Consequences [NOOK Book]

Overview

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, ...
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Overview

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
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Editorial Reviews

Fiction Vixen Book Reviews - Jen Reviewer
Consequences isn’t what I would call a romance novel. There are sex scenes but they aren’t done in a typical romance way. For me, the book would be more of a psychological thriller or straight up suspense. The book is about one relationship, Tony and Claire, but it does not follow the typical relationship pattern. Bravo to Ms. Romig for shocking the heck out of me.
Choice Book Reviews - Didi Hassan
This was a good book, a book that makes you think how strong the persuasive powers of control and dependency are to a person's well-being. There is a lot that goes on and I can probably write an essay about all the psychological implications they produce but I'll just say it's worth reading and hopefully there will be sequel.
Romance Reviews - Online Blogger
CONSEQUENCES is definitely a book you have to read. I hope it evokes the same crazy emotions in you that it did in me and you love it as much as I did!
Aestas Book Blog - Aestas Blogger
CONSEQUENCES is definitely a book you have to read. I hope it evokes the same crazy emotions in you that it did in me and you love it as much as I did!
Jen Reviewer
Consequences isn’t what I would call a romance novel. There are sex scenes but they aren’t done in a typical romance way. For me, the book would be more of a psychological thriller or straight up suspense. The book is about one relationship, Tony and Claire, but it does not follow the typical relationship pattern. Bravo to Ms. Romig for shocking the heck out of me.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015496376
  • Publisher: Romig Works
  • Publication date: 8/3/2011
  • Series: Consequences , #0
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 412
  • Sales rank: 4,566
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, who has been voted #1 "New Author to Read" on Goodreads, July 2012 - Present!

Aleatha has lived most of her life in Indiana, growing-up in Mishawaka, graduating from Indiana University, and currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of twenty seven years, they've raised three children. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include exercising, reading, and creating heroes/ anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha enjoys traveling, especially when there is a beach involved. In 2011 she had the opportunity to visit Sydney, Australia to visit her daughter studying at the University of Wollongong. Her dream is to travel to places in her novels and around the world.

CONSEQUENCES, her first novel, was released August 2011 by Xlibris Publishing. Then in October of 2012, Ms. Romig re-released CONSEQUENCES as an indie author. TRUTH, the sequel, was released October 30, 2012, and CONVICTED, the third in the series, was released October 8, 2013. Unexpectedly, the fourth book of the Consequences series came to life with REVEALED: The Missing Years. It is the fourth full-length novel in the series. It explores the gap in time in Convicted that was previously only mentioned as well as a complete character glossary and timeline. REVEALED was released in June of 2014.

Aleatha also wrote reading companions for the Consequences SeriAAes. BEHIND HIS EYES CONSEQUENCES (Book 1.5) and BEHIND HIS EYES TRUTH (Book 2.5) are currently available for those time and scenes when the readers asked, “What was he thinking?” These companions also contain never before behind the scenes scenes.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Brown and Miller Literary Associates.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    Ugh

    Okay so I will be in the minority here. I did not give this book two stars because I am worried about women being dehumanized. This book was just flat out annoying do to the constant repetative slow chapters. The book dragged on and on. I skim through so much in the beginning do to it being so damn slow never missing a thing. Finally ended up going to chapter 40 to get to the point of the book and still skimmed. Finally the last two chapters getting to the meat of the book. So sad when a book has so much potential, but the author is forced to have so many words to create a book, therefore dragging a book out until it is beyond annoying.

    Now, after saying all that, the last two chapters hooked me. Now I need to know what happens. I hope the second book isntnas annoying.

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    OMG

    OMG! This knocks your socks off. It is NOT romantic so if you have problems with rape or brutality DO NOT read the books. I have to point out one unbelievable point of this book. Prisoners of rapist dont have soft warm fuzzy feelings about the people who assist in the captivity. Whoever thought of that storyline is not of this world. My first thought was that whoever came in the room was gonna get a butt beating and instead the victim lovingly asked her to stay. Bull!

    9 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Not what I was expecting.

    Why is this book considered a thriller? To me, it was a long story about a man who beats and controls a woman and her falling in love with him. I was looking for a romantic thriller, instead I got disturbing book about rape and control.

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    What a waste!

    Ridulously long with a heroine in which you quickly lose respect--along with an unlikely ending that appears only to serve the author's purpose to get the reader to buy the next book in the series--pathetic! Very dissatisfying!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Great book

    There were few things that bothered me or maybe I should say disturb me, the mental and physical abuse that are part of the story. It is not for everyone to read but it is worth it and it will make you want to continue reading the sequel, Truth!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Very surprised at the overall ratings of this novel (the majorit

    Very surprised at the overall ratings of this novel (the majority being 5 stars). If you enjoyed reading about an abusive and controlling relationship, then this book is for you. I really got tired of the repeated references to the couple's sexual encounters, many of which in the beginning were nothing more than rapes. The "heroine" is an abused and degraded victim who subsequently falls in "love" with her captor, a brutally sadistic and controlling psychopath. The ending makes absolutely no sense and leaves the reader wondering why the victim is further victimized. I kept reading, hoping the story would get better; unfortunately, it didn't.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    clutch my precious pearls!!!!

    Amazing absolutely amazing. This series is so different from all the other stories.... Can we just say "paging Dr. FLYNN "for Tony because this man needs a couch to lay on or a straight jacket. Im hooked and my mind is ready to embrace book two. TEAM CLAIRE !

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2014

    Ugh

    This female litetally made me sick over how weak and patjetic she was. A man beats u and puts you in a coma, you do not liefor him and immediateky say ' i know it was my fault you hit me. Im sorry i made you do that' ......discusting!!!"

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Not recommend

    I thought this book was boring. It was pages and pages of the same thing over and over again. The same story could have been told in much less time. I'd like to know how it ends but I don't think I'll bother getting the next book.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2013

    Draws you in check it out

    Like it however I found some of it hard to believe, when you read it you will know why. Dont forget to follow up with Truth.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2011

    A MUST READ!

    All I can say is Wow! This book passed all my expectations as I couldnt imagine some one I knew writing their first novel so I had to read it! It was excellent..brilliant and kept me guessing till the last page...or last word! A must read for anyone who loves thrillers...its gonna play with your mind. Very well written...cant wait for a sequel!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2014

    Not worth the money

    This was a horrible book. The entire read is a struggle to make it through the entire 400 pages.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 29, 2014

    i hate this infuriating lead girl. he beats her and she marries

    i hate this infuriating lead girl. he beats her and she marries him, NO! i couldn't even finish i don't even care about the slight mystery with this book

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2013

    OMG

    I was a little worried at first with the story, but OMG I couldn't put it down! The end of the first book was an amazing cliff hanger and I am on the edge of my seat about to stary book two.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Takes woman back to cave man times

    This story makes women seem weak and needing to be diminated by man. Im horrified that a woman wrote this! It's a love story about a woman who falls in love with a brutal abductor! She stays with him even though he beats her so bad she loses conciousness! What does this teach women in abusive relationships?

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 31, 2012

    This book was not what I expected! At first, I thought it was a

    This book was not what I expected! At first, I thought it was a simple story of a young woman overcoming obstacles, but as I started reading I realized it was so much more. At first, I didn't like the character of Tony and I thought Claire was weak, but as their story unfolded I realized Claire wasn't weak and I actually hated Tony. The story had twists and turns that couldn't be predicted by the reader and just when I thought I had it figured out...BAM, something unexpected happened. This is a great first novel by Aleatha Roming and I look forward to reading more of her work.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Cool

    Awsome book

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    OMG OMG OMG  Be sure to be in a big, comfy chair so that you can

    OMG OMG OMG 
    Be sure to be in a big, comfy chair so that you can sit on the edge of your seat! 
    I have tears in my eyes and my heart is racing and I want to just sit and have a good cry. 
    I feel like I am her! It is just so powerful and he just drags you in. 
    How does she keep on living? 
    I had a hard time getting into the book at the beginning (I usually can't and don't read about rape and abuse) but it had a hold on me and would not let put the book down until it was done. 
    The emotions that I have felt reading this has put a lot of meaning into how good my life really is, how lucky I met my husband and the love that we share. 
    Someone else wrote they think they need therapy, I can say that I do need therapy after reading this.
    I cannot wait to read the next one but it just has to wait a couple of days so that I can get back to real life and handle reading the next.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Really enjoyed reading. It's a must.

    I read Consequences, Truth and Convicted ( 3 book series )' I read into the wee hours of the morning not wanting to leave the story. The book is for a mature adult. I will definitely read other books by this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2014

    Outstanding series!

    This should be a movie! The whole series is terrific. I couldn't put it down. Spellbinding!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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