Saturday, December 28, 2013

Consequences by Aleatha Romig
Reviewer: Kaylene
Rating: 5 stars

~ Review ~

I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Oh my fricking God what did I just read !!  What the hell is with that ending ... wowser.
Okay well where to start with this one.  I loved it, and I absolutely hated it, and now I am struggling with do I read the next one?
Claire Nichols, poor Claire wakes up abducted by none other than Anthony Rawlings, a cold brutal man with a plan.  His mantra every action has a consequence is an understatement.  I don't know what to feel about Anthony bloody Rawlings? Is he a twat or is he actually just a man who has serious mental issues? Or is he misunderstood? Or is he a raving lunatic? Is he deranged? Or is he a loving gentle man? No definitely not that one.  This man toys with Claire's heart, mind and captures her soul.  He is so controlling that he makes Christian Grey look like a saint.
Clare's character was hard to read at times, I just couldn't quite understand the whole .. why didn't you run, run far away when you had the opportunity.  This book brought Stockholm Syndrome to a new level. Every time I thought she might do something, Anthony would show her his "nice" side and she would stay. 
This book was very long .. long, long, long but mostly it grasped me the whole way.  There were a few lulls but mainly it was non stop holy shit moments mixed with the words, seriously, really, oh fuck, no, not possible, shit and that's just going too far.
I think I need psychotherapy after this book and now I am contemplating reading the next one.  Yes, I definitely need to be locked up.
~Synopsis ~
Book #1 of the Bestselling Consequences Series:

Anthony Rawlings had a plan—to teach Claire Nichols to behave.
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?

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