Truth

Truth

by Aleatha Romig

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BN ID: 2940015928396
Publisher: Romig Works
Publication date: 10/30/2012
Series: Consequences , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 499
Sales rank: 42,317
File size: 920 KB

About the Author

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. 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 other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand-alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved headfirst into the world of dark romantic suspense saga with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five-novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy PLUS ONE, followed by ONE NIGHT, A SECRET ONE, and ANOTHER ONE. Her range of genres includes two erotic novellas, UNCONVENTIONAL and UNEXPECTED.

Aleatha is returning to her dark roots with WEB OF SIN, a new dark romantic trilogy with an all new anti-hero coming October of 2018.

Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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Truth 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 202 reviews.
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.
Sansan2 More than 1 year ago
I can't read it because it is not out for the nook!!!! I am so sad!!!!!!
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
Love
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 5 months ago
Frankly+I+was+disappointed%21+I+was+hoping+the+title+meant+she+would+be+vindicated%2C+to+my+surprise+that+didn%27t+happen%21+She+took+him+back+what+a+fool%2Cthat+being+said+no+thanks+on+the+3rd+book.+I%27ve+wasted+enough+time+on+this+one.%0A%0A
Anonymous 8 months ago
Finished reading truth today. This book gave me so many answers but also left me with many questions as well. I give this book five stars. Great story of romance and suspense all in one. I would absolutely recommend this series to everybody. Love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On the sex book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Page turner I've lost sleep reading this book it hard to put it down.
10520406 More than 1 year ago
5 stars...the continuation of the fascinating web of entanglement between Claire and Anthony. Althea Romig is a writing genius!
Lisa_Loves_Literature More than 1 year ago
This book was pretty good, I liked the way Claire had to do what she could to stay away from Tony. But I could see that there was still going to be something between them, even when she didn't want there to be. There's one night something happens after Tony finds Claire that you know isn't just a dream for her, but how it turns out to actually take place is not how you think it actually went until Tony talks about it. While Tony is still kind of the "bad" guy he was in the first book, we learn that maybe there is someone else behind all the really horrible things taking place. We get an idea of who it might be through flashbacks again. I can't believe I didn't put two and two together on a certain person in the story until I finally did, there were clues all the way through, and normally I'm kinda good at that. The end of the book was pretty good, but when I started book 3, all of a sudden there was something weird going on, and as I read book 3, it flashes back and forth between some time after the end of book 2, as well as some events before the end of book 2. So I'm still confused as I read, but keep going because I need to know what is going on! Book 3 will be the first book I review next time I do another one of these e-book mini-review posts.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is true that parts of the story in the first book is rough. It involves acts of abuse, rape, manipulation