Consequences : Consequences

  • by Aleatha Romig
  • Narrated by Romy Nordlinger
  • Series: Consequences
  • 20 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Anthony Rawlings had a plan - to teach Claire Nichols to behave. Claire Nichols had a plan - to survive! In an unfamiliar bedroom within a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols wakes to memories of a brutal abduction. All of her recollections have one common denominator, the man she just met - Anthony Rawlings. Unbeknownst to Claire, Anthony has had her in his sights for a long time. Every action has consequences - and his actions resulted in their chance meeting. Facing incomprehensible circumstances, Claire must learn to survive as she comes to terms with her new reality - every aspect of her livelihood is now dependent upon the tall, dark-haired, dark-eyed tycoon. Anthony may appear to the world as a prosperous, benevolent, kind businessman, but in reality Claire learns he is also a menacing, controlling captor with very strict rules: do as you're told, public failure is not an option, and don't divulge private information. Failure to follow these rules, and more, is met with serious consequences.
In an effort to earn her freedom, Claire learns her lessons well, and before long, she unknowingly captivates her captor. Anthony/ Tony reluctantly becomes enthralled with Claire's beauty, resilience, and determination. Their interaction instigates strong emotions - including fear, anger, love, and lust - as their journey flows into uncharted waters of intrigue and passion.
From the opening criminal abduction, through the twists and turns, to the unlikely romantic thrills, the suspense climaxes as Aleatha Romig utilizes vivid detail, allowing this novel to unfold like a movie. Can you put the pieces of the puzzle together? Claire Nichols abduction wasn't a random act - did she learn her lessons well enough? Will these unlikely lovers remain true - or will she learn the truth before it's too late?

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Haunting

If you're looking for a romance a la 50 Shades, look elsewhere. This is a story about a woman in the grip of Stockholm Syndrome.

The book walks a fine line between magnificent and rubbish. That sounds extreme but really, one can't help losing sympathy for the main character (Claire) for being so utterly stupid and for making such utterly awful decisions. Perhaps only an experienced psychiatrist can comment on the believability and reality of the story.

The fact remains, though, that she had to be extraordinarily strong to cope with the kind of torture she endured. Kidnapped, raped, beaten almost to death, terrorised... She ended up falling in love with him in the face of the abuse. This is where the psychiatrist should weigh in.

The story dragged out a bit too long - as awful as the abuse is, it's tempting to skip some chapters because they'll be more of the same.

Most reviews applaud the narrator. IMO, she's simply not the right voice for this story. The story needed gravitas, not an irritating sing song cheeriness that's entirely inappropriate for the extreme content of this story.

The writing itself is highly variable. Her editor should have spotted the many malapropisms. The author isn't very knowledgeable about using adjectives as verbs, gerands and adverbs.

I don't want to be one of 'those' people, but I also question the wisdom of a book like this. There's so much genuine abuse of women in the world and this, by the plot's passivity, offers no real indictment of Anthony's behaviour.

I'm not sure if I'll read the second book: the summary says that Claire and Anthony will get back together and that turns my stomach. The man should be in a mental institution in a padded cell, isolated and removed from the rest of the planet for as long as he lives.
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- Janine

Many words for empty content

If you remove the erotic scenes from Fifty Shades you are left with a whole lot of nothing. And the product could probably remind you of this.

Well, the idea for the story isn't really that bad, but I got quite bored. I expected at least a grand finale, but I was very disappointed. I never shared the feelings with Claire, which I think is an important part of a book like this. I was hoping to 'fall in love' with Mr. Rawlings like her, but I always found their relationship a bit weird...

I will probably not read the sequels.
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- Marie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 17-12-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios