Book Description <3:
Publication Date: August 3, 2011
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.
My Thoughts <3:
Ok, I’m going to start by saying that this book is GREAT…. but…. you HAVE to be able to get past Anthony Rawlings and his actions. If you can’t you might as well move on to the next one!
I am SO honored to do this review. I have been trying to read this book for over 2 months, but due to my hectic schedule of working full-time, being a Mommy, and prior blogging commitments I had to wait until now. I am so glad that I did!
When the book starts off you think ok is she a vampire or something… it’s talking about unconscious and ice. (Or at least I did!) Then you realize oh hell no; she’s being kidnapped and abused!
Here’s a little bit about Claire and Anthony… Claire is a hard-working meteorologist turned Bartender due to cutbacks. There is a spark in her eye, and I just love how she portrays herself. Anthony is a hardworking business man. You know, tall, dark, and handsome? But there is so much more to him… he has an EXTREMELY dark side.
My title for today is “Tony vs. Christian,” there is a reason for that! They have so many similarities. (Oh, and by Christian I mean Mr. Grey… just incase you are clueless 😉 ) But there is one MAJOR difference…. Anna knew what she was signing up for… Claire didn’t.
I will say that when I first began to read this book, I was unsure if I could read it due to the abuse that Claire faces. However, I continued. There are SO many things I’d love to say but I don’t want to spoil it!
Claire and Tony’s relationship is like the seasons of the year. They need time to grow and learn about each other. I want to let you know that I went through each of those seasons with them. They also need to understand that there are consequences for each others actions.
Let me let you in on my EXACT feelings about Tony….
-Season 1: That Mother Fuckin Asshole! Bless Claire’s heart!
-Season 2: Ok, MAYBE he’s not so bad possibly a real life “Beauty and the Beast”
-Season 3: Maybe that Ice cold heart is melting…. MAYBE…
-Season 4: OMG! That ASSHOLE! PLEASE TELL ME THE TRUTH!!!!!!!!
Speaking of the Truth! That is book 2 after the phenomenal Consequences! Get it now, but be prepared to understand how severe consequences really can be!
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