Claire Nichols endured the consequences of Anthony Rawlings' vendetta. When she first arrived at 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 rollercoaster 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?
©2011 Aleatha Romig (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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"Downward spiral of an idiot"
You have no idea who thrill I was with the first part of the book. Finally! Claire gets revenge! She even has a sexy new guy in her life and help from various sources. It made getting this book worth it. And then, Claire went back to being Claire again.
I find it odd when a woman is called courageous and strong yet shows no signs of being remotely in the same time zone. Let's put on our spoiler cap, shall we?
A man kills your parents, kidnaps you, rapes you, beats you, breaks your bones, rapes you some more, dresses you, throws your family in prison, then throws you in prison for is faked attempted murder and lets you sit there until you are miraculously freed by someone else. You finally realize he's a horrific person and set up plans to tell the world the truth. Then, all it takes is him blackmailing you, possibly drugging you to have sex (which you think is a dream), you find out your pregnant, and BOOM! You want to be with him again?
I'm sorry? What?
I have lost all respect for this woman. I didn't care about her enough in the first book and the revenge I hoped for was taken... I won't say I'm not a little intrigued by the author's ability to pull the rug out from beneath me but to what end? At what cost? By making her leading lady an even bigger idiot? Is it worth it?
Lord help me I may just have to finish this series. Why? Maybe I have Stockholm Syndrome too but surely this is leading somewhere.
"Even better than the first book!"
Really loved the way this book developed following the first one. I immediately downloaded the third book.
"Love this book! So unpredictable!!!"
I didn't read the print version.
I loved the ending, it was so unpredictable and I definitely didn't see that coming! Too many times you have stories that end in happiness and pure bliss and for once, I got to read an amazing book that was so mysterious and kept me wanting more!
The ending moved me the most. At first I was confused what had happened, and then when he didn't change his mind and save her at the jail, I was happy that it wasn't the perfect happy ending that most books are!
Overall, this was an amazing book with a lot of mystery and although I almost cried at a couple scenes, I thought it was a fantastic book with a great story.
I liked Harry a lot.
I liked Romy's voice, made the story easy for me to follow.
No, breaks are definitely needed for a book like this.
Truth wasn’t as crazy for me but there were still some WTF moments for me. Claire honestly frustrated the mess out of me a couple of times. I loved her resolve for awhile and all the new happenings that were going on in her life but after one night it was all gone. I understand the reasons but I still didn’t like it. I loved Harry, Amber and Courtney and how supportive they were for her. I did not like how Claire changed and I don’t blame Emily and John for being the way they were.
I really liked the couple of twist. I’d had my ideas about some things and once they were confirmed everything kind of fell into place. There were a couple of times I didn’t know who I should trust and that made things a lot more interesting.
I still don’t like Tony. The soft spot I almost gained for him went out the window rather quickly. I’m curious about what’s going to happen next with everyone; hopefully Convicted will be another good one.
"I had to read more!"
The story has kept me wanting more, it has been a story with twists and turns. A story that leaves me anticipating when I can hear more Is always a great book.
The introduction of Harry and Amber has been like the good guys comming to help. Harry with his compassion, yet lack of understanding, and the huge let down at the hospital made him so real, and just a good guy.
This is first time. I think the performance gets better as the book reads on.
Where does she go from here?
Onto book 3 Conviction...The excerpt in Truth took my heart..I had to get into Conviction and Find the Truth and know who would receive the Consequences for the Conviction ! Onward with Audible!
"A Compelling Story - that's the Truth."
You don't want to miss this series. Everyone is talking about it and after finishing getting into the books, I understand why. It's a little bit romance, a little bit thriller, and a little bit suspense... but whatever it is, it's absolutely compelling. I couldn't stop listening from one book to the next.
"Did not even finish it."
After the conclusion of the first book, I hoped the main character had grown a spine, but alas...
Although the narrator does an exellent job, somehow her voice sounds like an old womans to me.
I would have cut everything after the antagonist meets up with the "protagonist" again.
"Some truth is revealed"
4.5* Yes I need to read Convicted to know if I'm wrong about the *
Another audible edition for me, I do have the kindle edition too but I'm that kind of audio book freak fan.
I had some trouble with the narrator, the first book but now I'm used to her voice and I think she mastered Tony's authoritarian demanding sounds to perfection! I'll never forget, It's a love and hate thing, I thought I never hated something or someone, but Listening to this
Just ended the book and now what the hell is wrong with me, I'm feeling sad, it's just like you saw a great movie you were waiting for a long time and now it's over and you're going home trying to fill the void and struggling to understand the story and match all the pieces of the puzzle.
I have to admit the author's crafty ability to write this story, developing such a complete, rich group of characters and a clever twisting plot! This I won't forget either. They all came live to me like a motion picture.
I know that Aleatha Romig's work has mix feelings around this readers world, but isn't that a brilliant amazing work when it makes you feel guilty when you find out that a character you hated now you like it a little bit even though you wanted to hated him again? when did that happen? When you feel all this emotions, isn't this a great reading/listening experience?
I recommend to listen to the audio book version if you think the story is to long, it's worth it!
Anthony, I can forget what you did and I can't forgive either. I now realize or did really soon (I'm a very perceptive person and clever too you know :)) someone else was pulling the strings, but every action was done by you. The supposed "dream" Claire had ... You had to learn to care, you're a smart man, what was that? But you were true, actions have consequences even for you... I knew your pain and desire to change, you turn Claire's world around but your world was spinning too! How's that turning for you? She learned from you and plays the game and handles all the twists and turns to perfection, you're fault!
So much is reveal in Truth! I'm guessing it's just the beginning, maybe the middle... This book definitely made my head spin and sometimes a lump in my throat. I was thinking some breaks would occur, I needed some time, but I was to much curious, I couldn't get away!
It left me anticipating!
So Convince me!
"Well it just gets better&better"
I enjoyed the second book very much I just wish Claire had made Tony work a little bit harder to get Claire to forgive&trust him.You get a better idea why Tony is the way he is in this book also a few more characters are added to the story line.
"Another Fantastic Story!"
Fantastic! I love this series!!!
I don't like to compare books as people judge books unfairly.
Yes, In book 1 of this series. This narrator is fantastic!
Yes, but it is so long, I had to turn off & come back to it.
This entire series is fantastic! The author did a great job. I love this series so much, I bought all 6 books in audio format!
"A great continuation."
I Loved Consequences, this one, was thoroughly enjoyable and i loved the intrigue, action and how Tony made me warm to him again!! but it did have some moments where i thought it dragged a little, but nothing worth taking any stars off as the twists and epic nature of this book is just web weaving freaking delicious and i am in awe!!!!
adored the ending!!!
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