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.
How do I possibly sum up this book? I have been writing this review for days because every time I write it I give so much away. This book is so crazy good, but such a MIND FUCK! I have wanted to read this book for so long, and finally I couldn’t wait any longer. It is raw, dark, and evicts so many emotions it is hard to even describe. I couldn’t possibly describe my own feelings on the characters, and to me THAT is a book worth reading. If an author can draw you in, make you feel and keep you wanting more, than I am a happy girl.
Let’s start off with Claire , she starts the book off one way and well good grief she goes a COMPLETELY different. At one point I think she became certifiable, I actually questioned my own sanity a few times while reading this. I mean WHAT THE HELL?!?! I know if you have read this book your thinking, I know Amy but Tony is hot, rich, and really what choice does she have right? STOCKHOLM SYNDROME is what I kept thinking, but again your mind is FUCKED!! You have NO CLUE what in the hell is going on. My heart and my head were at war with each other. I almost put the book down a few times because I couldn’t wrap my mind around it. I wanted to SCREAM at Claire and pretty much anyone else in the book (I know fictional characters).
Ok onto Tony… What in the hell is wrong with me that I actually loved him??? I swear I needed a counselor after this book IT IS THAT GOOD! Seriously he goes from crazy psycho asshat to adoring gorgeous billionaire?? I am still overcoming the whiplash from his mood swings. He is brutal and a complete and total piece of shit, I wanted to scream and literally cause physical damage to his body (again, I know he is a fictional character people, but I dare you to not want to do the same). Then he is tender and thoughtful of course always with his “every decision has consequences” bullshit. Still you think, maybe there is a reason that he is like this?? My emotions are all over the chart with him. I loved him, I hated him, I wanted to punch him, I wanted to kiss him then I am thinking HOLY SHIT I AM NUTS!!! I posted this status on Facebook and LOVE the comments..lol:
ME: So I am finally getting to finish reading Consequences by Aleatha Romig and OMG I am hysterically crying, and then I think there is something wrong with me because I love Tony, why do I love him??? I may need some MAJOR discussions from those who have read this.. lol
Natalie: Feel free to chat me up. I will be starting Truth next week.
ME: I totally will because I keep thinking WHAT THE EFF.. LOL I am starting Truth right after lol
Teresa Mummert: LOVE Tony!
ME: I do toooo but shouldn’t I NOT love him??? I mean seriously… LOL
Teresa Mummert: Nahh… I say love him.
“Mint”: I can’t wait to read it.
“Mint”: Love that your crying. Last time I cried jar was when I finished Tidal by Emily snow!
ME: I am talking TEARS! I loathe him one minute and then I love him the next I feel like I’m losing my mind
Laura: what is the book based on
ME: There is no way to fully explain it.. LOL Here is the link for it on Goodreads.. I only read Romance so
Laura: Thanks Amy, it looks very interesting, I may have to pick up!
So as you can see there are others who have no words because its so intense. The writing, is captivating and the descriptions of Claire’s emotions and her unbelievable journey had me shaking. I was sobbing, because HOW DOES ANYONE ENDURE THIS and not try to kill themself is what I would like to know. I also couldn’t understand Tony’s staff, I mean doesn’t ANYONE have a conscience?? How do you know what the hell is going on and not feel like a call to the FBI is in order?? I swear its like those people who hear a woman screaming and instead of helping look the other way. I would like to smack Catherine and Edward, and anyone else who was aware of what was going on with Claire. The ending, I swear I needed a drink after, yet again you’re thrown and you want to scream. (I do take note of how many times I screamed, because it really was a lot) This is one of those books that authors should be grateful we don’t have their phone numbers! I would have been calling her ranting, or sending her my bill from therapy because again I am still unsure what the hell I am feeling.
All in all, I was sucked into Claire’s disturbing world, and felt so much emotion. I was so freaking crazy with this book but I love EVERY FREAKING SECOND!! It was just WOW…I started to believe that things were making sense and puzzle pieces were clicking together. However, when I thought “WOW, maybe like Teresa said it is ok to love Tony”, you remember again that every action has a Consequence!
Amazing book trailer!!