Claire Nichols had a plan—to survive!
In an unfamiliar bedroom within a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols wakes to memories of a brutal abduction. All of her recollections have one common denominator, the man she just met—Anthony Rawlings. Unbeknownst to Claire, Anthony has had her in his sights for a long time. Every action has consequences—and his actions resulted in their chance meeting.
Facing incomprehensible circumstances, Claire must learn to survive as she comes to terms with her new reality—every aspect of her livelihood is now dependent upon the tall, dark-haired, dark-eyed tycoon. Anthony may appear to the world as a prosperous, benevolent, kind businessman, but in reality Claire learns he is also a menacing, controlling captor with very strict rules: do as your told, public failure is not an option, and don’t divulge private information. Failure to follow these rules and more, are met with serious consequences.
In an effort to earn her freedom, Claire learns her lessons well and before long, she unknowingly captivates her captor. Anthony/ Tony reluctantly becomes enthralled with Claire’s beauty, resilience and determination. Their interaction instigates strong emotions, including—fear, anger, love, and lust—as their journey flows into uncharted waters of intrigue and passion.
From the opening criminal abduction, through the twists and turns, to the unlikely romantic thrills, the suspense climaxes as Aleatha Romig utilizes vivid detail, allowing this novel to unfold like a movie.
Can you put the pieces of the puzzle together? Claire Nichols abduction wasn’t a random act—did she learn her lessons well enough? Will these unlikely lovers remain true--or will she learn the truth before it’s too late?
Have you ever watched something, knew you should look away but just couldn't? That's what reading Consequences it like. It's a train wreck you have to watch/read.
I'm having trouble figuring out how to describe Consequences. Aleatha Romig has written a compelling but often frustrating novel. Looking back after the read, I "think" she was trying to make you feel like you, the reader, are Claire. Until you realize that, you are going to be very irate with Ms Romig.
What I liked: Hmmm, well, the overall premise, I guess. Through a lot of this novel, I wasn't sure what was going on but was unable to walk away. I kept thinking, I'll read one more chapter. Five chapters later, I was still reading. The way the story plays on your emotions just keeps drawing you back in. You want to put it down but you HAVE to know what's going to happen next.
What I didn't like: The first thing I would say is too much mundane information but, after finishing, I felt all the information was necessary, I think. Again, at first, I thought, no way could this happen to someone but again, it might. The frustration with the main characters, Claire and Anthony, got to me at times.
Can you tell I was FRUSTRATED reading Consequences? The telling point, I kept reading. It's dark and twisted but I kept reading. Now I want to know what happens!! I just started with the second book, Truth. It's going better.