a few times, but they sure as hell wouldn’t send out a search party. And Maxwell might wonder where I had disappeared to but I didn’t know if she’d take any action into her own hands since she was pretty preoccupied with her own life most of the time. I barely talked to my parents more than once a month so I was sure that they wouldn’t miss hearing from me for quite a while. I was notorious in my family for not being very good about phone calls or emails. 
Oh my God, no one knows where I am and no one’s going to come looking for me. This man is crazy. This man that I thought I knew is fucking out of his mind.
I tried to think of anything I could say to him to get him to let me go? 
“Well, doctor, as you can see I’ve recovered from the accident. I don’t know what other recovery you have in mind, but I do need to get back to my job. I’m sure they will be wondering why I haven’t shown up or called for a week. Perhaps we could make an appointment to see each other on an outpatient basis.”
The corners of his mouth started to curl again and my heart sank even further when I realized he wasn’t going to play the game my way. He had it all figured out in his head. It was his game, after all. He stood up and walked around his desk, stopping to lean on the front edge a few feet in front of me. He crossed one arm over his chest and rested the elbow of the other on it while rubbing his chin. 
“Your place of work has already been contacted, Abby. They’ve been told that you’re taking an indefinite leave of absence.”
“Contacted? By who? They won’t just take a stranger’s word for it. That’s ridiculous!”
“I had my nurse fax a letter from my office and they accepted it without question. I’m sure they’ll be happy to hear from you when you’ve recovered, though,” he said with a twinkle in his eyes. 
I couldn’t look at his horrible face any longer. He just seemed to be standing there, mocking me and laughing at me. 
“According to my records, you were suffering from a breakdown when you were admitted, Abby. It’s my understanding that the accident was a direct result of your breakdown.”
“According to your records.” I looked up at him again incredulously. “What records? Where are your records? Let me see the re…”
And…it is my recommendation that you stay here for further observation and recovery.”
“Your recommendation? So, if it’s just a recommendation then I’m free to leave, right?”
He held my gaze with the coldest look I had ever seen in my life. He wasn’t going to let me go.
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JB Duvane
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Apr 1, 2017
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Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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Please Note: His to Keep is the first part of a dark romance series that includes subject matter some may find disturbing. Please read the entire book description before purchasing.

The entire She's Mine series is now available in one collection:

Brooklyn …
Adrian was my first love. 
The boy I’d always compared all the others to. 
But now he’s a man and he’s holding me captive. 
I’d heard the stories for years but I didn’t believe them. 
My Adrian couldn’t have done the things they say he did to all the other girls.
But now that I’m with him I see that it’s true.
I know he’s a monster … and I’m terrified of him. 
But I’m also terrified of the feelings I still have for him … and what those feelings mean about me. 

Adrian …
Brooklyn was the only one who ever saw my true self.
But that was seven years ago … and it might as well have been a dream.
I had to leave her behind. It was the only way I could protect her from the truth about my family and our business. 
But now a debt must be paid and she’s been brought here. 
And my father has ordered me to break her … to ruin her. 
If I follow his orders it will destroy me. 
But if I don’t … my father will. 

His to Take is the first part in a series with a HFN ending. Although there is some closure with the main characters, there are also many unanswered questions that will ultimately be revealed later in the series.
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