Sunday, February 17, 2013

Review & GIVEAWAY! Consequences/Truth by Aleatha Romig

-signed copies of both books (paperback-US only)
-ebook copies of both books (open internationally)

Consequences & Truth
by Aleatha Romig

Consequences (Consequences, #1)
Synopsis for Consequences:
Besieged by memories of a brutal abduction, Claire Nichols wakes in an unfamiliar bedroom, within a luxurious mansion. Her recollections have one common denominator, the man she just met, Anthony Rawlings.

Unbeknownst to Claire, for a very long time, she has been within Anthony’s sights. Many of the pivotal events in her life occurred, due to his sinister manipulation. Every action has a consequence, and his actions result in their chance meeting.

More than a psychological thriller, Consequences is a vivid story of one woman’s struggle to survive incomprehensible circumstances. Every aspect of her being suddenly depends upon the tall, wealthy, dark haired, dark eyed businessman. Anthony Rawlings is known to the world as prosperous, benevolent, and kind. Claire quickly learns that he can also be a menacing controlling captor.

With few options but concession, Claire attempts to earn her freedom, while enduring a hellish existence that truly appears perfect. Persevering tests and trials, she struggles to retain her pure Midwest values and beliefs. Encouraged by memories of a loving upbringing, she gains strength in the simplest of joys: solitude in nature and good in the face of evil.

His goal in sight, Anthony’s calculated agenda encounters an unforeseen detour. He becomes captivated by Claire’s beauty, resilience, and determination. The interaction of these two compelling characters instigates strong emotions: fear, anger, love, and lust. Claire and Anthony’s tumultuous journey flows into uncharted waters of intrigue and passion.

Utilizing vivid detail, this 167,000-word novel unfolds like a movie, before the eyes of its readers. From the opening criminal abduction, through twists and turns, to the unlikely romantic thrills, the suspense climaxes as Anthony’s motivation becomes evident.

Anthony and Claire must decide if they will stay true to one another, or allow preceding actions to result in justifiable Consequences
  Truth (Consequences, #2)
Synopsis for Truth:
Claire Nichols endured the CONSEQUENCES of Anthony Rawlings’ vendetta.

When she first arrived to his home, her goal was survival. Through strength and compartmentalization Claire captivated her captor. Her resilience in the face of his rule threatened Anthony’s well developed plan. Domination became desire and power turned to love.

Their passion and adoration in a world of opulence appeared perfect. Yet, reality was a roller coaster of emotion. Claire’s world teetered on the edge of sanity as Antony monitored her every move. When given the opportunity to flee, Claire drove away. A fateful decision which set a well laid plan into motion.

However, unbeknownst to either of them, there were others who saw past the perfect facade of Anthony Rawlings. There were others who saw the TRUTH. Conspiracy and unfulfilled promises result in an early prison release for Claire. Not just a release – a pardon. According to the law, her crime never happened!

Will it be that easy? Faced with freedom from her past... can Claire seize it? Can she build a new life, mend her broken spirit, become the woman she once was, and seek her own revenge? Or is it all a game? And does the game master have different plans?

How does Sophia Burke fit into the puzzle that is Tony and Claire? Will her presence affect the future of this well esteemed man? Can he dominate twice? Is that his goal?

TRUTH continues the tumultuous saga of CONSEQUENCES, introduces new players, and uncovers more intrigue. Aleatha Romig skillfully weaves past transgressions through current deception to create a fervent world of obsessed desire. In this reality can an all-consuming relationship survive?

When buried sins are discovered they threaten not only Tony and Claire’s future -- but their very lives! Will the TRUTH be revealed in time?

What. The. Fuck?!
I just want to scream!
Emotional mind fuck.
What did I just read?!
...Those are just a few of the things that stood out to me when I looked over the reviews for CONSEQUENCES. Hence the reason why I put off reading it for so long. I had no doubt it would be memorable, I could just never seem to be in the mood to put myself through what I knew was coming. That was until Cristina (Cristina's Book Reviews) said "Read it, it's worth it!" and I decided to just suck it up and get it. Well she was right, it was worth it. I won't even begin to try to go into anything about the plot because I would be sitting here all night-- I will say that all of those statements above were absolutely accurate! Aleatha Romig goes into a LOT of detail in this book and there were times when I felt like some things could have been omitted. But that's not to say that it deterred me from reading by any means. I still couldn't put it down, so it really wasn't even that big of an issue for me. This book pulled out so many different emotions, it made my head spin. The relationship between Tony and Claire was just... I can't even really explain how I feel about those two. Claire herself went back and forth with how she felt about Tony, and I was right there with her. There were times when I felt like he was becoming a good guy, but then BAM! He would do something terrible and unforgivable and I was right back to despising him. It was very exhausting, but i couldn't pull myself away. For me, it felt like this book was one very long build up to the last like 20% of the book. That's when all the shit hit the fan and my mind was just blown.
Then we have TRUTH. I was so excited for this one because I thought for sure Claire was going to stick it to him. And I couldn't wait for that to happen. As I said, I went back and forth with how I felt about Tony in Consequences, but by the end of the book I was back to hating him 100%. So I was ready for him to get a taste of his own medicine and for Claire to bring him down a notch. And she definitely had her moments. She finally shows just how smart she is and that she can stand up for herself. But of course Tony finds a way to always pull her back in. Things got a little tricky for me because there were so many times in this book that I was really rooting for Tony to change and be the person that I really, really hoped he could be. But then I would remember Claire's accident and hated myself for liking him even a little. As in the last book, I had a love/hate relationship with Tony. But by the end, I think I was ok with him. It's hard to tell. And at the risk of being completely random-- I love Harry, that is all (read it, you'll see!). The twists and turns were just crazy this time around and as much as I enjoyed Consequences, Truth is by far my favorite of the two. As is probably obvious in this review, my mind is still kind of spinning from these two books, so I'm not even sure what else to say about them! Definitely recommend this series and I so cannot wait for the third book, CONVICTED!

**RATING- 3 STARS for Consequences - 5 STARS for Truth**


  1. I never win but I love this series.

  2. I honestly can not wait to read this series! I may begin reading it after I read Love Unscripted. :)
    Thanks for the give away and good luck everyone!

  3. I have entered so many give-aways for these books, I have to win sooner or later!! lol.

  4. I have entered so many give-aways for these books, I have to win sooner or later!! lol.


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