Wednesday, December 19, 2012
t'irla ~The BookSlayer~'s Dec 17, 12 ·
I didn't think it could happen! After reading book 1 I didn't think he could redeem himself....but he did!!!
Claire Nichols endured the CONSEQUENCES of Anthony Rawlings’ vendetta.
When she first arrived to his home, her goal was survival. Through strength and compartmentalization Claire captivated her captor. Her resilience in the face of his rule threatened Anthony’s well developed plan. Domination became desire and power turned to love.
Their passion and adoration in a world of opulence appeared perfect. Yet, reality was a roller coaster of emotion. Claire’s world teetered on the edge of sanity as Antony monitored her every move. When given the opportunity to flee, Claire drove away. A fateful decision which set a well laid plan into motion.
However, unbeknownst to either of them, there were others who saw past the perfect facade of Anthony Rawlings. There were others who saw the TRUTH. Conspiracy and unfulfilled promises result in an early prison release for Claire. Not just a release – a pardon. According to the law, her crime never happened!
Will it be that easy? Faced with freedom from her past... can Claire seize it? Can she build a new life, mend her broken spirit, become the woman she once was, and seek her own revenge? Or is it all a game? And does the game master have different plans?
How does Sophia Burke fit into the puzzle that is Tony and Claire? Will her presence affect the future of this well esteemed man? Can he dominate twice? Is that his goal?
TRUTH continues the tumultuous saga of CONSEQUENCES, introduces new players, and uncovers more intrigue. Aleatha Romig skillfully weaves past transgressions through current deception to create a fervent world of obsessed desire. In this reality can an all-consuming relationship survive?
When buried sins are discovered they threaten not only Tony and Claire’s future -- but their very lives! Will the TRUTH be revealed in time?
When I reached the end of Consequences I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep reading the series. I could not figure out how it was possible for this to be a HEA story. When I read a book as dark as book 1 I need to know something good happens at the end or it would make me safe-word the book. But after exchange tweets with Aleatha Romig (who is a delightful person) I was assured I would change my mind about Anthony (Tony) our male protagonist. So I hesitantly started Truth. I loved how Claire grew and changed and became more self confident throughout the book. In some ways this book is a coming of age story for her. Yes it was extreme and she went through stuff in book one that no woman should have to go through and yet with the lemons she was dealt she made lemonade. Tony on the flip side was his own devious self until about 70% into the book. At this point he became someone who had obviously learnt some lessons and finally figured out what was important in life. AR crafted a story that kept me on the edge of my chair and keep me reading all night just to finish this book. Her characters were fleshed out even more and made the emotional connection more intense than even in book 1. In a lot of ways book 2 was a better book however we needed to have book 1 so that two could be amazing. My only criticism was the ending seemed a bit rushed and a tad confusing. I understand we were being kept on our toes and in the dark for suspense purposes but the ending didn't "feel" right. Now, this might be addressed in book 3 but this did lose the book .25 of a star. I totally recommend this book and this series book one is not for the faint of heart but book two is a easier read and brings more suspense than darkness to the forefront. I'm not sure where Aleatha is going to go with book 3 but boy I can't wait..I think she needs to move that release date up to early 2013 instead of 2014:)...
4.75 bright shiny stars for Truth with a hardy recommendation and a note this book contains no graphic sex it is your imagination that fills in the blank. Don't miss out reading Consequences and Truth a very different kind of love story.