Jun 29, 2013
Title: Consequences (Consequences #1)
Author: Aleatha Romig
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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.
Consequences is the first installment in the Consequences Trilogy, and it is a brilliant novel written by the incredibly talented Aleatha Romig.
As the novel’s synopsis outlines the plot of the novel in great detail, rather than summarizing the novel, I will be discussing the elements within Consequencesthat made it become one of my most favorite novels read in 2013 to date. That being said, Consequences is an unbelievably addictive psychological thriller that encompasses suspense and a healthy dose of romance.
What immediately captured my interest in Consequences was the author’s writing style. Although I had never been in Claire’s position, the main character in the novel, at times I felt as though I was experiencing her emotions and surroundings first hand, right through her eyes. I felt rage, betrayal, compassion, and all the other emotions that Claire had harbored deep within her soul and released onto others that surrounded her, especially and understandably with Tony. Few authors possess the ability to evoke emotions within their readers, as well as having them connect with the characters within the novel at a more personal level rather than from a bird’s-eye view. Aleatha Romig should be commended for her exceptional writing. She pays close attention to detail, with flawless transitioning between each scene. The characters within Consequenceswere well developed, and they were engaging throughout the entire novel.
I can say without a doubt that I am looking forward to discovering what lies ahead in both Claire and Tony’s future; and I cannot wait to read Aleatha’s next installment in the Consequences series, Truth. If you haven’t yet read Consequences, I would highly recommend that you do so immediately! Like, RIGHT NOW!
Must Read! Highly Recommended!
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I received no monetary compensation from it.**
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