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Book #2 of the bestselling Consequences series:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes the thrilling sequel in the Consequences series: Truth, a game of deception, intrigue, and conspiracy where losing can be deadly.

Claire survived the consequences.

Through strength and compartmentalization, Claire


Book #2 of the bestselling Consequences series:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes the thrilling sequel in the Consequences series: Truth, a game of deception, intrigue, and conspiracy where losing can be deadly.

Claire survived the consequences.

Through strength and compartmentalization, Claire Nichols captivated her captor. Though Anthony Rawlings thought he taught Claire to behave, his domination became desire, and his obsession morphed into love. Or was it? When her choices pushed Anthony's relentless vendetta too far, Claire barely survived the consequences.

Discover the truth.

Now, armed with new information and more questions than answers, Claire works to uncover the truth behind the dangerous game at play. As she begins anew, she must decide whom she can truly trust, especially with a new set of players on the move.

New set of rules.

With everything to lose and a manipulative game master controlling the board, Claire and Tony duel by a new set of rules. When thrust together once again, can they learn to trust each other to overcome new dangers? Or will this be Tony's second attempt at domination? Can Claire resist the man she'd never before been able to resist? Hatred and love. Deception and truth. Old habits and new beginnings. As this real-life game of chess plays out, past sins will come to light and new secrets will be revealed. With so much riding on each move, the stakes have never been higher.

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered. The trick is to discover them. – Gallolao

Editorial Reviews

The Romance Reviews - Bookie Nookie
What an exhilarating ride! The players in this game of Truth were intense and charismatic, although new people were introduced our old favorites we love to hate got plenty of face-time, namely Tony. If you like a twisty plot with loads of mysteries around every corner, then Truth is a must-read! It's a thrilling and thought-provoking psychological thriller at its best! The wait for the final installment is going to be agonizing...2014 cannot come soon enough...
Goodreads - Linda Sims
As I read Truth I was amazed by the storytelling ability of Ms. Romig. This is a complex and involved tale, full of tension and drama that will keep you turning the pages. I am not giving any plot details as I don't want to spoil it for everyone. What I will say is that if you enjoyed Consequences. This one is even better IMO. And I believe that there is to be a further addition to this series next year. I can hardly wait! – Top 1000 Amazon UK Reviewers
Romantic Book Affairs - Paula Reviewer
Truth will infuriate you, push your boundaries, and leave you begging for Convicted. And if you think you know the truth, I guarantee, you are probably wrong. I know I was. This boundary pushing psychological thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time. You DO NOT want to miss reading Truth.
My Overstuffed Bookshelf - Amy Jacobs
If you haven't read the first book, I urge you to get on it. This is not a stand alone book and you will have to have read the first one titled Consequences to really understand what is going on and the personalities of each character. At the conclusion of Consequences, I sobbed for Claire and had the strong emotion of hate for Tony. I wanted him to pay. I wanted him to be filled with the devastation and despair that Claire was filled with. Most of all, I think I secretly wanted him redeemed. I

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Meet the Author

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of twenty-eight 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 reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

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 was released May 20, 2014. BEYOND THE CONSEQUENCES, book #5, will be released in 2015. Yes...MORE Tony and Claire.

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

INSIDIOUS, the first released book from TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE was released October 21, 2014. TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE will be a series of standalone, dark, erotic thrillers guaranteed to take you on a wild, hot, and dark ride. Each novel in the series will be independent of the next. DUPLICITY, book #2, will be released in 2015.

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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had an extremely hard time reading the 1st book in this series, as a matter of fact, thought of quitting it several times. So glad I didn't. The 2nd book totally made up for my hatred of the 1st. It was nothing the author did, the subject matter was just somewhat hard to swallow! Now Truth was fantastic, twists and turns that blindsided me! Amazing.....devasted I have to wait so long for Convicted. I totally recommend this series....just stick it out through the hard stuff and it will definitely be worth it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This second book followed by #CONSEQUENCES went above and beyond too meet my expectations!" OMG!! I FREAKIN LOVED THIS BOOK!! and i LOVE TONY!! Yes i LOVE HIM!! THIS SECOND WAS WELL WRITTEN and followed through finely from the first one! Im saddened that the last installment doesnt come till the end of 2013 however the ending of this one left me a little comfort!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even better than book 1. I wish I could give it an even higher rating.
Vilmas_Book_Blog More than 1 year ago
Summary: Even more intense than Consequences! This heart-stopping sequel makes you angrier, happier and more confused than the first book! It thickens the mystery and rivets you to the page. Stars: 6 thrilling stars! Main Characters: Anthony "Tony" Rawlings, Claire Nichols, Sophia & Derek Burke and a host of critical, connected characters Themes: Love, revenge, manipulation and mystery Genre: Psychological thriller What I ♥ The Most: Like in Consequences, I love the absolute uniqueness of the story. The brilliant writing. The quotes on each chapter. The intense emotions it evokes--many times in contradiction. And I LOVE the complicated characters that are both Claire and Tony. If You Liked This Try: Painfully, desperately waiting for book #3, Conviction. There really isn't anything like these books. I may offer to do Aleatha's laundry if she can just finish book 3 any sooner! ************************************************************************************************* Claire is in jail. That f*****, Tony Rawlings!!! I could not believe it. Even after finishing book 2, I still can't believe he allowed that to happen. The book begins over a year later, with Iowa governor Richard Bosley reviewing pardons. Mysteriously, someone has submitted a request to pardon Claire Nichols, attaching a $100,000 check made out to CASH and asking Claire's lawyer, Jane Allyson, to file at the governor's office. The governor signs the pardon last minute, without releasing her name to the media. Gaaahhhh! Yes!!! Yes!!! And so Claire is released from prison without anyone knowing. She leaves to begin anew, to begin enacting her revenge against Tony. With the help of Amber (Simon's ex-fiance) and Harry (Amber's brother) she settles in California, fearful to be seen,  fearful for her loved ones and fearful to be found by Tony. After all, the entire country believed she was capable of murdering her now ex-husband. And then Tony finds out she's been freed. And he has NO idea where she is. But we all know money can buy anything and Tony Rawlings gets what he wants. He hires private investigator Phil Roach to track Claire down. Meanwhile, with the help of Harry and Amber, Claire continues her research in efforts to put the puzzle pieces together and try to understand the past in order to formulate her future plan. Concurrently, a secondary story begins to unfurl and centers around a woman named Sophia Rossi Burke, an artist married to Derek Burke, who signs on to work for Shedis-tics a subsidiary of Rawlings Enterprises. I deduced that the last name Burke was significant, but the how and why was not clear. There are multiple, possible connections, but I couldn't piece it together yet. Claire begins to re-build her life and gets some extra cash after selling the jewelry Tony gave her... including her wedding rings. A celebratory dinner is in order and Amber, Harry and Claire go out! Her cellphone buzzed and thinking it's Emily, she quickly picks up. "The voice in her ear caused her knees to buckle and her face to blanch. Good Evening, Claire." My blood pressure dropped, my heart clenched and I was both frightened... and excited? What?! But then again, after the first book, I had concluded something was wrong with me, without a doubt!!! Tony tracks Claire in Palo Alto. What transpires is thrilling. Their interactions become an well-strategized game of chess, each trying to exert control over the other, each trying to gain the advantage. In addition to Sophia's story weaving through Claire and Tony's, we continue to unravel the mysteries of the Rawls family. Despite Claire's work to piece it all together, too many questions remain unanswered. What happened to Samuel's sister? Who killed Anton's parents? Who is Marie? And, amidst spending time together, Claire and Harry begin to get closer to each other. Yet, Claire can't seem to forget Tony. "Could it be possible to hate and love someone too? Claire wondered... As her unconsciousness flooded with memories, feelings stirred deep inside. Concurrently, her consciousness screamed for her to remember his atrocities, the cruelties which outnumbered the kindnesses. However, her heart ached and argued -- perhaps, his positives could overtake his negatives? After all, doesn't everyone have a good and a bad side?" At this point in the book, the anxiety is killing me. I'm dying for them to meet again. I wonder what will happen. I'm confused and I couldn't put the book down... not for a single minute. And soon, the long-awaited reunion is scheduled and each prepare their first real move in this latest round of the game. "Maintaining her mask of calm, she watched as the archway filled with the man from her past." I'm on the edge of my seat as this scene unfolds. My heart is pounding. "My, Claire, you continue to amaze me. I see you're trying to show me the new independent Claire Nichols." These moments between Claire and Tony are electric. "The secret to getting away with lying is believing it with all your heart, that goes for lying to yourself even more so than lying to another." There is no denying the pull these two people feel for each other. And Tony grows so much during the course of this book! He tries SO hard. There are HUGE changes and advances. So much so that... okay... sigh... I realize I love him. I love Tony. There,  I said it. Sweet Harry who? It's difficult to write more than what I've written as I don't want to give anything away, but again, this book is spectacular. I find that my favorite books tend to have a "plus." Whether it be a clever paranormal angle, a shocking premise, or like this one, the thrill of the unknown. I LOVE this series and even though they are longer books, I read Truth in less than 24 hours. Aleatha Romig is so clever and her words are so engaging... It's hard to imagine waiting MONTHS for book 3. I had lots of questions at the end of this book... I would say it's definitely a cliffhanger or rather, it's the precipice of what I think will be the final, exciting culmination. I do however, make some assumptions at the end, but Aleatha's final quote makes me question those assumptions. You never know what comes next. "You must stick to your conviction, but be ready to abandon your assumptions."
Dre1133 More than 1 year ago
Truth by Aleatha Romig Rating Four stars Summary: Claire 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. Domination became desire and power turned to love. Their passion and adoration in a world of opulence appeared perfect. Yet, 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 set a well laid plan into motion. However, 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: I was so blown away by the first book in this series I wasn't sure how AR could possibly do any better. I must say this book was wonderful. I didn't rate it five stars because I wasn't as blown away. It was still an AWESOME book and I fully intend to read the next one. I can not believe that after everything Anthony Rawlings did in the first book he even came remotely close to redeeming himself, but he did it. I am still on the fence about if it is sincere or its just another move in his game of chess. I felt for him in this book though. Claire just never seems to be free. It was a roller coaster ride for her thats for sure. I really enjoyed the NEW Claire. Her new attitude towards life really made her stronger in all aspects. I loved that she stood up to Tony and didn't let him gain complete control again. I feel like the ending was maybe a little rushed or maybe it wasn't and it will all unfold in the next book. I am interested to see where AR takes this story..... I wish the release was a little sooner, but I will wait.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good writing, not like every book out there, but just like the last one I felt there is a lot of unbelievability in our heroine. Really, she can just get over the fact that he killed Simon, just like that? Not to mention what he did to her. But the book had me discussing it, and I enjoyed the read. I guess that is enough for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was highly disappointed in this book. It is not a dark erotica novel. Yes there is rape, consensual sex, physical abuse and much more but there is absolutely no description of any of it, only an illusion of what happened. The author did state that there wasnt detailed scences but damn this entire book was a non detailed scence. I hated the narrative writing! Those of you that cant handle the real dark erotic romance this one is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tony is still a rapist and abuser. The author could not turn this around. Claire is simple minded and plain ole STUPID. Women are not this dumb and I say shame on the author for writing it this way. Shame,Shame,Shame
snowfireangel More than 1 year ago
Mini synopsis: "Claire Nichols endured the CONSEQUENCES of Anthony Rawlings’ vendetta." The twists and turns in Truth, book 2 of Aleatha Romig's Consequences series, gave me a stomachache and butterflies at the same time. Claire has many decisions to make throughout Truth that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat. Book 3 doesn't come out until the end of 2013 or beginning of 2014...that's a long time to wait, but there isn't as heavy a cliffhanger as there was in book 1, Consequences, so it will be worth the wait.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just like the first book i coulnt sleep for days. Thid too has done it to me. I CANNOT WAAIT TILL 2014!!!! I WILL JUST DIE!!!!! PLEASE ROIMG DONT DO IT!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm sorry, but I cannot agree with others about the merits of this book. I had hoped the long-winded saga would begin to come together. I gave up on page 400. The simultaneous story lines got very tiresome. The heroine did not redeem herself as anything more than a spineless victim of a controlling man. Glad I didn't waste any more time or money on this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont just buy this one... buy all 3 and u can continuously keep reading...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will not disappoint. It had me from the first quote and refused to let me go until I finished it. I highly recommend that you read this book.
Mariviben25 More than 1 year ago
Best book I've read in a long time. So well written and such a great thought out plot. Definitely, not a boring, predictable romantic novel. Love Tony's and Claire's characters. Never expected the ending to this particular book...can't wait for the next book to be out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not like the ending The many twists and turns were interesting and kept the story flowing quickly The ending between Claire and Tony was lame Yes people chang but 20 plus years of cruel, vicious, violent behavior does not change in 4-5 months
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You loved the first book? This one will have you behind in all of you holiday plans. Couldn't out this down! Every emotion and more!
Anonymous 3 months ago
It is true that parts of the story in the first book is rough. It involves acts of abuse, rape, manipulation
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic read, and incredible story, great series that won't disappoint, you wouldn't be able to put it down, and you only regret will be not to have read them sooner!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are by far the best novels ive ever read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Claire is crazy yet I had to find out all the plot twists
rvingmillers More than 1 year ago
OMG, I just love this author.
my3boysps More than 1 year ago
Great series!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Have to admit, the prolouge was pretty bad. I'm not known for award winning prolouges. This story will be seeing through someone elses eyes each chapter, like Dr<_>ac<_>ul<_>a. There is a lot more information written at 'soaring'. Once i finish it (which will probaably happen around new years eve, 2016. (Lol hyperbole)) i will accept aplications.) <br> Drizzled <p> It was a regular day, dragons lept into the water in silent dives, dragonets happily chasing poor ducks and swans. I watched silently from my spot at the nursery. Gaurding duty. <br> My wings dripped into the water in a drizzle fashion, hence the name. Drizzled. <p> Although practically everything about me matched that, I hated it. Why was it in past tense? Did l used to be? Am l no longer here? <p> Out of nowhere, a giant splash landed in the water. SoaringRivers swam away swiftly, SoaringSeas lept out and half-swam, half-flew, half-ran to shore, and SoaringRains, like l, lept up and flew, panicked, to the closest tree posible. Eventually, the Tribal Leader, Lakeword, I, and three others, Octopus, Riveripple, and Acwa, looked at the place where whatever that thing was had splashed. <p> Just below the shallow water, half of a tiny dragon statue's head lay.