This is the THIRD book in this insanely amazing series!!
IF you haven’t read Consequences please read this –> My Review
Then go read it because it is THAT GOOD, then read Truth, have your MIND BLOWN and come read this and prepare for another crazy ride!
There were still lessons to learn and consequences for the truth!
When Claire Nichols met Anthony Rawlings, she didn’t know they had a past, or that he had plans for her future. Over time, the role of teacher changed—games became reality—and domination turned to desire. Despite an insurmountable history, Claire and Tony found their way back to one another.
Just when they seemed to have it all—love, respect, and the promise of a family—the game master exposed the truth. Claire’s world once again spun out of control. Unwilling to allow her child to suffer the consequences of an old vendetta, Claire fled…
At one time, Claire was held captive in an opulent mansion—then her incarceration was a cell inside a state penitentiary. Was her new prison—a tropical island—truly less lonely? Perhaps that was the game master’s plan, all along?
Who will save Claire from her oldest nightmare and her newest reality? Will it be Tony? Can he forgive her for leaving him—again? Harry? Will he utilize previously unknown connections to save the woman who infiltrates his thoughts? Maybe Phil? Will his devotion in keeping Claire and her child safe be rewarded?
As the cards are played—sins of the past, innocent victims, and truths are revealed. With compartmentalization no longer an option, is the reality too much? Could there be an even worse isolation?
With the game master dealing from a stacked deck, can this new high-stakes game possibly be won?
When it’s all over and their cards are on the table—SOME will discover their bets were too high—they have nothing left to lose—ALL will learn the crucial lesson—the most important rule—there are CONSEQUENCES for the TRUTH!
This review is the most difficult I have ever written, when I read Consequences I became absorbed, sucked in and just blown away. Then of course I had to read Truth because I was now beyond the point of love with this series, which is where I think I felt numb because I couldn’t even believe that anyone could write like this. Seriously, it is beyond anything I have ever read before. My anxiety over Convicted was just insane. I knew that Aleatha Romig was going to blow us all away but I was in no way shape or form prepared for what we got!!
So maybe some of you have read it already, or at least clicked it, or are reading it now and if you aren’t one of them… WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WAITING FOR???? This series is on my Top 5 MUST READ for a reason! This book was just a contradiction of emotions. I literally at one point had to put my kindle down and walk away. I was so emotionally jarred, I couldn’t think. I just cried, I was a HOT MESS! Ok so again I have to talk in circles because I feel like the absolute worst thing any review can ever do is spoil this series for you!!!
Claire… as I type this I have tears in my eyes. My heart was literally cracked open with what was going on with Claire. I NEVER would have predicted anything about where this story was going to go with the way Truth ended. I lost track of how many times I cried, or was on the verge of tears. This is one of the most heartbreaking stories for Claire. The journey she goes on and what she endures is just devastating. When will this poor girl just CATCH A BREAK??!?!? She has been through hell and back throughout this series! No wonder (when you read Chapter 1) that happens!!!!
Phil… I love Roach!! He is freaking amazing and I can’t tell you anything other than I would marry that man!
Tony…I loved him in Consequences & Truth and I love him still!! If you don’t …I don’t care… I do so zip it! LOL I cried for Tony, I cried for all the things that I can’t tell you and all the things that broke me. In Consequences I hated him (yet loved him… I don’t know again therapy people you will NEED therapy), he was awful to Claire. He was just a real asshole! In Truth I felt like you weren’t sure what to feel because I really do believe he loved her!! He was so happy about them starting over, having a baby and just finally being real and in love. Then she left him! Of course we know the TRUTH behind why she did it, but Tony doesn’t. She loves him so much too and that sometimes still baffles me, but the questions just pile up on why?? Who?? WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON AGAIN??
For me this series evolves, it grows and the characters grow, we find out things again are NEVER what we think. We learn that feelings we had in each book shift and change to different characters as we learn more and more. I feel like part of what we are challenged with is what is really freaking happening???? EVERY time you start to feel a sense of calm REMEMBER DO NOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN!!! I swear the emotions that Aleatha will evict from you are so fucking intense!!
I called one of my friends since she read it before me, and I was hysterical. I was literally bawling but what does she do???? TORMENTS THE EVER LOVING HELL OUT OF ME!! She allowed me to think something was going to happen (mostly because I was so damn sure it was going to) and she taunted me. I solemnly swear I will not do that to you (unless you are Jesey, Trish or Letty) HAHA! No seriously, this is one of the absolute best series I have ever read in my life. It is a series that took a hold of me, it took days and days for me to be able to read another book because my mind just could NOT move on. I have had a lot of romance genre readers read this and here is what I warn you… this is not a smutty book, this is a genre all on its own! It is a suspense, psychological thriller with a romance story mixed in. The books are long, and each and every detail matters, it is a clue mixed in somewhere and if you skim or don’t take your time with it, you will miss out! There were some parts of the book that I was not crazy about, more or less because I was just so emotionally spent I really didn’t know I could take anymore. With that said though I still loved it and highly recommend it!!
To end I will say this, at the end of the book when you reach 100% you will have all the answers. You will feel OK with the resolution for Claire, you will know what happened it may not be want you want but you will have closure. Enjoy and I can’t WAIT for your PMs!!
**Caution…these Character interviews contain spoilers, if you have NOT read Consequences and Truth**
By: Anne Robinson
I met with Anthony and Claire Rawlings in their home for a Vanity Fair interview in February of 2011. On that cool February morning, I met with who appeared to be a loving newlywed couple.
Flash forward…now it’s October of 2013, and the world is discovering that all was not as it appeared. My Life As It Didn’t Appear by Meredith Banks, (which was originally scheduled to be released by Parrott Publishing on October 1 but has been delayed again due to legal battles) will eventually hit the market. The release is imminent and the snippet alone has revealed a peek into the depth of misinformation in my original interview!
My goal with these interviews is to attempt to set the record straight.
This time I’m not working with Mr. Rawlings or Ms. Nichols. Why? Because they are both missing!
Ms. Nichols was last seen September 4, and Mr. Rawlings was reportedly in a plane that made an emergency landing on September 21. He has not been seen or heard from since.
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is more involved than a soap opera. Over the next few days, I will be releasing my “unauthorized” interviews with friends, family, and employees of these two individuals and hopefully setting the record straight.
Please join me in learning the real story…what were these two individuals hiding from me AND from you in 2011?
In an attempt to get the most accurate information, I interviewed Amber McCoy and her brother Harrison Baldwin separately.
Here is my discussion with Mr. Baldwin. (Let me add, I’m damn glad I didn’t do this interview over the phone! Those were some of the prettiest blue eyes I think I’ve ever seen!)
Thank you for talking with us, Mr. Baldwin
Please, I’m Harry, and I’m happy to do anything to help find Claire.
Harry, please tell us about your relationship with Claire Nichols.
I met Claire when she came to live with my sister. We became friends. I haven’t spoken with her since she moved back to Iowa.
I’d love to clarify a few of your comments…can you define “friends”? I believe I’ve seen more than one picture of the two of you together while she lived in California. I think I even read that the two of you were living together?
Claire lived with my sister Amber. We all live in the same condominium building; however, we never lived together in the same unit.
There was a time when Claire couldn’t walk to the curb without someone taking her picture.
Yes, we ate at local restaurants and were often photographed. She was a fun person to be around, and we enjoyed one another’s company—friends.
And yet, as friends, you haven’t spoken in months?
My number hasn’t changed.
All right—enough said. Let’s discuss her past. Are you familiar with the book that is about to be published.
I haven’t seen it, but I’ve heard about it.
Do you believe the information is true?
Since I haven’t seen it, I’m not sure. I know that her first marriage had issues.
“Issues”? Do you believe that Anthony Rawlings was abusive?
I only know what I’ve been told. With that information, I worry about Claire now. I’m concerned for her safety.
Ms. Nichol’s family seems to believe that Mr. Rawlings’ disappearance is connected to Claire’s. Do you agree?
I don’t want to believe that Claire would take off and scare her family after all they’ve been through. So, if she didn’t leave of her own free will, then I believe foul-play could be involved. It does seem suspicious that he too is missing.
How did Claire end up hospitalized before she moved back to Iowa?
She was attacked by a man. Security saved her before she was too badly hurt.
I believe I read that you were the hero who saved her.
I got to her only seconds before security. It was the guard who shot and killed the perpetrator.
Ms. Vandersol mentioned that Claire was pregnant. Do you know if that’s true?
I would assume that if anyone would know the truth about that, it would be Claire’s sister.
So, you’re confirming that she’s pregnant.
I’m confirming that she is missing and we need to do anything possible to assure that she’s safe. If what Emily says is also true, then we should all be more concerned, not just for Claire, but for her child.
Do you truly believe that Mr. Rawlings would harm his child?
I’m not sure what Mr. Rawlings is capable of doing. Thank you for keeping Claire in the spotlight. I must be going.
One last question, Harrison, are you seeing anyone new?
New? No, I’m not.
Thank you. (I almost asked him if he wanted to see anyone, and then I remembered I’m married!)
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About the Author
Aleatha has lived most of her life in Indiana growing-up in Mishawaka, graduating from Indiana University, and currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of twenty six years, they’ve raised three children. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include exercising, reading and creating heros/ anti-heros who haunt your dreams!
Aleatha enjoys traveling, especially when there is a beach involved. In 2011 she had the opportunity to visit Sydney, Australia to visit her daughter studying at the University of Wollongong. Her dream is to travel to places in her novels and around the world.
CONSEQUENCES, her first novel, was released August 2011 by Xlibris Publishing. October 2012 Ms. Romig rereleased CONSEQUENCES as an Indie author. TRUTH, the sequel, was released October 30, 2012 and CONVICTED, the final installment of the Consequences Series, release today, October 8th, 2013!
Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Brown and Miller Literary Associates.