Review: Truth by Aleatha Romig

TRUTH
by 
Aleatha Romig
 
 
Book 2 in the Consequences Series
OVERVIEW

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?


REVIEW

I thought Book 1 in this series blew my mind, but TRUTH was incredible. It took me for a ride that’s for sure. It was extremely frustrating, but in a good way 😉 The characters I came to hate, gradually became characters I adored and just wanted more of. Characters that I adored, soon become characters that I’m not so fond of right at the moment. Who knows, maybe they will redeem themselves in CONVICTED. 
“This time, I won’t leave you. I’ll stay by your side. You won’t be alone.  
Oh Anthony, sometimes you say just the right things, but most of the time you don’t, and you just
frustrate the hell out of me. I know this is “touchy” territory for everyone, and you just want to hate Tony for what he has done in the past, and you should. It was ( I don’t even know the right word ) just plain cruel! In this book you see some changes in him. Don’t get me wrong the dark intense eyes and the ruthless business man is still there, but more and more of the kind, protective, gentle ( well maybe not so gentle ) Anthony Rawlings peaks through, and it just melts your heart.
We get to meet some great new characters and learn more about the characters we already know. Secrets are revealed, some remain unanswered.
Claire has a chance at a better life with a man who is kind, generous, loving, but I think Claire isn’t used to this kind of treatment. She constantly wants to compartmentalize her thoughts and wants to go back to what is familiar to her, and that is and will always be Tony, no matter how badly he treated her. 
“He felt his power slipping through his fingers. Nevertheless, as her eyes opened and Tony watched the shimmering emerald irises glow and her lips form a smile, he no longer cared.”
Claire definitely held her own in this book. she came out a stronger, more determined woman. Even though she is making the same choices as before, she is determined to come out on top and finally say for herself “check mate!”
Well done Aleatha! You had me glued to my Kindle until the end. This story is thrilling, sexy, and down right scary sometimes, but you make us come back for more. I will be anxiously awaiting the 3rd installment of this fabulous series!
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Don’t forget to pick up Book 1 – CONSEQUENCES
 
 
BLURB

Besieged by memories of a brutal abduction, Claire Nichols wakes in an unfamiliar bedroom, within a luxurious mansion. Her recollections have one common denominator, the man she just met, Anthony Rawlings. 

Unbeknownst to Claire, for a very long time, she has been within Anthony’s sights. Many of the pivotal events in her life occurred, due to his sinister manipulation. Every action has a consequence, and his actions result in their chance meeting. 

More than a psychological thriller, Consequences is a vivid story of one woman’s struggle to survive incomprehensible circumstances. Every aspect of her being suddenly depends upon the tall, wealthy, dark haired, dark eyed businessman. Anthony Rawlings is known to the world as prosperous, benevolent, and kind. Claire quickly learns that he can also be a menacing controlling captor. 

With few options but concession, Claire attempts to earn her freedom, while enduring a hellish existence that truly appears perfect. Persevering tests and trials, she struggles to retain her pure Midwest values and beliefs. Encouraged by memories of a loving upbringing, she gains strength in the simplest of joys: solitude in nature and good in the face of evil. 

His goal in sight, Anthony’s calculated agenda encounters an unforeseen detour. He becomes captivated by Claire’s beauty, resilience, and determination. The interaction of these two compelling characters instigates strong emotions: fear, anger, love, and lust. Claire and Anthony’s tumultuous journey flows into uncharted waters of intrigue and passion. 

Utilizing vivid detail, this 167,000-word novel unfolds like a movie, before the eyes of its readers. From the opening criminal abduction, through twists and turns, to the unlikely romantic thrills, the suspense climaxes as Anthony’s motivation becomes evident. 

Anthony and Claire must decide if they will stay true to one another, or allow preceding actions to result in justifiable Consequences.

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  1. I absolutely, positively LOVE this series. As dark and disturbing as it gets, I could not make myself put the books down. Truly brilliant writing with every twist and turn thoughtfully planned out and intricately wound back together again. Simply amazing!