Book Title: Consequences
Author: Aleatha Romig
Genre: Psychological / Suspense thriller Romance
My Rating: 5 Stars & WOW
Book hangover: HOLYSHIT! One of the most mind fuck read ever. This one of my top “Recovery needed after reading”
Stand Alone / Series: Series 1st book of consequences series
Read if you enjoy: Puzzling mystery & suspense thriller, Romance with psychological twist, story about Stockholm syndrome
Characters likability: Strong Love & strong hate for them. Intense chemistry
Sexual content : R rated , but no explicit smut contain some suggestive of rape etc
Reading recommendation : To read back to back with the sequel the 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.”
My honest review:
I’m lost with word after reading this book. Gob-smack and speechless. I’ve truly been mind-fuck! This is not your typical romance book and not your typical Stockholm syndrome scenario too, this book is phenomenal !!!
This book begins with Claire being held captive in a luxurious mansion by the dark and handsome businessman Anthony, that she briefly acquainted from the bar where she work. Anthony promised that he will cleared all Claire’s debts and treat her well but in return demanded her to submit to him and play along a normal like appearance to the outside world. If she misbehaved he threatened her with a punishable consequences. Anthony is a sensual and caring man when in the right mood ,but he turn into an abusive daemon when being provoked. Claire constantly live in fear, though she tries to find ways to get her freedom but she submissively obey her captor, by compartmentalizing her sadness & despair.
Will Anthony’s loving and caring nature be enough to convinced Claire that he’s not the beast she think he is? That’s one question to be answer in this book. However this book is much more than the romance between the beauty & the beast or the captive & the captor or love hate passion.
The story takes you between what happening in the present between Claire & Anthony , and the tangled dark past of Anthony’s family. Though the first half of the book may seem a bit draggy and directionless, there’s layers & layers of dark mystery to be uncovered, in the second half of this book. If you enjoy psychological mystery, then this book is definitely a page turner that will blow your mind away. MUST READ !!!
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