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 Anthony 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?
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My Two Cents:
5+ Significant Mind-Blowing OOOOO’s
You want the Truth, you know you do!
Desperately seeking the Truth myself, the very second I finished devouring Consequences, I immediately began consuming Truth. Yes, CONSUMED, GULPED, WOLFED DOWN! I was a glutton! But HOLY MINDF*#K! Truth begins with an emotional roller coaster ride that doesn’t ever seem to end. The inevitable twists & turns and additional deceptions will once again keep you wavering on the edge of sanity.
Always expect the unexpected. That pretty much sums up this storyline. You’re already aware that every action has a CONSEQUENCE. Anthony Rawlings has made that perfectly clear!
“In their figurative game of chess, Anthony Rawlings had Claire in check. Every move she made, he countered.”There are events taking place in this story that you truly don’t see coming! It’s an endless mind trip that leaves your head reeling and spinning in ways you never believed possible.
After completing Consequences, I hated Tony, despised the man with my whole being. There has been no fictional character I could recall up to this point that I’ve loathed as much as him! The despondence I felt for Claire was nearly palpable. The truly talented author manages to evoke reactions so passionately embedded within the reader. Using her gift for incredible storytelling, she reaches from within the book pages and grabs hold of our entire being, arousing our emotions with her carefully chosen words and consistently keeping us on our toes. I am in awe of Aleatha Romig’s extraordinary writing and her ability to essentially take a man who seemed so inconceivably unredeemable and somewhat turn the tables on us as readers. Could we possibly feel sorry for him? No, No, that’s just not right!
Not wanting to provide any spoilers, I will leave you to form your own conclusions and let you figure that one out on your own.
I so admired Claire’s new-found strength. While seeking to re-establish her newly gained independence she managed to develop such a fresh sense of confidence and was determined to beat Tony at his own twisted games, even while constantly looking over her shoulder. She forms unexpected alliances and definitively takes matters into her own hands. I couldn’t help but shout out, “YOU GO, CLAIRE! YOU GO, GIRL!”
“Mr. Anthony Rawlings had a lesson to learn and Claire claimed the role as teacher.”New characters are introduced and to make matters even more interesting, a love triangle develops. Just wait until you meet Harry, so caring and handsome and smart and sexy and…well, you’ll just need to experience him for yourself. Sigh…
To relieve some of the emotional intensity, humorous moments appeared to give us a giggle, which were quite frantically needed.
“I know you enjoy coffee, I´d offer you some. But, the last time I got you coffee, it didn't work out so well for me." Tony smirked, "God, Claire you're something else. I can´t imagine anyone else joking about that." "Well, see, you misinterpreted. I wasn´t joking. I´m actually still pissed as hell.”
Tony poured wine into each glass and handed one to Claire. “Do you remember when we had wine at the Red Wing?” Claire closed her eyes, recalling the scene from a lifetime ago, and nodded. “I do.” “I’d been watching you for years. I was so nervous that night. I thought I was planning your acquisition.” He looked into his red liquid. Her stance straightened, “If you’re using business metaphors, may I suggest hostile takeover. It’s more appropriate.”Having read this series a few months ago, I’ve been touting its brilliance to any of my friends who will listen and anyone else who asks for a book recommendation. Simply stating I LOVE this series just doesn’t even begin to explain how I feel about it. I’m impatiently waiting for the third and final installment, Convicted to be released this October. If you enjoy adventurous reads; mystery mixed with romance; books that will truly make your heart race, your body tense, your mind reel, then this is the perfect series for you. It will leave you experiencing a wide array of emotions from happy to confused to angry to sad and once again desperately wanting, needing even more. I promise you these characters and their unique story will remain with you for a very long time.
See my review of Consequences here.
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Aleatha Romig is a bestselling author, who has been voted #1 "New Author to Read" on Goodreads July 2012 - Present! She was also #9 most followed author on Goodreads - July/August 2013.
Aleatha has lived most of her life in Indiana growing-up in Mishawaka, graduating from Indiana University, and currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of twenty six years, they've raised three children. She works days as a dental hygienist but enjoys spending her nights writing. When not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include exercising, reading and creating heros/ anti-heros who haunt your dreams!
Aleatha enjoys traveling, especially when there is a beach involved. In 2011 she had the opportunity to visit Sydney, Australia to visit her daughter studying at the University of Wollongong. Her dream is to travel to places in her novels and around the world.
CONSEQUENCES, her first novel, was released August 2011 by Xlibris Publishing. October 2012 Ms. Romig rereleased CONSEQUENCES as an Indie author. TRUTH, the sequel, was released October 30, 2012 and CONVICTED, the final installment of the Consequences Series, is scheduled for release in October of 2013!
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