Book #3 of the Consequences Series--
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!
I stayed up well past my bedtime finishing up Convicted by Aleatha Romig. Then, it took me forever to wind down enough to get to sleep. And then, I dreamed about the series. Now that, readers, is an impact of an extremely well written, developed and anticipated novel.
I was going to abandon my usual short format for my reviews to gush about Convicted. However, I'm going with the adage that less is more.
What I liked: Absolutely everything. No caveats, no suggestions, just me totally enjoying Ms Romig's work. With the ending of Truth, I thought, what can the author possibly do to make this series any more intense? I read the first chapter of Convicted on GoodReads and haven't stopped thinking about it since. The second chapter was offered and I couldn't bring myself to read it. I enjoyed how Ms Romig chose to unfold the story in Convicted. Terribly effective. The tension, anticipation, frustration and the outrage were only some of what I felt reading this story. The twists and turns on the roller coaster ride were a tribute to her characters.
What I didn't like: The series ended!!
Now, just a bit of gushing and kudos for Ms Romig. Each book in this series is written and presented in a completely different way than the preceding book. How refreshing. You honestly didn't know what was going to happen next but you couldn't wait to find out.
With the following of readers for this series, Ms Romig could have elected to "drag" it out and go for money; she didn't. She did exactly what she said she would do and stuck to her guns. Did I want more, yes. Am I satisfied with what the author did, yes.
This series is now, and will be in the future, at the top of my recommendation list for other readers.
Extremely well done, Ms Romig