Monday, December 10, 2012
'irla ~The BookSlayer~'s review Dec 10, 12 ·
Totally not what I expected...I'm not sure if I like it or hate it...all I know is that now I *have* to read book 2 Truth.
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.
I am a bit puzzled at how to review this book. The writing HANDS DOWN one of the best written books I have read in a while. However, the answer if I liked the book I have to say no...but that is because of the content and story line. I don't want to do any spoilers so I am being vague here....but I am supposed to not like the book ..it isn't that type of book. It is the kind of book that will make you angry, homicidal, wanting to slap the TSTL female protagonist. Then there was the end, even though it was foreshadowed through out the book it came as a huge shock. I am compelled to read book 2 but I don't want to ..but I have to...but I don't want to...*confused* The book is so shocking, emotional, engulfing but dark..very very dark. I keep asking the author on twitter if there is a HEA...I need to know that so I can continue...If I am reading all this I need to know we have a silver lining at the end. ...to date she has refused to answer.
4.5 Stars from me...The only reason she lost the 1/2 star is that it got soo intense I had to put it down and walk away for a while....so I was *almost* at my safeword limit. Great Writing Aleatha Romig...now if you will just let me know about the HEA...I would be happy:)
*Update: The wonderful Aleatha send me a message...It is ok for me to keep reading, I won't be disappointed. Thanks Aleatha!!! I'm off to start Truth!