Consequences by Aleatha Romig
Consequences by Aleatha Romig
Book #1 of the bestselling Consequences series
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a suspenseful thriller about secrets and deception, passion and love, choices and consequences.
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
This book is a mind F$&@
Could not put it down !
What a waste
This story could have been brilliant. It could have been a story of deception and vendettas and intricately woven characters with wants and needs that melded and clashed with each other in interesting ways. Instead this is a story of a girl with very little personality, and a man that's old enough to be her father, who both like to pretend they have a relationship but don't achieve much of a relationship because both characters are so one dimensional. The first 800 pages were so dull I wanted to rip my hair out. The way that Tony and Claire spoke to each other made me think the setting was the early 1900's. I rolled my eyes so often at Claire's justifications of her feelings towards Tony that I was afraid my eyes would stick that way. The last 500 pages were marginally more interesting but ultimately the book was depressing . Readers usually want a villain that has something to endear them; a troubled childhood, an insatiable lust, dashing good looks... But Tony had none of these, and simply repeating that he was handsome was not sufficient to make me love him or even love to hate him. I just wanted him out of Claire's life as he left a bad taste in my mouth. And I couldn't bring myself to cheer for Claire or hope anything good for her in the future because she was just so dull. She thought more about nature than she ever did about the weather--perhaps the author should have made her a botanist instead of a meteorologist. And she was so passive with everything, she barely even cared about the "accident" she had and simply moved on through her life. I found it bothersome that she didn't even care enough to become depressed about her situation. Perhaps she was meant to be a complete airhead and that's why the author wrote such a weak character. Or perhaps she needed to be a weak character to pair with the weak character that was Tony.
Ultimately without any sort of conflict--since Claire acquiesced at every turn--there wasn't a story to tell. I can't imagine why anyone would want to read 2 more books of this, much less read the additions from Tony's perspective.
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