It may seem impossible to choose a favorite book, right? There are some many yummy, juicy plots and amazing characters out there that you just don’t feel like you can choose. Well I don’t have a favorite book, but books. A series. That series is…The Consequences Series by Aleatha Romig. Let me tell you, you will not put these books down. I felt like an addict getting my fix every time a new book to the series came out. I almost don’t have the words to tell you just how much these books affected me. People like to ask “Have you been Aleatha’d?” You’ll know once you’ve read her books…you’ll never be the same.
The Consequences series is a suspenseful, psychological, mind blowing, and sexy mind fuck (sorry mama…no other way to put it.) There are 5 books in the series. Consequences, Truth, Convicted, Revealed, and Beyond the Consequences. You should not read out of order. If you only read the first 3, you’ll have a good picture of the story and it will be complete, but it won’t be enough. You’ll become a fiend and want to know more and more. The last two books are the answers to your unanswered questions about Claire and Tony and all the other people involved in binding them together, for better or worse.
Consequences- Book 1
“Every action has consequences.
Waking in an unfamiliar bedroom in a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols is terrified to discover that a chance encounter led her into the cruel hands of her abductor, Anthony Rawlings. Claire has no understanding of why she’s there, but it’s been made abundantly clear—she is now his acquisition and every action has consequences.
Learn the rules to survive.
Facing incomprehensible circumstances, Claire must learn to survive her new reality—every aspect of her livelihood depends upon the tall, dark-eyed tycoon who is a true master of deception. Driven by unknown demons, he has no tolerance for imperfection, in any aspect of his life, including his recent acquisition. Anthony may appear to the world as a handsome, benevolent businessman, but in reality Claire knows firsthand that he’s a menacing, controlling captor with very strict rules: do as you’re told, public failure is not an option, and appearances are of the utmost importance.
Captivate the captor.
To fit together the pieces of the puzzle, Claire must follow his rules. Will her plan work, or will Anthony become enthralled by Claire’s beauty, resilience, and determination, changing the game forever? If that happens, will either of them survive the consequences?
Nobody ever did or ever will escape the consequences of his choices.—Alfred A. Montapert”
My thoughts ya”ll:
When I finished Consequences, I alternated between squealing because I was excited for the next book and my mouth hanging open because, OMG what just happened. You’ve never read a story like this in your life and I’ve only read one series since that has even come close.
You meet Claire. She’s a young woman that goes out on a date with an attractive man. He’s not all that he seems. He’s actually her abductor. She spends the night with him and when she wakes, she’s panicked and confused. She begins her journey of learning Tony’s rules, and his methods of teaching are barbaric and painful. You learn the entire reason why Claire is suffering these consequences in the first place. She learns how to survive Tony, and he learns how to love Claire.
Truth- Book 2
“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. He thought he taught her to behave—but domination became desire and Claire taught Tony to love.
Their passion and adoration in a world of opulence appeared perfect, yet the 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 began a well laid plan.
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?”
My thoughts ya’ll:
I knew reading book 2, that I would still have to wait a long time before I could read the last book, which was Convicted at the time. I had been Aleatha’d and I couldn’t read this book fast enough. Claire finally has her freedom…or so it seems. Tony can’t stand not being in control and Claire still loves him. Through it all, more pieces of the puzzle are coming together, and you find the truth and consequences span way outside of just Claire and Tony.
Now do you see why this is hands down my favorite series? There is no question that I’ve been Aleatha’d and I’ll keep coming back again and again.”Stick to your convictions.
Against all odds, Claire and Tony have found their way back to one another, but it doesn’t mean a happy ever after. Not even close. Just when they seemed to have it all—love, respect, and the promise of a family—the game master exposes the truth and Claire’s world once again unravels. With old convictions wavering and past transgressions coming to light, the cards have changed and luck is not in the deck for Claire and Tony.
Abandon all assumptions.
Lost in a constant nightmare, who will save Claire from her past? From herself? Everyone has a hand to play, and now they’re playing for keeps. Everything known to be true is questioned. Motives are explained. The past is once again unearthed, and this time, secrets lurk between dreams and reality, between the past and the present.
The clock is ticking.
Time is running out on Claire…on Tony…on their happy ever after. When the final cards are played, will their unconventional love trump the opposition?
In the end, some will discover their bets were too high, and all will learn the most crucial lesson—there are always consequences for the truth.”
You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to abandon your assumptions. –Denis Waitley”
My thoughts ya’ll:
After reading 2 other books from the series you feel like you know the characters and you know in your heart that they will have their happily ever after. You just want the madness, lies, secrets, and consequences to stop. Every time your heart slows a bit, wham!..Aleatha hits you with another twist. Reading Convicted makes you question everything. You find out things that make you second guess whether they will be together and it’s gut wrenching until the very end.
“Readers saw what happened on that fateful afternoon at the Rawlings Estate and heard about the aftermath. This fourth novel of the series is told through the men in Claire Nichols’ life and fills in the gap of time that was only previously mentioned. Like dominoes falling in a line, REVEALED allows readers to experience the shocking repercussions one by one, and witness their effect on everyone in the game.
“REVEALED: The Missing Years fills in more blanks than you could have imagined.”- Schmexy Girl Book Blog
Share the struggle as Anthony Rawlings fights for what is his as the crashing consequences of his past threatens to change his world forever. Join Harrison Baldwin as he discovers the truth that threatens his beliefs, and John Vandersol as he come to terms with his revelations. Witness as Phillip Roach decides with whom his loyalties lie, and Brent Simmons demonstrates the meaning of friendship—no matter the cost.
Readers of this series survived the Consequences, learned the Truth, and know who was Convicted, but that is not all. Do not assume that Tony and Claire’s story is complete, because beyond the conclusion of Convicted there is more to be REVEALED!
“Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.”–James Allen”
My thoughts ya’ll:
She had to write a book to answer all the questions that arise while reading the other three books. How could she not. It’s like catching up with a friend face to face rather than over the phone. You hear so much more detail of their lives that you’ve missed out on. When I read this book, it reminded me of my love of Claire and Tony and showed me just how much was going on behind the scenes. It reignited my passion for the characters and made me think of them differently.
Beyond the Consequences- Book 5
“Secrets and deception
As the pieces of their puzzle come together, Anthony and Claire Rawlings continue to defy the odds. Together they overcame an incomprehensible beginning. Apart they endured unimaginable heartache. Reunited with family and friends, their journey continues as they navigate a dangerous world where secrets threaten to destroy what they hold the most dear.
Passion and love
Tony and Claire turn up the heat as sparks fly, passion rages, and love prevails. With only a dark glance or devilish grin, the fire that sparked in an isolated suite, continues to burn. Though no longer willing to be less than Tony’s equal in life, behind closed doors only one man makes the rules.
Choices and consequences
The safety of the Rawlings family is not debatable, and only Phillip Roach can assure that they are not disappointed. Learn how he leads old friends and new associates through the dangerous world of delusion and revenge. The choices he makes for both the family and his personal life will have consequences.”
My thoughts ya’ll:
It just goes to show how massive this story is and how many people are really involved. You root for Tony and Claire to have that happily ever after and they finally do get it. The hell they go to get there is, I’m ashamed to say, is entertaining to behold. All the questions are finally answered.
The amount of twists, turns, and angst that she put into these books still makes me tingly to this day. I remember reading Consequences and just having a ball of anxiety in my stomach the entire book from not knowing what was going to happen next. It had a cliffhanger. So I, like any other fan began to stalk. I was not happy to find out that I’d have to wait over a year for it to come out. I waited years for the entire series to be finished. But could I wait until the end and read them all at the same time? Of course not. What can I say…I’m a glutton for cliffhanger punishment.
Why you should read it:
All I can say is if you like psychological thrillers, read it. You like steamy love scenes, binge on it. Enjoy reading strong female heroines, do it. You will not come away unsatisfied. Now do you see why this is hands down my favorite series? There is no question that I’ve been Aleatha’d and I’ll keep coming back again and again.
About the Author:
Aleatha Romig lives in Indiana with her husband and is a former dental hygienist. She enjoys writing twists, turns and anti- heroes. Want to check out her other amazing works? Head over to her amazon page and soon you’ll be aleatha’d too.
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