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Consequences (Consequences #1)

4.08 of 5 stars 4.08  ·  rating details  ·  23,426 ratings  ·  3,997 reviews
Book #1 of the Bestselling Consequences series:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a suspenseful thriller about secrets and deception, passion and love, choices and consequences.

Every action has consequences.

Waking in an unfamiliar bedroom in a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols is terrified to discover that a chance encounter led her in...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published August 5th 2011 by Xlibris Corporation (first published January 1st 2011)
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Christine Hey Betsy, this definitely is not a FSOG types. seriously, if you are for something or someone like Grey, this is not a book you will find him. As…moreHey Betsy, this definitely is not a FSOG types. seriously, if you are for something or someone like Grey, this is not a book you will find him. As Kathy mentioned, compared to Anthony, Christian is way better. you would think Christian's life is messed up, then try reading This Man, where you come across Jesse Ward. His life is messed up! but then when you read about Anthony, he turns YOUR life into a mess! he is a disgusting monster, with some amazing class.

However, Claire, she really fights hard. she deserves much more than Anthony. she needs to find her voice that Anthony snached away.

P.S. i just finished the book and fuming with anger. sorry if that came across. its a really good book. :)(less)
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C.J. Roberts
I must say, it took me a second to wrap my head around the purpose of this story. It is NOT erotica, NOT romance. I don't say this negatively either. I mention it because this book is often compared to mine and it perhaps isn't a fair comparison. A lot of MY scenes ARE written in such a way to be titillating. The scenes in THIS BOOK are not written to arouse the reader and are spare in the details during the sexual acts. I don't think the author's intent was titillation. I believe this story is...more
Aestas Book Blog
FULL REVIEW IS NOW UP!!!!! 4.5 stars



That ENDING!!! I mean … just … ummm… *speechless*

I have lost sleep. My mind has been utterly toyed with. And I still have no freaking clue how I should feel about Tony Rawlings.

To the rest of the world, Anthony Rawlings is a mega-successful self-made billionaire who donated to charity, is always perfectly presented and never puts a foot wrong. To Claire Nicols, he is her captor. Her abductor. Her torment...more



Never in my entire life have a I read a book that left me feeling so ANGRY, CONFUSED, REPULSED, EMOTIONALLY DRAINED AND JUST.......JUST.....


Bravo Ms. Rothig! Bravo!


Let me just start by stating that Consequences by Aleatha Romig is no light and fluffy read. It is likely one of the most sinister books that I've read..... EVER. My mind is still reeling and trying to take in all that I've read. I'm still unsure whether to think whether Ms. Romig is a genius or a cruel and p...more
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Dec 04, 2013 Stacia (the 2010 club) rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommended to Stacia (the 2010 club) by: Buddy read with the TBD girls

1.5 stars. Yes, I'm giving this book an extra half star because the ending was a little bit of a head trip. But wow, did I have a hard time staying awake through the majority of the middle. Stuff started to draaaaag, big time.

Fairly spoiler-free review. I will mention the kidnapping and minor plot/character points, but I think most of this is a given, considering the book summary.

Before anyone throws popcorn at me, let me clarify that I did get the concept of the story. I understood the plot an...more
Becs - Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
Follow my rules: do as you are told, do not divulge personal information, actions have consequences, appearances are of vital importance, and public failure is not an option.

OK, so I know it’s a well-worn, much overused reviewer’s cliché but I’m going to have to say it – THIS BOOK OWNED ME! I really did abandon all my responsibilities, including sleeping, as this book consumed me from the very second I started right through to finishing it in the wee small hours when I had to be up at 6am for...more
Christine The Dark Romance Junkie *Mafia Princess*
I dedicate this review to Tony and Claire...

Firstly Tony...

There are no words to describe how I feel right now!!!

I had plans for you!!!

But you had to go and fcuk it up!!!

And to Claire...
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I sincerely hope this won't be a problem again!!! Cuz I like you skank! But next time you need to listen when I say run!!!

Dear Author... Please tell me this is true!!!

And finally to anyone planning on reading this series...

This book messed me up, I mean all I could think about was Tony!!!

I ♥ Bookie Nookie (
*This Review was updated June 2013*


I get giddy just thinking about the level of excitement and frustration I felt when I first read CONSEQUENCES. I was a little crazed by the "not knowing" what was going to happen next, but that is half the fun, right? I struggled with wanting to strangle and hug Aleatha Romig for creating a story that elicited such powerful emotions in me. I was one of the first people to review this book on Goodreads and according to the author, Aleatha Rom...more



Edit : 16/Oct/2012

The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool ~ Stephen King

Its very rare that I come across books that leave me speechless and make me want to talk endlessly at the same time ! And I can safely add that THIS is one of those books . What a story ... !! There are so many things running in and out of my...more
"Life is not what it's supposed to be. It's what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference." ~ Virginia Satir

Two words to describe this book?

Hmm... Let me think...

Oh, who am I kidding... Obviously, my response would be:

First of all, let me just say Consequences was an INSANE, INTENSE and INTRIGUING roller coaster ride AND I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT!!! My emotions were pretty much all over the place while I was reading it. They went from rage to disbelief to shock to confusio...more


The last 10 percent of this book deserved the 5 stars. It was just so shocking and crazy. While reading this book, all I wanted to do was throw my kindle at the wall because I was so freaking frustrated.

This book was so good!! It’s a dark, intense, twisted, emotional mind fuck kind of story. I thought I had the ending figured out and then BAM!!! something totally different happens.



At first, I felt really bad for Claire because she was t...more

CONSEQUENCE (noun)-A result or effect of an action or condition.

Warning for would-be-readers--This is not a ROMANCE.

Then what is this?

A pschycological thriller with mind-games?

A mind-boggling puzzle?

Or shall I simply go with the others and call this a MIND F*UCK?

"The fade into conciousness happens slowly..."

(And thus the game begins!)

Claire fades into conciousness.She can feel the warmth of soft sheets and a thick comforter against her skin.
And there is something nagging at the back of her mind...more
First off, I had to …

my thoughts before writing this review.

'Good morning, Claire.'

Was not sure what to expect with this one. I was on a high and on a low throughout the read.
“What is love? Love is when one person knows all of your secrets, deepest, darkest, most dreadful secrets of which no one else in the world knows. And yet in the end, that one person does not think any less of you.”

I am not going to say too much in my review as I think folks are better off just going straight in not knowi...more
Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!*
8-9-13 WEEKEND S A L E.99cents link:
Spoiler Free Review -A MUST READ
4.5 STARS out of 5
Genre: Adult Fiction -Thriller/Suspense

If you're thinking of reading this book be prepared to have your mind f**ked over and over again until you can no longer take it.

If you have read this book then you know exactly what I'm talking about.

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, not the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change....more
Angie's Dreamy Reads



Well...Where do I start??? WOW WOW WOW!

This book was completely surprising and left me tongue tied and a bit speechless. I know?!! Me being speechless is pretty rare!!


I almost always review a book the moment I finish with it but with this book I needed a couple days to think about it, to really le...more
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Mind. Fucked.
5 Stars,
Only for the last few chapters.

WHAT A FUCKING BUILD UP, The book, It was horrible, long and fucking weird.. But still when the end approached, it left me stunned, mind fucked and breathless...!!! :O

I couldn't connect to this book. It had nothing, Until I reached the end and I was like 'YES, Tony is crazy.'

"I hate Tony more than I hate Carol from Reason to Breathe and Ashley, Keesha, Carrie, Mr. Owen from Pushing the Limits put together!!" were one of my few first thoughts o...more
Straight to my Best of the Best list! Aleatha Romig is a genius! I was so wrong about this knight in shining armor. At first, I thought that Consequences would be a book about a controlling alpha-male millionaire and how he romances a young, beautiful girl who is in debt and saves her, but this was not fluffy romance or an erotic novel.

It is the dark story of a strong young woman trapped in a very abusive relationship with a powerful man that has ulterior motives. The author was very brave to...more
Anthony Rawlings is the biggest prick that I have ever had the NON-pleasure of coming in contact with. Had my Mother not taught me better, I would be plotting how to rip off his genitals. :)

My review will be featuring (Note: I say FEATURING not ANSWERING.) the four main questions that have been plaguing everyone's mind since/before reading this book. - Let us dive right in.

What the fuck did I just read?

Consequences is all about the cause and effect of people. (So whoever marked the genre as BDSM...more
This was my second attempt at reading Consequences. I'm glad I decided to come back to it. My GR buddies are excellent manipulators! Thanks girls!

And now
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I loved this book. Yes, that's right! I said it!
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It made me feel stuff! All kinds of stuff. Claire was real to me. Tony, with his exceptionally void eyes reminded me of Heathcliff and his eyes, dark windows to the soul. Tony's black eyes made me shiver in fear whenever he was close to Claire.
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Poor Claire. She suffered like all humanity, because h...more
Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥

A Kindle Keyboard was found murdered tonight in a dumpster by a homeless person who wishes for the time to remain anonymous. The victim has suffered many hits and stab wounds and according to reliable sources in the Medical Examiner's office it was even thrown repeatedly against a wall. Police maintain a strict no comment policy but off the record they shared the discovery of a note along with the remains, claiming:"In the event of my murder, question Anthony Rawlings." In other news...

5 HUGE M...more
P.A. Lupton

First off, I need to start this review with a warning. If you’re offended by swearing you may not want to continue reading. Normally, I try not to curse in a review, but this book warrants a big loud FUCK! Holy Fuck, What the Fuck and Fuckety fuck fuck fuck. Sorry, I had to get that out.

Secondly, I need to clarify my rating of this book. Yes, I gave the book 5 stars, but don’t mistake that for “like”. Did I “like” the story? Hells no! Why then, would I give this book a 5 star rating? Because it...more
Edan Marie Esquibel
This is NOT a love story.
This is NOT a happy ending.
This is, without a doubt, NOT a romance.

For all of you who wanted a light read, funny, sweet love story, I'm telling you: GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE!
If you want frustrations and a healthy mind fuck, this one's for you.

This has taken the dominant role to a whole new level.

and you might want to make sure you've secured a happy place
and some cookies, and ice cream
and some back up comedy film after reading

All throughou...more
5 STARS ★★★★★ OMFG!!!! WHAT A STORY!!!!!
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Honestly, I don’t even know where to begin to properly describe my feelings about this book without coming across as a raging lunatic. In fact, every sentence I think up is riddled with words like FUCKING HELL, MOTHERFUCKER, COCK-SUCKING BASTARD, SPAWN OF SATAN… are you getting the picture here?

“Actions have consequences, I have told you that. Why is that difficult for you to understand?”

I have not felt this much hatred for a character in a while… and...more
Jxxx  ♥ Pink Lady ♥

Consequences is one of those books that consumes you…... takes over your mind completely, I've read a few of them recently, and this is up there with the very, very best. I love dissecting books….. theorizing…. coming up with reasons and causes….. this book allowed me to do that in gigantic proportions..… I was in book heaven.... it gave me some answers but I believe there's still a lot more to come. Suspenseful…intriguing.... a cluster of a mind mess. The writing is pure genius.

Each chapter h...more
S.R. Grey
Holy F@&$!!!!!

Ok, so we have the suave, sophisticated, successful Anthony Rawlings:

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Is he a psycho, is he just a misunderstood man, is he just plain mean??? I am still not sure. Maybe all three.

Then we have Claire Nichols:

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No, Claire, apparently it will not...

Oh, and here's me, the reader, as I get to the crazy, twisty ending of this sometimes disturbing tale:

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Yep, that about sums it up. But I have to say I was ensnared in this compelling story. I could have done without all the minute...more
Katy the die hard romance addict ❤️
Good Morning Claire, Good morning Anthony

I have no words wow this book has left me speechless and I have to say through majority of this story I had no clue what I was reading, questioning what the hell it was about, what was going on, this is a puzzle that for me is just starting to unravel... so I'm going to try my best to review this book but fair warning it's going to be one of those reviews that's not going to mean a great lot anyway....

Claire is working at a bar after not successfully fi...more
Lkay ❇✾The one-click buy button addict❇✾
3.5 I'm still questioning my sanity after reading this stars

She made a decision, and that decision would have consequences.

How do I even begin to review this book? What a dark, torturous, crazy, fucked up ride! I'm not sure I'm right in the head after finishing it. I'm not sure I'm right in the head for even starting it? I couldn't put it down. I looked like one of those crazy people that talked to themselves through the whole thing. I must have been yelling and swearing in 5 different language...more
Smitten's Book Blog

Where to start? I finished this last night and gave myself the night to sleep on it because my brain was in tatters when I finished, and I'm still having trouble collecting all of my thoughts and feelings together!

Claire knew she was in control of her actions, she could choose to fight or complain. Her plan was for self-preservation until she was free. This had been a good old-fashioned thunderstorm, loud and boisterous but no real damage.

I truly can't decide whether I hate Tony or I want to...more
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

"Hello, Claire." I swear Hannibal Lector came to mind on more than one occasion in this book.
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I'd like to say the second time around reading this I enjoyed it just as much. Unfortunately, I dropped my rating to four stars. Still, that's a great book, just not stellar. I found myself bored with all the insane details throughout this book. By around 60% I was skimming.....pages upon pages of skimming. I don't need a play by play of their diet, her wardrobe, what they di...more
Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*

***4 Mind Exploding Stars***

I really don't know what I just read. I have never felt so many emotions from reading one book, but the strongest was definitely hate... Holy Crap did I freaking HATE!! I mean, I REALLY wanted to do bodily harm to Tony... slowly... UGH, I feel crazy!

"Experience: is the most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my god, do you learn." --C. S. Lewis

Okay... deep breath.. here I go. The story starts with Claire Nichols, she's just an average twenty-six year old woman. She...more
Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽
My Thoughts:

➣ Well, from reading the blurb, you know that Anthony(Tony) kidnaps Claire and keeps her hostage at his home. He tells her she signed a contract that she will work off her debt by providing him "services".

➣ Unbeknownst to Claire, Tony has been watching her for a long time and he sold and/or gave away all her possessions, moved her out of her apartment, closed her accounts and sent messages to everyone that she moved away. Virtually leaving her with nothing and no one.

➣ I was nervou...more
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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...more
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